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Alleged HTC One (M9) and M9 Plus renders leaked: sleeker design, large front camera, fingerprint scanner included

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Alleged HTC One (M9) and One (M9) Plus

Alleged HTC One (M9) and One (M9) Plus


The HTC One (M9) is one of the most anticipated devices of the whole of 2015, and the rumor mill just won’t stop churning out whispers and leaks, allegedly showing HTC’s next big thing. We’ve seen that a lot of the images that have leaked out earlier are now said to be of an earlier prototype that won’t enter final production, but this here picture comes from one of the most reliable sources out there: the now retired @evleaks.

With a quick tweet saying that “old habits die hard”, @evleaks is back in the leaking game with its own alleged version of the HTC One (M9). And the render does look sleeker and more refined than everything we’ve seen so far.

Interestingly, we’re seeing two devices with a design eerily similar to that of the HTC Desire EYE (and a two-phone approach in the best traditions of Apple and Samsung) with that very prominent front-facing camera. Speculations are that this may be the HTC One (M9) and its larger sibling, which we'd call HTC One (M9) Plus for sake of simplicity (but it could turn out to be the HTC One (M9) Max, or a completely different name).

What is clear, though, is that the physical home key is back for HTC in the One (M9) Plus, and the only reason we can imagine it is their is to house a new fingerprint scanner for improved security. If you zoom very closely, you can also notice the dual front-firing speakers (formerly, BoomSound) that are now integrated in the body in a much more subdued way.

All in all, this leak of the alleged HTC One (M9) and One (M9) Plus do paint a picture of a truly modern new design approach for the company. Take it with a grain of salt, as always, but do not hesitate to also let us know what you think about it: do you like it?

Alleged HTC One (M9) and One (M9) Plus, pictured on the right

Alleged HTC One (M9) and One (M9) Plus, pictured on the right


source: @evleaks

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posted on 28 Jan 2015, 07:36 20

1. frankg (Posts: 152; Member since: 14 May 2014)


Enough with the Fake renders...... Come one guys post something new worthy....

posted on 28 Jan 2015, 07:44 22

6. heysamad (Posts: 52; Member since: 24 Apr 2014)


I think this might be the real deal considering the source is evleaks.

posted on 28 Jan 2015, 08:13 2

26. ATTboss (Posts: 20; Member since: 06 Jan 2015)


this is stupid why HTC would not make the m9 and the max the same without that logo bar and stupid button and just make the HTC logo a finger print scanner. big fail for the max.

they should went the iphone 6 and iphone 6 plus way they both look the same. just bigger screen not change of design. they ruined the MAX. HTC stupid move.

posted on 28 Jan 2015, 08:15 11

28. letosaw (Posts: 105; Member since: 05 Aug 2014)


Seriously I don't know why people always complain. If you don't like max version take regular m9. Problem solved:))

posted on 28 Jan 2015, 08:20 1

30. ATTboss (Posts: 20; Member since: 06 Jan 2015)


some of us like a large screen phone. i don't want small screen phone i like watching lots of videos.

posted on 28 Jan 2015, 08:45 1

41. OrigPhoneGeek (Posts: 27; Member since: 11 Jun 2014)


Uh a 5 inch screen isn't a small screen phone. That said you're clearly not going to be happy so you should stick with your iPhone.

posted on 28 Jan 2015, 08:59 5

46. ATTboss (Posts: 20; Member since: 06 Jan 2015)


i don't have an iphone at the moment. i have a NOTE 4.

i'm just saying

m9 and max should have the same designs.

but i want to see HTC do well.

posted on 28 Jan 2015, 16:32 1

70. engineer-1701d (unregistered)


then get a tv.or a tablet

posted on 28 Jan 2015, 08:38 1

36. Taters (banned) (Posts: 6474; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)


It's HTC....they always pull some kind of really sucky move.

posted on 28 Jan 2015, 09:40 2

54. Plesman88 (Posts: 17; Member since: 23 Oct 2013)


Because everybody was complaining about the black bezel with HTC on it. The removed it on the smaller one, because it is easier to remove if you don't have to fit a fingerprint scanner in the same space.

I always said there was enough space for HTC to remove the black bezel. But I have to see the Ifixit teardown of the new HTC MAX to judge whether you can fit a fingerprint scanner in there as well. That might just be physical impossible, with the current size of the parts.

posted on 28 Jan 2015, 16:32

69. engineer-1701d (unregistered)


no because htc would not do a home button especially one that looks like samsungs old finger swipe home button

posted on 28 Jan 2015, 07:51 11

12. aayupanday (Posts: 574; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)


Based on the recent leaks this is indeed the real deal and why not as it comes from the guy who is the best in the world at what he does and the one who successfully leaked HTC's previous flagships- @evleaks.

