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HTC One M9 visits GFXbench, confirms expected specs

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HTC One M9 visits GFXbench site

HTC One M9 visits GFXbench site

The HTC One M9 will be unveiled on March 1st at 10am EST at MWC 2015 in Barcelona. We already have some idea of what the phone will look like thanks to leaked video, and we also have a good idea what to expect in terms of the handset's specs. Now, all of those specs have been confirmed thanks to a GFXbench benchmark test of the phone.

The HTC One M9 will feature a 5-inch screen with a resolution of 1080 x 1920. A 64-bit octa-core 2.0GHz Snapdragon 810 CPU is inside along with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of native storage. The rear-facing camera weighs in at 20MP and a 4MP Ultrapixel camera is on front. Android 5.0 and Sense 7.0 are pre-installed. While not seen on the GFXbench data, a 2840mAh battery will keep the lights on, and a 128GB capacity microSD slot will provide additional memory.

On Sunday, we also expect to see the HTC One M9 Plus unveiled with a 5.2-inch 1440 x 2560 resolution screen, and an HTC smartwatch should be unwrapped. Of course, we will be at Barcelona for MWC 2015 and will let you know what comes out of HTC's camp as soon as it is announced.

Thanks for the tip, Guido!

source: Mobifo.nl (translated)

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posted on 26 Feb 2015, 18:39 1

1. Kishin (Posts: 705; Member since: 30 May 2013)


Amazing specs but....

posted on 26 Feb 2015, 23:07 1

29. datguyglad (Posts: 98; Member since: 29 Aug 2014)


But..... It looks almost exactly like the M8..?

posted on 26 Feb 2015, 18:45 18

2. arch_angel (Posts: 1651; Member since: 20 Feb 2015)


expected specs. love there decision to go with 1080p over 2k should provide great battery life with big little combo

posted on 26 Feb 2015, 20:57 5

12. galanoth (Posts: 425; Member since: 26 Nov 2011)


G flex 2 has 1080p and using 810.
Battery life wasnt great.
Also had 3000 mah battery.

posted on 26 Feb 2015, 21:10 6

16. seven7dust (unregistered)


g-flex is using Amoled and a inferior AMOLED at that, plus HTC one m8 already had great battery life , this should only get better

completely agree on the Resolution, 2k is a big gimmick , as shown by Lg g3 , it reduces both performance and battery life.

posted on 26 Feb 2015, 21:27 2

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


You are underestimating S810. :D

posted on 26 Feb 2015, 21:10

17. arch_angel (Posts: 1651; Member since: 20 Feb 2015)


well the g flex (the one used in the benchmarks) has a defective 810 and maybe htc optimized there device better .

posted on 27 Feb 2015, 02:38

33. legiloca (Posts: 1410; Member since: 11 Nov 2014)


i watched a review on youtube, it says that the review unit sent by LG wasn't the final build of the phone and they will re-review the unit once it goes out on sale.. (watch pocketnow's review on the g flex 2)

posted on 27 Feb 2015, 03:47

35. arch_angel (Posts: 1651; Member since: 20 Feb 2015)


i know this already.

posted on 27 Feb 2015, 07:40

37. 2dark2walk (Posts: 6; Member since: 21 Jan 2015)


It also comes down to display technology, on the Note 4 with a 2k screen Samsung managed a 7.5% battery life increase over Note 3, that may be not so much but remember that Note 3 has a 1080p display, so overall Samsung did a great job on the display technology. I recon that the M9 will have a overall 15-20% battery life increase which will be a good improvement.

posted on 26 Feb 2015, 18:53 5

3. newbey123 (Posts: 605; Member since: 19 Mar 2012)


Awesome, they just needed to fix the camera and processor chip. Good job, best android coming from HTC. I am still waiting to see the final screen size on the plus version, as I want 5.5'.

posted on 26 Feb 2015, 18:59 3

4. Pattyface (Posts: 1636; Member since: 20 Aug 2014)


They fixed at least one of the two things I was worried about....camera check... Now tell me how long that battery last and we may be in business

posted on 26 Feb 2015, 19:10

6. Genza (Posts: 540; Member since: 12 Mar 2014)


I guess they don't really fix the camera on their phone because until now I have never heard that the M9 features a 4K video and any kind of stabilization.

posted on 26 Feb 2015, 19:33 1

7. ngo2dd (Posts: 896; Member since: 08 Jul 2011)


4K is software.

posted on 26 Feb 2015, 20:04 3

10. Genza (Posts: 540; Member since: 12 Mar 2014)


That's not entirely true because in addition to the software, the camera sensor and other things must have that feature as well.

According to rumors htc will use Toshiba sensor.
http://www.phonearena.com/news/HTC-One-M9-camera-tip-suggests-a-20-MP-Toshiba-sensor-with-proprietary-pixel-design_id66390

And I could not find a 4K video or Phase Detection AF in Toshiba sensor spesification
http://toshiba.semicon-storage.com/info/lookup.jsp?pid=T4KA7&lang=en

So if it turns out that M9 not to have fancy features such as 4K video, stabilization, and phase detection AF.
HTC made the same mistake as when they launched the M7 and M8 with crapixel and duo crap camera.

