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Official HTC One M9 renders, price, and (almost) full specs allegedly leaked

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Official HTC One M9 renders, price, and (almost) full specs allegedly leaked
According to German website MobileGeeks (a reliable source, from what we've noticed), what we're seeing below are official HTC One M9 renders. What's more, the website says it knows the upcoming handset's price, and claims to have an exhaustive list of features.

The renders show the "gunmetal grey" and "gold on silver" variants of the One M9, and are in line with many of the previously leaked images that allegedly showed HTC's new flagship smartphone.

There are no surprises when it comes to the specs of the One M9. Reportedly, the new HTC handset offers a 5-inch 1080p display, and is powered by Qualcomm's octa-core, 2.0 GHz Snapdragon 810 processor. The M9 has a 20 MP rear camera with dual LED flash, and what's said to be a 4 MP UltraPixel camera on the front. Furthermore, we have 3 GB of RAM, 32 GB of internal memory, and microSD card support (up to 128 GB). Android 5.0 Lollipop with Sense 7 UI will be on board. BoomSound speakers, NFC, Bluetooth 4.1, and LTE connectivity (up to 300 Mbps) are also included. The new One should be 9.61mm thin, while weighing 157.5 grams. What about its battery? Well, this should be a 2900 mAh one.

MobileGeeks

The HTC One M9 could be available starting April (at least in Europe)

has it that HTC will sell the One M9 starting April in Germany, for €749, so we should expect the device to cost around $750 in the US (off contract).

All in all, it seems that, lately, HTC just can't keep its secrets. As you may know, images and videos of last year's One (M8) were making the rounds on the internet well ahead of the handset's official announcement. Anyway, take a look at the renders below, and let us know if you like what you're seeing.

P.S.: HTC will officially showcase the One M9 on March 1 at MWC 2015, when a One M9 Plus (with a 5.2-inch Quad HD screen) is also expected to be announced.

Update: these renders seem to have originated from the website of German retailer CyberPort. But MobileGeeks says they show the real One M9 anyway. We'll just have to wait until March 1 to find out how accurate the images are.


sources: MobileGeeks (translated), CyberPort

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posted on 21 Feb 2015, 12:47 25

1. Danini1112 (Posts: 50; Member since: 22 Jun 2013)


Lol for those people who clash Samsung for "same" design with S6 leak... Here we got an example, the change here is that camera is not round anymore ! Wow. Still a great design thought. :)

posted on 21 Feb 2015, 12:56 9

7. Randy_g (Posts: 69; Member since: 10 Jul 2014)


Haha oops having it change it to square is totally copying another company hope they dont get sued

posted on 21 Feb 2015, 12:56 16

9. rd_nest (Posts: 1591; Member since: 06 Jun 2010)


This is so thick, and yet just 2900 mAh.

This is 9.6mm, compared to 6.9mm in S6. Yet this has just mere 300mAh more battery.

And no OIS :(

posted on 21 Feb 2015, 13:00 2

13. feeth (Posts: 20; Member since: 14 Jun 2014)


No ios is an actual perk, a plus.

posted on 21 Feb 2015, 13:08 6

17. Busyboy (Posts: 537; Member since: 07 Jan 2015)


Elaborate.

posted on 21 Feb 2015, 13:50 3

44. TheWeasel (Posts: 403; Member since: 26 Dec 2014)


rd_nest had said OIS, as in Optical Image Stabilization. I believe you simply misunderstood them.

posted on 21 Feb 2015, 13:33 11

32. usermaxthon (Posts: 70; Member since: 20 Jan 2015)


It's a rounded design. It has much less space for battery life than flat design phones. It's actually good news that they're able to put 300mAh more battery life than M8 which practically has the same thickness. And it will probably have better battery life than S6.

posted on 21 Feb 2015, 14:00 9

48. Techielover (Posts: 105; Member since: 20 Feb 2015)


Are sure about the better battery life?

