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HTC One M9 hands-on video leaks, shows it next to the M8

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HTC One M9 hands-on video leaks, shows it next to the M8
With the HTC One M9 expected to be officially released tomorrow, a video has been posted showing off HTC's new flagship model. As disappointing as it might be to the multitude who expected a sharp change in the design of the handset, in reality it looks just like those leaked promotional videos we showed you the other day. And that means it strongly follows the same design of the HTC One (M8).

There is some difference with the buttons on the side of the new model. The volume controls are now made up of two individual 'volume up' and 'volume down' buttons and the entire edge is gold-colored (HTC calls this dual-finish metal unibody design). The power button has been moved from the top of the phone to the side under the volume buttons.

On the back, the Duo camera is gone, as expected.HTC says that space limitations prevented it from offering the second sensor on the new model. The 4MP Ultrapixel camera employed on the back of the HTC One (M7) and HTC One (M8) is now pressed into duty as the front-facing camera on the HTC One M9. A 20MP rear snapper is now found on the back of the new flagship device.

Remember, HTC's Jeff Gordon has said that there are things about tomorrow's media event that we have no idea about. The manufacturer is expected to reveal the HTC One M9 Plus and a smartwatch tomorrow. So keep it right here for up-to-date coverage on what is happening at MWC, as PhoneArena will be live in Barcelona!



source: AndroidWorld (translated)

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posted on 28 Feb 2015, 12:38 20

1. TimCook (banned) (Posts: 450; Member since: 23 Oct 2014)


Witch one Is the M9 ?
The one on the Left or right?

posted on 28 Feb 2015, 12:40 5

3. FluffyBled (Posts: 450; Member since: 10 Sep 2014)


Agreed! ... the M9 looks just like M7!

posted on 28 Feb 2015, 13:10 6

24. LGisgood (Posts: 833; Member since: 23 Jun 2012)


M9 is really beautiful phone.

posted on 28 Feb 2015, 13:18 3

32. engineer-1701d (Posts: 3214; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


it looks just like the m8 just wider and dual color owwww
horrible daylight view

posted on 28 Feb 2015, 18:50

67. Niva. (Posts: 417; Member since: 05 Jan 2015)


I guess we find out tomorrow for sure, but based on this video I'm not impressed. Those fake renders were perfect, too bad they were just computer renders as the design looked flawless.

posted on 28 Feb 2015, 13:01 9

18. TyrionLannister (unregistered)


Do you really care? None is an iPhone

posted on 28 Feb 2015, 13:52

38. TimCook (banned) (Posts: 450; Member since: 23 Oct 2014)


I like iPhones

posted on 28 Feb 2015, 22:45 1

78. Rigbaby (Posts: 84; Member since: 06 Nov 2014)


I noticed

posted on 28 Feb 2015, 13:33 9

36. maherk (Posts: 3368; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


And people have the guts to complain about Samsung and Apple??
Sony and HTC fans use the same excuse that the m8 and Z looks great and there is no need to change the design not even improve it, yet they are always the 1st to 6troll on Apple and Samsung articles about sticking to their language design.
The iPhone 4 and iPhone 5 are two of the best designed phones ever made, and yet you people nagged over and over how Apple didn't change the design with the 4s and 5s.

posted on 28 Feb 2015, 17:13 5

60. tiara6918 (Posts: 2014; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)


And since when did htc and sony fans bash samsung and apple for the same design. Your blind fanboyism has lead to make false accussations. Fellow apple and samsung fanboys bash one another for using the same design. Get your facts right before you start complaining about us. Same goes with the 8 people and counting liking his comment.

posted on 01 Mar 2015, 01:33

79. Gfkyo (Posts: 13; Member since: 19 Feb 2015)


maherk desperate attempts makes me laugh. He forgot to mention that he is the most prominent apple heater here and he is also a samboy. +1 man.

posted on 28 Feb 2015, 14:27

45. cdm283813 (Posts: 311; Member since: 10 Jan 2015)


I don't like the same look myself but you're one too talk crap. There is a 90% plus chance that the next iPhone will look exactly the same right down to using the same case. So in my book iPhone lovers can't talk crap about looks.

posted on 28 Feb 2015, 15:25 2

52. IT-Engineer (Posts: 50; Member since: 26 Feb 2015)


Let me see mmm..
iphone 3g / iphone 3gs
iphone 4 / iphone 4s
iphone 5 / iphone 5s
iphone 6 / iphone 6s

posted on 28 Feb 2015, 18:11

64. Phonecall01 (unregistered)


Neither one...

posted on 28 Feb 2015, 22:15

76. mmmanuuu (Posts: 400; Member since: 05 Nov 2013)


They are all m9's you dummass cookie ! Grab your appy fizz nd suck it

posted on 28 Feb 2015, 12:39 3

2. FluffyBled (Posts: 450; Member since: 10 Sep 2014)


Like how it looks :o ... but will it overheat?

posted on 28 Feb 2015, 13:48 2

37. o0Exia0o (Posts: 893; Member since: 01 Feb 2013)


