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Bloomberg: HTC One M9 will sport a 20 MP camera, Snapdragon 810 and Dolby audio

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Bloomberg: HTC One M9 will sport a 20 MP camera, Snapdragon 810 and Dolby audio
HTC will apparently move the unfortunate UltraPixel camera as a front-facing shooter with the One (M9), says Bloomberg, and go all out with the rear unit, introducing a 20 MP snapper, which is up there with the highest camera resolutions on Android phones so far. Thus, HTC will finally ditch the camera experiments that have plagued its otherwise excellent flagships for two cycles now - first with the 4 MP rear snapper on the HTC One, and last year with the Duo Camera thingy on the One (M8).

Bloomberg's Taiwanese sources reveal that the One (M9) will resemble the (M8) in terms of design, indicating that the phone probably won't be following the huge screen trend of late, but rather remain about the size of the One (M8). Still, we heard that HTC will be slimming its BoomSound front stereo speakers set, which could result in a larger display diagonal than the 5" panel on the One (M8), after all. The One (M9) is also said to be released in gold, gray and silver, just like its predecessor, and we can reasonably expect a thin aluminum unibody to be in store.

There will be major changes under the hood, though, and it won't only be the 20 MP camera resolution, but probably the screen pixel density, as well as the processing power. According to Bloomberg, the phone will be powered by Qualcomm's newest Snapdragon 810 chipset. The HTC One (M9) will also double down on its considerable audio prowess, introducing Dolby Laboratories Inc.’s Dolby 5.1 audio technology, and it will all be managed by a brand spanking new Sense 7 UI with "improved location-based services," whatever that means. The MWC expo is a few weeks away only, so not much left to wait until we see what HTC has in store for us this year.

source: Bloomberg

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posted on 19 Jan 2015, 05:59

1. tiara6918 (Posts: 2027; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)


First paragraph on bloomberg's website-A customer purchases the HTC Corp. One M8 smartphone at one of the company's stores in Taipei, Taiwan. The new phone resembles last year’s M8 in size and design, with gold, gray and silver options, and features Qualcomm Inc.’s eight-core Snapdragon 810 processor, which has advanced video capabilities.

posted on 19 Jan 2015, 07:14

14. tiara6918 (Posts: 2027; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)


I guess none of you realized the mistake in the first paragraph. It says that last 2013,there is already an m8 thus leading them to say "resembles last years m8" and they also said that the 2014 htc one m8 features snapdragon 810 making it the most advanced smartphone last year. I'm doubting bloomberg about this

posted on 19 Jan 2015, 09:16 1

26. Commentator (Posts: 3669; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)


"The new phone" in the opening caption (that wasn't the opening paragraph, which had me really confused for a few minutes) refers not to the M8 being purchased, but the new phone as being described in the article.

If you read any of the article (the caption under the headlining picture doesn't count) you'd see that, like many publications out there, Bloomberg just copied and pasted some text from the article, text that was clearly already in reference to the new phone.

None of us realized the mistake because there was no mistake. I guess I'm just the only one who cares enough to respond.

posted on 19 Jan 2015, 06:06 5

2. Kumar123 (limited) (Posts: 559; Member since: 15 Jan 2015)


Aweome. I liked the M8 but huge bazel and gimmicky duo camera ( their implementation is bad) keep me away from buying this phone. Hopefully this time they will reduce the bazel and ditch the duo camera setup.

posted on 19 Jan 2015, 06:30 2

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


This time according to rumors / reports, camera seems perfect, their audio is also good, only concern is about bezels. They should remove those huge top bottom bezels and trim down those side bezels. Also with the front logo placing should be like Nokia and Xiaomi in 930 and Mi 4 resp. even they can do like this at the bottom.

posted on 19 Jan 2015, 06:38 8

10. maherk (Posts: 3481; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


Once you hold the m8, you won't notice the huge bezels everyone on this site complain about.
The camera on the other is not consistent, sometimes it ll give you great pictures, and sometimes it will be huge miss.
Still, if the m8 is a great phone, the m9 with a better camera will be the perfect phone for me.

posted on 19 Jan 2015, 09:04

25. PhenomFaz (Posts: 1235; Member since: 26 Sep 2012)


HTC has been sidelined by the other big boys in ANdorid world for the past two years even though they produced real winners like the M7 and M8. An their hardware always felt slightly behind the competition but not by much...This is the year I feel that HTC takes the lead if Samsung and LG dont bring up their game

posted on 19 Jan 2015, 06:17 3

3. sip1995 (Posts: 1563; Member since: 07 Feb 2014)


So now for my next phone I'm between the M9 and the new Lumia......

posted on 19 Jan 2015, 06:24 1

4. Cyagocaliz (unregistered)


I hope this one doesn't have ugly bezels and sucky camera...

posted on 19 Jan 2015, 06:34 18

9. maherk (Posts: 3481; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


How ironic, an iPhone slave is criticizing HTC's bezels. Atleast there are stereo speakers underneath it on the m7 and m8.

