HTC One M9 hands-on video leaks, shows it next to the M8

HTC One M9 hands-on video leaks, shows it next to the M8
With the HTC One M9 expected to be officially released tomorrow, a video has been posted showing off HTC's new flagship model. As disappointing as it might be to the multitude who expected a sharp change in the design of the handset, in reality it looks just like those leaked promotional videos we showed you the other day. And that means it strongly follows the same design of the HTC One (M8).

There is some difference with the buttons on the side of the new model. The volume controls are now made up of two individual 'volume up' and 'volume down' buttons and the entire edge is gold-colored (HTC calls this dual-finish metal unibody design). The power button has been moved from the top of the phone to the side under the volume buttons.

On the back, the Duo camera is gone, as expected.HTC says that space limitations prevented it from offering the second sensor on the new model. The 4MP Ultrapixel camera employed on the back of the HTC One (M7) and HTC One (M8) is now pressed into duty as the front-facing camera on the HTC One M9. A 20MP rear snapper is now found on the back of the new flagship device.

Remember, HTC's Jeff Gordon has said that there are things about tomorrow's media event that we have no idea about. The manufacturer is expected to reveal the HTC One M9 Plus and a smartwatch tomorrow. So keep it right here for up-to-date coverage on what is happening at MWC, as PhoneArena will be live in Barcelona!



source: AndroidWorld (translated)

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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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80 Comments

1. TimCook

Posts: 450; Member since: Oct 23, 2014

Witch one Is the M9 ? The one on the Left or right?

3. FluffyBled unregistered

Agreed! ... the M9 looks just like M7!

24. LGisgood

Posts: 833; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

M9 is really beautiful phone.

32. engineer-1701d unregistered

it looks just like the m8 just wider and dual color owwww horrible daylight view

67. Niva.

Posts: 440; Member since: Jan 05, 2015

I guess we find out tomorrow for sure, but based on this video I'm not impressed. Those fake renders were perfect, too bad they were just computer renders as the design looked flawless.

18. TyrionLannister unregistered

Do you really care? None is an iPhone

38. TimCook

Posts: 450; Member since: Oct 23, 2014

I like iPhones

78. Rigbaby

Posts: 98; Member since: Nov 06, 2014

I noticed

36. maherk

Posts: 6877; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

And people have the guts to complain about Samsung and Apple?? Sony and HTC fans use the same excuse that the m8 and Z looks great and there is no need to change the design not even improve it, yet they are always the 1st to 6troll on Apple and Samsung articles about sticking to their language design. The iPhone 4 and iPhone 5 are two of the best designed phones ever made, and yet you people nagged over and over how Apple didn't change the design with the 4s and 5s.

60. tiara6918

Posts: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

And since when did htc and sony fans bash samsung and apple for the same design. Your blind fanboyism has lead to make false accussations. Fellow apple and samsung fanboys bash one another for using the same design. Get your facts right before you start complaining about us. Same goes with the 8 people and counting liking his comment.

79. Gfkyo

Posts: 13; Member since: Feb 19, 2015

maherk desperate attempts makes me laugh. He forgot to mention that he is the most prominent apple heater here and he is also a samboy. +1 man.

45. cdm283813

Posts: 424; Member since: Jan 10, 2015

I don't like the same look myself but you're one too talk crap. There is a 90% plus chance that the next iPhone will look exactly the same right down to using the same case. So in my book iPhone lovers can't talk crap about looks.

52. IT-Engineer

Posts: 543; Member since: Feb 26, 2015

Let me see mmm.. iphone 3g / iphone 3gs iphone 4 / iphone 4s iphone 5 / iphone 5s iphone 6 / iphone 6s

64. Phonecall01 unregistered

Neither one...

76. mmmanuuu

Posts: 403; Member since: Nov 05, 2013

They are all m9's you dummass cookie ! Grab your appy fizz nd suck it

2. FluffyBled unregistered

Like how it looks :o ... but will it overheat?

37. o0Exia0o

Posts: 903; Member since: Feb 01, 2013

WILL IT BLEND?????

43. Miljan

Posts: 2; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

what is to like? It's just some metal case (scratched btw) on old m8. You will see real m9 tomorrow...be patient ;)

46. nathan.carter

Posts: 416; Member since: Aug 11, 2014

HA! you sound like I did when I thoght the nexus6 was going to be made by HTC. give it up guy. lol

61. FluffyBled unregistered

I've said it before ... Excluding Samsung, the only company able to literally MAKE a phone every company just makes cases!

77. Rain017

Posts: 61; Member since: Jul 11, 2014

i dont think so compare to other manufactures been using htc m8 for about a year now no over heating issue like in z2 or lg

4. Kumar123 unregistered

M9 looks awesome. Great job HTC. You make M9 even better than M8. I commend you for your brilliant craftsmanship.

5. namesib

Posts: 97; Member since: Feb 08, 2015

But people criticise Samsung for using a similar design to to the predecessor. This is worse than anything Samsung has done.

9. JesseJames

Posts: 226; Member since: Feb 22, 2015

The difference is Samsungs design language was s**t starting from the s3 and it still continues to be s**t where as HTC design language has always been top notch. So yeah, the m9 might look slightly dated but it's still way better than anything Samsung has been able to come up with.

12. Kumar123 unregistered

^^ this.

22. tedkord

Posts: 17357; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

It's ugly. It's been ugly since the the M7. None comes close to the Note 4 in function or looks.

41. amats69

Posts: 1527; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

if you find M7,M8 and this ugly,then what term shld we used for S3,S4,s5? "FUGLY"? HORRIBLE? u suggest...

44. Ashoaib

Posts: 3282; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

Note 4 is a beautiful phone. It stand on its own vs m8/m9

30. xondk

Posts: 1904; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

"Samsung design is s**t" Why? if your answer is "plastic" then it is not the design but the material, just you know fyi.

39. amats69

Posts: 1527; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

wut???

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