WILL IT BLEND?????

posted on 28 Feb 2015, 14:13

43. Miljan (Posts: 2; Member since: 28 Feb 2015)


what is to like? It's just some metal case (scratched btw) on old m8. You will see real m9 tomorrow...be patient ;)

posted on 28 Feb 2015, 14:30

46. nathan.carter (Posts: 416; Member since: 11 Aug 2014)


HA! you sound like I did when I thoght the nexus6 was going to be made by HTC. give it up guy. lol

posted on 28 Feb 2015, 17:25

61. FluffyBled (Posts: 450; Member since: 10 Sep 2014)


I've said it before ... Excluding Samsung, the only company able to literally MAKE a phone every company just makes cases!

posted on 28 Feb 2015, 22:44

77. Rain017 (Posts: 58; Member since: 11 Jul 2014)


i dont think so compare to other manufactures been using htc m8 for about a year now no over heating issue like in z2 or lg

posted on 28 Feb 2015, 12:44 10

4. Kumar123 (Posts: 445; Member since: 15 Jan 2015)


M9 looks awesome. Great job HTC. You make M9 even better than M8. I commend you for your brilliant craftsmanship.

posted on 28 Feb 2015, 12:45 9

5. namesib (Posts: 96; Member since: 08 Feb 2015)


But people criticise Samsung for using a similar design to to the predecessor. This is worse than anything Samsung has done.

posted on 28 Feb 2015, 12:54 25

9. JesseJames (Posts: 103; Member since: 22 Feb 2015)


The difference is Samsungs design language was s**t starting from the s3 and it still continues to be s**t where as HTC design language has always been top notch. So yeah, the m9 might look slightly dated but it's still way better than anything Samsung has been able to come up with.

posted on 28 Feb 2015, 12:57 11

12. Kumar123 (Posts: 445; Member since: 15 Jan 2015)


^^ this.

posted on 28 Feb 2015, 13:07 19

22. tedkord (Posts: 9941; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


It's ugly. It's been ugly since the the M7. None comes close to the Note 4 in function or looks.

posted on 28 Feb 2015, 14:07 6

41. amats69 (Posts: 1366; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)


if you find M7,M8 and this ugly,then what term shld we used for S3,S4,s5? "FUGLY"? HORRIBLE? u suggest...

posted on 28 Feb 2015, 14:26 7

44. Ashoaib (Posts: 3229; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)


Note 4 is a beautiful phone. It stand on its own vs m8/m9

posted on 28 Feb 2015, 13:15 5

30. xondk (Posts: 1140; Member since: 25 Mar 2014)


"Samsung design is s**t"
Why? if your answer is "plastic" then it is not the design but the material, just you know fyi.

posted on 28 Feb 2015, 14:00 1

39. amats69 (Posts: 1366; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)


wut???

posted on 28 Feb 2015, 15:41 1

55. JesseJames (Posts: 103; Member since: 22 Feb 2015)


I couldn't are less if it was aluminum or polycarbonate, so my issue here isn't materials. LG phones are plastic yet you can tell that they put some thought into designing their products. Hell, look at htc's desire series, all plastic but from a design perspective it kills what samsung is doing. For what its worth though, I do like the s6 edge.

posted on 28 Feb 2015, 12:57 7

11. may_czos (Posts: 709; Member since: 22 Nov 2014)


Similar is one thing but M9 and M8 are IDENTICAL. That's the problem. They're getting old.

posted on 28 Feb 2015, 13:04 1

19. nctx77 (Posts: 1646; Member since: 03 Sep 2013)


No, people criticized Apple including Samsung and HTC. Then, they both copied Apple. They both realized that having a design language that was identifiable is key. Now Samsung is realizing that removable batteries and SD slots are a thing of the past. Also, remember flash? Once again, APPLE WINS!!!

posted on 28 Feb 2015, 13:08 9

23. tedkord (Posts: 9941; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


Jesus Christ, you need medication.

posted on 28 Feb 2015, 13:13 2

29. penguinbelly (Posts: 143; Member since: 27 Dec 2014)


Grow up.

posted on 28 Feb 2015, 13:20 2

33. engineer-1701d (Posts: 3214; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


how the gs6 looks nothing like older units

posted on 28 Feb 2015, 15:42 1

56. vincelongman (Posts: 3980; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)


Lol you realize the flash is from Phillips
Apple just bought it from Phillips first
If Apple didn't buy it first the one of the other OEMs would of got it first and the other OEMs would still have bought it too since it's better than Philips' older flashes

posted on 28 Feb 2015, 12:48 2

6. MahmoudHamsharii (Posts: 69; Member since: 28 Aug 2013)


I can't stand why every manufactor getting thier customers down And upset them!

posted on 28 Feb 2015, 12:52

7. DeusExCellula (Posts: 1084; Member since: 05 Oct 2014)


How the hell did he get hands one one of those and maaan those guys at HTC are gunna be pissed

posted on 28 Feb 2015, 13:29

35. tango_charlie (Posts: 231; Member since: 16 Nov 2011)


