Metal showdown - stunning HTC One M9 renders compare it to the iPhone 6 and Galaxy S6

Metal showdown - stunning HTC One M9 renders compare it to the iPhone 6 and Galaxy S6
Prolific smartphone concept designer Martin Hajek still hasn't landed a job in Apple, it seems, so he's turned his skills set towards HTC, a place of similar design potency. Martin created a stunning set of renders imagining the upcoming HTC One M9 and comparing its body metals to those of the iPhone 6 and, guess who - the Samsung Galaxy S6! By the looks of it, Spring 2015 will be an explosive metal showdown among the smartphone flagships. 

Flashy visuals aside, Martin's renders show a somewhat worrying trend - all three smartphone have that same rectangular shape with rounded corners tat was set in stone by the iPhone 6. Is following Apple the only way left to capture the consumer's attention in a market so aggressively competitive? Well, let's not get into tough debates. The three smartphones look extremely pretty, and it's that which ultimately matters to consumers. 

Without further ado, here are Martin's creations. Enjoy the eye candy!



2. Biernot unregistered

i think htc one m9 will be the most beautiful phone this year ! i hope it ^^

26. RandomUsername

Posts: 808; Member since: Oct 29, 2013

I agree. It's good that HTC doesn't follow the thinness craze and instead focuses more on ergonomy.

3. promise7

Posts: 894; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

Looks nice, but I doubt it'll look exactly like this. I especially like the new speaker grills, but dislike how HTC uses the entire top for a IR blaster. I wish the iPhone 6 looked like his concept.

12. vincelongman

Posts: 5810; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

That concept has subtle changes But makes the iPhone 6 look so much better

28. CoryMeetsWorld

Posts: 170; Member since: Oct 17, 2014

The top being a IR blaster is brilliant.

5. tiara6918

Posts: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

honestly they're becoming more alike especially if you put the m9 upside down

6. TyrionLannister unregistered

The size scaling is pretty bad. The m9 is expected to be 5 inches while s5 is supposed to be 5.1. However, it looks opposite in the images. Anyway, all 3 look good. The real battle will be on the inside.

10. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Great! Bring it on HTC.

15. karamelakimo

Posts: 109; Member since: May 26, 2014

if that's real i think i will switch from sony to Htc unless Sony do a new thing !!

18. Kakarotto

Posts: 255; Member since: Dec 07, 2010

iphone is the ugliest from these three

21. tnuc2014

Posts: 294; Member since: Sep 12, 2014

Only from the back.

31. AlikMalix unregistered

Yet Samsung found it inspiring - it looks extremely similar in design!!!! So which is it, the original or the copy that you hate most?

19. tnuc2014

Posts: 294; Member since: Sep 12, 2014

The S6 render is nice, but the HTC is truly stunning. I love my iPhone 6 but the HTC render has really turned my head.

23. bayhuy

Posts: 320; Member since: Jun 23, 2011

iPhone 6, iPhone clone, HTC One M9...

24. rj_78

Posts: 74; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

Already bought many devices last year but after seeing this sexy design of htc makes me flattered.

25. Alicia8870

Posts: 28; Member since: Feb 16, 2015

Can't wait for March 1, for the HTC and Samsung events. I am having a really hard time deciding which phone to get. I am getting rid of my iphone 5, and am excited to switch to android. I love my Galaxy tablet, and all the customization that android platform provides. I will probably just go with the phone with the best camera. I really wanted an m8, but the camera on it gets bad reviews. Hopefully HTC and Samsung will have both upped their games. Oh decisions, decisions.

29. CoryMeetsWorld

Posts: 170; Member since: Oct 17, 2014

If you get anything other than HTC you are a knob.

27. LessThanDoug

Posts: 54; Member since: Dec 03, 2014

Samsung can expect a lawsuit from Apple if that is in fact how it will look.

30. AlikMalix unregistered

is everyone putting their headphone jack on bottom now? Didn't Samsung made fun of that in their commercials when iphone 5 came out? Didn't buncha droid fans called it "stupid" "uncomfortable" etc? But that S6 looks a lot like 6s.

32. Af1rPA

Posts: 712; Member since: Jun 12, 2014

Not a fan of the round edge look. Just because Apple did it doesnt mean its cool. I think the flat edge look of the M7 would look amazing on this M9 render.

33. mildorzalost

Posts: 143; Member since: Jun 03, 2014

m9 all the way, HTC always have the best designs, those rect lines make everything looks perfect... iphone is just so much rounded for me... don't like so much roundness, the same for the OS

34. FYLegend

Posts: 21; Member since: Sep 05, 2013

Sadly it never looked like this and people continued to nag about the black bar and large bezels. Then a few months later the Xperia Z5 had this design on the front, lol

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