AMOLED vs LCD
14nm vs 20 nm
Efficient vs not so efficient
2k vs FHD

posted on 21 Feb 2015, 14:11 14

52. usermaxthon (Posts: 70; Member since: 20 Jan 2015)


No, I can't be certain that's why i said probably. Even with only 2600mAh HTC was able to get good battery life. With 2900 mAh it will have even better battery life. I'll be glad if the put 300 mAh more battery. And can you stop with this efficient 14nm processor thing, when they talk about it's 30% better efficiency they talk about the best case scenario. In the real world not all task will be able to achieve max 30% efficiency. And surely QHD resolution (let's say very efficient) will suck a lot of battery life than FHD (probably new generation LCD tech) display even though QHD will be pentile stripe.

posted on 21 Feb 2015, 14:19 9

53. rd_nest (Posts: 1591; Member since: 06 Jun 2010)


So now 14nm is gimmick? You guys are amazing!

I will then tell you 20nm is also gimmick. We should also go back to 90nm days.. right?

posted on 21 Feb 2015, 14:36 15

60. usermaxthon (Posts: 70; Member since: 20 Jan 2015)


Did I say it was gimmick? All I said that the 30% efficiency they talk about it was the maximum efficiency the node can achieve for a certain task. 30% efficiency will not be achievable in the real world for all the time. 14nm is still superior than 20nm but that doesn't gurantee the better battery life if the battery capacity is too small. Read before you comment.

posted on 21 Feb 2015, 17:02 1

77. rd_nest (Posts: 1591; Member since: 06 Jun 2010)


So you have tested the 14nm 3D FinFET SOCs and are here to educate the mere mortals here?

Since you happen to know so much, let me ask you this -

1. which "certain task" can it achieve this 30% efficiency?
2. is that "certain task" not part of real world?
3. so you are saying samsung is using 14nm just for LOLs?

Last, why is Qualcomm planning to use Samsung's 14nm design for their upcoming SOCs? Since it doesn't have any benefits, you should go and stop them.

http://www.extremetech.com/computing/198822-samsung-expected-to-manufacture-14nm-chips-for-qualcomm-apple-possibly-nvidia-in-2015

posted on 22 Feb 2015, 01:49

96. Cicero (Posts: 858; Member since: 22 Jan 2014)


That depends of the type of battery. If it is a new generation of polymers or if it is a top invention the small capacity of battery will last longer. But in real life they are multiple factors that can screw your battery life. One is heat from your 20nm 810 soc.

posted on 21 Feb 2015, 14:22 1

55. Techielover (Posts: 105; Member since: 20 Feb 2015)


Well on the first of March we will see what both OEMs says and later we will see the reviews.

posted on 21 Feb 2015, 17:08 1

78. rd_nest (Posts: 1591; Member since: 06 Jun 2010)


Check G Flex 2 reviews, and how it throttles with 810. Pathetic batterylife.

posted on 22 Feb 2015, 07:56

107. j2001m (Posts: 2826; Member since: 28 Apr 2014)


Hi, that 30% over there own very good battery drain of there 5433 and not the battery hog of the 810 or the s5 801 with 28nm, I.e. They going to save on power big time

posted on 22 Feb 2015, 07:58

108. j2001m (Posts: 2826; Member since: 28 Apr 2014)


Sorry to say mate but samsung amoled as the same battery life for there QHD and fhd screens and will use less than htc lcd fhd screen, I.e. Your screen we take more power also as the 7420 as a way better gpu than the 810 there will be no problmes that side of things

posted on 21 Feb 2015, 14:31 1

59. Neros (Posts: 1016; Member since: 19 Dec 2014)


Who cares when it's just fugly? Who wants a fugly phone with protruding a camera?

posted on 21 Feb 2015, 14:50 2

61. Techielover (Posts: 105; Member since: 20 Feb 2015)


The millions who bought the previous fugly phones with protruding cameras and the millions who are gonna buy this.

