Bloomberg: HTC One M9 will sport a 20 MP camera, Snapdragon 810 and Dolby audio

Bloomberg: HTC One M9 will sport a 20 MP camera, Snapdragon 810 and Dolby audio
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.

source: Bloomberg

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34 Comments

1. tiara6918

Posts: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

First paragraph on bloomberg's website-A customer purchases the HTC Corp. One M8 smartphone at one of the company's stores in Taipei, Taiwan. The new phone resembles last year’s M8 in size and design, with gold, gray and silver options, and features Qualcomm Inc.’s eight-core Snapdragon 810 processor, which has advanced video capabilities.

14. tiara6918

Posts: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

I guess none of you realized the mistake in the first paragraph. It says that last 2013,there is already an m8 thus leading them to say "resembles last years m8" and they also said that the 2014 htc one m8 features snapdragon 810 making it the most advanced smartphone last year. I'm doubting bloomberg about this

26. Commentator

Posts: 3723; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

"The new phone" in the opening caption (that wasn't the opening paragraph, which had me really confused for a few minutes) refers not to the M8 being purchased, but the new phone as being described in the article. If you read any of the article (the caption under the headlining picture doesn't count) you'd see that, like many publications out there, Bloomberg just copied and pasted some text from the article, text that was clearly already in reference to the new phone. None of us realized the mistake because there was no mistake. I guess I'm just the only one who cares enough to respond.

2. Kumar123 unregistered

Aweome. I liked the M8 but huge bazel and gimmicky duo camera ( their implementation is bad) keep me away from buying this phone. Hopefully this time they will reduce the bazel and ditch the duo camera setup.

7. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

This time according to rumors / reports, camera seems perfect, their audio is also good, only concern is about bezels. They should remove those huge top bottom bezels and trim down those side bezels. Also with the front logo placing should be like Nokia and Xiaomi in 930 and Mi 4 resp. even they can do like this at the bottom.

10. maherk

Posts: 6876; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Once you hold the m8, you won't notice the huge bezels everyone on this site complain about. The camera on the other is not consistent, sometimes it ll give you great pictures, and sometimes it will be huge miss. Still, if the m8 is a great phone, the m9 with a better camera will be the perfect phone for me.

25. PhenomFaz

Posts: 1236; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

HTC has been sidelined by the other big boys in ANdorid world for the past two years even though they produced real winners like the M7 and M8. An their hardware always felt slightly behind the competition but not by much...This is the year I feel that HTC takes the lead if Samsung and LG dont bring up their game

3. sip1995

Posts: 1771; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

So now for my next phone I'm between the M9 and the new Lumia......

4. Cyagocaliz unregistered

I hope this one doesn't have ugly bezels and sucky camera...

9. maherk

Posts: 6876; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

How ironic, an iPhone slave is criticizing HTC's bezels. Atleast there are stereo speakers underneath it on the m7 and m8.

30. CanYouSeeTheLight

Posts: 1122; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

Let's not mention the iphone 6 is taller than the M7 that has the same display diagonal, he will say it's the home button's fault lol

5. madbmd

Posts: 36; Member since: Mar 26, 2014

It will be, for sure, my next phone ! Can't wait !

6. Jamoga

Posts: 187; Member since: Dec 17, 2014

without a doubt ill get this. im jsut waiting for march. wish they have those slow mo videos, would be cherry on top of the cake.

8. maherk

Posts: 6876; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

I have no doubt about it that the m9 will be the best phone in 2015.

11. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

If they throw in waterproof feature... my mind will be blown!

12. maherk

Posts: 6876; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

I had the S5 before getting the Note 4, yes the waterproof feature is nice to have, but i don't miss it to be honest. IMO people brag about this feature being implemented in their device, more than they use it.

15. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

I wash my Z2... a lot lol

16. maherk

Posts: 6876; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

The glass back panel of the Z series are well known for being a fingerprint and smudges magnet, that's why you might need to wash it every now and then. The S5, while it is considered to be an ugly phone, does well in keeping itself clean from smudges or scratches, that's why i never felt the need to wash it.

18. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

The back of my Z2 is always clean since I always keep it in a case. However, my hand just get oily naturally. But it's nice to have waterproof feature since I never have to worry there is water around my phone anymore. I still use it to scare my girlfriend once in a while by "accidentally" spill water on my phone. :P

19. maherk

Posts: 6876; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

That's my point lol It is mostly used for these type of situations, fooling someone or bragging about it. Don't get me wrong, it is nice to have it, but not a necessity. Not to mention that the majority of smartphones out there are water resistant.

20. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

For me it is a necessity since I'm clumsy and always get water everywhere... But come on you know it's nice to not have to worry about if your phone get wet. Beside, the Z series offer good phone (might not be the best) with everything that is important :D

23. maherk

Posts: 6876; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Yeah i get you. That's why i said it is nice to have it, but not a necessity.

34. oonker

Posts: 1; Member since: Jan 19, 2015

I don't know, it's pretty nice when it rains haha Or if you go the beach/pool

21. oister85 unregistered

I hope they dont forget about the ir blaster.

13. gaara6775

Posts: 738; Member since: May 20, 2014

Everything seems perfect,just need over 3000mah battery.

17. Symon_Fleece

Posts: 351; Member since: May 30, 2014

from 4mp to 20mp. Great!. One of the best phone of 2015

22. Dr.SamX

Posts: 240; Member since: Jan 19, 2015

Fix camera and reduce bezels -> instant buy!

24. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

I'm looking forward to see final product myself too. Knock it out of the park HTC, you deserve a banner year.

27. ChowMein

Posts: 76; Member since: Jan 01, 2015

Please can the power button be on the side and not at the top

28. ciprian.ruse

Posts: 320; Member since: May 13, 2014

Can't wait to buy this baby :-)

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