New HTC One M9 renders show up - could this be the smartphone's final design?

New HTC One M9 renders show up - could this be the smartphone's final design?
We're well aware of the fact that the latest alleged HTC One M9 renders include contradictory details: some present a device that closely resembles the One (M8) when viewed from the front, while others are showing a handset that looks more like a mix between the Desire Eye and the One (M8). However, all of them show a similar rear side - one featuring a single camera with dual LED flash (instead of the Duo camera that's found on HTC's flagship handset of 2014). In case you haven't had enough, we can now take a look at two new renders revealed by Chinese leaker @upleaks.

The new renders suggest that the One M9 will not have a centered front-facing camera. In fact, they're quite similar to the M9 renders that appeared in Germany over the weekend. Obviously, for now there's no way to confirm that this is what the real HTC One M9 looks like. Anyway, the handset should feature a 5-inch 1080p display, enhanced BoomSound speakers, an octa-core Snapdragon 810 processor, 3 GB of RAM, 32 GB of expandable storage space, and a 2900 mAh battery.

March 1 is the day when HTC will officially announce the One M9. A One M9 Plus is also expected to be unveiled - this should be a bit larger than the regular version of the handset, allegedly offering a 5.2-inch display with 1440 x 2560 pixels, and a fingerprint scanner.

What do you think, can this be the final design of the One M9?

source: @upleaks (1), (2)

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One M9
  • Display 5.0 inches
    1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 20 MP (Single camera)
    4 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 810, 3GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 2840 mAh
  • OS Android 7.0 Nougat
    HTC Sense UI



66. fyahking

Posts: 1146; Member since: Jan 28, 2015

No thanks, because that big ugly black bar at the bottom bezel itaking over the entire screen

62. GeekMovement unregistered

Oh boy.. back to this render again lol.

61. medtxa

Posts: 1655; Member since: Jun 02, 2014

and here goes the design is even less symetrical. :(

59. Andrewtst

Posts: 697; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

If this is final design of HTC M9. RIP HTC.

58. xuerantiger

Posts: 53; Member since: Mar 02, 2012

looks like the m8 without the extra camera to me

57. mudhi

Posts: 7; Member since: Jul 18, 2013

Dunno what's up with all the hate on the m8/m9 design vs m7. I've had the m8 for about 8 months now, and I when I hold it sometimes I still am impressed with how it looks and feels.

56. rsiders

Posts: 2060; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

It's pretty clear that the other leaked design is what everyone was salivating over. And there goes my M9 high. At least if this turns out to be the real thing.

55. iLovesarcasm

Posts: 589; Member since: Oct 20, 2014

This design is too Chinese.

52. geusan

Posts: 137; Member since: Oct 19, 2014

it look better than s6

44. Af1rPA

Posts: 712; Member since: Jun 12, 2014

Looks like a M8 with a protruding camera. I would prefer a 5 inch M7 with slim bezels, updated specs and no stupid black bar for the logo.

43. JunitoNH

Posts: 1946; Member since: Feb 15, 2012

This particular design is able to make milkshakes, and burgers, take that Samsung. Now, you guys can be happy, and satisfied.

42. daveydog

Posts: 69; Member since: Sep 01, 2013

So where's the m9 plus

40. s_boy

Posts: 37; Member since: Nov 30, 2013

Boooo-ring They've lost a potential customer if it looks like that, two iterations on and it's still too tall with a pointless logo bar.

39. Danini1112

Posts: 70; Member since: Jun 22, 2013

Don't think so look at here ... :( I'm feel so sorry for HTC if it true....

35. tani24

Posts: 51; Member since: Feb 24, 2015

Guys, look at Slashgear: upleaks has uploaded 3 videos on M9: sorry, it's like this, M8-ish style...dissapointed!

37. letosaw

Posts: 135; Member since: Aug 05, 2014

I think it's early prototype device. Cuz for me evleaks > upleaks

34. cGmC11

Posts: 152; Member since: Apr 02, 2012

Definitely it's not the phone everyone will see this next Sunday...HTC catch-up the game of expectations!

33. ChowMein

Posts: 76; Member since: Jan 01, 2015

htc paid upleaks to troll everyone!

51. parasky

Posts: 10; Member since: Jan 14, 2015

Roll on March 1st.

32. progosu

Posts: 36; Member since: Feb 21, 2015

upleaks is trolling all of us, can't you guys see it?

31. NateAdam8

Posts: 439; Member since: Feb 17, 2012

Please no, I like HTC but those black bars suck and it's a recycled front design and I'm still looking forward to this mess LoL.


Posts: 650; Member since: Nov 20, 2011

stop already...haha that is not the front of the phone, but the rear is correct... i guess you all just need to dispell these rumors and wait on the 1st of the next month....smh

26. NoFanboy

Posts: 300; Member since: Nov 18, 2013

Evleaks > Upleaks. These are incorrect decoys, and it seems like theyre doing their job well.

22. Nebice

Posts: 68; Member since: Jan 05, 2015

well quite nice resolution with 1440 x 5260 xD gj pa (last part of the text)

20. ngo2dd

Posts: 896; Member since: Jul 08, 2011

Oh god just want as couple more day already. We don't know s**t about anything.

18. carlemillward unregistered

A battle between Evleaks and Upleaks, this will be interesting.

23. NoFanboy

Posts: 300; Member since: Nov 18, 2013

Evleaks > Upleaks

36. carlemillward unregistered

I sure hope so.

17. seanwhat

Posts: 321; Member since: Jul 11, 2013

dem bezels doe

14. mr.gonse80

Posts: 10; Member since: Feb 05, 2015

This is what the M8 should have been last year. I think HTC is following in Apple's footsteps by pushing out minimal improvements and minor cosmetic differences to keep people buying them. Not saying it isn't an awesome device, I just think they're baby stepping it. Either way, it will sell well.

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