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Reflection on another phone reveals the back of the HTC One (M9)?

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Reflection on another phone reveals the back of the HTC One (M9)?
No sooner did we tell you that HTC has been using decoys to prevent an early leak of the HTC One (M9), then we get word that an HTC employee might have accidentally snapped a picture showing the rear of HTC's next flagship model. To help you get a grasp of this, we start with a story from Friday that revealed a series of pictures allegedly taken using the rear camera of the HTC One (M9).

The model numbers of the phones used were 0PJA10/0PJA13. This dovetails with a tweet from @upleaks last month (since removed) that said that the HTC One (M9) would be part of the 0PJA series. The 3,024 x 5,376 resolution of the pictures suggest that a 20MP snapper was used, when you take into considering that they were cropped to fit a 16:9 aspect ratio. The HTC One (M9) is rumored to be carrying a 20.7MP snapper on its back. More precisely, the sensor is rumored to be a Sony Exmor RS IMX220.

The big news revolves around a picture taken by an HTC employee of a Sony Xperia Z2 that happened to be lying around while the test pictures were being taken. If you look at the reflection seen on the screen of the Xperia Z2, you see the image of the back of the phone that took the photo. That phone is supposedly the HTC One (M9). And guess what folks, the rear camera and the flash lines up perfectly with cases made for the HTC One (M9) by an Asian firm. We showed you a number of pictures of that case a few days ago.

This looks like it could be the real thing. If so, there are some aspects to the design that resembles the HTC One (M8), and some things that obviously are different (especially the lack of the Duo camera). Does this whet your appetite to see the next HTC flagship phone? We expect the device to be unwrapped in Barcelona on March 1st during MWC.

Reflection on screen allegedly reveals the back of the HTC One (M9

Reflection on screen allegedly reveals the back of the HTC One (M9


source: Phandroid

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posted on 24 Jan 2015, 23:00 6

1. TechNeck (Posts: 237; Member since: 29 Aug 2014)


So the phone's back actually looks like that? :/

posted on 24 Jan 2015, 23:01 11

2. TyrionLannister (unregistered)


Wow, I can't believe how HTC have made m8 worse looking than M7 and now M9 looks even worse.

HTC, the minuscule sales you get are mainly due to the looks of your devices. So at least change it a little and make it better looking.

posted on 25 Jan 2015, 03:31 1

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


Must be blind, #h8rsgunh8

posted on 25 Jan 2015, 09:02 5

26. abdane (Posts: 494; Member since: 07 Oct 2011)


M8 worse looking than M7? Hell no, M8 is sexier.

posted on 25 Jan 2015, 09:20 3

27. TyrionLannister (unregistered)


Nope. It's not. There is that ugly HTC black bar at the bottom and the phone is too tall. The aspect ratio and the no space wasting of m7 make it look better.

posted on 24 Jan 2015, 23:20 1

3. Commentator (Posts: 3665; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)


How do we know that the reflection isn't also a decoy?

posted on 24 Jan 2015, 23:24 12

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


Actually the guy who holding the phone is a decoy too.. it's a human prototype..

posted on 25 Jan 2015, 02:21

16. engineer-1701d (Posts: 3266; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


Under the middle finger there is a silver reflective sticker I hope this is jot the true m9 if so I will have to skip HTC again and go for gs6 or z4

posted on 24 Jan 2015, 23:21

4. hurrycanger (Posts: 1556; Member since: 01 Dec 2013)


What's the thing on the top corner? Could it be for the duo-camera feature? I hope it is because duo-camera is what I really like about the M8.

posted on 25 Jan 2015, 01:55 4

15. neops (Posts: 285; Member since: 28 Jan 2014)


It's a microphone

posted on 25 Jan 2015, 02:51 2

17. hurrycanger (Posts: 1556; Member since: 01 Dec 2013)


Wait that's too big for a mic. Never seen such huge mic on the back of a phone before.

posted on 25 Jan 2015, 03:02 1

18. hurrycanger (Posts: 1556; Member since: 01 Dec 2013)


Just making sure you're looking at the same thing I'm looking at.

