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HTC One (M9) pictured next to HTC One (M8); changes seen between the two models

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Alleged HTC One (M9) at left with the HTC One (M8) in the middle and a combined overlay of the two models at right

Alleged HTC One (M9) at left with the HTC One (M8) in the middle and a combined overlay of the two models at right


Just the other day, we showed you a picture that allegedly revealed a prototype of the HTC One (M9). Looking very much like the current HTC flagship model, the back of the device reveals a larger camera sensor and the end of the Duo camera experiment. Steve Hemmerstoffer, the editor of French site NWE (the source of the earlier prototype photos), tweeted out a photograph of the prototype model standing right next to the HTC One (M8).

One major difference between the new model and the current one, is the reduction of the side and bottom bezels. It might be hard to see, but if you look closely, you can spot a thinner black border around the perimeter of the screen. Furthermore, the controversial "HTC logo" bottom bezel has also dropped in size. The front-facing sensor is also larger and the speaker grills seem smaller.

It looks like the HTC One (M9) will come equipped with a 5-inch (or slightly larger) screen with a resolution of 1440 x 2560. A 64-bit octa-core Snapdragon 810 CPU will power the unit, which will come with 3GB of RAM inside. We could see a 20MP camera in back and possibly a 13MP "super selfie shooter" in front. Android 5.0.1 should be pre-installed with HTC's proprietary Sense 7 UI included.

As usual with something of this magnitude not wearing an "official" label, we suggest you take a trip to your spice cabinet so you can take this story with a grain of salt.

source: @stagueve

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posted on 21 Jan 2015, 13:01 24

1. chistoefur (Posts: 103; Member since: 05 Nov 2012)


I owned an HTC One M8 for about 5 months, until recently I sold it for the Moto X. I always thought the design was really nice, but hot damn they really need to do something about those bezels. Phones with big bezels are looking more and more unattractive to me. HTC not the only one at fault here. (Looking at you, iPhone 6 plus)

posted on 21 Jan 2015, 13:38 4

7. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10439; Member since: 14 May 2012)


I don't have a problem with the bottom bezel since my finger takes up basically all of the space while using Touch ID. The top bezel is only there to be uniform to the bottom for balance.

posted on 21 Jan 2015, 14:00 5

11. maherk (Posts: 3464; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


I won't complain about bezels, because they don't matter that much to me. What i would complain about is the fact that the design is barely changed to the point that we need a red marks to show us the differences. I hope that this is some fake rendering, if not, then this will be a huge blow to HTC attempts to get back on the Android big dogs map.

posted on 21 Jan 2015, 14:14 12

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


Can't tell the differences? Tell that to iPhone 4/5 and 5/5S owners XD

posted on 21 Jan 2015, 16:15 1

18. frustyak (Posts: 207; Member since: 08 Mar 2010)


Does it have to look different? If it has an improved processor, more memory, better display, better camera, etc., does it matter if it looks more or less the same as before?

posted on 21 Jan 2015, 22:03 1

24. mixedfish (Posts: 1154; Member since: 17 Nov 2013)


It matters to phone fans, because they can't 'one-up' their office mates in their game of shopping cat and mouse.

posted on 22 Jan 2015, 04:23 1

34. CoryMeetsWorld (Posts: 170; Member since: 17 Oct 2014)


Why change the design if it is already perfect? People like you are sad pathetic losers.

posted on 22 Jan 2015, 04:36

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


Nothing earthly is perfect and that stands true for HTC M(whatever)

posted on 22 Jan 2015, 19:17

42. CoryMeetsWorld (Posts: 170; Member since: 17 Oct 2014)


You are fool

posted on 22 Jan 2015, 04:32

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


Agreed. for all the praise they receive, they should strive to improve the design further but instead they stick with it and damn those bazels are making the phone look something from 2005!

posted on 22 Jan 2015, 19:20

43. CoryMeetsWorld (Posts: 170; Member since: 17 Oct 2014)


1 the design is perfect and they have improved it. Also the design didn't need to be changed. I pity pathetic losers like you who think that each new phone should have some dramatic design change. It makes you look sad. Also it's spelled bezels. And the bezels have been slimmed down. Also the bezels are there for BoomSound. And no one other than imbeciles care about bezels. Looks like something from 2005? Thanks for proviso that you are complete ad total joke and moron with that comment. I would hate to be as sad pathetic and stupid as you.

