HTC One M9: the expected new features


Over the past month or so, we've been treated to many rumors and speculations regarding HTC's upcoming flagship, the One M9, which is also known as Hima. We already got teased that the device will probably be a respectable specs powerhouse that will combine pure computational prowess with HTC's signature sleek design which is usually associated with the manufacturer's devices.

However, we don't expect the design of the phone itself to be radically different from the one of the One (M8), thus a stylish aluminum unibody will likely make the rounds once again. But the exterior has never been a major issue with HTC's more recent flagships - what we are more eager to know is whether HTC will successfully address those shortcomings that flawed the HTC One (M8). What's more, it will be quite interesting to see if the manufacturer will succeed to put adequate top-tier hardware in its upcoming forerunner, as per 2015's new-fangled standards, that is.

Well, we are certainly impatient to see what's HTC going to pull out of the hat in 2015, as the few but pretty serious shortcomings of the One (M8) prevented it from being one of the better devices of 2014. This is why we decided to summarize the more recent rumors that come from relatively credible sources and stress on all the new features that will most probably adorn the specs sheet of the HTC One M9. 

Make sure to also check out our rumor round-up for the HTC 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)

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29 Comments

1. e8ght

Posts: 27; Member since: May 25, 2013

I don't know but I'm kinda against # 3,...maybe because a typical 5 to 6-inch phone doesn't need it and it will only affect battery life & performance. QHD screen should only be on tablet.

6. PeterK.

Posts: 314; Member since: Nov 13, 2013

You're probably right, but HTC will likely go QHD all the way because of marketing reasons.

7. CanYouSeeTheLight

Posts: 1122; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

No they won't, it has been constantly leaked having a 1080p resolution and it's only same old PhoneArena always clicking the same QHD key. We don't want QHD, we want better GPU performance and battery life not being able to look at our phone with a magnifying glass and not being able to discern pixels.

15. PryvateiDz

Posts: 445; Member since: Jul 31, 2011

I agree. Nobody wants that. We need better battery life, nobody needs Quad HD. Hopefully HTC is smart and is as stern as they were in keeping the Ultrapixel as their rear-facing camera from the M7-M8 as they can be for the 1080p screen from the M8 to M9. I really don't care or notice the difference for anythingbeyond 1080p.

24. zacsaturday

Posts: 262; Member since: May 09, 2014

even a tablet doesn't need these kind of pixels, unless it has a amoled (they're the best, my opinion) IGZO (which makes crazy battery efficiency (the Kindle HDX uses the technology, the software let it down) display

17. Micah007

Posts: 266; Member since: Oct 09, 2014

You should change your "We" to "I", you sound really arrogant when you attempt to speak on everyone else's behalf.

19. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

Hahahahah, you going to need it with the crap 810 being used, the s6 will have QHD and have better performance without even trying

11. HugoBarraCyanogenmod

Posts: 1412; Member since: Jul 06, 2014

Save the cost of 2k display and put the money on something else that surprise us

2. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

They'll include all this and FFC could be 4UP which is not bad.

3. ciprian.ruse

Posts: 320; Member since: May 13, 2014

The only downsize on M8 was the rear facing camera. I really hope that M9 will be smaller than M8 and they can do that by implementing the from facing speakers like they did with desire eye and I want a 5" or 5.2" FHD screen, snapdragon 810 , 16 or 20 megapixel rear facing camera with 16.9 aspect ratio, 4 ultrapixel selfie camera and a 3000mah battery .

4. vicare2017

Posts: 17; Member since: Jan 14, 2015

Will HTC use plastic on the lens and thereby make it easy to scratch or will they have something better?

14. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Sapphire is the way to go.

5. tiara6918

Posts: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

htc i want the m9 to be taller. I won't like it if you make it shorter. also please keep the ultrapixel camera, it's the best camera i've had on a smartphone and i want to see it again on the m9. Also make sense 7 look like sense 3 and 4. i hate sense 5 and 6 as they look flat and boring. That's all I can see that I'll feel an upgrade from my m8

9. HydrogenIsOne

Posts: 5; Member since: Nov 30, 2014

Are you even looking at what you typed at this point?

8. LionStone

Posts: 1048; Member since: Dec 10, 2010

Correction: despite a few small shortcomings, the HTC One M8 is one of the better smart phones of 2014, if not the best overall.

12. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Was* And sorry that position belongs to the Note 4.

16. Supraman21

Posts: 467; Member since: Jun 09, 2010

Running touchwiz pretty much ruins every tho h great about the Note 4 tho.

18. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

You should thank TouchWiz because if it wasn't for it Android wouldn't have never taken off. You're welcome.

20. Supraman21

Posts: 467; Member since: Jun 09, 2010

Do you have any facts to back that up?

22. AfterShock

Posts: 4147; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Seems to me Sense made a large movement forward before TW?

23. katie28

Posts: 1; Member since: Feb 09, 2015

Yeah, that's BS. Samsung has certainly brought more users to Android, which is good. But it isn't thanks to the UI. People like the galaxy's hardware. Even though they're flimsy phones, they're fast and run well. But they didn't capitalize on Android until it was already popular in the US and really weren't impressive until the galaxy s3 in 2013. HTC was the first OEM to sport Android and has been one of the top manufacturers for years now. In 2011, right when Samsung was starting to enter the Android market, HTC outsold Samsung in the US. Touchwiz definitely did not make Android take off and Sense is absolutely a sleaker, more mature UI for Android. Touchwiz is just "ok" and feels generic in comparison.

10. Neros

Posts: 1016; Member since: Dec 19, 2014

Et - Same design - big-ass bezels - same 1080p screen with average parameters - overheating cpu by qualcom - finally a camera which is not a complete dissapointment That'd be all.

13. HTCOE

Posts: 650; Member since: Nov 20, 2011

there will be no fingerprint scanner

21. techloverNYC

Posts: 601; Member since: Nov 20, 2012

Im currently using the M8 and Im really not feeling the bezels this time. Its makes it so awkward in the jean pockets and using it with 1 hand is near impossible (yet it is too small to be using both hands).

25. karamelakimo

Posts: 109; Member since: May 26, 2014

i wish they won't reduce the quality of metal finish

26. bigboss11

Posts: 13; Member since: Dec 08, 2014

None of this is expected or new...

27. 14545

Posts: 1835; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

I might give HTC another shot if it came with some sort of water resistance, mSD, IR blaster, removable battery and Qi charging. It would be a leap of faith, but I would give them a 4th chance if they have all these features. However this is very unlikely give the metal body. But we shall see I guess.

28. Tooluka

Posts: 66; Member since: Nov 27, 2014

I'm considering M9 but it seems this model will also move from phones into tablets market. 5.2" is way too big for a phone. I've played a bit with 5.2" Galaxy Grand 2 and it is unwieldy and barely usable - you can't reach one handed to either header, you can't hold it properly, fingers have no traction on the back and the is slipping. M7 looks good though, it would be nice to see not gimped M9 mini model (I know this won't happen).

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