Dual-tone HTC One M9 unveiled with 20 MP camera, Sense 7, and blazing Snapdragon 810

After months of speculation, leaks, counterleaks, renders, cases and schematics, the new HTC flagship is finally official. The handset had a somewhat unfortunate destiny when it comes to leaked knowledge about its specs and overall appearance, as it already appeared in tipped official renders and even promo videos, so we largely knew what to expect, save for a few small, but important details. Check out the full scoop below...
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90 Comments

10. Desmortibus

Posts: 66; Member since: Apr 04, 2014

Absolutely underwhelming ... Hardly worth of the name M8S... Now, Samsung must be celebrating with champagne ....

13. ama3654

Posts: 295; Member since: Nov 27, 2012

Wish them all the best, now where's that gorgeous GS6 EDGE?

18. mercorp

Posts: 1045; Member since: Jan 28, 2012

If the s6 has no micro sd slot,then this phone will see a lot of Samsung converts.

19. iphonexus

Posts: 130; Member since: Jan 04, 2015

outstanding

20. ouroburos96

Posts: 10; Member since: Jun 26, 2014

what a disappointing fail. a whole year to do what? rehash the same exact design?

22. HR_19

Posts: 103; Member since: Aug 09, 2014

As much as I hate to say it, I don't think this is enough of an upgrade to make people want it over the Galaxy S6. I'll still stick with HTC because I like the sound, but the design isn't enough of an update to make on-the-fencers lean this way. If it looked more like the beautiful concept renders, with narrower top and bottom bezels, with just little speaker openings, then I think it could've been even more amazing. The other thing I want to know is, where is this rumored "M9 Prime" or "M9 Plus" or whatever?

27. Phonedingo

Posts: 399; Member since: Aug 16, 2014

The Silver version is gorgeous

28. ECPirate37

Posts: 291; Member since: Jul 14, 2011

I'm really excited for this phone. It seems the only thing missing is water-proofing. I'm glad that it can hold up to a 128gig micro-sd card. I wish they were releasing a color at the beginning. I guess I will go with the black. :-)

59. j2001m

Posts: 3060; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

I do not think that the 20mp got image stablelisation hardware

31. Lauticol

Posts: 404; Member since: Jun 25, 2011

In the processor category, you made a mistake. It says "making the One M8 only the second flagship". It should be M9

33. Heisenberg

Posts: 367; Member since: Feb 11, 2015

HTC with same mistake. M7 front and M8 back with little improvements. Well, I guess they are in a hurry to join Nokia

34. tech-lover

Posts: 108; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

Not surprised. ! Same design, Nothing new, No OIS, 1080 screen, snapdragon 810..! Sorry htc nice phones but lots of cons..! Minimal changes ever ! They even didn't know what to do with their time in conference..another fail for htc this year..

43. vishalaestro

Posts: 81; Member since: Dec 08, 2013

just got a link regarding samsung galaxy s6 ,it seems phonearena have already had an hands on experience with this phone .similar to htc m9http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=59155118&postcount=809

44. Tondern

Posts: 164; Member since: Feb 23, 2015

Guess the exciting news HTC wanted to present us was the fitness-watch and the VR, not the phone itself. Bummer.

46. Kruze

Posts: 1285; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

I expected some changes in the design. But oh well, it still looks good! I'll wait until Xperia Z4, G4, Ascend P8 get launched first before making my final decision.

50. anleoflippy

Posts: 596; Member since: Jan 03, 2013

We have a Samsung basher and a Sony Basher. Can't wait for LG and other bashers. Ahh the beauty of PhoneArena. Anyway, the One m9 looks good. Lets hope the Toshiba sensor is good.

53. Totse2k15

Posts: 475; Member since: Feb 11, 2014

Man, M9/HTC live event was lame. Plus, same old design with fugly logo/black bar. Watch Sammy S6/S6 Edge ownage, lulz!

57. ouroburos96

Posts: 10; Member since: Jun 26, 2014

kinda is an understatement, they begin talking about design like they just came up with something new only to show pretty much a modern m8. what a slap in the face

54. Tsepz_GP

Posts: 1126; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

Pretty decent and expected, will be interesting to see how it does vs. the S6 and G4. I am so glad Htc got rid of that crappy UltraPixel camera at the back and put it at the front, that 20MP Toshiba sensor should be enough to challenge whatever Samsung put in the S6, finally Htc have fixed the one thing they did wrong.

60. GeekMovement unregistered

Now that you mention it, I'm not sure whether I like the dual tone design either, but their new homescreen theme selection looks awesome.

62. toyboyz

Posts: 232; Member since: Jan 22, 2010

So sad HTC! So sad! I guess your market shares weren't good enough rite now for a different design idea. Maybe in the future i'll get to have my HTC phone back. MAYBE!

64. Einstein333

Posts: 145; Member since: May 22, 2012

Really cool they voted for batter battery life instead of crazy high screen resolution! No one can see the difference anyway! I wouldn't buy a phone with higher resolution!

70. Ikechukwu

Posts: 246; Member since: Oct 03, 2011

LOL, They've had this phone all this while and they were making news articles about rumors and speculations :')

76. frankg

Posts: 173; Member since: May 14, 2014

HTc did 2 thing right with this phone: - Back camera - 1080p resoltuion. But them bezels thou at the top and bottom....

79. mixedfish

Posts: 1542; Member since: Nov 17, 2013

Thick, rounded back, marginally larger battery and screen remains the same despite the footprint. They really didn't try here.

82. ravi5695

Posts: 75; Member since: Feb 11, 2011

Even ZTE GRAND S3 seems better than HTC M9..http://www.bgr.in/news/zte-grand-s3-a-smartpho​ne-that-scans-your-eye-to-unlock-launched-at-mwc-2​015/

86. Tomfromsouth

Posts: 84; Member since: Apr 02, 2012

Why bezels why. And I don't buy the speaker thing. The M7 at least had capacitive buttons. The Sony line has duel speakers and a not a ridiculous chin. Why must I pay for a massive logo at the cost of my viewing experience. I hope HTC goes down. I don't feel for them anymore and I don't buy there excuses. They never learn. Poor management decisions have seen them steady decline and it looks like its another iteration. Pity I loved their UI. I think a more deserving manufacturer should buy out the htc UI team and put them to good use somewhere else.

87. Phonecall01 unregistered

The HTC one M8s...

88. newbey123

Posts: 696; Member since: Mar 19, 2012

Perfect android device, best available one out there, good job HTC.

90. kaikuheadhunterz

Posts: 1157; Member since: Jul 18, 2013

"...making the One M8 only the second flagship announced with Qualcomm's finest processor, after the LG G Flex 2." You forgot the Xiaomi Mi Note Pro
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