We don't see htc,Sony are lg selling their phones do we?We see samsung and apple topping chart and sales.

posted on 21 Feb 2015, 13:09 2

18. UglyFrank (Posts: 1601; Member since: 23 Jan 2014)


They wanted to call it the HTC OneS but they couldn't because they already released that. I mean, come on. The design is 99% the same. It is nice to see upgrades for the front camera, rear camera, RAM, Storage, Processor. But people will think this is the M8 or even the M7 if they don't look at the camera.

posted on 21 Feb 2015, 13:14 8

21. alex3run (Posts: 710; Member since: 18 May 2014)


Agreed. Concepts were much better.

posted on 21 Feb 2015, 13:42 13

38. NoFanboy (Posts: 298; Member since: 18 Nov 2013)


Evleaks just said this is fake on Twitter

posted on 21 Feb 2015, 15:22 10

64. NexusPhan (Posts: 624; Member since: 11 Jul 2013)


As did every other reputable android news website. Phone arena, however, posts every piece of garbage they can get their hands on. I swore them off for a month and came back to see if it was as bad as I remembered. It is. Goodbye forever

posted on 21 Feb 2015, 15:14 3

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


Yes, but the M9 with it's improved camera, superb UI, and premium all around look and feel will run circles around any of the Samsung devices, Mega, Alpha, Beta, Mini, Edge, Note, Pro, S, Tab, Circle, etc. etc. etc.! #1

posted on 21 Feb 2015, 15:59

68. Techielover (Posts: 105; Member since: 20 Feb 2015)


Not in sales though,that's a ABSOLUTE fact.

Go fanboy elsewhere.

posted on 21 Feb 2015, 16:17 4

70. seven7dust (unregistered)


considering samsung financial statements, I wouldn't say that.

either way it's funny how a HTC story has been completely turned into a samsung worship story by the fanboys , maybe samsung pays I really would like to know.

guys go profess your love for samsung on samsung threads ,leave HTC threads alone.

posted on 21 Feb 2015, 16:37

73. Techielover (Posts: 105; Member since: 20 Feb 2015)


I'm both an apple and samsung fan but right now samsung is hot apple is not.

Samsung is also attacked by other fanboys on our threads and it's funny when we rub salt in your wounds about the best designed phone ever.

posted on 21 Feb 2015, 16:59 1

76. seven7dust (unregistered)


I wasn't targeting you personally , but the general samsung fanboys , this site is filled with them , claiming that samsung is the only real smartphone manufacturer and everyone else is garbage.
when in reality they aren't doing so well financially.

either way you have it backwards , Apple is hot right now after their historic quarter and samsung is not doing so hot financially.

posted on 21 Feb 2015, 17:51 1

82. Techielover (Posts: 105; Member since: 20 Feb 2015)


I was talking about hot in rumors and leaks.

I think samsung's profits will go up after the launch of the s6.I don't see apple replicating much less surpass their great quarter unless they revamp the iphone again(more megapixel maybe),ipad(higher resolution) and if the Apple watch is a aye or nay.

posted on 22 Feb 2015, 01:56 1

98. Cicero (Posts: 858; Member since: 22 Jan 2014)


Why you are talking about phones in financial terms of companies that produce them? This is a tech site not an stock one.

posted on 21 Feb 2015, 17:25 2

81. Ninetysix (Posts: 2340; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)


Samsung is hot in what parallel universe? Their mobile profits went down 64% with no signs of going up.

posted on 22 Feb 2015, 08:06

110. j2001m (Posts: 2826; Member since: 28 Apr 2014)


Profits are down because they give you more and not cheap Apple crap

posted on 22 Feb 2015, 08:03

109. j2001m (Posts: 2826; Member since: 28 Apr 2014)


Sorry but I do not think that will be the case this yea just to get stated all the insides are go to be way faster that includes the32gb of disk

posted on 21 Feb 2015, 18:59

85. Gabriellow1990 (Posts: 4; Member since: 01 Feb 2015)


What makes you so sure that this is the real thing? Every year there are leaks of GALAXY phone leaking with new design but the actual product is still the same

posted on 22 Feb 2015, 05:09

104. Chunkyspudface (Posts: 65; Member since: 31 May 2013)


To be fair, this time last year the M8 leaks were the real thing... Not saying it's the same this year, but HTC often get leaked before other companies.

posted on 22 Feb 2015, 08:35

112. sniper1087 (Posts: 502; Member since: 31 Dec 2011)


