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More HTC One M9 photos arrive to show the new Dot View case

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More HTC One M9 photos arrive to show the new Dot View case
Rumors about the HTC One M9 "Hima" are reaching crescendo mode, with the handset claimed to sport a Quad HD display panel, Snapdragon 810 chipset, and an improved camera on the back, as hinted by the huge camera opening in the recent leaks. The BoomSound stereo speakers have eventually been slimmed and pushed to the edges for an overall more stylish and compact look, too.

We just showed you how an alleged golden version of the One M9 could look like with a leaked chassis. and now the same glitzy handset has been snapped from another angle, and, what's more interesting, shown wrapped in the new Dot View case model from HTC. Style is not the name for the two new colors that the inventive HTC Dot View case line will receive with the launch of the HTC One M9, as these are said to be yellow and turquoise, but there will also be the more traditional black color as you can see in the leaked pictures below.

source: Weibo

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posted on 05 Feb 2015, 06:53 1

1. theguy2345 (Posts: 1216; Member since: 24 Jun 2014)

It looks like the same thing, just tailored to the M9.

posted on 05 Feb 2015, 08:47 3

24. You_Dont_Say (Posts: 277; Member since: 26 Jan 2015)

Here comes HTC again, with most likely a smaller battery than the competition.

However, I really hope this isn't the case.

posted on 05 Feb 2015, 10:14 3

29. kabukijoe (Posts: 102; Member since: 06 Mar 2010)

At least the battery won't stop taking a charge and/or start to swell inside of the phone after 12 months like pretty much every Galaxy model ever.

posted on 05 Feb 2015, 11:02 2

31. NoFanboy (Posts: 300; Member since: 18 Nov 2013)

The m9 is gonna be the only flagship with a hd screen, so it'll have the best battery life

posted on 10 Feb 2015, 08:55

43. ILikeBubbles (Posts: 525; Member since: 17 Jan 2011)

personally i'd rather have HD and better battery life. maybe that's because i haven't owned a QHD phone but i don't need anymore than 1080p.. especially with a 5" screen which is pretty much my max... lol too bad before the m7 my max size was 4.3... changing with the times... /sigh

posted on 05 Feb 2015, 11:16 1

33. amats69 (Posts: 1510; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)

and htc one m8 got an excellent battery life even if it has an smaller battery than others..

posted on 06 Feb 2015, 10:08 1

41. Sri_HTC (Posts: 2; Member since: 18 Jan 2015)

Ya I agree really I'm very impressed and surprised too I hope m9 has better battery life than m8 for sure

posted on 05 Feb 2015, 12:36 2

36. Supraman21 (Posts: 391; Member since: 09 Jun 2010)

The M8 has a smaller battery than the S5 but it gets similar if not better battery life. Check PhoneArenas reviews or GSMArenas charts.

posted on 08 Feb 2015, 12:10

42. Batsie (Posts: 8; Member since: 25 Sep 2014)

My, m8's battery is doing a better job than the s4's or iphones. It was a problem on the one x thought

posted on 05 Feb 2015, 10:15

30. HTCOE (Posts: 635; Member since: 20 Nov 2011)

and what different are you looking for??

posted on 05 Feb 2015, 17:53

37. theguy2345 (Posts: 1216; Member since: 24 Jun 2014)

None. I love my M8 and my dotview case. Good thing they didn't ruin it.

posted on 05 Feb 2015, 06:54 4

2. tiara6918 (Posts: 2110; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)

So excited for this, even though these are minor changes to the design from the m8, can't wait to upgrade

posted on 05 Feb 2015, 12:10 1

35. Fallen1 (Posts: 285; Member since: 14 Nov 2014)

The minor changes are only cosmetic though. The build quality is beautiful, and in todays market, all consumers are now spec whores. They don't care as much as they used to about UI and bloatware. But regardless, I would love to trade my note 4 for this asap

posted on 10 Feb 2015, 08:57

44. ILikeBubbles (Posts: 525; Member since: 17 Jan 2011)

bloat is one of the reasons i left VZW for at&t... much more root/flash friendly and even though cm (imo) has been messing up recently with their disrespect to the company that is the sole reason they exist.... they're still my favorite custom rom. but you best believe when they no longer allow gapps to be flashed on top of them.. well it'll be time to find a new rom.

posted on 05 Feb 2015, 06:57 1

3. TyrionLannister (unregistered)

It looks the same. I've lost all hope for HTC. However great or bad the design is, it needs a refresh.

posted on 05 Feb 2015, 07:27 11

8. TerryTerius (unregistered)

Why? I've never understood why people think companies need to constantly change their design. If it looks contemporary and distinct (and is selling well), what's the point?

Porsche and Apple are perfect examples. They've refined and upgraded their products with every iteration, but visually the 911 and iPhone are not drastically different from the way they looked a decade ago (or 7 years and some months in the iPhone's case). However, even without drastic visual change 911's, Cayman's, Boxsters, Cayanne's, iPad's, Macbook's and iPhone's have been selling extremely well despite their relatively high price tags compared to their competitors. If you're a company, why would you shake things up just for the sake of doing so when you're already making a killing off your products? Why upset your existing customer base for more hypothetical customers? HTC's problem isn't design, it's marketing and random shortcomings (expandable memory in the original One, terrible camera's in both generations, some signal reception problems, etc). While they should refine the design of the one, it doesn't need to look completely different.

posted on 05 Feb 2015, 07:40

12. TyrionLannister (unregistered)

So that you don't have to be ashamed like this:

A friend of mine has an s5. You have no idea how many people have asked from him about how good is his grand 2.

