HTC One M9 design leaks and concepts: The very best of what we have so far

HTC One M9 design leaks and concepts: The very best of what we have so far
Keeping on top of the HTC One M9 has proven a whole lot harder than one might think, for intel is literally flowing in non-stop. It's easy, then, to lose track of the meatier leaks – specifically images of the gorgeous new One flagship, but also renders that use those same images of prototypes along what other rumors we've gone through to compose a compelling picture of the upcoming HTC powerhouse. We thought we'd pitch in and help you keep things organized so that you can easily tell between what's supposedly real and what are renderings and concepts – whether tightly or loosely based on the real thing.

As to the picture that all of the images you're about to discover paint, we've got to say that it's looking like HTC is keeping true to its past approach so far, and that's actually a good thing. Said otherwise, we're again expecting a very premium-looking device with a full aluminum unibody build that will feel great in the hand. Both alleged prototype devices and renders based on them (whether loosely or not) seem to agree on a set of BoomSound stereo speakers at the front, but not consensus has been reached as to their exact styling – the first group show us near identical grills, while the latter is probably a tad too ambitious. But perhaps the biggest difference is expected to be seen at the rear, for HTC might be going for a square-ish cutout for the camera sensor, not a round one.

Without any further ado, check what we have in store and let us know what you thought. If t

Alleged HTC One M9 prototypes


Let's open this up with a slew of supposed prototypes of the M9. As you're about to find out for yourself, even those aren't completely in agreement over the exact styling of the flagship-to-be, and sometimes differ in their portrayal of the rear camera sensor and even the existence of a Samsung-like, physical home button. We did our best to arrange them in an order from the most to least believable, but that's obviously an educated guess at most.


Rumor-based HTC One M9 concept renders


What about concept renders, whether based on what is likely real or not? We've mostly got stuff that's very believable overall (e.g. no crazy third camera or something like that), but they're still obviously someone's take on the M9. We appreciate some more than the others, but that's obviously a question of personal taste.

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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 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2840 mAh(21.7h 3G talk time)

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22 Comments

1. theguy2345

Posts: 1216; Member since: Jun 24, 2014

It is looking really nice. Can't wait to see the official reveal. I am going to wait for the M10 though.

9. Aploine

Posts: 445; Member since: Oct 24, 2013

Only those renders

11. engineer-1701d unregistered

i really dislike the back of this phone a more grippy material should have been used, you can't do big aluminum its just too slippery

2. usermaxthon

Posts: 70; Member since: Jan 20, 2015

Hopefully, It's going to be the most beautiful phone ever created.

10. TyrionLannister unregistered

That's not gonna happen. Nothing can ever look better than Nokia 1100

22. LGisgood

Posts: 833; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

wait for the LG G4!

3. gehena1315

Posts: 54; Member since: Jun 12, 2013

Beautiful!

4. MrET1

Posts: 110; Member since: Jan 29, 2015

Anyone else here with a neutral view that doesn't like it?

5. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

Neutral view here, but I do like it

8. Aploine

Posts: 445; Member since: Oct 24, 2013

Renders are awesome, prototype no

15. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

Agreed, if I look at some of the prototypes it won't be my next smartphone. If it will look like the renders, it will.

12. engineer-1701d unregistered

neutral i dont like the back look it should have been squared off the rounded aluminum is very smooth thats what i dont like and the camera looks just strange with the antenna bands that should be hidden at the top or colored. or even use fractal antenna

19. Mutation.X

Posts: 185; Member since: Feb 09, 2015

It looks ugly. The M7- Htc-One looks much better. To many curves on the phone, instead of slick streamlined.

6. redmd

Posts: 1961; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

HTC make beautiful phones.

18. Mutation.X

Posts: 185; Member since: Feb 09, 2015

They use to, no more they don't.

7. Alicia8870

Posts: 28; Member since: Feb 16, 2015

Very pretty phone, how to choose between it and the Galaxy 6

13. kryme

Posts: 469; Member since: Oct 24, 2013

love the concept renders

14. Neo_Huang

Posts: 1067; Member since: Dec 06, 2013

LOL, number 24 of the second slideshow is labeled wrong.

16. frayo unregistered

And the slippery remark is ridiculous, who doesn't put a case on their phone anymore?

17. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

I never put a case on them, if I break it, will buy a new one.

20. medtxa

Posts: 1655; Member since: Jun 02, 2014

cases looks cheap, just my preference.

21. evarod48

Posts: 154; Member since: Oct 30, 2012

Me, if I like the way the phone looks I'm not going to throw some s**tty plastic on it. Also, it's not that difficult to keep a phone from dropping.

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