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New 7mm-thin HTC One (M9) concept proposes a Quad HD sapphire display, 12 MP Duo camera

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New 7mm-thin HTC One (M9) concept proposes a Quad HD sapphire display, 12 MP Duo camera
The HTC One (M8) is now six months old, which means it’s getting a bit old (because that’s how the fast-paced mobile industry works). But HTC is certainly developing a successor to the M8, which may, or may not be called One (M9).

Of course, HTC hasn’t confirmed anything about this, but we heard that an M9, and even an M9 Prime could be released in early 2015. Until - and if - that happens, allow us to introduce you to a new - as opposed to the old ones - HTC (M9) concept design that might not be too different from a real HTC-made device.

Designed by Fabrizio D'Onofrio, this new HTC (M9) concept proposes a 7mm-thin body made with aluminum and titanium. The imaginary handset is obviously a high-end one that brings improvements over HTC’s current flagship. Its display should be a 1440 x 2560 pixels (Quad HD) sapphire crystal one. Other features: BoomSound+ speakers, 5.1 MP front-facing camera, 12 MP Duo rear camera with Optical Image Stabilization, Qualcomm’s new 64-bit Snapdragon 810 processor, 3 GB of RAM, and a 3500 mAh battery. Storage space varies from 32 GB to 128 GB.

What do you think? Would this make a great HTC smartphone or not?


source: Fabrizio D'Onofrio (Google+) via Concept Phones

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posted on 10 Sep 2014, 10:41 26

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


Sexy.

posted on 10 Sep 2014, 10:59 16

12. JImXX (Posts: 1; Member since: 10 Sep 2014)


If HTC gets there camera together and we get more than 13mp or 13 ultrapixels then it would be the best phone ever. with HTC its all about the camera this is there dead point.

posted on 10 Sep 2014, 12:33 5

45. JC557 (Posts: 1521; Member since: 07 Dec 2011)


10+ MP is fine as I'm not overly cropping photos and it would introduce less noise into low light photos and I would rather them increase the sensor size (1/2.5 or less) and aperture of f1.8 or f2.0.

Though, I'd still carry around my Sony RX100 II because I've gotten so used to carrying around my cameras (GoPro, NEX 5/ RX100 II). Slowly ween myself off from doing that (save for the GoPro).

posted on 10 Sep 2014, 15:33 1

63. JC557 (Posts: 1521; Member since: 07 Dec 2011)


Ugh, that should be 1/2.5 or larger.

posted on 10 Sep 2014, 22:38

75. LiyanaBG (Posts: 381; Member since: 07 Nov 2013)


HTC need to get rid of all the bezels they need to learn from LG G3 and Sharp AQUOS Crystal they need to give us edge to edge/bezel-less screen.

posted on 10 Sep 2014, 12:50 2

48. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4839; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


My thing is why have 3GB of RAM if you are going to have a S810. Make it 4GB & this would be an awesome concept!

You know since S810 is 64bit...

posted on 11 Sep 2014, 02:11

79. Daniel.95 (Posts: 89; Member since: 20 Sep 2012)


void main(){
If (this==1)
mainphone=m9forwindows
else
mainphone=lumia
}

posted on 12 Oct 2014, 23:31

83. FanBoyNot (Posts: 6; Member since: 03 May 2014)


Check out the difference between there and their. Phonetics and emoji-speak ae ruining the language.

posted on 10 Sep 2014, 11:04 9

16. sgodsell (Posts: 3649; Member since: 16 Mar 2013)


Looks nice and all. But who the heck gives a crap about being even thinner. Come on already. The vast majority would want a device with a bigger battery, then having a thinner phone. I bet you, if you asked people which they would prefer, a new M9 that was 10mm and could last 33% longer then a 7mm M9. How many would really pick the 7mm over the 10mm? I think we would already know the answer for the vast majority of people in the world.

posted on 10 Sep 2014, 12:01 1

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


Um probably everyone that isn't a technophile.

posted on 10 Sep 2014, 12:11 3

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


I'm happy with m8 battery... So thinner

posted on 18 Sep 2014, 15:51

82. ManosHandsOfFate (Posts: 1; Member since: 18 Sep 2014)


Me too...the M8 is f*cking fantastic!!!

posted on 10 Sep 2014, 12:29 2

44. SuperMaoriBro (Posts: 526; Member since: 23 Jun 2012)


Battery life not an issue for me. Id rather thinner. But even better would be if htc made the next One smaller by reducing those massive bezels

posted on 10 Sep 2014, 12:35

46. JC557 (Posts: 1521; Member since: 07 Dec 2011)


Well, if they manage to fit in a 3000 - 3500 maH battery in that slim body then I'm okay with that. I would hope that the real product ends up being 8.5mm thick or close to it.

posted on 10 Sep 2014, 11:52 2

32. bur60 (Posts: 848; Member since: 07 Jul 2014)


I always loved the Sony Xperia Z designs over all others (premium and very sexy), but damn.... This one could steal my heart.

