HTC M9 and M9 Prime to be launched in the first quarter of 2015?

HTC M9 and M9 Prime to be launched in the first quarter of 2015?
While it looks like the rumored HTC M8 Prime will never see an official release, HTC is reportedly planning to launch a Prime version of its next-generation flagship smartphone, expected to be called M9.

According to @evleaks, both the HTC M9 and HTC M9 Prime should be introduced in the first quarter of 2015. Surprisingly, it’s said that the M9 Prime is supposed to be released before the regular M9.

Unfortunately, there are absolutely no details on what features the M9 and M9 Prime should bring. In any case, it makes sense for us to expect the Prime to be more advanced, and more expensive. Design-wise, we’re assuming that the upcoming HTC handsets won’t stray too much from their predecessor (the One M8). We recently saw a couple of HTC M9 concept designs, but it’s hard to believe that the real M9 will look anything like them.

The allegedly canceled One M8 Prime was rumored to feature a 5.5-inch Quad HD (1,440 x 2,560) screen, Snapdragon 805 processor, 3GB of RAM, and LTE-A Cat. 6. We’re thinking that at least one of the new M9 models may have similar features. But we’ll see what happens.

source: @evleaks

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28 Comments

1. Rager722

Posts: 599; Member since: Jan 30, 2013

Good is was starting to regret my purchase of my Gold Edition M8

19. Lauticol

Posts: 404; Member since: Jun 25, 2011

Why? M8 was announced in Q1. Now people want 2 year flagship releases?!

21. Suo.Eno

Posts: 556; Member since: Feb 17, 2013

Regret? Well then you better prep to regret even more when/if you move from your SD801 powered M8 to this RUMORED 805 M9 because if you don't play heavy mobile games much you're not gonna see any meaningful UX improvement... ... save for faster app drawer scrolling...

27. 3rdDegree

Posts: 218; Member since: Jul 13, 2013

Absolutely horrific renders. It's obvious that people with no common sense or without a brain design these renders. HTC doesn't do edge to edge. Nor would those dual speakers allow for the bezel to be that thin. I know it's just a render but that doesn't mean it can be absolutely ridiculous.

2. EclipseGSX

Posts: 1770; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

I hope so. I am disappointed that the M8 Prime was suspended.

3. aditya.g0110

Posts: 42; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

HTC one M8 is more of a prime ,only if the camera is changed,,,everything is good except camera,HTC doesnt need to release any prime version like samsung which uses cheap plastic body

6. Slade.Wilson

Posts: 18; Member since: Jun 09, 2014

Troll Bait comment.

11. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

Smaller bezels would have been a nice improvement too...

14. Felix_Gatto

Posts: 942; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

Smaller bezels = No front facing stereo speakers.

16. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

Smaller bezels = No useless black bar with HTC logo...

28. OMFCody

Posts: 1; Member since: Aug 22, 2014

You know nothing about the internals of this device. The black bar at the bottom comes nowhere close to the bottom speaker or even the speaker housing. Bezels can be reduced all around while keeping boomsound.

15. Slade.Wilson

Posts: 18; Member since: Jun 09, 2014

They could have removed the extra logo on the front. Regardless, it's a perfect design.

17. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Agree to cheap dustbin plastic Even Nokia uses better plastic

4. Slade.Wilson

Posts: 18; Member since: Jun 09, 2014

That's it? Common! Speculate more! How about a HTC one M8 note with a 4K display and snapdragon 1010 coming in 2015 q4? Or may be a One M8 13 inch tablet with a 6k screen and snapdragon infinity backed up by 8 GB of ram? Think much? I hate these "SPECULATORS". They live in a virtual world.

9. Felix_Gatto

Posts: 942; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

All of the commentators here and accounts in PA including you are also live in virtual world a.k.a lnternet.

25. liftmeup unregistered

It's disappointing to see a flagship release in 2014 that brings just 2gb of ram.

5. Fatal1ty_93_RUS

Posts: 3; Member since: Mar 10, 2014

Well, obviously next year we ARE seeing the next HTC flagship... but just a question - why did HTC start the previous model with the 7 in the codename" Why not M1? That way they'll reach M10 in 2016, and M16 in 2022 (get it, M16 like a rifle)

7. jove39

Posts: 2137; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

I hope M9 have 5" 1080p display with S805.

10. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

Most likely QHD display...

12. Felix_Gatto

Posts: 942; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

Why not S808 or S810?

8. Steven58

Posts: 80; Member since: Nov 25, 2009

Having been burned by the last @evleaks htc m8 prime rumor leak, which turned out to be false, I'm calling BS.

13. Slade.Wilson

Posts: 18; Member since: Jun 09, 2014

You are doing the right thing. I hate speculators too.

24. shuaibhere

Posts: 1986; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

Eveleaks is just not speculator...he turns out be right for 95% of times.. He should have some kinda network to leak all this..

18. thadjudda

Posts: 25; Member since: Feb 27, 2014

well at least I can look forward to the Max 2

20. newbey123

Posts: 696; Member since: Mar 19, 2012

Hoping that the M9 will be 5.2-5.5 inches, 805/810 chip 3,000 battery, QHD screen, and of course the front facing speakers.

22. ProblemSolver15

Posts: 370; Member since: Jun 14, 2010

Bruh, enough with the "Prime" ish already. Why make a prime if the "Flagship" is supposed to be a flagship?

23. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

That seems to be largely forgotten lately. You win the nets for the day IMO. +1

26. antonioli

Posts: 200; Member since: Sep 08, 2013

Just remove most of black parts around the screen and UltraPixel and will be fine.

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