HTC One (M9) case listed on Amazon might have leaked the real design of the phone

Amazon has listed a case for HTC's upcoming flagship phone. By putting up the TUDIA Ultra Slim LITE TPU Bumper Protective Case for the HTC One (M9), we learn a few things about the phone. First, it seems that the name of the device will remain the HTC One, although this model will be, of course, the (M9). 

Secondly, the listing also shows a cut out for the rear camera and flash that dovetail perfectly with a reflected image of the phone that we recently showed you. The image used for the front of the phone looks like a placeholder derived from the HTC One (M8), and doesn't jive with the renders that we recently showed you. Those images showed the front-facing camera located on the middle of the top panel of the phone, and is a large sensor similar to how the 13MP "super selfie" snapper looks on the HTC Desire EYE. The BoomSound speaker grills are expected to be two slits, one each at the top and bottom on the front of the handset.

On the other hand, the image of the front of the phone used by Amazon does resemble a photo out of Romania published on Friday that allegedly shows the HTC One (M9) Plus. Unlike the previous render of the device, this image looks more like the HTC One (M8), although it does have a fingerprint scanner/home button at the bottom just like the previous render did. We are not ruling out the idea that either the image from Romania, the prior render, or both, were photoshopped or are bogus thanks to some other means.

The case is priced at $7.99, a 73% discount from the original price of $29.99. The raised edges protect the phone when you put it screen-side down, and there is access to all buttons and controls. The case, which features a soft touch feel, is available in black only. Amazon is accepting pre-orders for the case right now. If you plan on buying the HTC One (M9), you might want to take advantage of this great price and reserve one right now. Oh yes. One last thing. The case is supposed to be released on February 9th. And while we all know that the phone is supposed to be unveiled at a previously announced HTC event held March 1st at MWC, perhaps we just might see an earlier release of HTC's next flagship.

source: Amazon, Evenimentul (translated)

Related phones

One M9
  • Display 5.0 inches
    1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 20 MP (Single camera)
    4 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 810, 3GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 2840 mAh
  • OS Android 7.0 Nougat
    HTC Sense UI



17. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2267; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

who the hell am i going to trust evleaks or upleaks?....

9. JetMK

Posts: 97; Member since: Jan 31, 2015

If anything, I think this leak only confirms how the back is going to look like. For HTC to not make any changes at all will cause a riot that would destroy them completely. I believe in Evleaks' renders. Maybe this render only reveals the back, and the front is just a placeholder.

10. bur60

Posts: 981; Member since: Jul 07, 2014

I hope it's like u said. The back camera is f-ing hugeeee, I hope its bigger than 1/2", I need a replacement for Z3 cuz the camera dissapoints me 6 out the 10 shots I take

11. JetMK

Posts: 97; Member since: Jan 31, 2015

I completely agree with you. I got the Z3 for my sister and asked if I could borrow her phone for 30 mins just to test out the camera. For such a high megapixel count, Sony does a horrible job in image processing. But yeah, in regards to HTC, I really do think that the back will end up exactly as portrayed in that pic, but the front will be what Evleaks has shown us... at least that's my hope.

8. mr.techdude

Posts: 571; Member since: Nov 19, 2012


7. karamelakimo

Posts: 109; Member since: May 26, 2014

i liked the back of htc one m8 more

6. gelullabarr

Posts: 7; Member since: Dec 12, 2013

The native language of romanians is not chinese, so how can you tell that leaked image is from Romania?

12. Neo_Huang

Posts: 1067; Member since: Dec 06, 2013

HTC is a Taiwanese company, so they would use Chinese in their prototypes.

5. aayupanday

Posts: 582; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

The render leaked by evleaks is going to be the real deal. Rest are obviously fake.

13. Marienx

Posts: 124; Member since: Aug 27, 2013

evleaks retired a while back

14. TheHitman1982

Posts: 98; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

actually he leaked the photos on Jan 28th. @upleaks retired.

15. TheHitman1982

Posts: 98; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

actually now I look @upleaks is back

4. LionStone

Posts: 1048; Member since: Dec 10, 2010

Amazon didn't reveal squat!

3. miguelmeza14

Posts: 61; Member since: Apr 20, 2013

Well, the fact that there are more cases from different companies and all with different designs, makes me think they have no idea on what the M9 really looks like, so I call this BS.

2. delpiero223

Posts: 4; Member since: Jan 30, 2015

Sure, because a marketplace seller listed its article with this release date it means launch date for M9...

1. NoFanboy

Posts: 300; Member since: Nov 18, 2013

How's that possible if the announcement is on March 1st?

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