posted on 10 Sep 2014, 13:52

53. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


Dam sexy and slick stylish it looks, to bad and sad HTC will never agree to this design, even though knowing it looks stunning.

posted on 10 Sep 2014, 15:19 3

62. ponnbu (Posts: 16; Member since: 01 Aug 2014)


M9 = Sexy
IP6 = Taxi

posted on 10 Sep 2014, 15:40 1

64. dimas (Posts: 2146; Member since: 22 Jul 2014)


Agree. the concept design is futuristic. If this is produced, I wouldn't mind HTC making it 8.2 mm thick to increase battery capacity. But no to QHD display, just a huge battery drainer.

posted on 10 Sep 2014, 10:41 1

2. CX3NT3_713 (Posts: 2275; Member since: 18 Apr 2011)


looks nice

posted on 10 Sep 2014, 10:41

3. GeekMovement (Posts: 2156; Member since: 09 Sep 2011)


I love it!

posted on 10 Sep 2014, 13:53

54. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


So dam do I.

posted on 10 Sep 2014, 10:44

4. Armchair_Commentator (Posts: 222; Member since: 08 May 2014)


Nice concept and I really want to believe like I did the m8, Prime, and what not but yes it would be wonderful.

posted on 10 Sep 2014, 11:12 1

20. andonia2 (Posts: 33; Member since: 26 Jul 2013)


HunterxHunter rocks!

posted on 10 Sep 2014, 13:18

50. Armchair_Commentator (Posts: 222; Member since: 08 May 2014)


Haha Thanks!

posted on 10 Sep 2014, 10:46 8

5. JMartin22 (Posts: 1969; Member since: 30 Apr 2013)


Stop with this crappy thinness trend. I actually want 3,000+ mAh batteries WITH good optimization for even better longevity.

posted on 10 Sep 2014, 10:50 2

9. nohatenofanboy (banned) (Posts: 515; Member since: 15 Jul 2014)


ok I tell to the companies what you want . certainly they will care.

posted on 10 Sep 2014, 11:05 3

17. JMartin22 (Posts: 1969; Member since: 30 Apr 2013)


You clearly take certain statements too literally. I was just saying what's on quite a few people's minds

posted on 10 Sep 2014, 11:44 1

29. nohatenofanboy (banned) (Posts: 515; Member since: 15 Jul 2014)


everybody wants good battery life but companies doesnt care what you want . dont bother yourself

posted on 10 Sep 2014, 23:52

76. JMartin22 (Posts: 1969; Member since: 30 Apr 2013)


Your logic for being rebellious just for the sake of arguing doesn't make any sense. If we weren't allowed to opine or critique things that are wrong with threads, what's the point of an open forum for discussion and debate then

posted on 11 Sep 2014, 06:35

80. nohatenofanboy (banned) (Posts: 515; Member since: 15 Jul 2014)


y u answer then ?

posted on 10 Sep 2014, 16:53

67. Gemmol (Posts: 792; Member since: 09 Nov 2011)


Lumia 1520 gives 2 to 4 days of hard usage

posted on 10 Sep 2014, 17:17

69. hurrycanger (Posts: 1563; Member since: 01 Dec 2013)


How much screen time in total ?

posted on 10 Sep 2014, 10:46

6. user109 (Posts: 1; Member since: 10 Sep 2014)


Great design, but it seems rather slippery though

posted on 10 Sep 2014, 10:46 3

7. Ninetysix (Posts: 2386; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)


Will probably still be in last place in the camera department because of their ultrapixel gimmick.

posted on 10 Sep 2014, 11:45 1

30. Kakarotto (Posts: 253; Member since: 07 Dec 2010)


TROLL detected.

posted on 10 Sep 2014, 12:04

36. Ninetysix (Posts: 2386; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)


Buahahaha...Which phone got last place in pretty much all tests? You guessed it! HTC! You need to fix your troll detector broski.

http://tinyurl.com/mt6tbju

posted on 10 Sep 2014, 12:11

39. Kakarotto (Posts: 253; Member since: 07 Dec 2010)


My troll detector works good. Look at your avatar [facepalm]

posted on 10 Sep 2014, 13:54

56. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


Lmao

Apple troll face avatar

Broski

posted on 10 Sep 2014, 10:49

8. JMartin22 (Posts: 1969; Member since: 30 Apr 2013)


Like all concept designs by fan artists, this sucks and deviates greatly from the company's specific design motifs. Why do these people always have to go for the Sci-fi look

posted on 10 Sep 2014, 10:52

10. PAPINYC (banned) (Posts: 2315; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)


Dear PhoneArena, we 'vant faques, please ..... how big??

posted on 10 Sep 2014, 10:54 2

11. ciprian.ruse (Posts: 294; Member since: 13 May 2014)


Looks amazing. In terms of specs I just want htc to work hard in the camera department because that was the only reason that I've bought Galaxy S5 instead of One M8. Looking forward to seeing the real M9.