posted on 19 Jan 2015, 11:58 5

30. CanYouSeeTheLight (Posts: 1116; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)


Let's not mention the iphone 6 is taller than the M7 that has the same display diagonal, he will say it's the home button's fault lol

posted on 19 Jan 2015, 06:29 2

5. madbmd (Posts: 32; Member since: 26 Mar 2014)


It will be, for sure, my next phone ! Can't wait !

posted on 19 Jan 2015, 06:29 2

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


without a doubt ill get this. im jsut waiting for march. wish they have those slow mo videos, would be cherry on top of the cake.

posted on 19 Jan 2015, 06:33 3

8. maherk (Posts: 3481; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


I have no doubt about it that the m9 will be the best phone in 2015.

posted on 19 Jan 2015, 07:00 1

11. jaytai0106 (Posts: 1888; Member since: 30 Mar 2011)


If they throw in waterproof feature... my mind will be blown!

posted on 19 Jan 2015, 07:08 1

12. maherk (Posts: 3481; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


I had the S5 before getting the Note 4, yes the waterproof feature is nice to have, but i don't miss it to be honest. IMO people brag about this feature being implemented in their device, more than they use it.

posted on 19 Jan 2015, 07:16 2

15. jaytai0106 (Posts: 1888; Member since: 30 Mar 2011)


I wash my Z2... a lot lol

posted on 19 Jan 2015, 07:22 2

16. maherk (Posts: 3481; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


The glass back panel of the Z series are well known for being a fingerprint and smudges magnet, that's why you might need to wash it every now and then. The S5, while it is considered to be an ugly phone, does well in keeping itself clean from smudges or scratches, that's why i never felt the need to wash it.

posted on 19 Jan 2015, 07:35 1

18. jaytai0106 (Posts: 1888; Member since: 30 Mar 2011)


The back of my Z2 is always clean since I always keep it in a case. However, my hand just get oily naturally. But it's nice to have waterproof feature since I never have to worry there is water around my phone anymore. I still use it to scare my girlfriend once in a while by "accidentally" spill water on my phone. :P

posted on 19 Jan 2015, 07:53 2

19. maherk (Posts: 3481; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


That's my point lol
It is mostly used for these type of situations, fooling someone or bragging about it. Don't get me wrong, it is nice to have it, but not a necessity. Not to mention that the majority of smartphones out there are water resistant.

posted on 19 Jan 2015, 08:09 1

20. jaytai0106 (Posts: 1888; Member since: 30 Mar 2011)


For me it is a necessity since I'm clumsy and always get water everywhere... But come on you know it's nice to not have to worry about if your phone get wet. Beside, the Z series offer good phone (might not be the best) with everything that is important :D

posted on 19 Jan 2015, 08:37

23. maherk (Posts: 3481; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


Yeah i get you. That's why i said it is nice to have it, but not a necessity.

posted on 19 Jan 2015, 18:19

34. oonker (Posts: 1; Member since: 19 Jan 2015)


I don't know, it's pretty nice when it rains haha Or if you go the beach/pool

posted on 19 Jan 2015, 08:16 3

21. oister85 (Posts: 479; Member since: 27 Apr 2012)


I hope they dont forget about the ir blaster.

posted on 19 Jan 2015, 07:09

13. gaara6775 (Posts: 738; Member since: 20 May 2014)


Everything seems perfect,just need over 3000mah battery.

posted on 19 Jan 2015, 07:26

17. Symon_Fleece (Posts: 335; Member since: 30 May 2014)


from 4mp to 20mp. Great!. One of the best phone of 2015

posted on 19 Jan 2015, 08:35

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


Fix camera and reduce bezels -> instant buy!

posted on 19 Jan 2015, 08:58 2

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


I'm looking forward to see final product myself too.
Knock it out of the park HTC, you deserve a banner year.

posted on 19 Jan 2015, 10:14

27. ChowMein (Posts: 76; Member since: 01 Jan 2015)


Please can the power button be on the side and not at the top

posted on 19 Jan 2015, 10:20

28. ciprian.ruse (Posts: 293; Member since: 13 May 2014)


Can't wait to buy this baby :-)

posted on 19 Jan 2015, 11:16

29. mokhtar (Posts: 405; Member since: 06 Jan 2014)


This and the z4... Cant wait

posted on 19 Jan 2015, 12:37

32. shamatuu (Posts: 159; Member since: 02 Nov 2011)


the logo ruins it for me.

posted on 19 Jan 2015, 16:28 2

33. snowgator (Posts: 3558; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)


I am loving my M8 for Windows. HTC has stepped it up. I bought with a bit of worry- but physically and performance wise, HTC really showed they are on to something big. They do not need to throw the baby out with the bath water. They need to improve on the weakness of their products, not start all over. This sounds like they got it right.

Really serious about LG and HTC responding to the market in the last 2 years. Both have taken some risks and seen their products improve because of it.

posted on 19 Jan 2015, 21:47 1

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


+1

One doesn't usually here good praise without obligatory fluff.

Kudos.

I agree both companies have pulled their socks up some.

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