HTC has entered into a strategic partnership with Beats Electronics. The upcoming HTC devices will integrate Beats by Dr. Dre and other sound technologies from Beats Electronics.
HTC has announced a strategic partnership with and investment in Beats Electronics. Under this partnership, HTC will integrate the Beats by Dr Dre sound technology in its smartphones that are expected to be released in a month or two.
Last year HTC had partnered with Dolby for integrating the Dolby Mobile innovations in HTC devices both Android and Windows Phone 7. Several high-end devices featured Dolby Surround sound support for better audio on mobile devices.
Now HTC has decided to invest about $100 million in Beats Electronics. Peter Chou, HTC's chief executive officer, said in an official statement, "Beats is an exciting brand that has been built around providing something very special, and we believe our strategic partnership will provide customers with unbeatable sound on HTC phones. We obsess over every detail of a consumer's mobile experience and audio is a critical part of that experience."
Other than Windows Phone 7 devices, we hope that the upcoming league of Android Ice Cream Sandwich handsets as well as tablets will feature Beats sound.
HTC One M9s has decent specs for a mid range device priced approximately at Rs 26,000.
The smartphone is now available on HTC China website via pre-order.
The device supports SIM connectivity with dual GSM SIMs or GSM + CDMA option.
The HTC One M9e offers a UltraPixel front camera like the One M9+.
The HTC One A9 sports an all metal body which looks a lot like that of new Apple iPhones and it has a physical home button just like Samsung devices.
HTC One A9 is said to come with a 13 megapixel rear camera an 4 megapixel front snapper.
The listing has been spotted on the GFX Benchmark, by renowned leakster Evan Blass of @evleaks.
The One M9+ Aurora Edition is priced at $630 approx Rs 41,600 while the Butterfly 3 is priced at $600 approx Rs 39,900.
HTC One M9e is expected to be showcased in an HTC event which is to be held today in Japan.
HTC is also expected to reveal HTC Butterfly 3 and an Android Wear smartwatch along with the One M9.