But do not worry because there is a possibility that htc hiding something and it turns M9 uses a sensor like this.
http://www.sony.net/SonyInfo/News/Press/201411/14-112E/index.html

posted on 26 Feb 2015, 21:42

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


Very informative post. Here's hoping it's the Sony camera module that they have equipped on the back.

posted on 28 Feb 2015, 06:09

38. ahmed_ali_yossef2010 (Posts: 164; Member since: 26 Jul 2012)


No it's actually true

it's a software matter

the same sensor is used in Nokia 930 which can record 4k now after the last update

get your facts right

posted on 28 Feb 2015, 06:30

39. BaffledTruffle (Posts: 506; Member since: 07 Dec 2013)


It's not software matter. It's hardware matter, as you actually need 8.3 megapixels to actually shoot 4K. Remember that the 930 has a 20 megapixel sensor, that's way above 8.3 mp. It just wasn't supported out of the box because WP is crappy and behind.

In iPhone's case (you need an app for 4K videos), I would say it would be upscaled to 4K, just like when you do when you upscale a let's say 8 mp photo to 13 mp. It is 13 mp now, but the actual raw image is just 8 mp, and would lack the level of detail a 13 mp sensor is capable of capturing.

You get your facts right, brother.

posted on 01 Mar 2015, 04:31

40. ahmed_ali_yossef2010 (Posts: 164; Member since: 26 Jul 2012)


you guys didn't get the point
this phone will have a 20 mp sensor so the hardware is capable

so as the case in 930 when it first came out with no 4k

the man was saying that the sensor isn't capable but it's if the software let that happen

this particular hardware has the capability so it depend whether the software will include it or not

posted on 01 Mar 2015, 06:33

41. BaffledTruffle (Posts: 506; Member since: 07 Dec 2013)


It can be an interdependence. You can't shoot 4k if 1.) The chipset is not made for it. 2.) The camera res is too low. 3.) You have Windows Phone OS. (I'm more kidding on the last one but really, WP is light-years behind the two kings)

posted on 26 Feb 2015, 21:38 1

22. vincelongman (Posts: 4576; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)


Its hardware
E.g. iPhone 6/6+ and Nexus 5 can't record native 4K since their camera sensors dont have enough resolution (4K = 8.3MP > 8MP, also in 16:9, not 4:3)
But they can upscale video to 4K, but thats not actual native 4K

posted on 26 Feb 2015, 19:04 1

5. Genza (Posts: 540; Member since: 12 Mar 2014)


Did you seriously just 2840 mAh ??? I know HTC has pretty good battery optimization and i believe in "normal" use M9 battery life will be okay.
But there are some people who really test the limits of battery life when they use their smartphone.

I have two friends iphone users who are constantly using their phones in every opportunity, the first is a gamer so he was always playing games on his iPhone and the other one is an addict of instagram, twiter and IM.

If some M9 users do the same thing with their phone, I'm pretty sure 2840mAh will give them a bad experience with battery life.

posted on 26 Feb 2015, 19:35 1

8. ngo2dd (Posts: 896; Member since: 08 Jul 2011)


My E8 is just fine with 2600 battery. This is bigger with the same screen on a 29 km processor it will have better battery life.

posted on 26 Feb 2015, 21:20

19. Genza (Posts: 540; Member since: 12 Mar 2014)


Your E8 is fine because you do not use your cell phone like my two friends.
If it really only 2840 mAh battery I'm pretty sure M9 will not be much better than the previous generation.

posted on 27 Feb 2015, 07:12

36. ArPharazon (Posts: 3; Member since: 05 Jan 2015)


Damn,it's incredible how they can fit in such a processor.

posted on 26 Feb 2015, 19:41 2

9. jellmoo (Posts: 1701; Member since: 31 Oct 2011)


The M8 is widely considered to be a battery champ with a 2600 mAh, and the M9 will be using an even more efficient processor. I would be utterly shocked if the M9 didn't boast one of the top performers in regards to battery longevity.

posted on 26 Feb 2015, 21:31 2

21. Genza (Posts: 540; Member since: 12 Mar 2014)


For me Xperia Z3C is the real battery champ with a 2600 mAh, I'm sure M9 battery life will not be too disappointing for average users but I doubt that 2840 mAh is large enough to compete with other 2015 flagship in terms of battery life.

posted on 26 Feb 2015, 21:45

24. seven7dust (unregistered)


agreed the Z3c is amazing in battery life , My dad owns I borrowed for sometime when my phone got lost and I was stunned by the battery life.

too bad sony hasn't promoted it at all, it's really is a nice phone.

posted on 26 Feb 2015, 22:06

25. jellmoo (Posts: 1701; Member since: 31 Oct 2011)


The Z3C has a brutal battery no doubt. But mAh isn't the only real indicator of true longevity. Take a look at the G3. 3000 mAh battery, and has terrible screen on time. The Z3 has a 3100 mAh battery (and great longevity of its own) but still gets beaten out by the Z3C.

2840 mAh on a 5 inch, 1080p display is actual pretty great. And being powered by a more efficient is bound to help as well. If I were a betting man (and really I'm not, but I digress), I'd put my money on the M9 being top tier when it comes to battery longevity amongst 2015 flagships.

posted on 26 Feb 2015, 22:49

28. Genza (Posts: 540; Member since: 12 Mar 2014)


Okay then, it seems we have different predictions about the 2840 mAh battery which according to rumors there will be in the M9 and it will not do any good if we continue to debate it.
I think maybe we should wait until there are reliable reviews on M9 battery life.

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