BTW just wish those streamlined Front Facing BoomSound speakers are better than ever.

posted on 28 Jan 2015, 07:55 5

14. Victor.H (Posts: 658; Member since: 27 May 2011)


Keep in mind that @evleaks also has a thing for HTC :) There was a pretty open hate relationship between them two, so some extra motivation for him to leak these renders. No guarantees it's the real deal, though.

posted on 28 Jan 2015, 08:41 1

38. Settings (Posts: 1602; Member since: 02 Jul 2014)


I thought @evleaks resigned or something?

posted on 28 Jan 2015, 09:09 3

48. ATTboss (Posts: 20; Member since: 06 Jan 2015)


I think the smaller version on the left will save HTC from it's demise....That looks slick. Would sell well in a store just by looks alone.

posted on 28 Jan 2015, 15:47

66. medtxa (Posts: 1133; Member since: 02 Jun 2014)


obviously fake. did you see that bad photoshop of the button? the angle is not right.. just like previous fake.

posted on 28 Jan 2015, 08:09

22. Zomer (Posts: 270; Member since: 31 May 2013)


This is real for sure.

posted on 28 Jan 2015, 16:30

68. engineer-1701d (unregistered)


right i hate the fact that they show the same phone with a few changes from concept art, these look better just hope its not as rounded on the back and side l/r its way to slippery

posted on 28 Jan 2015, 07:40 4

2. Nath4N (Posts: 25; Member since: 19 Apr 2014)


i hope it's the one without the home button and the additional black bar with HTC logo

posted on 28 Jan 2015, 07:43 6

5. maherk (Posts: 3767; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


The one with the home button is the new One Max.
I think the m9 looks great(based on this leak), and if HTC did indeed manage to slim those bezels, and equipping it with great sensors on the back as well as the front, i believe it will be a huge success for them.

posted on 28 Jan 2015, 07:55

15. AfterShock (Posts: 3698; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)


Agreed very much.
Samsung might have got a sale out of me if they didn't have that hardware button on front of device.
Hate it worse then Apple.

posted on 28 Jan 2015, 08:04 2

20. Kumar123 (Posts: 782; Member since: 15 Jan 2015)


I agree with you. One Max with that home button ruined it's beauty. I should say that home button makes One Max super ugly. Hopefully this is fake, i absolutely don't want One Max to turn out like that.

posted on 28 Jan 2015, 08:46 2

42. greathero1 (Posts: 565; Member since: 13 Jun 2008)


I agree. It just looks like it does not go with the overall design language of the phone. I do not mind the home button. It just needs to be redesigned to go with the overall design of the device.

posted on 28 Jan 2015, 09:13

50. Supraman21 (Posts: 323; Member since: 09 Jun 2010)


You hope it isn't or it is? I'm assuming it was a typo because that black bar is useless and so is the home button.

posted on 28 Jan 2015, 07:41 8

3. bigmaster (Posts: 198; Member since: 05 Sep 2014)


Surprisingly the M9/M9 Plus looks AWESOME IMO!

Good job HTC!

posted on 28 Jan 2015, 07:42 1

4. tiara6918 (Posts: 2036; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)


This is fake, htc won't make their flagship look like a cyclops

posted on 28 Jan 2015, 08:47 1

43. OrigPhoneGeek (Posts: 27; Member since: 11 Jun 2014)


Whether or not this is the correct render is unknown but the fact that HTC will center the front facing camera has been a known certainty for a few weeks now.

posted on 28 Jan 2015, 07:44 2

7. madbmd (Posts: 34; Member since: 26 Mar 2014)


That's not bad. But i think that this year, Samsung, with it's Zero Project, will bring the house down...

posted on 28 Jan 2015, 12:52 3

62. amats69 (Posts: 1444; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)


not too sure..remember samsung's s4 and s5 with the so-called design 3.0?

posted on 29 Jan 2015, 22:47 1

73. g2a5b0e (Posts: 3724; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)


Design 3.0 was pegged for the S5. It was never mentioned before the S4 came out.

posted on 28 Jan 2015, 07:45 1

8. bayhuy (Posts: 320; Member since: 23 Jun 2011)


Looks great. I'll pick the One from the left...

posted on 28 Jan 2015, 07:48 1

9. Jamoga (Posts: 187; Member since: 17 Dec 2014)


i cant wait for this. render looks spot on.

posted on 28 Jan 2015, 07:48 5

10. robert26101 (Posts: 107; Member since: 21 Mar 2014)


This just might be my new phone. I think this is the real deal.

posted on 28 Jan 2015, 07:51 1

11. jove39 (Posts: 1858; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


#Fake

posted on 28 Jan 2015, 07:51 6

13. letosaw (Posts: 105; Member since: 05 Aug 2014)


One m9 I'm waiting for you

posted on 28 Jan 2015, 07:58 6

16. AfterShock (Posts: 3698; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)


If its as pictured, consider at least one sold!

posted on 28 Jan 2015, 08:25 6

33. RebelwithoutaClue (Posts: 2906; Member since: 05 Apr 2013)


Same here, the one on the left with the specs that is on par with all the others and I'm sold. Especially if they have sd card support as well.

posted on 28 Jan 2015, 08:48 3

44. htc.freak (Posts: 1; Member since: 28 Jan 2015)


