HTC One (M9) design is "sleeker" and "more refined" compared to the current flagship

HTC One (M9) design is
According to a person who is familiar with the design for the HTC One (M9), this year's model is "sleeker" and "more refined" than the HTC One (M8). The black bar with the HTC logo that has been the bane of many owners and potential owners of the One (M8), will be replaced with the new model. The top and bottom panels that include the BoomSound grill will be slightly taller instead as they make up for the removal of the bar.

The HTC logo is moving to the bottom speaker panel on the HTC One (M9) and the panels will be covered by the edge-to-edge glass that will be employed on HTC's new flagship model. There will be two cut-outs in the glass for the top and bottom BoomSound grills.

HTC continues to listen to consumers when designing its flagship phones. The HTC One (M8) added a 128GB capacity microSD slot after customers shouted loudly about the absence of the feature on the HTC One (M7). The HTC One (M9) will also kill off the Ultrapixel camera while providing a firm upgrade to both the rear and front-facing cameras. And as we already pointed out, the black HTC logo bar will apparently be gone after many complained about it.

HTC's goal is to produce a flagship that has enough lasting power to be a top selling model for the entire year. The HTC One (M8) got off to a hot start, but was cooled down by the launch of the Samsung Galaxy S5 and the LG G3.

We should know for sure what the HTC One (M9) will look like on March 1st, during MWC in Barcelona.

Thanks for the tip!

source: HTCSource

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One M9
  • Display 5.0" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 20 MP / 4 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 810, Octa-core, 2000 MHz
  • Storage 32GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2840 mAh(21.7h 3G talk time)



1. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

This is one of the few smartphones I'm really curious about and if most rumors are true, might end up being my new daily driver. I do hope it won't be a 5.5" or more device.

2. jesusnexo unregistered

i agree, ill buy it if its less than 5'2 screen,


Posts: 138; Member since: Mar 06, 2014

Totally agree with RebelwithoutaClue....same stands for me too

14. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

Oh no, the pink Panther... used to be a big fan as a child, was even bullied for it lol.


Posts: 138; Member since: Mar 06, 2014

LOL...Pink Panther still remains my favourite #1 at all times

22. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

Still like it a lot too, just won't wear my pink Panther clothes any more ;)

40. TheHitman1982

Posts: 98; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

I'll only buy it if its 5.5" or over. I'm really hoping it will be, i'm on a Note 1 and if i have to use this thing for much longer i might snap it in half, it's like running on a 386 processor.

3. TyrionLannister unregistered

The top and bottom grills will be even taller. WTF HTC. The M8 was as tall as the G3 despite the latter fitting a lot more bigger screen. A ridiculously tall device doesn't look nice.

5. Mrmark

Posts: 426; Member since: Jan 26, 2013

Like the iPhone?

29. vincelongman

Posts: 5808; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

I still amazed Apple managed to make the 5.5" 6+ taller than the 6" Nexus 6, which also has stereo front facing speakers

39. medtxa

Posts: 1655; Member since: Jun 02, 2014

iPhone is better because the bezels is less tall and symmetry.

45. mr.techdude

Posts: 571; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

Put dual front speaker grills and come back to me if u think it has less bezels

9. Commentator

Posts: 3723; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

They're doing it to make up for the black bar below the screen. They've got to fit the speakers in somehow.

46. neops

Posts: 297; Member since: Jan 28, 2014

BLACK bar is gone and the logo goes under the screen. Metal-looking panels are replaced by glass all over the front. Top and bottom bezels are taller and have two cut-outs in the glass for the top and bottom BoomSound grills. Guess, what will it look like?

47. spin9

Posts: 310; Member since: May 31, 2014

It's a crime if it looks like that

48. neops

Posts: 297; Member since: Jan 28, 2014

27. bur60

Posts: 981; Member since: Jul 07, 2014

It means larger speaker area but still smaller bezels, I dont see a downside?

32. Hyperreal

Posts: 363; Member since: Oct 08, 2013

Can you read? The strips will be taller in order to cover the black bar which will be gone. Overall bezels should be a bit smaller. M9 is rumored to be 144 mm long instead of 146 in m8 which will make it still quite long but shorter then m8. With more symetrical look, without the black bar and with 2 great speakers i am completly fine with that.

43. mr.techdude

Posts: 571; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

Did u not read how it will be compensated for the removal of the black HTC bar on m8? Plus rumours say the speakers will better then the m8 in every way possible, can't bloody wait for this beast if this article is true

6. Gregor

Posts: 34; Member since: Nov 26, 2013

Allglass-front collects fingerprints, metallic speakercovers would have been better choice.

11. terabyteRouser

Posts: 457; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

i really can't believe stuff people complain about. like are you serious?

41. TheHitman1982

Posts: 98; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

If your worried about fingerprints why dont you just buy a flip phone ?

7. aayupanday

Posts: 582; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

Well... If they are getting rid of that black bar, they should make the screen large within the same footprint of the M8.

8. Sealblaighter

Posts: 434; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

I hope it has a 5.2 inch display on a smaller body.

10. AfterShock

Posts: 4147; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

I'm looking forward to this phone as well. My N5 could do another year but I'd like a flagship now I think. Though, QC has skewered my list, I'm not sure how the 810 is honestly going to pan out for HTC or LG. We all have our theories but that is about it at this point. Hopefully HTC has not committed to a bad marriage with soc. That's not a jab at HTC, fans, that is just my two cents that QC may have borked a few flagships with less then stellar performance.

12. terabyteRouser

Posts: 457; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

What are you talking about? Qualcomm is virtually the only chipmaker for Android phones in the U.S.

15. AfterShock

Posts: 4147; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

I didn't want to say they're all potentially borked. But yeah you're correct.

23. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

Same here, I still like my N5, it's working the way I like it. It's fast enough as my daily driver. And I haven't seen a phone yet I would swap it for. I like the older HTC One's but somehow there were always these few little things that made me not buy it. This year might be different though, depending on how well the 810 does. A lot of rumors about it that make me wait out and see.

28. AfterShock

Posts: 4147; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Yes sir, best to ride this one out before hopes get dashed. +1

13. npaladin2000

Posts: 165; Member since: Nov 06, 2011

Sounds like they're going the Xperia Z2/Z3 route with the speakers, center the screen up between them. I think that's a good idea, should look very sharp.

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