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New leaked HTC Hima / One (M9) photos suggest new power button placement

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New leaked HTC Hima / One (M9) photos suggest new power button placement
Ready for a new round of alleged HTC Hima / One (M9) photos? Good, because the unannounced handset may have appeared in a couple of images which suggest that its power button now resides on the right side, below the volume rocker, rather than at the top (as it's the case on the One M8 and One M7).

Posted by Phandroid, the images reportedly come from "a reliable source close to the Taiwanese company." If they do indeed show the real One (M9) / Hima, the handset doesn't look too different from the One (M8) - though, as previously reported, it seems to have thinner bezels.

On the back, the upcoming HTC flagship smartphone should feature a redesigned 20 MP camera with Optical Image Stabilization (and no UltraPixel technology). However, the new photos can't confirm this. What Phandroid can confirm, according to its source, is that the new One will have an octa-core processor (almost certainly Qualcomm's 64-bit Snapdragon 810) paired with 3 GB of RAM. For more about the handset, check out our HTC One (M9) rumor roundup.

Earlier today, an alleged HTC One (M9) Plus showed up, though this one had a suspicious home button (à la Samsung Galaxy), so we're not really inclined to believe in its existence.

As always, we must not forget that some leaked images turn out to be genuine, while others simply don't. We'll have to wait until March 1 to see if the photos included in this article belong to the former, or the latter category.

Update: Two more images have been added, one showing the device's rear side.


source: Phandroid

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posted on 22 Jan 2015, 16:47 4

1. emadhtc (Posts: 4; Member since: 17 Dec 2014)


nice design

posted on 22 Jan 2015, 17:05 11

6. arsenaljimenez (Posts: 169; Member since: 03 May 2012)


It looks pretty much the same as the m7 and m8 O.o

posted on 22 Jan 2015, 17:27 12

14. Birds (Posts: 1154; Member since: 21 Nov 2011)


And that's a reason to say the design isn't nice? It's on'y so much you can do with a rectangle...

posted on 22 Jan 2015, 17:51 3

23. arsenaljimenez (Posts: 169; Member since: 03 May 2012)


Ok, first of all... calm down
Second of all I didn't say it wasn't nice
I just said they look the same
But yes, the m7 has a nice design... been used too many times by them
Even Samsung changes their galaxy s line every year, no huge changes but they are noticeable

posted on 22 Jan 2015, 18:20 2

27. Birds (Posts: 1154; Member since: 21 Nov 2011)


I can assure you I'm calm. I think the stacked pyramid design is good and should be recycled. HTC has added subtle variation to their lineup over the past 2 years, and I'd argue just as much as Samsung. The difference is that HTC has to work around boom sound.

Now if HTC keeps this up 4 years in a row then I'll be pissed. 3 years the same design is OK, but 4...nope...that sounds like complacency.

posted on 22 Jan 2015, 22:53 5

55. zachattack (Posts: 621; Member since: 31 Jul 2013)


You just said Samsung changes their phone noticeably LMAO WHAT. That's hilarious bro, serious though. For realsies though how can you even say that. The only thing they changed was the back of the phone from plastic to ugly ass perforated plastic.

This thing looks sexy as hell no matter how similar it looks. HTC phones never looked bad

posted on 22 Jan 2015, 19:34 1

36. Z3R091 (Posts: 86; Member since: 13 Apr 2014)


I don't really care where the power button is.
HTC got some knock code right?
So we don't need to reach the power button

posted on 22 Jan 2015, 22:40 1

52. Birds (Posts: 1154; Member since: 21 Nov 2011)


LOL, no, HTC doesn't TBH. Knock Code is exclusive to LG. What you're thinking about is LG's Knock On feature, which allows you to double tap the screen to awake it. HTC has that feature but I have no idea what it's called. Probably "double tap to awake" or something else with two many syllables.

posted on 23 Jan 2015, 05:09

68. rizevnarastek (Posts: 347; Member since: 06 Sep 2012)


HTC MotionLaunch. Google it up.

posted on 22 Jan 2015, 21:50 3

51. Mercedes-Benz (Posts: 381; Member since: 18 Jan 2015)


You know what it looks like ? A HTC
This is called brand identity , you can expect a manufacturer to keep revamp their design every year

posted on 22 Jan 2015, 18:23 4

28. Gp_Customs (banned) (Posts: 269; Member since: 14 Jan 2015)


Looks like the M7.
Like the design, less curves.
Didn't like the curvy M8.
3Gb Ram, is a let down. No LPDDR4.

posted on 23 Jan 2015, 07:08

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


How do you know that it won't have DDR4 ram?

posted on 22 Jan 2015, 18:41 2

31. Be_Mine (Posts: 56; Member since: 29 Dec 2013)


And I hope they keep headphone jack at the bottom. I find it more convenient to use.

posted on 22 Jan 2015, 16:52 7

2. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10409; Member since: 14 May 2012)


That's the real deal.

