Following the official unveiling of the One M9 at MWC, the company held another event in Taiwan to announce the launch date in the country. The One M9 will go on sale in Taiwan on March 16th, with the rest of the world to follow shortly afterwards.
HTC has already dished out the specifications and we’ve been hearing a few leaks about the price, but in Taiwan HTC’s Dong Junliang also confirmed that there will be two variants of the M9, each with different storage options. The 32GB model, which was already confirmed, is to be joined by a 64GB internal memory option, both of which also come with microSD card slots for an additional 128GB of space.
As for pricing, the 32GB One M9 will cost 21,900 TWD (roughly $693), while the 64GB will retail for 23,900 TWD (approximately $756), so there isn’t a huge price gap between the two. HTC did not confirm if the 64GB model will be made available in other regions, but we did see two options appear globally with M8.
Has double the internal memory made the HTC One M9 more appealing, or do storage options not matter so much in smartphones that have a large microSD capacity?