HTC One (M9) design is "sleeker" and "more refined" compared to the current flagship
posted by Alan F. / Jan 27, 2015, 12:39 PM
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!
- Display 5.0" 1080 x 1920 pixels
- Camera 20 MP / 4 MP front
- Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 810, Octa-core, 2000 MHz
- Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
- Battery 2840 mAh(21.7h 3G talk time)
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.
posted on Jan 27, 2015, 12:42 PM 25
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Totally agree with RebelwithoutaClue....same stands for me too
posted on Jan 27, 2015, 12:47 PM 4
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.
posted on Jan 27, 2015, 12:44 PM 5
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Like the iPhone?
posted on Jan 27, 2015, 12:48 PM 9
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They're doing it to make up for the black bar below the screen. They've got to fit the speakers in somehow.
posted on Jan 27, 2015, 12:50 PM 5
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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?http://postimg.org/image/61srq
posted on Jan 28, 2015, 2:17 AM 3
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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.
posted on Jan 27, 2015, 5:04 PM 1
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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
posted on Jan 27, 2015, 9:49 PM 1
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Allglass-front collects fingerprints, metallic speakercovers would have been better choice.
posted on Jan 27, 2015, 12:48 PM 0
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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.
posted on Jan 27, 2015, 12:56 PM 3
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What are you talking about? Qualcomm is virtually the only chipmaker for Android phones in the U.S.
posted on Jan 27, 2015, 1:24 PM 0
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.
posted on Jan 27, 2015, 1:48 PM 0
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