posted on 22 Jan 2015, 17:02

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


Indeed. Hopefully with it's camera will be the real deal too. That's the one thing I really hated about the M8. (and, to be fair, my Moto X.)

posted on 22 Jan 2015, 17:57 2

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


And it looks narrower and slimmer, amd for that, plus the improved camera, i am sold.
As Mxyzbtlk would say, HTC(Apple in his case) take my monies

posted on 22 Jan 2015, 18:24 1

29. Gp_Customs (banned) (Posts: 269; Member since: 14 Jan 2015)


Lol
Well said.

posted on 22 Jan 2015, 16:57

3. torr310 (Posts: 773; Member since: 27 Oct 2011)


Wish it has a physical home button in the front and removable battery + SD card slot.

posted on 22 Jan 2015, 17:01 1

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


The M8 has a sd slot so will the M9

posted on 22 Jan 2015, 17:37

20. torr310 (Posts: 773; Member since: 27 Oct 2011)


Thanks for the information!

posted on 22 Jan 2015, 17:12 7

7. Dr.SamX (Posts: 152; Member since: 19 Jan 2015)


HTC had two simple missions: 1.) Fix the bezels (remove the HTC logo from the front) and 2.) Fix the camera. Looks like they have failed at at least 50%...

posted on 22 Jan 2015, 19:28

35. true1984 (Posts: 822; Member since: 23 May 2012)


They made the bar smaller, which in itself is pretty good since they have components for the dual speakers

posted on 22 Jan 2015, 20:12 2

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


Nexus 6 has dual speakers with 0 added bezels. Why does HTC need a black bar for speakers when no one else does.

posted on 22 Jan 2015, 20:21

44. TheStanleyFTW (Posts: 241; Member since: 20 Feb 2013)


Maybe because of some antenna are placed under the logo, since it is "plastic" and metal would just ruin it..or something?

Lulz! :D

posted on 22 Jan 2015, 20:32 2

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


My guessing is that it needs the extra space to fit the dedicated amplifier for the stereo speakers. And as far as i know, neither Motorola nor Sony has amplifiers in their stereo speakers phones.

posted on 22 Jan 2015, 17:12 2

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


I believe its legit. But just a question, why did they have to smudge/distort parts of the picture?

posted on 22 Jan 2015, 17:29 1

15. Birds (Posts: 1154; Member since: 21 Nov 2011)


Yeah, I was wondering the same!

posted on 22 Jan 2015, 17:14 1

9. HugoBarraCyanogenmod (Posts: 984; Member since: 06 Jul 2014)


None of the leaks are real currently, so obvious it's a Photoshop

posted on 22 Jan 2015, 23:53

60. tech2 (Posts: 3333; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


Makes perfect sense /s

posted on 22 Jan 2015, 17:19

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


Thank goodness they changed the metal frame on the side. The chrome shiny thing on the side of the m8 scrapes off easily

posted on 22 Jan 2015, 17:19 1

11. Doctorluv (Posts: 39; Member since: 30 Jun 2014)


Still hate the speaker holes at the front... makes the phone ugly, in my opinion...

posted on 22 Jan 2015, 20:01

41. hurrycanger (Posts: 1553; Member since: 01 Dec 2013)


Yea I kinda agree. And even Boomsound speakers don't require that many holes. To be more exact, the speaker on the One M8 took only 1/3 the length of the bottom grills.

posted on 23 Jan 2015, 05:29

70. justme (Posts: 52; Member since: 09 Jan 2012)


Agreed. Some of the artist renders have been gorgeous while keeping the front grilles; HTC should take a look if this picture is genuine.

posted on 22 Jan 2015, 17:23 3

12. bigmaster (Posts: 198; Member since: 05 Sep 2014)


Man! The M8/7 is much more appealing than this sh!t ...

I don't think that HTC will go with this "old design" that's not HTC's thing.

posted on 22 Jan 2015, 17:25 3

13. brianbrain (Posts: 11; Member since: 19 Aug 2013)


Dear HTC: GET RID OF THE HTC LOGO BAR! It amazes me that after the M8 especially, that they are still holding on to that space. Take a page out of Moto's book, HTC - those are what bezels should be.

*sigh*. Another year, another wasted opportunity for HTC.

posted on 22 Jan 2015, 17:31 1

16. EC112987 (Posts: 519; Member since: 10 Nov 2014)


It's amazing how one of the only complaints in the logo. That shouldn't be a reason to not want this phone. People will never be completely happy

posted on 22 Jan 2015, 17:39 3

22. Awalker (Posts: 1368; Member since: 15 Aug 2013)


It needlessly makes the phone longer. They already have their logo on the back so why the need to put one on the front?

posted on 22 Jan 2015, 19:58

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


it needlessly makes the phone longer are you stupid do you think htc lets make the phone taller by putting the htc symbol on the front no how dumb can you be. think before you type

posted on 22 Jan 2015, 20:04

42. EC112987 (Posts: 519; Member since: 10 Nov 2014)


That's what I was thinking lol I don't think they'd make the phone longer just so that they can squeeze the HTC logo on it.

posted on 23 Jan 2015, 00:46 1

62. rnagic (Posts: 148; Member since: 13 Jul 2014)


You are calling people stupid and telling someone to "think before you type", but your comment is a complete wreck. It's called punctuality kid.

posted on 22 Jan 2015, 17:34 2

17. bigmaster (Posts: 198; Member since: 05 Sep 2014)


DAAAAAAAT HUGE BEZEL!!