Chosen Tech-blogs always get hands-on time with unannounced devices, that's business as usual. Sometimes they even get a review device before official presentation (if the software is final). You can be sure that PArena also got their hands on the M9 and are now editing their video to upload it immediately after announcement.

posted on 28 Feb 2015, 12:53 1

8. Rager722 (Posts: 319; Member since: 30 Jan 2013)


Why did they have to put that awful Ultra Pixel as a front facing camera. The 5 MP on the M8 is superb. That's like downgrading. -M8 owner.

posted on 28 Feb 2015, 12:58 5

15. may_czos (Posts: 709; Member since: 22 Nov 2014)


Why awful? Number of megapixels is practically the same while Ultrapixel camera is much better indoors, with imited amount of light.

posted on 28 Feb 2015, 13:00 8

17. TyrionLannister (unregistered)


Dude, a 4 MP ultrapixel is better than a 5 MP usual shooter.

posted on 28 Feb 2015, 13:11

26. Tooluka (Posts: 51; Member since: 27 Nov 2014)


Very likely it not going to be 4mpx camera but 12(13?)mpx camera as in Desire Eye, I think man in video is mistaken.
But of course for sure we'll know tomorrow.

posted on 28 Feb 2015, 16:18 1

57. darkskoliro (Posts: 1076; Member since: 07 May 2012)


I would prefer 4upx rather than 13mpx. I don't need some super high resolution selfies, I need them when im going out and having fun, which I do a lot of both during the day and at night.

posted on 28 Feb 2015, 17:31

62. bur60 (Posts: 821; Member since: 07 Jul 2014)


And being able to see everyone on the picture bright and clear... This phone might be my next phone...

posted on 28 Feb 2015, 18:53

69. tiara6918 (Posts: 2014; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)


Same here. I just wished they kept an improved version the ultrapixel camera on the back rather than replacing it to 20mp

posted on 28 Feb 2015, 14:02

40. amats69 (Posts: 1366; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)


Man you dont owned an M8 im sure of that..

posted on 28 Feb 2015, 12:54

10. seanwhat (Posts: 280; Member since: 11 Jul 2013)


wastephone

posted on 28 Feb 2015, 12:58 1

13. erod434 (Posts: 6; Member since: 01 Oct 2012)


Is it just me or is the screen protruding out from the device very far? I have the htc m8 now and this protrudes at least 4 times more. Could it be HTC is covering up a new design? I hope so.

posted on 28 Feb 2015, 12:58 6

14. TyrionLannister (unregistered)


I have no problems with the device looking the same as m8 as m8 looked awesome.

I just wanted to the black bar to go or we get capacitive buttons on it at least.

posted on 28 Feb 2015, 13:15 2

31. Tritinum (Posts: 471; Member since: 06 May 2014)


FINALLY! someone I can agree with. Though I am ok with the bars and on screen button just wanted the camera module to change which has finally happened!

posted on 28 Feb 2015, 14:34 1

47. cdm283813 (Posts: 311; Member since: 10 Jan 2015)


So you don't have a problem with the design but you do have a problem with the design?
It's like saying that you're ok with your girlfriends looks but then you tell her that she needs to use no makeup and lose weight.

posted on 28 Feb 2015, 12:59

16. toyboyz (Posts: 176; Member since: 22 Jan 2010)


Just more BS! I'm betting....!! >:l

posted on 28 Feb 2015, 13:05 3

20. ILikeBubbles (Posts: 525; Member since: 17 Jan 2011)


i'm not going to lie i am a little disappointed. i had really hoped we would get the 'revolutionary' design going around recently... but when it comes down to it i still want the M9 over any other phone being announced at MWC... whether that's because i'm a fangirl, or because i just like the 5" screen size and the snapdragon 810... well.. there are a lot of reasons..

little disappointed. still want it. currently i have the Nexus 5 and my husband has the m7...

posted on 28 Feb 2015, 17:32

63. bur60 (Posts: 821; Member since: 07 Jul 2014)


Just go for it girl, never base your opinion on internet comments. Ppl are bored trolls here. Take a look at phones, firstly look at design, what attracts you the most, what would you like to see everyday and then pick for hardware and software which suites your needs

posted on 28 Feb 2015, 19:13 1

71. ryanmononoke (Posts: 19; Member since: 05 Nov 2014)


Well I always have the opinion that ladies who are using a HTC phone portray a more unique characteristics haha! :)

posted on 28 Feb 2015, 13:07 2

21. Epicness1o1 (Posts: 243; Member since: 30 May 2013)


The black-black color will be sick!But I dont digg the silver-gold :/,it would be cool to have all silver too

posted on 28 Feb 2015, 13:10 1

25. tedkord (Posts: 9941; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


Looks ugly, but will be a good phone - and that's the important part. I wish more manufacturers would adopt the front speakers.

posted on 28 Feb 2015, 13:12 4

27. Derekjeter (Posts: 805; Member since: 27 Oct 2011)


Please let this not be the real thing! I know it looks real but I really hope it's not.

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