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HTC One (M9) rumor touts 5.2-inch 2K resolution screen with Snapdragon 805 and 3GB of RAM

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HTC One (M9) rumor touts 5.2-inch 2K resolution screen with Snapdragon 805 and 3GB of RAM
When the HTC One (M8) launched earlier this year, it had all of the specs that you would expect from an early 2014 top-shelf handset. That included the 5-inch screen with a resolution of 1080 x 1920, the Snapdragon 801 processor, 2GB of RAM and a 128GB microSD slot to go along with 32GB of native storage. But like sands through the hourglass, time continued to march forward and the specs that were once cutting edge, became slightly dated.

And that brings us to the rumored HTC One (M9). A report published on Monday suggests that we will see the HTC One (M9) unveiled during next year's MWC in Barcelona. The phone is rumored to feature a 5.2-inch screen with 1440 x 2560 resolution. That works out to a fantastic 564ppi pixel density. Compare that to the 441ppi pixel density on the HTC One (M8), and you imagine how sharp and clear that screen is going to be.

Additionally, the speculation has the HTC One (M9) powered by a Snapdragon 805 CPU, and the handset will have 3GB of RAM inside. There will be a unit offering 64GB of native storage, and one with 128GB of memory available. Android 5.0 is believed to be pre-installed. A larger capacity battery, an IP certification reading higher than the current model's IPx3, and a higher MP camera on back are also believed to be part of the next flagship.

At one time, there was talk about a phablet-sized version of the HTC One (M8) that would include all the specs mentioned for the (M9), except for the size of the screen, which was rumored to measure 5.5-inches. It seems too late for the HTC One (M8) max to make an appearance in time for this year's holiday shopping season. Those seeking the latest and greatest specs on an HTC One, just might have to wait until early 2015 for the next iteration of HTC's flagship phone.

Thanks for the tip, Ajmal!

source: IBT

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posted on 10 Nov 2014, 12:00 10

1. MrTzr (unregistered)


Sounds amazing to me!

posted on 10 Nov 2014, 13:51 1

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


Oh YES!!! But they camera has to be a very large improvement for me to consider to swtich from my Z2 to that :P

posted on 10 Nov 2014, 14:33 1

44. Hyperreal (Posts: 223; Member since: 08 Oct 2013)


Sory to say but i bought xperia z3c and was disapointed with camera. In good light its fine (but my old htc one looks comparable) but in low light xperia z3compact looks like sh*t comparing to htc one m7. I made photos with both phones and i chose htc one. the only thing it lacks is some resolution but i dont crop pictures and overall pictures quality is better to me. I guess not to many pople do that with a smartphone camera. Sold xperia and bought htc back. Thats why i take all camera comparisons and phone reviews with grain of salt.

posted on 10 Nov 2014, 19:41

54. MrTzr (unregistered)


Did you use the manual mode in low light? SA sucks in low light, it looks very yellowish. I get very decent pics with my Z2 in manual mode.

posted on 12 Nov 2014, 14:58

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


My Z2 has been putting out better pic than my gf's M8 so I don't know what happened then?

posted on 10 Nov 2014, 15:32 1

46. Klamba92 (Posts: 210; Member since: 25 Jun 2012)


Shouldn't the title say either 2.5K or QHD as its resolution 1440x2560? Don't see the point of higher than 1080p for now unless the play movies and other media content get support for native QHD content. Still sounds like great phone with great specs, hope the storage options and water resistance is true!!

posted on 11 Nov 2014, 02:10

62. chocolaking (Posts: 494; Member since: 22 May 2012)


This is gonna be awesome!
can't wait to see the next flagship phone from HTC.
for sure it's going to be a beautiful piece again.

posted on 10 Nov 2014, 12:02

2. a1369366 (Posts: 27; Member since: 24 Aug 2014)


im like: dude, what else could it have been?

galaxy s series, HTC One series and what ever...= nexus/note series spec from last year (ok, with little improvement maybe, but not so much)

posted on 10 Nov 2014, 12:02 3

3. HTCOE (Posts: 632; Member since: 20 Nov 2011)


maybe the next HTC flagship will reign supremem as long as the logo on the front is removed, bigger battery (innovative battery at that), a drastically improved camera with minimun 13MP, and a support for a lifeproof case lol

posted on 10 Nov 2014, 12:31 1

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


Hope they go for a big pixel 13mp sensor and not the run of the mill crap they fitted on the E8 and mini 2, there's a new omnivision sensor with a 1/2.6" 13 megapixel which has a 1.3um pixel size.

posted on 10 Nov 2014, 12:34 2

19. TheDave1022 (Posts: 6; Member since: 01 Oct 2014)


I would be fine with an 8 to 10 MP as long as it has a very good sensor. 4 MP was just way too small

posted on 11 Nov 2014, 07:31

63. Epicness1o1 (Posts: 246; Member since: 30 May 2013)


Their tech is good with the UltraPixels but they just need to putt more MP on the phone

posted on 10 Nov 2014, 12:02 5

4. Oğuzhan_77 (Posts: 82; Member since: 18 Nov 2013)


Where is snd 810

posted on 10 Nov 2014, 12:03 12

5. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10434; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Support for 64-bit processing with a S805 chip? Really PA?

