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Claimed HTC One M9 front panel leaks, alludes to a fine screen-to-body ratio

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Claimed HTC One M9 front panel leaks, alludes to a fine screen-to-body ratio
Claimed front panel of the supposed One (M9) has popped up, and if this leak holds water, it means that the upcoming flagship from HTC will have a pretty good screen-to-phone-size ratio. Of course, here we have to tack on the BoomSound stereo speakers top and bottom, but legend has it HTC is working on slimming those down even further, so we might end up with both a compact and elegant handset for the screen size.

Interestingly, the source claims that this is a 5.2" panel, as per the original rumor, instead of the 5.5" diagonal we've been hearing lately, but their musings are backed only by a comparative picture where the One (M9) display is put next to the 5-incher of the One (M8), so nothing is set in stone just yet. 

In any case, the panel seems with pretty thin bezels all around, plus the One (M9) is said to come with a Quad HD resolution and a Snapdragon 805 chipset, plus the most welcome rumor of all - that the flagship will finally ditch the UltraPixel camera, and sport a high-res shooter.

source: NWE

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posted on 08 Dec 2014, 06:03 1

1. Micah007 (Posts: 254; Member since: 09 Oct 2014)


Plase be either 5.4 or 5.5. Please HTC

posted on 08 Dec 2014, 06:36 10

8. Gregor (Posts: 34; Member since: 26 Nov 2013)


5"=HTC Hima; 5,5"=HTC Hima Ultra would be an ideal solution. But so thick bezels pictured above are unnacceptable!

posted on 08 Dec 2014, 08:18 2

19. Micah007 (Posts: 254; Member since: 09 Oct 2014)


I can agree to that. But those bezels are unacceptable.

posted on 08 Dec 2014, 12:04

32. bigboss11 (Posts: 13; Member since: 08 Dec 2014)


You may be able to enjoy your 5.5 inch HTC screen, in the body size of a Nexus 6...

posted on 08 Dec 2014, 17:58

42. Micah007 (Posts: 254; Member since: 09 Oct 2014)


I'll give it a look. It's been on my radar for awhile.

posted on 15 Dec 2014, 20:29

44. Z3R091 (Posts: 87; Member since: 13 Apr 2014)


I don't want this screen if there is no front facing speaker!

posted on 08 Dec 2014, 06:12 20

2. Industriality (Posts: 131; Member since: 08 Sep 2014)


Those are not the bezels we are looking for...

posted on 08 Dec 2014, 06:16 5

3. android_hitman (unregistered)


check apple's bezels

posted on 08 Dec 2014, 06:23 20

5. Industriality (Posts: 131; Member since: 08 Sep 2014)


I don't care about Apple. Overated.

posted on 08 Dec 2014, 06:29 13

7. Gregor (Posts: 34; Member since: 26 Nov 2013)


Check LG G2's bezels

posted on 08 Dec 2014, 11:11 2

27. sid07desai (Posts: 290; Member since: 03 May 2012)


Check Sharp Aquos Crystal's bezels

posted on 08 Dec 2014, 12:13

33. engineer-1701d (unregistered)


Then drop the phone and watch it break

posted on 08 Dec 2014, 14:46 2

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


not break

posted on 08 Dec 2014, 07:18 2

12. maherk (Posts: 3726; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


People should stop complaining about bezels. If they bother that much, go buy yourself a sharp. The m8's bezels are just fine, sure i would loved if they kept the capacitive buttons on that black bar and gave the owner the choice to use them or choose onscreen buttons, still i don't see yet as a big of a deal as people wanna make out of it.

posted on 08 Dec 2014, 08:28 3

20. cncrim (Posts: 823; Member since: 15 Aug 2011)


Oh yes it big deal to many, that's why many of us won't but Htc because of it. We will buy their phone if she can just push envelop instead lazy, oh well I guess HTC don't like money, Btw, Htc keep said need that bezel to put all the radio band then she need to take note from nexus 6, front speaker and still keep that bezel small.