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-BeGt4GNNTuc/VMSwvIUpo9I/AAAAAAAAmKQ/uAfuLPJ5jTQ/w638-h474-no/refl.png

posted on 25 Jan 2015, 08:08

24. spin9 (Posts: 279; Member since: 31 May 2014)


Well it could be anything: a blaster, a flash, a camera, sensors, a sticker, a mafin, your grandma :) The phone case renders that are mentioned above suggest it's nothing. There's only a microphone there but i guess is in the dark plastic line. We also don't know if this image is reliable

posted on 25 Jan 2015, 13:23

30. hurrycanger (Posts: 1556; Member since: 01 Dec 2013)


If the phone were like 100 foot tall, that could be my grandma. But you seem to be new to smartphones. They're not that huge.

posted on 24 Jan 2015, 23:22 2

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


Yeah, HTC. Build up unnecessary hype for your phone so everyone can be even more dissapointed when they launch than they already are. -_-

posted on 24 Jan 2015, 23:44

7. tiara6918 (Posts: 2022; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)


I think part of them intentionally leaking the device is to get the response of the consumers. Like when the specs leaked that it will have full hd at 5" everyone liked them sticking with such. But yes, I am no longer excited fo march as we have already seen what the device is as early as now. I know that is already the real deal and not a prototype

posted on 25 Jan 2015, 04:41

21. TheHitman1982 (Posts: 68; Member since: 30 Dec 2014)


Who's disappointed ? I think its great.

posted on 25 Jan 2015, 00:12

8. Cyagocaliz (unregistered)


HTC One M7 is one of clones of iPhone. And M9 is very similar to M7. So that means...?

posted on 25 Jan 2015, 00:30 13

9. ReticentHamster (Posts: 66; Member since: 19 Jan 2015)


Wow. M7 is a clone of the iPhone? How's that? In fact, the iPhone 6's (rather tacky looking) antenna lines appeared well after the M7 came out. Those lines are basically the only similarity between the two phones, so in that case, the iPhone 6 is actually a clone of the M7! :O

posted on 25 Jan 2015, 00:55 7

11. tiara6918 (Posts: 2022; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)


Let's not feed the troll and he'll silently disappear. It's no use attacking him like this as he'll continue on further

posted on 25 Jan 2015, 01:54 4

13. amats69 (Posts: 1377; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)


agree...this guy got no life..so ignoring him is the best we can do..

posted on 25 Jan 2015, 01:55 2

14. Doakie (Posts: 1867; Member since: 06 May 2009)


Derp. It all means derp. I can't translate into retard better than that.

posted on 25 Jan 2015, 00:42

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


This is old

posted on 25 Jan 2015, 01:54

12. megathaszrul89 (Posts: 112; Member since: 08 Jan 2015)


htc is using the same design language with m8. come on htc,u can do better than this.

posted on 25 Jan 2015, 03:27

19. TheStanleyFTW (Posts: 243; Member since: 20 Feb 2013)


Hope that HTC One M9 gets the Sony IMX230 sensor :D

posted on 25 Jan 2015, 12:11

28. rency0722 (Posts: 155; Member since: 12 Jun 2013)


This is impossible, as the IMX230 will be first and exclusive to Xperia Z4, just like how the IMX220 is first and exclusive to Z1

posted on 25 Jan 2015, 07:31

22. rakesh_stranger (Posts: 2; Member since: 31 May 2014)


no doubt, its an iPhone with a decal on it similar to htc one

posted on 25 Jan 2015, 08:05 1

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


That looks horrible. Like a fat and short and stocky version of the M7.

posted on 25 Jan 2015, 08:59

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


HTC might be trolling again with this leak too.

Androids that look like iPhone never do well on world market,
I dont see the resemblance other then a similarity of a line.

Though I guess it must suck for those that think that way,
when competitors make better looking versions of the product in their own hands

posted on 25 Jan 2015, 13:12

29. realhumanbeing (Posts: 50; Member since: 18 Oct 2014)


It seems all the users of this site can do is troll if the thread is about anything other then their favorite manufacturer.

posted on 26 Jan 2015, 11:10

31. material (Posts: 79; Member since: 08 Jan 2015)


Purple Z2 ! How many of them are in the wild ? The leaker is in trouble!

posted on 28 Jan 2015, 18:54

32. htcbro (Posts: 1; Member since: 28 Jan 2015)


Fear not! I've got all your backs! I'll be at the event on March 1st!
Follow @thehtcbro on twitter and @htcbro on instagram if you have it!

instagram.com/htcbro

twitter.com/thehtcbro

I'll be live streaming the juicy stuff and the stuff nobody else will be... Covert! ;)

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