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Seriously, HTC, I Call Bullshit

No, really - what the hell is this?!
Nicole Billitz
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Seriously, HTC, I call bullshit. The company came up with a whole lot of nothing after a highly covered media event. Literally, they had nothing.

Seriously, HTC, I call bullshit. The company came up with a whole lot of nothing after a highly covered media event. Literally, they had nothing.

The big event of the show was supposed to be the HTC One A9 that was suddenly and quietly rescheduled to October 20. As if that wasn’t lame enough, they followed up with complete crap: the ‘Supreme Camera’ One M9+ (if one more smartphone gets a + in it, I swear on technology I will hurt someone) that has the exact same specs as the M9 without a + as well as a new 21 megapixel camera (which for those wondering, is not a good enough reason to release a new device with the same specs), and even worse and more painful that all of that, HTC ‘revealed’ the Butterfly 3, which is actually the J Butterfly that was released back in May in Japan.

As if canceling the main event wasn’t lame enough, they followed up with complete crap: the ‘Supreme Camera’ One M9+ that has the exact same specs as the M9 without a + as well as a new 21 megapixel camera (which for those wondering, is not a good enough reason to release a new device with the same specs).

So, HTC, what the hell? You literally made an event with a whole lot of nothing. Absolutely nothing new. What the actual hell are you doing?

And on that point, I’m going to complain about the Butterfly 3, because this device is absolutely ridiculous.

I have explained over and over again that there is no such thing as a flagship, unless it has a metal unibody. This polycarbonate attire is bullshit, and charging people $600 is criminal.

You can’t just decide to re-release a phone in Taiwan and charge crap loads of money for it and call it, not just a new phone, but a flagship. That is offensive to flagships everywhere (again: see polycarbonate bullshit above).

It has a measly 5.2-inch screen (does anyone count that as a flagship anywhere, with the exception of Apple?) that admittedly does have a QHD display, a Snapdragon 810 chipset (but really, who these days doesn’t have that?) and 3GB of RAM coupled with 32GB of internal storage that is apparently expandable via microSD.

Even worse and more painful that all of that, HTC ‘revealed’ the Butterfly 3, which is actually the J Butterfly that was released back in May in Japan.

It has a pretty nifty camera, I shall not deny it: it has a 20.2 megapixel camera that has a secondary sensor that measures depth and distance, which allows for HTC’s Duo setup, which basically means you can re-focus your photo even after it’s been taken. It has some fancy Sapphire crystal protected f/2.2 sensor, and obviously supports 4K video. The front is no bad news either: it has 13 megapixels with a BSI sensor, and f/2.0 aperture.

But the battery is literally pathetic, only 2,700mAh. Sure, it’s dust and water resistant, but that hardly means anything with that price tag (at the very least I would expect dust and water proof).

Even worse, this stupid device runs Android 5.0 (with Sense 7 on top), even though Android 6.0 Marshmallow is days away from being released.

It will be released (sadly) to the good, undeserving people of Taiwan on October 20, the same day as the stupid, not-so-mysterious One A9 event.

 

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