HTC One M9 visits GFXbench, confirms expected specs

The HTC One M9 will be unveiled on March 1st at 10am EST at MWC 2015 in Barcelona. We already have some idea of what the phone will look like thanks to leaked video, and we also have a good idea what to expect in terms of the handset's specs. Now, all of those specs have been confirmed thanks to a GFXbench benchmark test of the phone.

The HTC One M9 will feature a 5-inch screen with a resolution of 1080 x 1920. A 64-bit octa-core 2.0GHz Snapdragon 810 CPU is inside along with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of native storage. The rear-facing camera weighs in at 20MP and a 4MP Ultrapixel camera is on front. Android 5.0 and Sense 7.0 are pre-installed. While not seen on the GFXbench data, a 2840mAh battery will keep the lights on, and a 128GB capacity microSD slot will provide additional memory.

On Sunday, we also expect to see the HTC One M9 Plus unveiled with a 5.2-inch 1440 x 2560 resolution screen, and an HTC smartwatch should be unwrapped. Of course, we will be at Barcelona for MWC 2015 and will let you know what comes out of HTC's camp as soon as it is announced.

Thanks for the tip, Guido!

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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. Kishin

Posts: 706; Member since: May 30, 2013

Amazing specs but....

29. datguyglad

Posts: 98; Member since: Aug 29, 2014

But..... It looks almost exactly like the M8..?

2. arch_angel

Posts: 1651; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

expected specs. love there decision to go with 1080p over 2k should provide great battery life with big little combo

12. galanoth

Posts: 428; Member since: Nov 26, 2011

G flex 2 has 1080p and using 810. Battery life wasnt great. Also had 3000 mah battery.

16. seven7dust unregistered

g-flex is using Amoled and a inferior AMOLED at that, plus HTC one m8 already had great battery life , this should only get better completely agree on the Resolution, 2k is a big gimmick , as shown by Lg g3 , it reduces both performance and battery life.

20. penguinbelly

Posts: 162; Member since: Dec 27, 2014

You are underestimating S810. :D

17. arch_angel

Posts: 1651; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

well the g flex (the one used in the benchmarks) has a defective 810 and maybe htc optimized there device better .

33. legiloca

Posts: 1676; Member since: Nov 11, 2014

i watched a review on youtube, it says that the review unit sent by LG wasn't the final build of the phone and they will re-review the unit once it goes out on sale.. (watch pocketnow's review on the g flex 2)

35. arch_angel

Posts: 1651; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

i know this already.

37. 2dark2walk

Posts: 6; Member since: Jan 21, 2015

It also comes down to display technology, on the Note 4 with a 2k screen Samsung managed a 7.5% battery life increase over Note 3, that may be not so much but remember that Note 3 has a 1080p display, so overall Samsung did a great job on the display technology. I recon that the M9 will have a overall 15-20% battery life increase which will be a good improvement.

3. newbey123

Posts: 704; Member since: Mar 19, 2012

Awesome, they just needed to fix the camera and processor chip. Good job, best android coming from HTC. I am still waiting to see the final screen size on the plus version, as I want 5.5'.

4. Pattyface

Posts: 1658; Member since: Aug 20, 2014

They fixed at least one of the two things I was worried check... Now tell me how long that battery last and we may be in business

6. Genza

Posts: 576; Member since: Mar 12, 2014

I guess they don't really fix the camera on their phone because until now I have never heard that the M9 features a 4K video and any kind of stabilization.

7. ngo2dd

Posts: 896; Member since: Jul 08, 2011

4K is software.

10. Genza

Posts: 576; Member since: Mar 12, 2014

That's not entirely true because in addition to the software, the camera sensor and other things must have that feature as well. According to rumors htc will use Toshiba sensor. And I could not find a 4K video or Phase Detection AF in Toshiba sensor spesification So if it turns out that M9 not to have fancy features such as 4K video, stabilization, and phase detection AF. HTC made the same mistake as when they launched the M7 and M8 with crapixel and duo crap camera. But do not worry because there is a possibility that htc hiding something and it turns M9 uses a sensor like this.

23. JetMK

Posts: 97; Member since: Jan 31, 2015

Very informative post. Here's hoping it's the Sony camera module that they have equipped on the back.

