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HTC One (M9) case listed on Amazon might have leaked the real design of the phone

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Did Amazon reveal the design of the HTC One (M9) by listing this case?

Did Amazon reveal the design of the HTC One (M9) by listing this case?


Amazon has listed a case for HTC's upcoming flagship phone. By putting up the TUDIA Ultra Slim LITE TPU Bumper Protective Case for the HTC One (M9), we learn a few things about the phone. First, it seems that the name of the device will remain the HTC One, although this model will be, of course, the (M9). 

Secondly, the listing also shows a cut out for the rear camera and flash that dovetail perfectly with a reflected image of the phone that we recently showed you. The image used for the front of the phone looks like a placeholder derived from the HTC One (M8), and doesn't jive with the renders that we recently showed you. Those images showed the front-facing camera located on the middle of the top panel of the phone, and is a large sensor similar to how the 13MP "super selfie" snapper looks on the HTC Desire EYE. The BoomSound speaker grills are expected to be two slits, one each at the top and bottom on the front of the handset.

On the other hand, the image of the front of the phone used by Amazon does resemble a photo out of Romania published on Friday that allegedly shows the HTC One (M9) Plus. Unlike the previous render of the device, this image looks more like the HTC One (M8), although it does have a fingerprint scanner/home button at the bottom just like the previous render did. We are not ruling out the idea that either the image from Romania, the prior render, or both, were photoshopped or are bogus thanks to some other means.

The case is priced at $7.99, a 73% discount from the original price of $29.99. The raised edges protect the phone when you put it screen-side down, and there is access to all buttons and controls. The case, which features a soft touch feel, is available in black only. Amazon is accepting pre-orders for the case right now. If you plan on buying the HTC One (M9), you might want to take advantage of this great price and reserve one right now. Oh yes. One last thing. The case is supposed to be released on February 9th. And while we all know that the phone is supposed to be unveiled at a previously announced HTC event held March 1st at MWC, perhaps we just might see an earlier release of HTC's next flagship.


source: Amazon, Evenimentul (translated)

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posted on 30 Jan 2015, 16:01 1

1. NoFanboy (Posts: 299; Member since: 18 Nov 2013)


How's that possible if the announcement is on March 1st?

posted on 30 Jan 2015, 16:03

2. delpiero223 (Posts: 4; Member since: 30 Jan 2015)


Sure, because a marketplace seller listed its article with this release date it means launch date for M9...

posted on 30 Jan 2015, 22:24 7

3. miguelmeza14 (Posts: 61; Member since: 20 Apr 2013)


Well, the fact that there are more cases from different companies and all with different designs, makes me think they have no idea on what the M9 really looks like, so I call this BS.

posted on 30 Jan 2015, 22:58 1

4. LionStone (Posts: 753; Member since: 10 Dec 2010)


Amazon didn't reveal squat!

posted on 30 Jan 2015, 23:25 3

5. aayupanday (Posts: 577; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)


The render leaked by evleaks is going to be the real deal.
Rest are obviously fake.

posted on 31 Jan 2015, 13:17

13. Marienx (Posts: 73; Member since: 27 Aug 2013)


evleaks retired a while back

posted on 31 Jan 2015, 14:06

14. TheHitman1982 (Posts: 71; Member since: 30 Dec 2014)


actually he leaked the photos on Jan 28th. @upleaks retired.

posted on 31 Jan 2015, 14:12

15. TheHitman1982 (Posts: 71; Member since: 30 Dec 2014)


actually now I look @upleaks is back

posted on 31 Jan 2015, 01:37

6. gelullabarr (Posts: 7; Member since: 12 Dec 2013)


The native language of romanians is not chinese, so how can you tell that leaked image is from Romania?

posted on 31 Jan 2015, 11:21

12. Neo_Huang (Posts: 1067; Member since: 06 Dec 2013)


HTC is a Taiwanese company, so they would use Chinese in their prototypes.

posted on 31 Jan 2015, 03:06

7. karamelakimo (Posts: 109; Member since: 26 May 2014)


i liked the back of htc one m8 more

posted on 31 Jan 2015, 03:12

8. mr.techdude (Posts: 571; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)


U WOT HTC???? PLZ THIS IS A LOAD OF DIRTY STUFF THAT COMES OUT OF THE BULL'S BEHIND

posted on 31 Jan 2015, 03:28 1

9. JetMK (Posts: 91; Member since: 31 Jan 2015)


If anything, I think this leak only confirms how the back is going to look like. For HTC to not make any changes at all will cause a riot that would destroy them completely.
I believe in Evleaks' renders. Maybe this render only reveals the back, and the front is just a placeholder.

posted on 31 Jan 2015, 07:10 1

10. bur60 (Posts: 853; Member since: 07 Jul 2014)


I hope it's like u said. The back camera is f-ing hugeeee, I hope its bigger than 1/2", I need a replacement for Z3 cuz the camera dissapoints me 6 out the 10 shots I take

posted on 31 Jan 2015, 07:40

11. JetMK (Posts: 91; Member since: 31 Jan 2015)


I completely agree with you. I got the Z3 for my sister and asked if I could borrow her phone for 30 mins just to test out the camera. For such a high megapixel count, Sony does a horrible job in image processing. But yeah, in regards to HTC, I really do think that the back will end up exactly as portrayed in that pic, but the front will be what Evleaks has shown us... at least that's my hope.

posted on 31 Jan 2015, 17:34

17. bugsbunny00 (Posts: 2118; Member since: 07 Jun 2013)


who the hell am i going to trust evleaks or upleaks?....

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