Alleged HTC One (M9) and M9 Plus renders leaked: sleeker design, large front camera, fingerprint scanner included
posted by Victor H. / Jan 28, 2015, 7:34 AM
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?
- 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)
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Enough with the Fake renders...... Come one guys post something new worthy....
posted on Jan 28, 2015, 7:36 AM 20
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I think this might be the real deal considering the source is evleaks.
posted on Jan 28, 2015, 7:44 AM 22
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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.
posted on Jan 28, 2015, 8:13 AM 2
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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.
posted on Jan 28, 2015, 9:40 AM 2
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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.
posted on Jan 28, 2015, 7:51 AM 11
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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.
posted on Jan 28, 2015, 7:55 AM 5
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i hope it's the one without the home button and the additional black bar with HTC logo
posted on Jan 28, 2015, 7:40 AM 4
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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.
posted on Jan 28, 2015, 7:43 AM 6
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.
posted on Jan 28, 2015, 8:04 AM 2
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This is fake, htc won't make their flagship look like a cyclops
posted on Jan 28, 2015, 7:42 AM 1
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That's not bad. But i think that this year, Samsung, with it's Zero Project, will bring the house down...
posted on Jan 28, 2015, 7:44 AM 2
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not too sure..remember samsung's s4 and s5 with the so-called design 3.0?
posted on Jan 28, 2015, 12:52 PM 3
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