Yeah man...me
totally sold

posted on 28 Jan 2015, 08:59 1

47. AfterShock (Posts: 3698; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)


SD card too?
I forgot about that on HTC, sweet addition.

posted on 28 Jan 2015, 09:10 1

49. RebelwithoutaClue (Posts: 2906; Member since: 05 Apr 2013)


That's just icing on the cake :) I can live without, but with is better

posted on 28 Jan 2015, 08:01

17. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 3718; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


That Sammy's button cum fingerprint sensor.

posted on 28 Jan 2015, 08:02 3

18. Dr.SamX (Posts: 153; Member since: 19 Jan 2015)


Shut up and take my money!

posted on 28 Jan 2015, 08:03

19. realjjj (Posts: 370; Member since: 28 Jan 2014)


They really need not to launch something like that, it would be the weirdest (not in a good way) phone this year.

posted on 28 Jan 2015, 22:01

72. byte11 (Posts: 16; Member since: 05 Nov 2013)


How is this the "weirdest" phone? There is nothing weird or unconventional about it. If anything, this is EXACTLY what they need release this year to maintain the positive momentum from their One line of phones. This is almost a perfect phone.

posted on 28 Jan 2015, 08:09

21. BamaBoi89 (Posts: 5; Member since: 06 Jan 2015)


looks like the m8 and iphone 6 had a baby

posted on 28 Jan 2015, 08:21 2

31. greathero1 (Posts: 565; Member since: 13 Jun 2008)


Whatever happened in that bedroom produced one gorgeous phone lol!

posted on 28 Jan 2015, 10:10

57. Dr.SamX (Posts: 153; Member since: 19 Jan 2015)


I will say this: As much as I hate Apple and iOS, the iPhone6 is not a bad looking device.
So if HTC brings something similar, with a decent camera and a 5.X" screen, it has very good chances of become my next handset!

posted on 28 Jan 2015, 08:10

23. Kruze (Posts: 1285; Member since: 30 Dec 2014)


Hope the M9 Plus' fingerprint scanner will be placed on the back instead of on the front. Bring it on!

posted on 28 Jan 2015, 08:10 10

24. bayhuy (Posts: 320; Member since: 23 Jun 2011)


1. Full metal body like m8.
2. Black bar is gone.
3. 20mp cam on the back, instead of 4mp.
4. FF cam - 13mp, even better than 5mp old one.
5. Boomsound is still there.

Where to pay?

posted on 28 Jan 2015, 08:13 4

27. letosaw (Posts: 105; Member since: 05 Aug 2014)


Front is 4ultrapixel which is great for low light selfies

posted on 28 Jan 2015, 08:11

25. rency0722 (Posts: 157; Member since: 12 Jun 2013)


Silly that when Z2 is out with front facing stereo speakers, HTC'S Boomsound are offset with the edges. Then when Z3's out with offset speakers, now we see M9's edgy speakers like in the Z2. Design-wise, it is very good for trimming down the phone's top and bottom bezels.

posted on 28 Jan 2015, 08:15 1

29. HugoBarraCyanogenmod (limited) (Posts: 1133; Member since: 06 Jul 2014)


Good looking but still fake

posted on 28 Jan 2015, 08:22

32. TyrionLannister (unregistered)


LOL that's a note 4 home button photoshopped.

posted on 28 Jan 2015, 16:08

67. medtxa (Posts: 1133; Member since: 02 Jun 2014)


evleaks is trolling htc.

posted on 28 Jan 2015, 08:26

34. Awalker (Posts: 1502; Member since: 15 Aug 2013)


The bezels are huge. Almost the same size as the iPhone.

posted on 28 Jan 2015, 21:18 1

71. alexandrecastro (Posts: 26; Member since: 23 Feb 2014)


yet, iphone dont have front strereo speakers

posted on 28 Jan 2015, 08:27 5

35. Commentator (Posts: 3691; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)


If this is legit, the camera is good, and the new version Sense follows Material Design to a T, I'm sold.

posted on 28 Jan 2015, 08:40 1

37. rsiders (Posts: 913; Member since: 17 Nov 2011)


Seriously HTC could do a reality show leading up to the reveal with all these renders of the highly anticipated M9. As long as the camera is above average this thing is already a winner in my book.

posted on 28 Jan 2015, 08:43

39. Taters (banned) (Posts: 6474; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)


That is some crappy suck t c design philosophy. You either think no physical button works or you don't. You can't flip flop around like a fish and expect people to trust your design philisophy if you don't even trust your design philosophy yourself....

posted on 28 Jan 2015, 09:59 3

55. AfterShock (Posts: 3698; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)


Um, so a OEM can't cover two angles of product development?
Wtf??

How does any other manage it then, Samsung, Apple, WP, they all make differing hardwares. Apple may only make a bigger phone, but its different enough that accessories don't fit it like cases, the logistics of it all!!
HTC designs are solid, delivery an availability is another, but that is not your beef here.
Choices can be overwhelming for some, other OEM must be a nightmare for you?

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