posted on 08 Dec 2014, 08:40 2

21. maherk (Posts: 3726; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


People didn't buy the m8 for 2 reasons, the camera and then comes their poor marketing. Bezels has nothing to do with sales, or else you wouldn't see Apple selling iPhones in millions and LG struggling with the G3's sales.

posted on 08 Dec 2014, 09:25 1

22. limporgyuk (Posts: 276; Member since: 06 Nov 2013)


Agreed, I have a G3 and it sucks. The camera, on the G3 as well as the QHD screen and the bezels are overrated. I prefered my HTC One M7 in all departments. My girlfriend has an M8 mini and I prefer to use that than the G3 (it even has better signal reception) Bring on the M9

posted on 08 Dec 2014, 11:12

30. cncrim (Posts: 823; Member since: 15 Aug 2011)


I bet you not follow the news closely, LG is the one with most gain sell android, everyone else is stay the same or lose market share.

posted on 08 Dec 2014, 11:22

31. cncrim (Posts: 823; Member since: 15 Aug 2011)


Let's me add, so many kept said Htc need to spend more money on marketing, I said it is just a small problem. Take Samsung for an example, she advertise all over and then what happen? Their market share dip like crazy.

In the end, LG is the only true innovation in the mobile industry last 2years.

posted on 08 Dec 2014, 12:20 1

34. engineer-1701d (unregistered)


wow you could be one of the stupidest people on this website, samsung's shares dropped because the market is flooded with Android phones and the chinese who were producing phones for half the price with all the same stuff the reason they took the market in America from apple was because of the advertising, the ads that they pay for now with the big Hollywood names are horrible they should spend the money on actual ads and not on those superstars that take the money

posted on 08 Dec 2014, 16:33

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


Yep, LG is certainly the "true innovation in the mobile industry", let's compare what LG has done with the competition, small bezels, laser autofocus and OIS nothing else stands out on LG phones. HTC at least has class leading speakers, the most powerful in-line amp for headphone output, wide angle front facing cameras (a mid 2012 HTC has a better front facing camera than many 2013/2014 flagships), aluminium unibodies, the most streamlined Android UI, dedicated camera ISP(since 2012) and smart flash with different intensities(since 2012 too).

posted on 08 Dec 2014, 09:56 2

24. tedkord (Posts: 11629; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


Apple is a different beast. It really doesn't matter what they produce, people are going to buy it. The iPhone 6 series is a perfect example - when it was leaked six months prior to release, all you heard from Apple users was that the pictures were fake, Apple would never release such an ugly phone. Fast forward to now, and it's selling in record numbers and all they talk about is how beautiful the design is.

Bezels do play a part. I was considering the M8 before it came out, and the Bezels were a part of the reason I didn't choose it. They weren't the only reason, but they figured in to it. Had they been a reasonable size, it might have tipped the scales.

posted on 08 Dec 2014, 09:58

25. tedkord (Posts: 11629; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


And I should add, even with the big bottom bezel, if they'd put the buttons there instead of onscreen, I might have gone for it.

As for the LG G3, it's sales aren't atrocious. But it has other faults that outweigh the smaller bezel, like a washed out display.

posted on 08 Dec 2014, 06:21 13

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


Don't give a damn on bezel as long as it has better battery life

posted on 08 Dec 2014, 06:59 13

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


Don't give a damn about the bezel, as long as that boom sound speakers are even better!

posted on 08 Dec 2014, 07:18 3

13. maherk (Posts: 3726; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


Agree with both of you.

posted on 08 Dec 2014, 07:30 2

14. Sale247 (Posts: 59; Member since: 08 May 2014)


Me too!

posted on 08 Dec 2014, 08:10 5

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


I don't know why these people complain about the bezel when i'm perfectly fine with them. For me it adds an appeal to the design and i like my phone looking taller

posted on 08 Dec 2014, 06:27 4

6. Gregor (Posts: 34; Member since: 26 Nov 2013)


Bezels of this 5,2"-front-panel are worse than the tick bezels of the M8 and the big black bar remains too. Hopefully a fake!

