HTC's new flagship appears in leaked photos? (Nope, it's just a concept model)

HTC's new flagship appears in leaked photos? (Nope, it's just a concept model)
A pair of leaked pictures allegedly reveals the clearest image we've seen to date of HTC's next flagship phone. The HTC One (M9) doesn't seem to stray that far from the manufacturer's current HTC One (M8) flagship phone. Sporting thinner bezels and redesigned BoomSound speaker grills, the new flagship model would also keep the earphone jack on the bottom of the phone. The HTC logo looks as though it is in for a change in design, however.

The back of the phone makes us want to grab for a grain of salt, something that you should be doing as well. After all, why would the back of the (M9) look exactly like the back of the (M8) if the Duo camera set up is being replaced by a 20.7MP rear snapper?

The latest rumored specs for the HTC One (M9) include a 1440 x 2560 resolution display with the Snapdragon 810 under the hood. 3GB of RAM is on board along with 32GB of native storage. The aforementioned 20.7MP camera adorns the back of the unit, while the 13MP front-facing camera, seen on the HTC Desire EYE, handles selfies and video chats.

Chances are, HTC will soon unveil this beast, possibly at CES. So far though, there has been no word from HTC about a possible unveiling this coming week.

source: ZOL, TheNational via BGR

UPDATE: This is exactly why we told you to take the story with a grain of salt. As it turns out, the image of the HTC One (M9) above is merely a concept version of the phone produced by Jermaine Smit, and posted on his YouTube channel. As we noted, the back of the phone couldn't be legit considering the 20.7MP camera expected on HTC's new flagship is expected not to feature the Duo camera feature. The specs listed in the article, we should point out, came from another source.

source: JermaineSmit

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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. sprockkets

Posts: 1612; Member since: Jan 16, 2012

I'd say the backs of the ones right above me look much better, but the front looks fine.

26. engineer-1701d unregistered

hahahahaha the first pic is the pic i posted yesterday on phonearena for the m9 its a leak/concept there is another like it with a little change in the speaker grille area the 2nd and 3rd pic is just the m8, stupid PA you beleave that to be the back hahahahahahaha wow

29. Alan01

Posts: 614; Member since: Mar 21, 2012

Guess you failed to read the second paragraph. Alan F.

31. engineer-1701d unregistered

nope i seen it u dont publish without checking also m9 is not a qhd screen waste of power

2. pifon

Posts: 76; Member since: Jun 15, 2013

would be nice if they realy ditch that huge bezels with HTC logo only on it

15. cripton805

Posts: 1485; Member since: Mar 18, 2012

Bezels look fine to me an the speakers are a plus. Without bezels = No speakers.

20. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

they r using that space........but anyway they should decrease bezel a little bit.

34. Tracy1988

Posts: 208; Member since: Dec 18, 2014

+1 And they have to put the display in the center. It's just ridiculous for a big device has an off-centered display.

23. legiloca

Posts: 1676; Member since: Nov 11, 2014

underneath that logo is the display panel, phones need bezels to place those, remember why that Sharp Aquos Crystal has a huge chin?

40. Clade

Posts: 1; Member since: Nov 24, 2014

It would be gorgeous without the bottom speaker and front camera.

3. Darkerm

Posts: 322; Member since: Jan 31, 2012


4. Micah007

Posts: 266; Member since: Oct 09, 2014

Please let it be announced at CES......and please let it be QHD.

5. maherk

Posts: 6876; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

I get excited everytime i see an article for the m9, can't wait for the day it gets announced!!

6. jellmoo

Posts: 2585; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

"The latest rumored specs for the HTC One (M9) include a 1440 x 2560 resolution display..." Huh? I was pretty sure that the last rumour, posted here 4 days ago, had it at 1080 x 1920? Has that changed in the last 4 days?

8. Alan01

Posts: 614; Member since: Mar 21, 2012

The QHD screen is included with the latest rumors! Alan F.

9. jellmoo

Posts: 2585; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

Wow. Quick turnaround on the rumours these days then. I certainly hope this one is false and the AnTuTu report is indicative of the real M9.

11. alouden unregistered

I wondered....with a snapdragon 810, I would be surprised if they did not go with the QHD. QHD seems to be the trend these days. But i guess we will know soon enough.

32. engineer-1701d unregistered

no its not latest rumors have 2 phones m9 1080p and hima qhd and a few other beefed up things

39. zachki17

Posts: 294; Member since: Sep 14, 2014

Alan what about lg g flex 2

7. dorianb

Posts: 617; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

I can get down with the front, but the back needs a bit of a refresh design wise.

10. the_one_and_only

Posts: 1; Member since: Jan 01, 2015

And you call THIS an article?

16. SuperMaoriBro

Posts: 533; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

article ˈɑːtɪk(ə)l/ a piece of writing included with others in a newspaper, magazine, or other publication.

28. silencer271

Posts: 254; Member since: Apr 05, 2013

its iphonearena you should be used to substandard writing by now.

12. romeo1

Posts: 816; Member since: Jan 06, 2012

The front looks great the back is not my thing. Never liked the designs of the the one m7/m8 that much. The rounding of the back is a bit to much imo. It does feel good though

13. HASHTAG unregistered

I don't understand why everyone is huge on QHD.

22. maherk

Posts: 6876; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Same here. I can live without it on my Note 4, i still don't see any benefits for it compared to 1080 screens.

35. HASHTAG unregistered

How is the Note 4? I'm getting a new phone next week and I'm debating between the iPhone 6+ or the Note 4.

14. NightSurfer

Posts: 101; Member since: Sep 06, 2014

Its the same concept render of m9 circulating for quite sometime now. But I like the new flagship to look like that.

17. mostafawael.1998

Posts: 241; Member since: Oct 01, 2014

Well I was convinced to the One M9 at first when I saw it sporting a normal "FHD" screen along with the SD810 (it will be really smooooooth) but let's wait and see how it does with games.

18. Maestro1999

Posts: 2; Member since: Apr 17, 2012

I'd rather have a 3500 powered battery & better camera to support phone of this magnitude!!!

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