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Commercial and promotional video for HTC One M9 both leak

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Commercial and promotional video for HTC One M9 both leak
A commercial and a promotional clip for the HTC One M9 have leaked, and the design of the phone looks exactly like the renders that we showed you this morning. The ad seemed to concentrate on some new camera features that will be part of Sense 7.0. The Duo cameras are gone, replaced by what is expected to be a 20MP camera on the back. The 4MP Ultrapixel camera that was on the back of the HTC One (M8) is believed to be the front-facing snapper on the HTC One M9.

A promotional video, not as clear as the commercial, shows different home and work themes for the phone. We also notice thinner bezels on the HTC One M9. The whole effect, once again, reveals a premium looking handset. With the new camera setup on the HTC One M9, the camera cannot be used anymore as an excuse not to buy the phone. And yes, it would make sense (no pun intended) for HTC to promote the new rear camera on its flagship phone like it did with the leaked ad.

The HTC One M9 will be unveiled March 1s in Barcelona at MWC 2015. We will be there to make sure you get all the news when it happens!



Thanks for the tip!

source: TechTastic

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posted on 24 Feb 2015, 18:03 32

1. bur60 (Posts: 869; Member since: 07 Jul 2014)


Meh @ design

posted on 24 Feb 2015, 18:30 18

16. maherk (Posts: 4200; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


Who thought that those leaks were the reap deal!!! The initial renders were great, and i guess HTC should've went after the guy who drew them and hire him, instead they kept the exact same front as the m8.
The guys behind HTC are really reluctant to digg their own graves. No way on earth will they be able to compete with the S6, Z4 and G4.

posted on 24 Feb 2015, 18:44 14

30. Kishin (Posts: 706; Member since: 30 May 2013)


The black bezel killed the design.

posted on 24 Feb 2015, 19:46 4

66. vincelongman (Posts: 4733; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)


What are HTC doing?
The M7 design was a huge improvement over the One X/One X+
The M8 design was a step back, removed capacitive buttons and made the HTC bezel useless
Now the M9 design is another step back, removed full silver option and made camera protruding

posted on 24 Feb 2015, 20:18 4

72. KParks23 (Posts: 662; Member since: 13 Oct 2010)


The fact that they left that stupid black htc bar at the bottom for 3 years in a row is enough for me to not purchase, no offence but someone needs to be fired wtf is the point of that damn bar

posted on 24 Feb 2015, 20:33 2

75. maherk (Posts: 4200; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


I would take the m8 Eye over this in a heartbeat. 13mp duo camera vs 20mp camera, and thats about it. $475 for the m8 Eye vs $750 for the m9.

posted on 24 Feb 2015, 22:20 3

86. medtxa (Posts: 1170; Member since: 02 Jun 2014)


they don't listen like samsung do, too much pride for their own good.

posted on 24 Feb 2015, 22:51 1

90. Niva. (Posts: 429; Member since: 05 Jan 2015)


Wow... so those renders weren't the real thing. That makes me very sad :(

Hoping Motorola will have something out soon with an SD 810 as I really need an upgrade. I've been resisting the nexus 6 due to its size but I may have to dive in after all and get a phablet...

posted on 25 Feb 2015, 02:52

105. ankanbads (Posts: 16; Member since: 25 Feb 2015)


its fake! look closely how the time remains same throughout the whole video! the top bar is static! So the clock is stuck at 11:30.
you're welcome :)

posted on 25 Feb 2015, 08:47

110. tomn1ce (Posts: 221; Member since: 12 Mar 2012)


I was thinking the same thing as well. At least they trimmed down the side bezels but unfortunately they kept the top and bottom bezels pretty thick. This just adds height to the device and makes it taller than what it needs to be. After three years they still haven't figure out how to position the component to get rid of that huge bottom bezel? They can blame the speakers again but now is going believe that again.

posted on 25 Feb 2015, 08:49

112. warrenellis (Posts: 102; Member since: 06 Apr 2011)


another thing is that htc always has the clock set for 10:08 on the cell phone all the time, in any commercial or photos since 2009 or earlier

posted on 26 Feb 2015, 08:26

120. Z3R091 (Posts: 88; Member since: 13 Apr 2014)


I dont see the protruding camera.
Plus Htc made the knock code sort of, you don't need to rely on power button.

posted on 24 Feb 2015, 18:05 19

2. maccess (Posts: 742; Member since: 16 Jan 2013)


So actually this is the final design of m9.. sigh..

posted on 24 Feb 2015, 19:03

46. LionStone (Posts: 777; Member since: 10 Dec 2010)


Guess we'll know on Sun for sure

posted on 24 Feb 2015, 21:07 2

81. der3331 (banned) (Posts: 43; Member since: 20 Feb 2015)


It would be a flop like its predecessors. But at least they remove that gimmicky 4 Ultrafail camera...

posted on 25 Feb 2015, 08:52

113. tomn1ce (Posts: 221; Member since: 12 Mar 2012)


I was hoping they would come up with a 8, 10 or 13 ultrapixel camera. But I guess the guys at the lab gave up on it. I'm not an HTC fan but I was really hoping they would come up with a better ultrapixel camera along with good software to get great pics.

posted on 24 Feb 2015, 18:08 3

3. Af1rPA (Posts: 710; Member since: 12 Jun 2014)


That bottom bezel for the logo makes me sad. I hope that protruding rear camera has a scratch proof glass.

posted on 24 Feb 2015, 18:10 2

4. tiara6918 (Posts: 2108; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)