posted on 08 Dec 2014, 06:39

9. romeo1 (Posts: 718; Member since: 06 Jan 2012)


There should be some extra metal on the top and bottom for the boomsound right?
I don't understand why nobody wants bezels cause if ybou watch videos on you phone its easy to hold on to. I agree that little phones need smaller bezels but big phones around 5.5 inch need them and tablets also ofcourse

posted on 08 Dec 2014, 07:02 4

11. NightSurfer (Posts: 101; Member since: 06 Sep 2014)


That HTC logo must have purpose aside from sitting the bottom part occopying precious space, that area can be used as fingerprint scanner or other sensors, illuminating notification light or capacitative buttons.

posted on 08 Dec 2014, 08:09 1

15. Awalker (Posts: 1498; Member since: 15 Aug 2013)


It had no function on the M8.

posted on 08 Dec 2014, 08:16 4

17. maherk (Posts: 3726; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


Just because you don't see what's underneath it, it doesn't mean that it has no function. It's like saying the back of the phone has bo function.
I am pretty sure HTC just wanted to add a black bar to their gorgeously designed phone just for the sake of it.

posted on 08 Dec 2014, 08:18 2

18. ngo2dd (Posts: 896; Member since: 08 Jul 2011)


That is where the second amp are house. Unlock other phone HTC has two amps. One for the ear piece and one for the speakers and head phone Jack.

posted on 08 Dec 2014, 09:36 1

23. iLovesarcasm (Posts: 528; Member since: 20 Oct 2014)


Just improve the camera or else I'll buy Note 4 or S6.

posted on 08 Dec 2014, 10:28 2

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


Don't go away from ultrapixel just increase the mp in the up. Or else put a damn Sony sensors which they have in their flagships and prove them how to optimize the camera software.

posted on 08 Dec 2014, 11:11 1

28. xtroid2k (Posts: 517; Member since: 11 Jan 2010)


Bezel Bezel Bezel. I guess its a matter of personal preference. I'm more of a function over fashion guy so Bezels really don't matter to me. Personally I feel safer with bigger bezels because of the higher impact resistance. But some like sleek and sexy and I respect that too.

posted on 08 Dec 2014, 14:50

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


buy samsung then, it has more of feature function, removeable battery, waterproof and another paractical function.

posted on 08 Dec 2014, 11:12 2

29. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


People always forget that HTC doesnt develop anything hardware wise. You compare the bezels to other companies like Samsung or LG or even Sony.... well they all make their own screens. HTC buys screens from them and others, so they are not gonna get the "absolute best" screen tech available.

posted on 08 Dec 2014, 12:36

35. skymitch89 (Posts: 1299; Member since: 05 Nov 2010)


To me it looks like the M9 would have a lower "screen-to-body" ratio because the top bezel is a little thicker than that on the M8 (in the side by side pic).

posted on 08 Dec 2014, 14:52

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


only htc have spare for black bar on the panel.

posted on 08 Dec 2014, 14:56

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


bigger bezel doesn't mean it can hold more of impact and scatter screen ex see iphone 6

posted on 08 Dec 2014, 17:07

41. chengsae (Posts: 64; Member since: 10 Dec 2013)


wow its still going to have that stupid fat branding chin.

posted on 09 Dec 2014, 01:34

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


People still making excuses for suck T C? If every other oem doesn't need a big fat bezel to house sonething, neither does HTC. It's simply a sign of incompetence if they need that bezel when none of their peers do.

posted on 22 Dec 2014, 15:28

45. skiline11 (Posts: 1; Member since: 22 Dec 2014)


I think, HTC should get rid of thick metal bezels, which are above and under screen. In my opinion, better way, would be cover whole front panel, one piece of glass as sony is making, but with smaller bezels. But if they don't want to look like others, they can produce although something like that : postimg.org/image/n9mmf1ahh/ .

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