Really HTC?!

posted on 22 Jan 2015, 17:36 1

18. ciprian.ruse (Posts: 292; Member since: 13 May 2014)


Fake ! This pics here have no smudge on the HTC logo -->http://qbking77.com/news/new-htc-one-m9/ and also zoom on the sides and you will that it's edited.

posted on 22 Jan 2015, 17:37

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


This better not be it! I've already stated why on other older pics! Grr...! Arg!

posted on 22 Jan 2015, 17:38 4

21. UglyFrank (Posts: 1553; Member since: 23 Jan 2014)


This makes the S3/S4/S5 look like revolutionary jumps. Yeah another One that looks like the last One.

posted on 22 Jan 2015, 20:21 1

45. Supraman21 (Posts: 292; Member since: 09 Jun 2010)


Way better than whatever samsung has come out with

posted on 25 Jan 2015, 18:40

74. UglyFrank (Posts: 1553; Member since: 23 Jan 2014)


You say that but my S5 that just got lollipop (where is that on any HTC one btw) begs to differ

posted on 22 Jan 2015, 17:57

24. ReticentHamster (Posts: 63; Member since: 19 Jan 2015)


I'm just hoping that the speakers are even better than the M8. I love the speaker volume and quality of my One Max. It would make me pleased as punch to see another improvement.

To me, that sound quality is worth any amount of bezel. Also, the bezels are that big at all... Are you guys looking at the same pictures I am?

posted on 22 Jan 2015, 18:07 1

26. iLovesarcasm (Posts: 447; Member since: 20 Oct 2014)


Good design but being too long makes it ugly.

posted on 22 Jan 2015, 18:26

30. Gp_Customs (banned) (Posts: 269; Member since: 14 Jan 2015)


They should've put the speakers on the top, instead of front firing. It would have less bezels.

posted on 22 Jan 2015, 18:44 2

32. PryvateiDz (Posts: 133; Member since: 31 Jul 2011)


I love it. To me, this is the perfect example of "if it's not broke, don't fix it." The HTC M line, M7, M8, were already sexy. I didn't want them to do much with it, maybe refine it a lil bit, and I'm already sold. I just want the same design, a lil refined, and make sure the features and specs are up to par.

posted on 22 Jan 2015, 19:13

33. saucexD (banned) (Posts: 62; Member since: 20 Jan 2015)


Id kill for this phone with Android on it. Prob the only Android phone I'd want again minus the LG G series.

posted on 22 Jan 2015, 21:11

47. AfterShock (Posts: 3698; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)


As in a GPE variety?

posted on 22 Jan 2015, 19:17 2

34. Cyagocaliz (unregistered)


This one is ugly as M8! Disappointed -_-
They have no idea how to trim down the bezels of their phones... Dumb HTC!

posted on 22 Jan 2015, 21:38 1

49. AfterShock (Posts: 3698; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)


Like them Sony or Apple bezels right, Right?

posted on 22 Jan 2015, 23:04

58. Cyagocaliz (unregistered)


You are ignorant, both of Xperia Z3 and iPhone 6 have much slimmer bezels than One M8 -_-

posted on 22 Jan 2015, 19:37

37. roldefol (Posts: 4097; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


Take my money maybe if the UI is nice and light and the camera is improved and has OIS and the battery life is good and Sony and LG don't have anything better to offer!!!

posted on 22 Jan 2015, 19:47 1

38. mr.techdude (Posts: 569; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)


IDC what anyone says but I know this is going to look awesome, why you ask? The one m7/m8 both had great designs but this m9 with thin bezels and less curves also it looks thinner, it would look so badass. The one m8 has pretty thin vertical bezels and the m9 has noticeably thinner ones.....now that's a win

posted on 22 Jan 2015, 19:51

39. jessyi (Posts: 324; Member since: 08 Jan 2015)


LG g4 will be the best smartphone of 2014..2 years in a row..bezeless display with 1.5 watt speaker,that will be much better than on the LG g3..1 speaker will outperform HTC dual speakers.

posted on 22 Jan 2015, 21:40

50. AfterShock (Posts: 3698; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)


Bezeless? Hmm Ok..
How do you hold it?

Solo speaker on back facing away then?

Idk, sounds awkward.

posted on 23 Jan 2015, 02:43

65. limporgyuk (Posts: 273; Member since: 06 Nov 2013)


I have a G3 and my girlfriend has an M8 mini and her speakers are so much better. Yeah the G3 is loud but nothing can top boomsound. I would also bet that the G4 looks pretty much identical to the G3.

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