HTC using decoys to throw us off the track; real HTC One (M9) has changes to BoomSound and more
posted by Alan F. / Jan 24, 2015, 8:50 PM
This news should bring hope to those who were criticizing HTC for using the same design employed for the HTC One (M8) for its new flagship model. According to those who know the real look of the HTC One (M9), it will feature an edge-to-edge screen with BoomSound slits (as opposed to the grills) on the top and bottom edges of the handset. The front-facing camera looks like the one used on the HTC Desire 826, which means the One (M9) has a large circular lens above the screen.
The report adds that HTC had used a decoy before introducing the HTC One (M7). However, a rendering of the phone was discovered in a early version of the phone's firmware, on a SIM card installation tutorial. The image of the handset was leaked out more than a month before the unit was officially revealed by HTC.
We should see the HTC One (M9) in the flesh when MWC opens in Barcelona on March 1st.
source: HTCSource via AndroidandMe
- 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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Even if it was you still couldn't hate on the design, haters gonna hate HTC anyways, lol
posted on Jan 24, 2015, 9:03 PM 10
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thats right, the only fault it had was that it looked similar to last year's M8, but i was still shocked how come htc hasnt taken any cue from Desire 826 and EYE for the ff camera placement. And regarding the final design,if you look very closely at the top and bottom of the handset leaked in this articlehttp://www.phonearena.com/news
/New-leaked-HTC-Hima--One-M9-photos-suggest-new-power-button-placement_id65128 you will notice that something is fishy :)))
let's hope this news comes true
posted on Jan 25, 2015, 1:40 AM 0
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No it's not. I have seen this s**t happen before with all leaked Apple products, some nub sites that claim that the final device will look completely different. It won't be, edge-edge display - from HTC? Come on, they make nice phones, but they never have anything special.
posted on Jan 26, 2015, 4:13 AM 0
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HTC has always been my favorite Android OEM but the last 4 flagships have been a let down. They have the potential to beat Samsung in sales they just need to make a design that will apeal to everyone. They need a great camera on this phone or again it will fail. The biggest thing I hate about Android is that they let the carriers call the shots on the final release date and those awful carrier logos. HTC and all the other OEMs need to take control.
posted on Jan 24, 2015, 9:22 PM 8
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you comment on every HTC article how they let you down. You're a troll for sure smh!
posted on Jan 24, 2015, 9:32 PM 15
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HTC had a good idea with the camera on the M7 and M8, but it was really finicky. You could get some great shots with the Ultrapixel camera, but you could also get some terrible ones, it's a really "meh" experience. Even so, I don't think they should go the 20 MP route like everyone else. A nice 8-12 MP camera with a large sensor would be ideal, but of course the market is mostly a numbers game now, so that probably won't happen. That is the most frustrating thing about Android, especially if you're using a device that doesn't have good developer support. The problem is that most Android manufacturers don't have the weight in sales to demand things like control over updates, the only one that does is Samsung, but they don't seem to be doing anything about it.
posted on Jan 25, 2015, 1:52 PM 0
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Ha. it looks like their learning from last years debacle with the leak video of the device weeks before its debut. I am now much more excited to see it, as the design language of the Desire eye and 826 was nice. Desire EYE/826 design + aluminum body = a win in my book
posted on Jan 24, 2015, 9:25 PM 0
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The front camera make more sense now because the sensor for the 4 UP camera is larger then a normal front facing camera
posted on Jan 24, 2015, 9:27 PM 1
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I couldn't see why they would keep the speaker grills, when they have newer ways of keeping boomsound with the speaker slits (HTC desire eye)
posted on Jan 24, 2015, 9:52 PM 1
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They don't perform as well as they do in the other boomsound phones
posted on Jan 24, 2015, 10:15 PM 0
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HTC didn't even need all those holes on the M8 because the speaker on the bottom took only 1/3 the grill space on the left side. HTC probably put all those holes there to make it look like the speakers are huge. Maybe they will do the same on the M9, but I hope not. I prefer the speaker set up on the Desire Eye much better.
posted on Jan 24, 2015, 10:16 PM 0
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