With the emergence of the Samsung Galaxy S6 last year, the Korean tech giant has ended the run of HTC as the king of Android smartphone design. The 2015 flagship smartphone of Samsung was certainly way better than the HTC One M9, which only offered a slight design improvement over the HTC One M8.
The Samsung Galaxy S6 showed what Samsung designers can do when they do away with their plastic design and take on all-premium materials instead. The smartphone features an aluminum frame in between two panels of Gorilla Glass 4, adding to the all-around high-end feel and classy appeal of the HTC M9 One.
But in order to offset the overwhelming advantage of the Samsung Galaxy S6 design-wise, the HTC One M9 threw in a killer warranty that includes accidental damage coverage, which would replace the handset for a broken screen, water damage or even carrier-switching one year after purchase.
Meanwhile, Samsung has discontinued selling the variants of Samsung Galaxy S6 and the Galaxy S6 Edge that feature the 128GB storage option.
The Korean tech company has made available the smartphones in the Indian and Dutch markets featuring three internal storage options – 32GB, 64GB, and 128GB. Samsung has yet to make a statement on its reason why it is discontinuing the 128GB variant of its flagship smartphones in the two markets, but it is likely because of its poor sales in the local markets brought about by the handsets’ astronomical prices.