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HTC said to plan better camera phone, smartwatch for March

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HTC will release the products around the time of the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, where the world’s biggest smartphone makers, including Samsung Electronics Co. and Huawei Technologies Co.
Code-named M9, the phone features a 20-megapixel rear camera and an HTC UltraPixel front camera, the person said, asking not to be identified because the details aren’t public.

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