Similarly, this looks the same as m8 and m7.

I'm not asking to change the entire design. But at least change it a bit. Like from iPhone 4s to 5 or 5s to 6. That amount of change will suffice.

posted on 05 Feb 2015, 08:11

17. maherk (Posts: 4820; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)

Apple boy, why don't you criticize Apple for always keeping the same design for 2 years in a row?? Instead you brought up Apple and made it look like they invented the wheel by changing the design from 4s to 5 and 5s to 6, but failed to comment how they didn't bring a SINGLE change to the design from 4 to 4s and 5 to 5s or how ALL their iPads looks exactly the same, even more, how all of their iPhones looks almost identical from the 2G to the 5s but only stretching it out.

posted on 05 Feb 2015, 08:21 1

20. TerryTerius (unregistered)

If you read my comment, I did say they should refine it. But the overall design doesn't need to change. To put it a different way, it's fine if they tweak it a bit like slimming down the bezels and getting rid of that black bar at the bottom. But they don't need a design overhaul or a "refresh". There's a very good reason so many people that have reviewed the M7 and M8 have stated them to be (debatably) the best looking Android phones in existence. HTC doesn't need to mess with it too much. They just need to make some small changes and improvements in their formula.

posted on 05 Feb 2015, 08:35 3

23. TerryTerius (unregistered)

Aside from that, HTC and Samsung are very different companies.

Samsung has an enormous offering range and it is easy to get their products confused because they mostly look exactly the same and (until recently) used the same materials.

While there are similar design elements in the desire range and the One series, it is pretty easy to recognize either of the One siblings compared to their plastic lower market counterparts.

HTC's other problem is the fact that so many people have never even heard of them or know very little about their offerings, which is not an issue that Samsung has in any way shape or form.

I get what you're saying, but that is much more applicable to Samsung than it is to HTC. Their problems are very different.

posted on 10 Feb 2015, 09:00

45. ILikeBubbles (Posts: 525; Member since: 17 Jan 2011)

honestly the m7 has a completely different design. i can understand the confusion with the m8 but even that isn't that old of a phone and it still has impressive specs.. i'm not sure what's so horrible about the difference between the 2013 vs 2015 mustang for example..

posted on 05 Feb 2015, 08:20 1

19. Awalker (Posts: 1677; Member since: 15 Aug 2013)

If you're selling a bunch of devices and making a ton of money then there's really no need to change things up. If you're in the position HTC is in then you need to bring new things to the table to get people interested. The same old design won't help them get out of their funk.

posted on 05 Feb 2015, 08:25 3

21. TerryTerius (unregistered)

Their sales issues have very little to do with design, and everything to do with marketing and certain shortcomings (mainly the camera). That was my entire point. Instead of focusing on making it look different just for the sake of doing so, they need to make sure that it is without compromise or excuse. More importantly, they need to make sure more people are aware of their offerings, what useful and unique things their phones are capable of, and they have to work on their presentation. After all, without awareness of it no one will buy your product. Even more importantly, as has been proven time and again; perception is reality and image is one of the most important tools of any company.

posted on 05 Feb 2015, 09:21 1

27. Teejay1100 (Posts: 115; Member since: 16 Aug 2012)

Advertising/marketing is the key to selling. Outside of this small tech community no one cares for HTC or aluminum. HTC messed up years ago by making crappy camera's in their flagships not to mention them burning people before that with the Thunderbolt/Incredible phones. I remember that all to well.
But using a similar design 3 years in a row, proves to be lazy and insane. I agree yes, fix the shortcomings but you have to appeal to the masses not just the tech geeks. They should have went all out with a design change and have an outstanding camera and battery. Consumers will look at this if this is true and final and say it looks just like the M8. And making a phone without getting your brand in front of people' eyes is a failure in my book no matter how good it looks to the small tech community.

posted on 05 Feb 2015, 09:15

26. Teejay1100 (Posts: 115; Member since: 16 Aug 2012)

These cats don't understand that at all. Consumers Consumers Consumers is the goal. HTC doesn't have them. They needed to reinvent the wheel but if this is true then it was a failed attempt again! This won't make a difference at all. They can't do what Apple/Samsung are doing with same design for 3 years. SMH

posted on 10 Feb 2015, 09:00

46. ILikeBubbles (Posts: 525; Member since: 17 Jan 2011)


posted on 05 Feb 2015, 07:53 6

15. maherk (Posts: 4820; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)

How does it look the same? They changed the speaker grills, you have a bigger and centered front camera, and they slimmed the bezels and got rid of the black bar. I think they managed to bring more perfection to what was already a greatly designed phone.

posted on 05 Feb 2015, 08:07

16. TyrionLannister (unregistered)

Let's see if the final product is the same.

posted on 05 Feb 2015, 22:09

40. diehardnokian (Posts: 145; Member since: 27 Apr 2014)

Google play edition pleasseeee!!

posted on 05 Feb 2015, 10:04 2

28. surethom (Posts: 925; Member since: 04 Mar 2009)

I think the HTC One phones are a great design, its Sony that needs to redesign they have had the same design on all there phones for over 3 years, just a slab.

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