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HTC takes a dig at the Galaxy S6 during Uh Oh announcement

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Samsung is partial to taking the odd public jibe at its rivals, but now its on the receiving end as HTC lays into the Galaxy S6.

With the HTC One M9 and Galaxy S6 having been unveiled on the same day earlier this month, the Taiwanese manufacturer has now taken the opportunity to poke fun at some of the perceived weaknesses of its lead, Android-powered rival.

Speaking during the launch of HTC Uh Oh, the company’s new damaged smartphone replacement scheme, President of HTC America, Jason MacKenzie, has laid into the Galaxy S6’s battery and storage shortcomings.

“You’ve seen us do things where our competitors went the opposite way,” MacKenzie said while discussing the M9.

He added: “We actually increased our battery capacity by 10 per cent from the M8 to the M9 and kept the SD card slot because we still believe people want long battery life and they also want to use our phones for entertainment.

“We’ve got an SD card slot so if you’re into movies or TV shows on your phone we’ve got a great solution for you.”

Although failing to mention the Galaxy S6 by name, it’s pretty clear where Mackenzie’s thinly veiled dig was aimed.

Where the Galaxy S5 featured a 2800mAh Lithium-Ion battery and microSD expansion, the S6 has moved to a smaller, non-removable 2550mAh power supply and the option of 32GB, 64GB and 128GB storage options.

Related: HTC One M9 vs Samsung Galaxy S6

Running a 2840mAh battery, the HTC One M9 specs sheet sees a 5-inch, 1080p Full HD display line up alongside Qualcomm’s latest 64-bit Snapdragon 810 processor and 3GB of RAM.

Further feature enhancements on the M9 include the move to a 20.7-megapixel primary camera and a Sense 7 skinned take on Google’s latest Android 5.0 Lollipop OS.

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