HTC will apparently move the unfortunate UltraPixel camera as a front-facing shooter with the One (M9)
, says Bloomberg, and go all out with the rear unit, introducing a 20 MP snapper, which is up there with the highest camera resolutions on Android phones so far. Thus, HTC will finally ditch the camera experiments that have plagued its otherwise excellent flagships for two cycles now - first with the 4 MP rear snapper on the HTC One
, and last year with the Duo Camera
thingy on the One (M8)
Bloomberg's Taiwanese sources reveal that the One (M9) will resemble the (M8) in terms of design, indicating that the phone probably won't be following the huge screen trend of late, but rather remain about the size of the One (M8). Still, we heard that HTC will be slimming its BoomSound front stereo speakers set
, which could result in a larger display diagonal than the 5" panel on the One (M8), after all. The One (M9) is also said to be released in gold, gray and silver, just like its predecessor, and we can reasonably expect a thin aluminum unibody to be in store.
There will be major changes under the hood, though, and it won't only be the 20 MP camera resolution, but probably the screen pixel density, as well as the processing power. According to Bloomberg, the phone will be powered by Qualcomm's newest Snapdragon 810 chipset. The HTC One (M9) will also double down on its considerable audio prowess, introducing Dolby Laboratories Inc.’s Dolby 5.1 audio technology, and it will all be managed by a brand spanking new Sense 7 UI with "improved location-based services," whatever that means. The MWC expo is a few weeks away only, so not much left to wait until we see what HTC has in store for us this year.