Last year, the HTC One M8 for Windows was possibly the most revolutionary device that was released. For the first time, consumers could walk into a cell phone store, pick a certain phone, and have a choice in the OS that is preinstalled on it when they buy it.
When HTC announced the HTC One M9 at Mobile World Congress in March, Windows Phone fans universally asked the same question: “What about a Windows Phone model?”
It’s a bit of a tricky issue. You see, Windows Phone in its current form doesn’t support the Snapdragon 810 processor. You might not realize that Windows Phone 8 only supported the dual core Snapdragon S4 Plus processor. Windows Phone 8.1 added the Snapdragon 200, 400, and 800. Windows Phone 8.1 Update 1 added support for Snapdragon 801 (for the HTC One M8) and Update 2 added support for the Snapdragon 410.
We also know that Windows 10 Mobile will be adding support for the Snapdragon 210, Snapdragon 615, Snapdragon 808, and Snapdragon 810 processor. This means that when Windows 10 Mobile launches, an HTC One M9 for Windows is entirely possible.
So I reached out to some of my good buddies at HTC. A source has informed me that an HTC One M9 for Windows is entirely possible.
Of course, I couldn’t get anything concrete but this is certainly reason for hope for HTC fans. From my experience, when you ask a company about something and they don’t deny it, it’s usually true.
Assuming that Windows 10 Mobile is done in time, I would expect it at IFA on September 4. If not, I would expect the HTC One M9 for Windows to launch at the same time as the Microsoft Lumia 940 and Microsoft Lumia 940 XL.