Don't fix it when it's not broken! Go htc. Ignore these people who say you need to change the design! This is htc's identity. Lg,samsung,apple and sony release their flagships looking strickingly like their predecessors and I don't get why you idiot haters complain when htc does it. You're obviously trolls

posted on 24 Feb 2015, 18:13 19

7. true1984 (Posts: 829; Member since: 23 May 2012)


Not really. As much as I love my M8 even apple does a refresh every 2 years, people just want to see something new and to a lot of people this is kind of lazy

posted on 24 Feb 2015, 18:31 6

17. Martin_Cooper (Posts: 1569; Member since: 30 Jul 2013)


How its not broken when HTC is around 3-4% of world market share? They are definitely doing something wrong. And as much as I think S5 was a s**tty phone if half of the S6 rumors are true then this M9 will be forgotten shortly after its lunch. And I mean that for the 99% of the world and no the 1% tech geeks and HTC sheeps.

posted on 24 Feb 2015, 18:33 5

19. maherk (Posts: 4200; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


It is broken. Look at Sony, and how they refined the Z line, the Z3 was greatly improved.
The black bar should've gone, the speakers grill should've been changed, and to make things worse they went ahead and added a protruding camera.

posted on 24 Feb 2015, 18:35 8

22. Derekjeter (Posts: 1001; Member since: 27 Oct 2011)


Yeah cuz M8 sold millions upon millions of phones for them to decide and keep the same M8 design.......Oh wait they didn't sell that many. HTC doesn't have the Apple, Samsung fan base for them to keep the same design. Their in trouble every quarter. OUT OF BUSINESS by 4th quarter. LET DOWN!

posted on 24 Feb 2015, 18:36 2

23. tiara6918 (Posts: 2108; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)


The m7 and m8 design were the foundation of the one series. I would hate them to change it as this is what they're known for. If they keep on changing the design, how will they build their identity or how will they make people say "oh!that's an htc one!" Same goes with the galaxy and iphone, if they make huge changes to the design, how will they be still able to tell that it's that phone? No oem changes their design every year. So if htc does it, why the hell are these haters complaining? Another example is porsche 911 cars, same design every year and just a few modifications with every release. This is the concept that you need to understand. That is their bloodline and what the car is known for if they suddenly change it, you'll ruin the whole image

posted on 24 Feb 2015, 18:40 2

26. seven7dust (unregistered)


agreed , HTC one design was one a kind and it's not broken in anyway, they just need to fix the important things like camera ,size and batterylife.

PA is filled with too many samsung fans that are of the boderline troll vareity ,
or maybe they are paid or something !!!
they need to hijack every thread with samsung BS propaganda, so don't take em too seriously.

posted on 24 Feb 2015, 18:43 1

29. tiara6918 (Posts: 2108; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)


From sony xperia z-z3 the design was still the same with just a few modifications. I can't tell which model is which. That should be the case for all oems, don't change the design. Underneath the black bar all components, the speaker grills will never change because they never needed to change it. It's just you haters complaining are affected by the bezel. Majority of consumers don't give a damn about that. Did you know that in one article of pa they said that if the z3 had a protrudingcamera, it would have never had the purple tint issue?

posted on 24 Feb 2015, 18:45 14

33. Derekjeter (Posts: 1001; Member since: 27 Oct 2011)


If your a real HTC fan you would want them to change it up to attract millions of poeple to buy the phone and keep the lights on. I doubt your a fan or you would see that M7 and M8 did not sell enough. At the end of the day all companies need to sell to survive. HTC need it to bring something to pull fans from Samsung and Apple not to make the current fans run to them.

posted on 24 Feb 2015, 18:47

34. tiara6918 (Posts: 2108; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)


Htc already made the foundation with the one m7, design is not the issue with their loosing sales. You said it, samsung and apple have a huge fan base. Whatever other smartphone comes out they won't switch since they are already loyal. Do you think m9 having a new design will suddenly make htc no.1 in the mobile industry? Hell no. It takes more than that. They need to have more fans and loyal consumers. They need to fix their problems internally, like it takes too long to repair the handsets,no customer support,inconsistent updates,availability across every region,pricing,advertising,marketing. Don't just look at the problems you see on the outside that aren't problems in the first place

posted on 24 Feb 2015, 18:50

35. Awalker (Posts: 1621; Member since: 15 Aug 2013)


Why is sticking with the same design a good thing? I would love to see OEMs change it up every year. The reason why I can't stay with one brand is that I get tired a design pretty quickly.

posted on 24 Feb 2015, 18:51

36. tiara6918 (Posts: 2108; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)


The m7 and m8 are already standing out, why would they change? Only on tech sites would i see people complain about the bezel and camera. Which means a very small number out of the whole total number of consumers care about that. I have met around a 100 friends for a year with me holding my m8 and when they tested it out, the camera was their favorite feature saying it takes photos like an dslr and images were extremely clear and crisp they like the design too. Which means(majority of consumers), they don't care about what you haters complain about

posted on 24 Feb 2015, 18:54

39. tiara6918 (Posts: 2108; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)


Did you know htc had 3-4% market share when the one x lost to the samsung galaxy s3? It's not that they are doing anything wrong with their phones, it's because they failed to promote the product and convince users to choose their side. You are the blind sheep here. Ofcourse the m9 will be easily forgotten,same can be said about sony,lg and all the oems not labelled samsung or apple, that's just common sense

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