posted on 10 Nov 2014, 12:14

12. Napalm_3nema (Posts: 2130; Member since: 14 Jun 2013)


I was just about to post that. It's ridiculous that they would write that.

posted on 10 Nov 2014, 12:03 3

6. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3806; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)


Fake. "powered by a Snapdragon 805 CPU...and the phone is expected to support 64-bit processing".

posted on 10 Nov 2014, 12:05 8

7. Rajanvir (Posts: 56; Member since: 11 Dec 2013)


HTC always keeps its flagship devices one step away from a title "PERFECT DEVICE" by putting one sh***y(low amount) spec(Battery or Camera) in it

posted on 10 Nov 2014, 19:23

52. Arte.8800 (banned) (Posts: 48; Member since: 10 Nov 2014)


True and well said.

posted on 10 Nov 2014, 12:07

8. Oğuzhan_77 (Posts: 82; Member since: 18 Nov 2013)


İ hope m9 coming ; 5.5 inch 2k better speaker better camera . water resist . 4gb ram and snd 810.

posted on 10 Nov 2014, 12:09 15

10. MrTzr (unregistered)


You described the Z4.

posted on 10 Nov 2014, 12:23 3

16. Oğuzhan_77 (Posts: 82; Member since: 18 Nov 2013)


And lg g4

posted on 10 Nov 2014, 14:20 8

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


And iPhone 10

posted on 10 Nov 2014, 17:50

50. EC112987 (Posts: 523; Member since: 10 Nov 2014)


LMAO!

posted on 10 Nov 2014, 19:22

51. Arte.8800 (banned) (Posts: 48; Member since: 10 Nov 2014)


Lmfao......

+1

posted on 10 Nov 2014, 12:28 2

17. alouden (unregistered)


It will have all of these specs, minus 1. As said above, there is always one thing that detracts from their phones.

posted on 10 Nov 2014, 12:09 2

9. Phooey506 (Posts: 85; Member since: 24 Sep 2014)


Sounds like the Droid Turbo.

posted on 10 Nov 2014, 14:03

39. VZWuser76 (Posts: 3776; Member since: 04 Mar 2010)


I was thinking the same thing.

posted on 10 Nov 2014, 12:10

11. Nobman79 (Posts: 1; Member since: 10 Nov 2014)


I was wondering if Snapdragon 805 is 64-bit compliant. However, I hope HTC will get it right this time with the camera.

posted on 10 Nov 2014, 12:20

13. torr310 (Posts: 784; Member since: 27 Oct 2011)


Wise people doubt highly on rumors.

posted on 10 Nov 2014, 12:20

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


Please God let the processor be 64bit.

posted on 10 Nov 2014, 12:21

15. bubbadoes (Posts: 815; Member since: 03 May 2012)


this is why android devices have a shelf life of 3 months maxx and lose 75% of their value... as soon as they are released they already have a sequel.

posted on 10 Nov 2014, 12:38 2

20. TheDave1022 (Posts: 6; Member since: 01 Oct 2014)


Except for the fact that the HTC One M8 was released March 25, 2014. This device wont be announced until Jan/Feb and likely released again in March, a year later. Last I checked, as soon as the iPhone 6 was released, there were already rumors of the 7. Guess your same logic applies

posted on 10 Nov 2014, 13:46

35. Ninetysix (Posts: 2339; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)


Someone forgot the iPhone 6S. Try again next time broski.

posted on 10 Nov 2014, 14:10

41. Awalker (Posts: 1394; Member since: 15 Aug 2013)


Are you sure it's going to be called the iPhone 6s?

posted on 10 Nov 2014, 12:39 2

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


What are you on about? The M8 launched almost 9 months ago and this is its sucessor which will launch next year and as the title suggests this is a rumor. HTC has stopped releasing refreshed versions of flagships last year, go complain on Sony posts because they are the ones that launch a new flagship every 6 months.

posted on 10 Nov 2014, 12:39

22. smarttechbadworld (Posts: 74; Member since: 07 May 2014)


Rip htc, gs6 is gonna be metal build this time + reremoBle battery, snapdragon 810 vs snapdragon 805 4gb of ram vs 3gb of ram

posted on 10 Nov 2014, 19:38

53. kamejoko (Posts: 189; Member since: 10 Nov 2011)


not sure if GS6 use exynos version will have full 64bit. Qualcomm still 32bit, because S810 release in mid year.

posted on 10 Nov 2014, 12:43 4

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


805... next year? Nah.

posted on 10 Nov 2014, 12:43

24. note4 (Posts: 8; Member since: 19 Oct 2014)


its not true

posted on 10 Nov 2014, 12:48

25. letosaw (Posts: 101; Member since: 05 Aug 2014)