posted on 21 Jan 2015, 13:07 1

2. Davidroid (Posts: 11; Member since: 14 Jan 2015)


It's the same photo. -.-

posted on 21 Jan 2015, 13:09 2

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


Wooo. M9 is M8 on diet :D Bezel still doesn't bother me. If you think bezel really is the problem, I hope you do go to the gym as well. (So trolling here)

posted on 21 Jan 2015, 13:11 1

4. NexusX (Posts: 483; Member since: 16 May 2013)


knowing how stubborn they have been with their design. i wouldn't be surprised if this is real.

posted on 22 Jan 2015, 04:22

33. CoryMeetsWorld (Posts: 170; Member since: 17 Oct 2014)


If they have an amazing design and what has been called by countless tech blogs the best design o the market why change it?

posted on 21 Jan 2015, 13:11 6

5. buccob (Posts: 2518; Member since: 19 Jun 2012)


Hey Alan, I think this might be a mistake... "The front-facing flash is also larger and the speaker grills seem smaller"

Isn't that a sensor? proximity, ambient light?.... I never knew that was a f.f. flash...

posted on 21 Jan 2015, 13:54

9. Alan01 (Posts: 357; Member since: 21 Mar 2012)


There is talk about a front facing flash, but yes, in the HTC One (M8) tha is a sensor. Most likely, it will remain a sensor in the (M9).

Alan F.

posted on 21 Jan 2015, 13:25 1

6. Fallen1 (Posts: 283; Member since: 14 Nov 2014)


Always loved HTC, would definatley get this if the phone stays under "5.2

posted on 21 Jan 2015, 13:42

8. cnour (Posts: 587; Member since: 11 Sep 2014)


Who care???

posted on 21 Jan 2015, 14:38 3

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


You don't care but clicked on the article and lost your time writing that sentence therefore you care.

posted on 21 Jan 2015, 13:54 2

10. camera531 (Posts: 343; Member since: 30 Jun 2012)


HTC M8S

posted on 22 Jan 2015, 19:22

44. CoryMeetsWorld (Posts: 170; Member since: 17 Oct 2014)


Thanks for showing you are stupid and think there should be dramatic design changes every year when that is the position of fools.

posted on 21 Jan 2015, 14:33 4

13. scarface21173 (Posts: 136; Member since: 17 Aug 2014)


If its not broke don't fix it, the m8 design is the best looking smartphone in the world, just check out 90% of the review websites. They cant all be wrong, so the m9 is not going to look that much different in my view. There for the pics are probley genuine.

posted on 21 Jan 2015, 14:39 2

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


Looks smaller that M8 which is great ! I think that this will be my first HTC device if Samsung doesn't do a miracle with touchwiz.

posted on 21 Jan 2015, 15:49 2

16. letosaw (Posts: 102; Member since: 05 Aug 2014)


Hopefully it's fake. Why they can't just remove that utterly unnecessary htc logo which eats up almost one centimeter -_- if it's a real deal htc you've lost one potential consumer:))))))

posted on 22 Jan 2015, 04:21 1

32. CoryMeetsWorld (Posts: 170; Member since: 17 Oct 2014)


It's not unnecessary. It's there for BoomSound. So shut your stupid pathetic mouth.

posted on 23 Jan 2015, 07:02

46. letosaw (Posts: 102; Member since: 05 Aug 2014)


You are retarded if you believe bulls**t what you've written is true. So take your lame excuse and shut the f**k up

posted on 21 Jan 2015, 15:57 2

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


Just keep the overall size and design of the M8 HTC. You had a winning formula with that one.....please don't attempt to fix what's not broken. Just reduce the bezels and call it a day.

posted on 21 Jan 2015, 17:12 1

19. ReticentHamster (Posts: 79; Member since: 19 Jan 2015)


Ugh! I wish people would stop dogging HTC's recent phones for their bezels. When we buy a phone, we stare at the screen, not the bezels. I understand that we all want attractive devices, but really, now. Besides, if you really look at that picture, you'll see that the bezel IS smaller, especially at the bottom. that area houses parts that run the boomsound speakers and display, from what I gather, so they can't just axe it completely.

All that said, I really hope this isn't the final design. I've always thought it was silly to remove the capacitive buttons from that area if they need it there anyway. I also found their Desire Eye design to be quite nice and was hoping the Hima/M9 would be an aluminum version of that design...

