HTC One M9 in images: new Sense, camera UI and design

HTC One M9 in images: new Sense, camera UI and design
The cat is out of the bag: the official promotional video of the HTC One M9 has leaked out in its entirety, spoiling a lot of the excitement around the upcoming March 1st unveiling of the device that HTC has scheduled for MWC. This is the second year in a row that we're seeing such a massive leak of HTC's flagship before its official unveiling, and despite all of the companies efforts to keep the secret it seems that there are just too many holes to plug.

You can still find the promotional HTC One M9 video up on the web, but to save you watching and focus your attention on all the little details, we're giving you a bunch of screenshots from the video showing the different new features of the M9.

HTC has focused mostly on the camera experience in the One M9, as a large part of the video shows the awesome new photo editor, as well as the protruding (allegedly a 20-megapixel) main camera and the UltraPixel selfie cam. You also get to see the largely unchanged industrial design that the company has adopted, as well as the little new touches in HTC Sense 7.0. Take a look below, and let us know what you think: are you excited about the One M9?

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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)



1. TerryCrowley

Posts: 194; Member since: Jul 31, 2011

Okay, Apple. It's the exact same design as the year prior except for a different camera lens. Very disappointing.

2. Biernot unregistered

Apple ?

3. TerryCrowley

Posts: 194; Member since: Jul 31, 2011

Apple re-used the same designs in the 4S and 5S. So I'm referring to HTC as Apple.

5. Biernot unregistered

Oh Ok. But Apple sells alot with the same design..HTC is a sinking ship. Sad but true

7. vurobega

Posts: 45; Member since: Nov 16, 2014

HTC beat Apple this year with M7Ss(a.k.a M9)-YES it's Double S...

24. EcoCare

Posts: 444; Member since: Jul 30, 2014

Actually the design is already good. Don't fix if it's not broken.

33. pavsidhu

Posts: 214; Member since: May 20, 2014

Why change something that doesn't need changing? innovation isn't about change, it's about making something the best it can be and that is what HTC is doing.

35. Mittal

Posts: 494; Member since: Dec 14, 2011

There is an added virtual button as well.. looks like a power off button

4. Kruze

Posts: 1285; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

I don't know why, but these pictures just look so fake. I really think that HTC is trolling us. There are few possibilities: 1. The pictures above are showing the One M8i, which is the upgraded One M8 but with cheaper price. 2. The pictures above are HTC's attempt to troll us, the back of the phone is the final design while the front of the phone is just a One M8 running Sense 7. 3. HTC is tired of thinking a new design and went for the same design instead but with a minor different back. If the pictures above do show the real thing of the One M9, then there will be no One M9 Plus but One Max 2. HTC's rumors and leaks are a big mess this year.

8. TyrionLannister unregistered

1. This isn't m8i. M8i is m8 with SD 615. They won't change the design this much. 2. This isn't m8. The phone looks different than m8. Even the front panel. Also, there is nothing wrong if this is the real deal. The phone looks good and looks aren't everything. These are phones, not some models for beauty contest. This thing can turn out really good.

10. LetsBeHonest

Posts: 1548; Member since: Jun 04, 2013

But a new/improved design is very welcome.

17. TyrionLannister unregistered

Yeah, it's welcome but I disagree on the trolls who are saying 'RIP HTC' and all that crap. The design looks good and there's more to a phone than design.

31. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

The problem is they all gave samsung a hard time on there upgrades and now we get this thing, 810 (downgrade, ha) and 20mp and I be thinking 32gb and3gb of ddr4 ram I hope and that it, hm, oh dear

16. medtxa

Posts: 1655; Member since: Jun 02, 2014

it seems looks are everything for most people especially if they considers a flagship phone. if the design is nothing new the former m8 wouldn't upgrade and meh for other. that's problems.

19. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

Although, I agree to your first statements with regards to design being okay even if it isn't a major change from M8 but they should've at least addressed the principal complain with M8's design with regards to the bottom bezels. There should be an improvement (or issues fixed) in design even if it largely remains the same (just like Samsung did with GS5 by adding water and dust proofing).

25. TyrionLannister unregistered

Yeah, but samsung added bigger bezels and I still prefer the sleeker look of S4 over S5. That being said, I detest the black bar. They could've at least placed capacitive keys there.

14. hboy857

Posts: 367; Member since: Jun 03, 2013

HTC established it's own design language with the One series. I don't think there is no need for radically change the design it's not like M8 was criticized for its design language. I'll be more than happy if they keep the design.

21. Kruze

Posts: 1285; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

I'm okay with the M8's design as well. It's actually reasonable for them to not change the design so much, because most people only criticized the M8 for having a crappy camera and huge bezels, and looks like they're gonna improve on these two.

6. cGmC11

Posts: 152; Member since: Apr 02, 2012

@evleaks says 2 days back!... "The other possibility, which would require a lot of planning and no small amount of trickery on the part of HTC, is that M9 actually features a brand new design, one with repositioned speakers, sensors, and camera, and glass covering both the front and back faces of the handset. But for one to believe this second scenario, you have to accept the possibility that HTC is not only seeding decoy handsets to its early reviewers, developers, and testers, but that it’s gone a step further, and deployed entire packs of misleading, publication-ready renders to its carrier and retail partners."

9. exlive3

Posts: 3; Member since: Jul 11, 2014

i really really really hope this is 100% true...we dont need another m8...

20. LetsBeHonest

Posts: 1548; Member since: Jun 04, 2013

That would be wonderful. Just surprise everyone with a new awesome design.

27. tiara6918

Posts: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 2012 say no more, spigen has shown us the real htc one. Not the hideous slim bezel cyclops image

11. Af1rPA

Posts: 712; Member since: Jun 12, 2014

Super thin bezels on the first pic. Think black borders on the rest.

12. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Renders could have been a better phone HTC than this.

13. medtxa

Posts: 1655; Member since: Jun 02, 2014

the most boring upgrade, and i would prefer m8 with symetrical back camera.

15. Industriality

Posts: 131; Member since: Sep 08, 2014


18. Af1rPA

Posts: 712; Member since: Jun 12, 2014

At least the M7 had capacitive buttons on that bottom black bar. The black bar served no purpose on the M8 and this new M9. Why don't they just print the logo over the bottom speaker grill since they love their logo so much.

22. NightSurfer

Posts: 101; Member since: Sep 06, 2014

Skipping m9 this year simply because it looks like my brother's m8 from last year. One down.

29. ironmarc89

Posts: 64; Member since: Jan 22, 2012

Check out Theres a render of the phone in one of their cases. I LOOVE that design.

23. robyla

Posts: 17; Member since: May 10, 2012

Agree, something is wrong with the pictures presented from video. Look at the first and third pictures and compare the black bar on the top and bezels. Someone sees a different?

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