I think that upcoming m9 will feature 5.2 inc 2k display, snapdragon 810 cpu paired with 3 gb ddr4 ram. also hope they'll remove that useless black bar on the bottom:))

posted on 10 Nov 2014, 12:50 3

26. Phonedingo (Posts: 386; Member since: 16 Aug 2014)


Should stick to 1080p while increasing the overall screen quality and put and 810 in there. Battery capacity north of 3200 (removable? I'm dreaming). 32, 64 gb of expandable storage with the 64 gig one being pushed by carriers. OIS, at least 10mp with a large image sensor to, support 4k and another duo sensor. 8mp FFC. Decrease the bezels to a significant degree, and an IP rating without the port covers.

posted on 10 Nov 2014, 12:56

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


810 will most likely be there. As for QHD, they should give it a shot however I wish the screen was 5.3

posted on 10 Nov 2014, 13:03

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


Yes. This is the best configuration I've seen so far... +1

posted on 10 Nov 2014, 13:24

32. amats69 (Posts: 1376; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)


the main reason why m8 dont have the OIS is that it is not compatible with the duo camera set up. but me too also hoping that m9 got ois on board.

posted on 10 Nov 2014, 13:07 3

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


My biggest complaints about the M8 were the horrible 4MP camera and huge bezels, especially on the top and bottom. And don't even give me excuses about how it needs space for the speakers, there is a black bar with an HTC logo on the bottom and an additional black border around the whole screen. Those kinds of bezels are just unacceptable for 2014...

posted on 10 Nov 2014, 13:10

30. shamatuu (Posts: 159; Member since: 02 Nov 2011)


It is way too early for M9 rumors and S6. Not even in 2015 yet.

posted on 10 Nov 2014, 13:20 3

31. kotan24 (Posts: 95; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)


DOA... Why not use the snapdragon 810 make 64 bit, ditch the ultrapixel, put a capable camera with a usable aperture and OIS thinner bezels and call it a day. Then you wonder why your marketshare is dwindling down.. Huh Htc?

posted on 10 Nov 2014, 13:36

33. dipstik (Posts: 1; Member since: 10 Nov 2014)


i was really hoping this would have the snapdragon 810

posted on 10 Nov 2014, 13:41

34. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)


Finally getting rid of the 16GB storage!!

posted on 10 Nov 2014, 13:55

37. vuyonc (Posts: 987; Member since: 24 Feb 2014)


No SD810? It better be cheap then.

posted on 10 Nov 2014, 13:56 1

38. mokhtar (Posts: 405; Member since: 06 Jan 2014)


Its funny when i see i have a sharp display, awsome camera, clear speakers, a very build quality and big battery life while others still gets to catch up.. Im talking about Z2 :).. cant wait for 2014... i think m9 and Z4 Wiill be the best as always

posted on 10 Nov 2014, 14:07

40. Awalker (Posts: 1394; Member since: 15 Aug 2013)


It'll probably be the same size as the iPhone 6+.

posted on 10 Nov 2014, 14:25

43. cGmC11 (Posts: 136; Member since: 02 Apr 2012)


I think it will have a 64-bit Snapdragon chip!...Snapdragon 805 is 64-bit?

posted on 10 Nov 2014, 15:24

45. jove39 (Posts: 1816; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


HTC has gone mad like every other android OEM...1440p on 5.2" display is ridiculous...why can't android oem work to perfect 1080p display make it more power efficient...instead of being a sheep and following LG!

posted on 10 Nov 2014, 15:40

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


If they use the 805 instead of the 810, HTC is crappier than I thought, and I think they are pretty crappy.

posted on 10 Nov 2014, 16:06 1

48. Eclectech (Posts: 201; Member since: 01 May 2013)


The specs might have to be better than what is rumored to appease Android fans. That said, I am still happy with my HTC One M8 and I also still own the M7.

posted on 10 Nov 2014, 17:35

49. markreif (Posts: 8; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)


HTC - always catch up - the M9 will just be matching todays GN4 tomorrow's HTC M9 why not the 810 - why not 4k? 6 months down the road c'mon....

posted on 10 Nov 2014, 20:55

55. willywanta (Posts: 205; Member since: 04 Jun 2014)


Just ditch that unappealing ultra pixel crap, and price your product reasonably.

posted on 10 Nov 2014, 21:05

56. ranjimaleki (Posts: 5; Member since: 15 May 2014)


WoW !!!
but.....phone arena !!!

SD = 720×480
HD = 1280×720
FHD = 1920×1080
2K = 2048×1152
QHD = 2560×1440
QFHD / Ultra HD = 3840×2160
4K = 4096×2160

posted on 10 Nov 2014, 21:09

58. ranjimaleki (Posts: 5; Member since: 15 May 2014)


HTC ONE M7 :*
HTC ONE M8 :* :*
HTC ONE M9 :* :* :*

htc is the BeST

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