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