38. ahmed_ali_yossef2010

Posts: 164; Member since: Jul 26, 2012

No it's actually true it's a software matter the same sensor is used in Nokia 930 which can record 4k now after the last update get your facts right

39. BaffledTruffle

Posts: 523; Member since: Dec 07, 2013

It's not software matter. It's hardware matter, as you actually need 8.3 megapixels to actually shoot 4K. Remember that the 930 has a 20 megapixel sensor, that's way above 8.3 mp. It just wasn't supported out of the box because WP is crappy and behind. In iPhone's case (you need an app for 4K videos), I would say it would be upscaled to 4K, just like when you do when you upscale a let's say 8 mp photo to 13 mp. It is 13 mp now, but the actual raw image is just 8 mp, and would lack the level of detail a 13 mp sensor is capable of capturing. You get your facts right, brother.

40. ahmed_ali_yossef2010

Posts: 164; Member since: Jul 26, 2012

you guys didn't get the point this phone will have a 20 mp sensor so the hardware is capable so as the case in 930 when it first came out with no 4k the man was saying that the sensor isn't capable but it's if the software let that happen this particular hardware has the capability so it depend whether the software will include it or not

41. BaffledTruffle

Posts: 523; Member since: Dec 07, 2013

It can be an interdependence. You can't shoot 4k if 1.) The chipset is not made for it. 2.) The camera res is too low. 3.) You have Windows Phone OS. (I'm more kidding on the last one but really, WP is light-years behind the two kings)

22. vincelongman

Posts: 5806; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Its hardware E.g. iPhone 6/6+ and Nexus 5 can't record native 4K since their camera sensors dont have enough resolution (4K = 8.3MP > 8MP, also in 16:9, not 4:3) But they can upscale video to 4K, but thats not actual native 4K

5. Genza

Posts: 576; Member since: Mar 12, 2014

Did you seriously just 2840 mAh ??? I know HTC has pretty good battery optimization and i believe in "normal" use M9 battery life will be okay. But there are some people who really test the limits of battery life when they use their smartphone. I have two friends iphone users who are constantly using their phones in every opportunity, the first is a gamer so he was always playing games on his iPhone and the other one is an addict of instagram, twiter and IM. If some M9 users do the same thing with their phone, I'm pretty sure 2840mAh will give them a bad experience with battery life.

8. ngo2dd

Posts: 896; Member since: Jul 08, 2011

My E8 is just fine with 2600 battery. This is bigger with the same screen on a 29 km processor it will have better battery life.

19. Genza

Posts: 576; Member since: Mar 12, 2014

Your E8 is fine because you do not use your cell phone like my two friends. If it really only 2840 mAh battery I'm pretty sure M9 will not be much better than the previous generation.

36. ArPharazon

Posts: 3; Member since: Jan 05, 2015

Damn,it's incredible how they can fit in such a processor.

9. jellmoo

Posts: 2673; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

The M8 is widely considered to be a battery champ with a 2600 mAh, and the M9 will be using an even more efficient processor. I would be utterly shocked if the M9 didn't boast one of the top performers in regards to battery longevity.

21. Genza

Posts: 576; Member since: Mar 12, 2014

For me Xperia Z3C is the real battery champ with a 2600 mAh, I'm sure M9 battery life will not be too disappointing for average users but I doubt that 2840 mAh is large enough to compete with other 2015 flagship in terms of battery life.

24. seven7dust unregistered

agreed the Z3c is amazing in battery life , My dad owns I borrowed for sometime when my phone got lost and I was stunned by the battery life. too bad sony hasn't promoted it at all, it's really is a nice phone.

25. jellmoo

Posts: 2673; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

The Z3C has a brutal battery no doubt. But mAh isn't the only real indicator of true longevity. Take a look at the G3. 3000 mAh battery, and has terrible screen on time. The Z3 has a 3100 mAh battery (and great longevity of its own) but still gets beaten out by the Z3C. 2840 mAh on a 5 inch, 1080p display is actual pretty great. And being powered by a more efficient is bound to help as well. If I were a betting man (and really I'm not, but I digress), I'd put my money on the M9 being top tier when it comes to battery longevity amongst 2015 flagships.

28. Genza

Posts: 576; Member since: Mar 12, 2014

Okay then, it seems we have different predictions about the 2840 mAh battery which according to rumors there will be in the M9 and it will not do any good if we continue to debate it. I think maybe we should wait until there are reliable reviews on M9 battery life.

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