Well anyway... Only a little more than a month until we see the real deal. Surprise me, HTC!

posted on 21 Jan 2015, 17:22

20. fzacek (Posts: 2486; Member since: 26 Jan 2014)


Sorry HTC, you're not going to see any sales with those ghastly bezels...

posted on 22 Jan 2015, 04:19

31. CoryMeetsWorld (Posts: 170; Member since: 17 Oct 2014)


I would hate to be as dumb as you.

posted on 21 Jan 2015, 18:34 1

21. tiara6918 (Posts: 2026; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)


I wish it was taller. I don't want them to slim down the bezels

posted on 22 Jan 2015, 04:13

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


we like to make jokes here at phone arena

posted on 22 Jan 2015, 06:38

40. tiara6918 (Posts: 2026; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)


Believe it or not. I'm not joking. I think the design looks more appealing if it's taller. And having a slimmer bezels on the side means you are prone to having more accidental presses on the sides when operating the phone single handedly which i already experience on my m8

posted on 21 Jan 2015, 22:02

22. reallyimjesus (Posts: 6; Member since: 21 Jan 2015)


And people complain about Samsung not changing their design... Hahahah dude. One thing is changing a bit of your design (Samsung) and another one is not changing it at all (well, um, Sony, HTC, Motorola, etc.) Sigh I love free entertainment. :]

posted on 21 Jan 2015, 22:05

25. mixedfish (Posts: 1154; Member since: 17 Nov 2013)


LOL I love free entertainment too, 'Samsing changing design', HAHAHA.

posted on 24 Jan 2015, 18:00

47. reallyimjesus (Posts: 6; Member since: 21 Jan 2015)


Well I don't know you darling, but I can tell the difference between an S2, SS3, S4, and S5. Same goes with the Notes (being the 3 and 4 the most similar). I honestly can't see the real difference between the M8 and what seems to be the M9, nor Sony's Xperias...

posted on 22 Jan 2015, 02:15

28. tiara6918 (Posts: 2026; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)


sony and samsung barely changed their design, same goes with lg. I don't see whats wrong if htc never changes it. Don't fix it if it ain't broken

posted on 24 Jan 2015, 18:01

48. reallyimjesus (Posts: 6; Member since: 21 Jan 2015)


I haven't said it's wrong though.

posted on 22 Jan 2015, 04:24 1

35. CoryMeetsWorld (Posts: 170; Member since: 17 Oct 2014)


Because Samsung designs suck. HTC designs are amazing.

posted on 24 Jan 2015, 18:05

49. reallyimjesus (Posts: 6; Member since: 21 Jan 2015)


Hahah speak for yourself buddy. I find it hideous. My friend has an M8 and when I take it I say "here you go" after literally 4 seconds. I find Samsung's design better to my eye. And if we're going to bash on other's designs... Where do you want me to start? The huge bezels? The grossly fat curve on the back? The unneededly large overall size of the phone (caused by the huge bezels, BTW)? You name it.

posted on 22 Jan 2015, 04:25

36. CoryMeetsWorld (Posts: 170; Member since: 17 Oct 2014)


Because Samsung design is disgustingly bad.

posted on 21 Jan 2015, 22:02

23. reallyimjesus (Posts: 6; Member since: 21 Jan 2015)


And people complain about Samsung not changing their design... Hahahah dude. One thing is changing a bit of your design (Samsung) and another one is not changing it at all (well, um, Sony, HTC, Motorola, etc.) Sigh I love free entertainment. :]

posted on 22 Jan 2015, 00:54

26. Dranzer10 (Posts: 8; Member since: 31 Oct 2014)


Same old design again!!!
Sammy Atleast changes it a bit every year.
C'mon HTC, You can do better than that.

posted on 22 Jan 2015, 19:25

45. CoryMeetsWorld (Posts: 170; Member since: 17 Oct 2014)


Why should they change a great design? Why do morons like you think that a phone design should be dramatically different each year? You do know that it makes you look stupid when you say stuff like this right? Why are you so stupid?

posted on 22 Jan 2015, 02:08

27. material (Posts: 80; Member since: 08 Jan 2015)


Nice!! Full unibody Metal . No borders . Aluminium -Laptop Inspired Speakers .

Will look hot in real

But I don't like curved phones by design like motos and m8s.

posted on 22 Jan 2015, 04:14

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


Dumb bezel thing going on again, not interested.

posted on 22 Jan 2015, 04:25 1

37. CoryMeetsWorld (Posts: 170; Member since: 17 Oct 2014)


It's for BoomSound. God I would hate to be a stupid pathetic loser like you.

posted on 22 Jan 2015, 10:18

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


I don't care what trolls here say! This phone is MINE!! Looks GREAT!

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