Alleged HTC One (M9) and M9 Plus renders leaked: sleeker design, large front camera, fingerprint scanner included

The HTC One (M9) is one of the most anticipated devices of the whole of 2015, and the rumor mill just won’t stop churning out whispers and leaks, allegedly showing HTC’s next big thing. We’ve seen that a lot of the images that have leaked out earlier are now said to be of an earlier prototype that won’t enter final production, but this here picture comes from one of the most reliable sources out there: the now retired @evleaks.

With a quick tweet saying that “old habits die hard”, @evleaks is back in the leaking game with its own alleged version of the HTC One (M9). And the render does look sleeker and more refined than everything we’ve seen so far.

Interestingly, we’re seeing two devices with a design eerily similar to that of the HTC Desire EYE (and a two-phone approach in the best traditions of Apple and Samsung) with that very prominent front-facing camera. Speculations are that this may be the HTC One (M9) and its larger sibling, which we'd call HTC One (M9) Plus for sake of simplicity (but it could turn out to be the HTC One (M9) Max, or a completely different name).

What is clear, though, is that the physical home key is back for HTC in the One (M9) Plus, and the only reason we can imagine it is their is to house a new fingerprint scanner for improved security. If you zoom very closely, you can also notice the dual front-firing speakers (formerly, BoomSound) that are now integrated in the body in a much more subdued way.

All in all, this leak of the alleged HTC One (M9) and One (M9) Plus do paint a picture of a truly modern new design approach for the company. Take it with a grain of salt, as always, but do not hesitate to also let us know what you think about it: do you like it?

source: @evleaks

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One M9
  • Display 5.0" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 20 MP / 4 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 810, Octa-core, 2000 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2840 mAh(21.7h 3G talk time)



1. frankg

Posts: 173; Member since: May 14, 2014

Enough with the Fake renders...... Come one guys post something new worthy....

6. heysamad

Posts: 52; Member since: Apr 24, 2014

I think this might be the real deal considering the source is evleaks.

26. ATTboss

Posts: 20; Member since: Jan 06, 2015

this is stupid why HTC would not make the m9 and the max the same without that logo bar and stupid button and just make the HTC logo a finger print scanner. big fail for the max. they should went the iphone 6 and iphone 6 plus way they both look the same. just bigger screen not change of design. they ruined the MAX. HTC stupid move.

28. letosaw

Posts: 135; Member since: Aug 05, 2014

Seriously I don't know why people always complain. If you don't like max version take regular m9. Problem solved:))

30. ATTboss

Posts: 20; Member since: Jan 06, 2015

some of us like a large screen phone. i don't want small screen phone i like watching lots of videos.

41. OrigPhoneGeek

Posts: 27; Member since: Jun 11, 2014

Uh a 5 inch screen isn't a small screen phone. That said you're clearly not going to be happy so you should stick with your iPhone.

46. ATTboss

Posts: 20; Member since: Jan 06, 2015

i don't have an iphone at the moment. i have a NOTE 4. i'm just saying m9 and max should have the same designs. but i want to see HTC do well.

70. engineer-1701d unregistered

then get a tv.or a tablet

36. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

It's HTC....they always pull some kind of really sucky move.

54. Plesman88

Posts: 17; Member since: Oct 23, 2013

Because everybody was complaining about the black bezel with HTC on it. The removed it on the smaller one, because it is easier to remove if you don't have to fit a fingerprint scanner in the same space. I always said there was enough space for HTC to remove the black bezel. But I have to see the Ifixit teardown of the new HTC MAX to judge whether you can fit a fingerprint scanner in there as well. That might just be physical impossible, with the current size of the parts.

69. engineer-1701d unregistered

no because htc would not do a home button especially one that looks like samsungs old finger swipe home button

12. aayupanday

Posts: 582; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

Based on the recent leaks this is indeed the real deal and why not as it comes from the guy who is the best in the world at what he does and the one who successfully leaked HTC's previous flagships- @evleaks. BTW just wish those streamlined Front Facing BoomSound speakers are better than ever.

14. Victor.H

Posts: 1062; Member since: May 27, 2011

Keep in mind that @evleaks also has a thing for HTC :) There was a pretty open hate relationship between them two, so some extra motivation for him to leak these renders. No guarantees it's the real deal, though.

38. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

I thought @evleaks resigned or something?

48. ATTboss

Posts: 20; Member since: Jan 06, 2015

I think the smaller version on the left will save HTC from it's demise....That looks slick. Would sell well in a store just by looks alone.

66. medtxa

Posts: 1655; Member since: Jun 02, 2014

obviously fake. did you see that bad photoshop of the button? the angle is not right.. just like previous fake.

22. Zomer

Posts: 361; Member since: May 31, 2013

This is real for sure.

68. engineer-1701d unregistered

right i hate the fact that they show the same phone with a few changes from concept art, these look better just hope its not as rounded on the back and side l/r its way to slippery

2. Nath4N

Posts: 29; Member since: Apr 19, 2014

i hope it's the one without the home button and the additional black bar with HTC logo

5. maherk

Posts: 6877; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

The one with the home button is the new One Max. I think the m9 looks great(based on this leak), and if HTC did indeed manage to slim those bezels, and equipping it with great sensors on the back as well as the front, i believe it will be a huge success for them.

15. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Agreed very much. Samsung might have got a sale out of me if they didn't have that hardware button on front of device. Hate it worse then Apple.

20. Kumar123 unregistered

I agree with you. One Max with that home button ruined it's beauty. I should say that home button makes One Max super ugly. Hopefully this is fake, i absolutely don't want One Max to turn out like that.

42. greathero1

Posts: 584; Member since: Jun 13, 2008

I agree. It just looks like it does not go with the overall design language of the phone. I do not mind the home button. It just needs to be redesigned to go with the overall design of the device.

50. Supraman21

Posts: 467; Member since: Jun 09, 2010

You hope it isn't or it is? I'm assuming it was a typo because that black bar is useless and so is the home button.

3. bigmaster

Posts: 198; Member since: Sep 05, 2014

Surprisingly the M9/M9 Plus looks AWESOME IMO! Good job HTC!

4. tiara6918

Posts: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

This is fake, htc won't make their flagship look like a cyclops

43. OrigPhoneGeek

Posts: 27; Member since: Jun 11, 2014

Whether or not this is the correct render is unknown but the fact that HTC will center the front facing camera has been a known certainty for a few weeks now.

7. madbmd

Posts: 36; Member since: Mar 26, 2014

That's not bad. But i think that this year, Samsung, with it's Zero Project, will bring the house down...

62. amats69

Posts: 1527; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

not too sure..remember samsung's s4 and s5 with the so-called design 3.0?

73. g2a5b0e unregistered

Design 3.0 was pegged for the S5. It was never mentioned before the S4 came out.

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