More tiny details about the HTC One M9 tipped: camera aperture, CPU clock speed

More tiny details about the HTC One M9 tipped: camera aperture, CPU clock speed
UPDATED: Resident leakster Ricciolo chimed in further on the camera sensor details.

The noise around HTC's upcoming One M9 flagship has become deafening, and the handset is claimed to sport a vastly improved camera on the back, as hinted by the huge camera opening in the recent leaks. A few One M9 cases have appeared for preorder on Amazon, by the usual culprit Spigen, and they reconfirm the 20 MP camera lens shape and size.

We've got another tip today, claiming to "fill in the blanks" around said 20 MP rear camera. The shooter is expected to sport f/2.2 aperture, and 27.8 mm lens equivalent, which means that the sensor might not be Sony's 20 MP model in the Xperia Z3 or Meizu MX4, for instance, but rather something else. In fact, resident leakster Ricciolo tipped right after this publication that the sensor is made by Toshiba, meaning we might be in for additional surprise from HTC in the camera department, save for the whopping fivefold increase in resolution from the M8 to the M9. To that we have to add that, according to Ricciolo, who's always had a good track record, the camera sensor is 1/2.4" in size.

Furthermore, according to Bloomberg, the phone will be powered by Qualcomm's newest Snapdragon 810 chipset, and the tipster confirms it, adding that the four Cortex-A57 cores will be clocked at 2 GHz maximums, while the frugal Cortex-A53 quarter will hum at 1.5 GHz at the most. Allegedly, these goodies will all be managed by Android 5.0.2, with a brand spanking new Sense 7 UI. The MWC expo is only a few days away, so not much left to wait until we see what HTC has in store for us on Sunday.

source: RolandQuandt & Ricciolo (Twitter)

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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. ErikMurin

Posts: 6; Member since: Feb 23, 2015

The camera will be made by Toshiba, it was rumored some time ago. And I hope it will be better than Sony's.

4. vincelongman

Posts: 5806; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Toshiba made the camera's in the Lumia 1020 and Pureview 808 So there's a decent chance But there's probably a reason most OEMs use Sony sensors

7. Kumar123 unregistered

Sony's sensors are the best. That's why big companies like Apple and Samsung use their sensor in their mobile. And Chinese companies advertise that they have Sony sensor in their phones. In the Camera world big name like Nikon, Olympus, Pentax use their sensor and if you look at the dxomark rating usually camera with Sony's sensor score the highest mark.

10. JesseJames

Posts: 226; Member since: Feb 22, 2015

Its all about software implementation. Yes both apple and samsung use sony sensors and of course sony uses sony sensors yet sony's own smartphone sucks major ass when it comes to camera performance compared to apple and samsung.

15. LionStone

Posts: 1048; Member since: Dec 10, 2010

It's also possible that the reason the big companies use Sony is that Sony is able to mass produce enough for these larger companies.

9. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

Sony does have one of the best camera sensor out there. However, Sony can't make a good enough camera app to support its awesome camera on Sony's phones...

2. heysamad

Posts: 52; Member since: Apr 24, 2014

Can't wait. So curious about the heating issues of the snapdragon 810 processor :/

6. vincelongman

Posts: 5806; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Lets hope it was a problem with LG's kernel Otherwise almost all Android flagships will have that problem

16. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

Samsung said to crap dragon that they pay the same case to them as normal, but they not going to use there cpu, I. Return they have to send all the other oem a lagdragon810 to kill them all off or they not getting ther 14nm for the 820, hahaha, only joking but the 810 is junk

13. may_czos

Posts: 957; Member since: Nov 22, 2014

There are no heat issues, G Flex 2 doesn't overheat.

18. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

Ha yes becAuse the cpu lags out and throwtties out I.e. Do 3 tests in any benchmarks and they all getting way slower, why take my note edge they keep the same or get better and it does get hotter faster, I.e. Of are having to limit the cpu to stop it from overheating, please go and see pocketnow video reviews where they understand how phones work, the lg phone a aloud of juck and so is the 810

3. vincelongman

Posts: 5806; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Evleaks or CyberPort? That's the question most of us are still asking

5. vuyonc

Posts: 1091; Member since: Feb 24, 2014

Phase Detect autofocus please!


Posts: 23; Member since: Sep 14, 2014

UltraPixel Duo Camera better.

11. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Great! Now the only thing I want is design which should be ditto like concept render otherwise need to see.

12. cncrim

Posts: 1590; Member since: Aug 15, 2011

I just hope the M9 look like the picture and all bell whistle as rumor. Then HTC definite have money for 2015.

14. may_czos

Posts: 957; Member since: Nov 22, 2014

17. cncrim

Posts: 1590; Member since: Aug 15, 2011

Hope it is like that, just got to wait until March 1.

19. mostafawael.1998

Posts: 241; Member since: Oct 01, 2014

What really matters the most, and I think you will agree with me is that the S810 SoC heating issues are resolved and the performance boost is to be massive, just like the competing exynos 7420, cause there will be a lot of people who are willing to make a "really future proof" upgrade, which needs the phone to be perfect.

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