HTC One M9 to debut 2.5h before Samsung Galaxy S6, but does it matter?
Both Samsung and HTC will unveil their 2015 flagships on March 1, but HTC will try to steal the show by hosting its event 2.5 hours earlier than Samsung.
On the eve of the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2015, both Samsung and HTC will host press conferences to announce their latest and greatest smartphones. Between the much-rumored HTC One M9 and the hotly-anticipated Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S Edge, March 1 is shaping up as an exciting day for the mobile industry.
These upcoming smartphones are expected to be among the hottest devices of 2015 and will be direct competitors, with both HTC and Samsung targeting the same high-end segment of the smartphone market with their 2015 flagships.
It remains to be seen which company will manage to steal the other's thunder, but HTC believes it has an edge because it will unveil its flagship first. More specifically, HTC will hold its conference 2.5 hours before Samsung, the company's Senior Global Online Communications Manager Jeff Gordon revealed earlier this week.
While HTC's event will kick off at 16:00 CET on Sunday, March 1, Samsung's conference will begin later the same day, at 18:30 CET. HTC is widely expected to unveil its One M9 and One M9 Plus at MWC 2015, and Samsung is expected to introduce its Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S Edge at the show.
Simply announcing its flagship before Samsung may not be enough for HTC to gain a significant advantage over its rival, but the company may start selling the new devices immediately after the unveiling. Last year, for instance, the HTC One M8 went on sale immediately after its official announcement, while the Galaxy S5 hit retail a while after its debut. It may not matter which company makes its announcement first, but may make a big difference which handset hits retail first.
It remains to be seen which of these upcoming handsets will be more successful, but great things are nonetheless expected. Both HTC and Samsung should unleash top-notch devices with powerful specs and features all around, and it may not matter much which one of them makes its announcement first. Nevertheless, March 1 will definitely be an exciting day for the smartphone space, and we're eagerly waiting for the official unveilings.
Samsung teaser image hints at curved Galaxy S Edge unveiling on March 1
Samsung has posted a teaser image for its March 1 Galaxy Unpacked event, showing the profile of a curvy device that could be the much-rumored Galaxy S Edge.
HTC One M9 leaks in two models, ‘Plus’ variant sports Samsung-like home button
Two models of the unannounced HTC One M9 have leaked online, and the 'Plus' variant has a Samsung-like home button that may serve as a fingerprint reader.
HTC One M9 to debut on March 1, official event invite suggests
HTC has officially sent out invites for a special event on March 1 ahead of MWC 2015, when it will most likely unveil the highly-anticipated One M9.
HTC Will Build Another Flagship Phone, Even After Billion-Dollar Deal with Google
HTC is showing signs of revival with the announcement of $1.1 billion smartphone business deal with Google.
Galaxy Note 8 Survives JerryRigEverything’s Torture Test with Aplomb
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 survives the exhaustive JerryRigEverything durability test with ease.
MORE IN ITECHPOST
Grafix Softech Studio Photo Editor - Full Review
With the growing need for beautifully designed images online, many photo editing software and tools are now made available both for online and offline use. Since not only online entrepreneurs and influencers are looking to get catchy images, these tools are made accessible to everyone.
How Do Personal Emergency Response Systems Work?
Personal emergency response systems, known as PERS for short, are systems that help people to raise the alarm and get immediate help when a medical or personal emergency occurs. They are ideal for older people and anyone with a mobility issue or an injury or illness that can cause falls.
Game Developers’ Different Roles in the Studio
Learn about the different professionals involved in developing video games. Becoming a game developer is one of the coolest jobs around and your 14-year-old self, perched on the edge of your bed as you play PlayStation, will thank you for making such an awesome career move.
A COMPREHENSIVE REVIEW ON TIMOTHY SYKES: Is He a Scam Artist?
Timothy Sykes has garnered a lot of attention from several people. A lot of these reactions have been positive, while others have been negative - this is based on the bold claims and flamboyant lifestyle he has always showcased. In this review, we will take a deep dive into his life and the training programs he has to offer. Via this review, you will come to a conclusion whether he is the real deal or another fishy scam artist. First and foremost, we will be uncovering the man himself, Timothy Sykes, also known as Tim Sykes.