I dont think I trust any of these renders, the ones I trust try the most are the ones from evleaks

posted on 23 Feb 2015, 00:28

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


Wow, HTC has done another good job making beautiful phone.

posted on 21 Feb 2015, 12:49 2

2. mmmanuuu (Posts: 400; Member since: 05 Nov 2013)


Aren't these the images of one m8? I mean look at that front camera. In the previous renders the m9 camera was in the centre.

posted on 21 Feb 2015, 13:42 4

39. NoFanboy (Posts: 298; Member since: 18 Nov 2013)


Evleaks just said this is fake on Twitter

posted on 21 Feb 2015, 12:49 23

3. Drsarcastic (Posts: 131; Member since: 23 Jul 2014)


I really, REALLY hope this is fake.

posted on 21 Feb 2015, 13:20

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


Same here, it will affect the sales of the m9 big time, since 2 of the complaints about the m8 were the 4UP camera and that big black bar. You can't just fix the camera and be lazy in making your flagship a bit more compact.

posted on 21 Feb 2015, 13:22

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


Oh, and just to make things worse, they had to ruin the back with that protruding camera.

posted on 21 Feb 2015, 12:52

4. bigdawg23 (Posts: 446; Member since: 25 May 2011)


I really just want an improve screen resolution and nice camera

posted on 21 Feb 2015, 12:56 7

8. redmd (Posts: 1245; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)


1080p on 5 inch screen is good enough IMO

posted on 21 Feb 2015, 12:55 1

5. redmd (Posts: 1245; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)


Sleek but its almost the same design as M8.

posted on 21 Feb 2015, 12:55 10

6. progosu (Posts: 25; Member since: 21 Feb 2015)


So it looks like HTC will be on a Sony's path soon.

posted on 21 Feb 2015, 12:57 12

10. NoFanboy (Posts: 298; Member since: 18 Nov 2013)


This is FAKE. This goes AGAINST EVLEAKS and SPIGENS renders, and this is probably a decoy like before.

posted on 21 Feb 2015, 13:21 2

24. Biernot (unregistered)


i hope so

posted on 21 Feb 2015, 13:42 3

41. NoFanboy (Posts: 298; Member since: 18 Nov 2013)


Evleaks just said this is fake on Twitter

posted on 21 Feb 2015, 12:58 3

11. MahmoudHamsharii (Posts: 69; Member since: 28 Aug 2013)


WTF!, I want the last rendere!!

posted on 21 Feb 2015, 12:58 2

12. bodzio1809 (Posts: 356; Member since: 28 Aug 2013)


If it's true it's beginning of HTC end. I hope that it's decoy and last renders are true.

posted on 21 Feb 2015, 13:30

29. amro99 (Posts: 105; Member since: 29 Nov 2012)


Just after everyone thought HTC is recovering from that horrible situation, it disappointed everyone.. It seems apple is the only good choice left :(

posted on 21 Feb 2015, 13:45 1

42. bodzio1809 (Posts: 356; Member since: 28 Aug 2013)


I will buy iP 6S if Samsung will disappoint me. I don't like S6 renders, but according to official leaks this renders could be fake.

posted on 21 Feb 2015, 13:49

43. Neros (Posts: 1016; Member since: 19 Dec 2014)


Apple? Iphone blows big time.

posted on 21 Feb 2015, 13:01 1

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


It looks... The same. :(

posted on 21 Feb 2015, 14:20

54. Neros (Posts: 1016; Member since: 19 Dec 2014)


It looks worse.

posted on 21 Feb 2015, 13:01 1

15. miguelmeza14 (Posts: 61; Member since: 20 Apr 2013)


my heart is aching right now...

posted on 21 Feb 2015, 13:08

16. Biernot (unregistered)


hahaha mobilegeeks...the guy lives in taiwan and talk crap about other german techpages.

posted on 21 Feb 2015, 13:10 6

19. Emmanuelz (Posts: 152; Member since: 01 Aug 2013)


If this is true then HTC is done. Galaxy s6 is going to destroy it!

posted on 21 Feb 2015, 13:13

20. Biernot (unregistered)


Same here !

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