posted on 10 Sep 2014, 10:59

13. blackberry_Boy (Posts: 213; Member since: 27 May 2014)


Yep bring it on HTC can't wait to see this

posted on 10 Sep 2014, 11:00

14. seidijr (Posts: 1; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)


Really sexy design and good specs. Although: 1) where is the LED/Xeon Flash? 2) if it is running a 64bit proc, it would use more RAM; 3) I'd love to see a HTC like this, but it should have an antenna problem with that kind of unibody back... ;)

posted on 10 Sep 2014, 11:01

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


Why 5.1mp ff when they already released 8mp ff, just saying

posted on 10 Sep 2014, 11:07 1

18. xtroid2k (Posts: 521; Member since: 11 Jan 2010)


OMG OMG OMG, I want it. I will gladly trade up. I am in love with my m8. This thing is so well built. I have an otterbox case. When people ask me what makes my phone so special; I show them the awesome speakers, elegant design (when converting apple folks), finally with confidence I drop my phone hard and show them not a single scratch, albiet I have an otterbox case. I tell them to get the case to, Tech21 is also recommended and usually people are impressed. I offer to drop there iphone and surprisingly I get an unwelcome crowd. This phone is the most durable phone since the motorola droid, which my at the time 2 year old threw it down the downs which had a tile landing and not even a scratch.

posted on 10 Sep 2014, 11:10

19. Tuxedo (Posts: 346; Member since: 19 Mar 2013)


Hell yes!!! Don't forget the sd card slot!!

posted on 10 Sep 2014, 11:13 2

21. bluelemonzz (Posts: 10; Member since: 05 Sep 2014)


yeah it's nice, but since this is not from HTC and from a conceptial artist, let's all use our imagination to picture what the next device should be like.. a 1TB harddrive, 16GB of liquified RAM, a carbon nanotube display, when accessing a porn streaming site the phone will turn into a hollowed tube of sorts and the liquified RAM will act like a lubricant. Come on HTC, make it happen.. especially the last one

posted on 10 Sep 2014, 11:15

22. Spedez (Posts: 450; Member since: 29 Aug 2014)


I'm totally in for it. Others should quickly up their game against Apple which is starting to get too strong. Those 6 pluses are going to hit hard on Android camp and they need something awesome like this to counter it.

posted on 10 Sep 2014, 11:24

23. XPERIA-KNIGHT (unregistered)


HTC is not messing around! Wait til the Z4 drops next 6 months tho......Samsung who?

posted on 10 Sep 2014, 11:27 1

24. JMartin22 (Posts: 1969; Member since: 30 Apr 2013)


Keep wishing you disgruntled fanboy, it's not going to happen in this reality

posted on 10 Sep 2014, 11:31

25. XPERIA-KNIGHT (unregistered)


Lol watch it happen...

posted on 10 Sep 2014, 16:44

66. maccess (Posts: 742; Member since: 16 Jan 2013)


Not gonna happen.. Keep dreaming.. I know life's hard for a whinning full of hatred kid like you..

posted on 10 Sep 2014, 23:53

77. JMartin22 (Posts: 1969; Member since: 30 Apr 2013)


You also forgot that the Galaxy S6 is going to be out around that time too

posted on 10 Sep 2014, 11:36

26. drunkenjay (Posts: 897; Member since: 11 Feb 2013)


if the concept is real, i will go back to htc and give them one more chance

posted on 10 Sep 2014, 11:36

27. terabyteRouser (Posts: 457; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


i thought metal was cool until i actually bought a one coming from a DNA, and its way too effing slippery. its not as comfortable to hold as the dna.

and this design is a moonshot. you need those lines in the metal for an antenna. look at the iPhone 6, its just like the htc with those lines in the back.

posted on 10 Sep 2014, 11:36

28. Casorati (Posts: 13; Member since: 05 Sep 2014)


I would have bought M8 if it had a better Camera. I will wait for this one.

posted on 10 Sep 2014, 13:24

51. SuperMaoriBro (Posts: 526; Member since: 23 Jun 2012)


Me to. But also that big chin put me off

posted on 10 Sep 2014, 11:51

31. duartix (Posts: 295; Member since: 01 Apr 2014)


Me thinks Fabrizio needs to refresh his spelling.
It's Sapphire not Zapphire:http://pt.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=zapphire :O
and it can be 7mm thick not "tick".

The design is amazing though, many steps above the iPhone5s (which still looks 10x better than the 6).

posted on 10 Sep 2014, 11:54

33. ojdidit84 (Posts: 458; Member since: 16 Jul 2011)


Damn, that's one sexy concept! I'd jump back over to HTC in a heartbeat if they got rid of whoever the bezel monster is designing the One and raised the darn pixel count on the camera to 12. Camera and bezels are the only thing really keeping me from HTC.

posted on 10 Sep 2014, 12:02

35. strudelz100 (Posts: 644; Member since: 20 Aug 2014)


It's no dream phone of mine using an off-the-shelf processor based on stock ARM cores.

Custom cores or nothing for me.

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