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HTC One M9+ pulled from shelves over 4G issues

The HTC One M9+ was only unveiled back in April, but it’s already being pulled from shelves in the Netherlands.

The Taiwanese smartphone manufacturer has decided to halt sales of its scaled-up flagship smartphone in the region.

According to a report by Talk Android, the firm has taken the action due to issues with the phone’s 4G LTE connectivity.

It cites a bulletin sent out to stores by independent retailer Phone House, which reads: “At the request of HTC, we ask you to withdraw the HTC M9+ immediately from sale.”

It continues: “We will let you know how to deal with this further in a few days.”

HTC has since published an official statement on its website explaining the decision to shutter the HTC One M9+ temporarily.

“We put the quality of products and providing an optimal user experience first, [we] are currently investigating the One M9+,” the firm says.

The HTC One M9+ is a beefed up version of this year’s HTC One M9 flagship smartphone, and has been launched in only select markets.

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This is the latest in a series of unfortunate events for the Taiwanese tech giant.

Earlier this week, it was revealed that HTC has stored users’ fingerprints as unencrypted images on its HTC One Max smartphone.

It also recently posted its biggest quarterly loss, revealing a deficit of £163 million in the three months leading up to June 2015.

This week saw the company’s stock trading below its cash-on-hand reserves value, which effectively means investors consider the company’s assets as worthless.

Have you lost faith in HTC, or do you believe it will tough out the hard times? Let us know in the comments.

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