New leaked HTC Hima / One (M9) photos suggest new power button placement

New leaked HTC Hima / One (M9) photos suggest new power button placement
Ready for a new round of alleged HTC Hima / One (M9) photos? Good, because the unannounced handset may have appeared in a couple of images which suggest that its power button now resides on the right side, below the volume rocker, rather than at the top (as it's the case on the One M8 and One M7).

Posted by Phandroid, the images reportedly come from "a reliable source close to the Taiwanese company." If they do indeed show the real One (M9) / Hima, the handset doesn't look too different from the One (M8) - though, as previously reported, it seems to have thinner bezels.

On the back, the upcoming HTC flagship smartphone should feature a redesigned 20 MP camera with Optical Image Stabilization (and no UltraPixel technology). However, the new photos can't confirm this. What Phandroid can confirm, according to its source, is that the new One will have an octa-core processor (almost certainly Qualcomm's 64-bit Snapdragon 810) paired with 3 GB of RAM. For more about the handset, check out our HTC One (M9) rumor roundup.

Earlier today, an alleged HTC One (M9) Plus showed up, though this one had a suspicious home button (à la Samsung Galaxy), so we're not really inclined to believe in its existence.

As always, we must not forget that some leaked images turn out to be genuine, while others simply don't. We'll have to wait until March 1 to see if the photos included in this article belong to the former, or the latter category.

Update: Two more images have been added, one showing the device's rear side.

source: Phandroid

Related phones

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. emadhtc

Posts: 4; Member since: Dec 17, 2014

nice design

6. arsenaljimenez

Posts: 198; Member since: May 03, 2012

It looks pretty much the same as the m7 and m8 O.o

14. Birds

Posts: 1172; Member since: Nov 21, 2011

And that's a reason to say the design isn't nice? It's on'y so much you can do with a rectangle...

23. arsenaljimenez

Posts: 198; Member since: May 03, 2012

Ok, first of all... calm down Second of all I didn't say it wasn't nice I just said they look the same But yes, the m7 has a nice design... been used too many times by them Even Samsung changes their galaxy s line every year, no huge changes but they are noticeable

27. Birds

Posts: 1172; Member since: Nov 21, 2011

I can assure you I'm calm. I think the stacked pyramid design is good and should be recycled. HTC has added subtle variation to their lineup over the past 2 years, and I'd argue just as much as Samsung. The difference is that HTC has to work around boom sound. Now if HTC keeps this up 4 years in a row then I'll be pissed. 3 years the same design is OK, but 4...nope...that sounds like complacency.

55. zachattack

Posts: 621; Member since: Jul 31, 2013

You just said Samsung changes their phone noticeably LMAO WHAT. That's hilarious bro, serious though. For realsies though how can you even say that. The only thing they changed was the back of the phone from plastic to ugly ass perforated plastic. This thing looks sexy as hell no matter how similar it looks. HTC phones never looked bad

36. Z3R091 unregistered

I don't really care where the power button is. HTC got some knock code right? So we don't need to reach the power button

52. Birds

Posts: 1172; Member since: Nov 21, 2011

LOL, no, HTC doesn't TBH. Knock Code is exclusive to LG. What you're thinking about is LG's Knock On feature, which allows you to double tap the screen to awake it. HTC has that feature but I have no idea what it's called. Probably "double tap to awake" or something else with two many syllables.

68. rizevnarastek

Posts: 349; Member since: Sep 06, 2012

HTC MotionLaunch. Google it up.

51. Mercedes-Benz

Posts: 403; Member since: Jan 18, 2015

You know what it looks like ? A HTC This is called brand identity , you can expect a manufacturer to keep revamp their design every year

28. Gp_Customs

Posts: 269; Member since: Jan 14, 2015

Looks like the M7. Like the design, less curves. Didn't like the curvy M8. 3Gb Ram, is a let down. No LPDDR4.

72. letosaw

Posts: 135; Member since: Aug 05, 2014

How do you know that it won't have DDR4 ram?

31. Be_Mine

Posts: 287; Member since: Dec 29, 2013

And I hope they keep headphone jack at the bottom. I find it more convenient to use.

2. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

That's the real deal.

5. chistoefur

Posts: 103; Member since: Nov 05, 2012

Indeed. Hopefully with it's camera will be the real deal too. That's the one thing I really hated about the M8. (and, to be fair, my Moto X.)

25. maherk

Posts: 6939; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

And it looks narrower and slimmer, amd for that, plus the improved camera, i am sold. As Mxyzbtlk would say, HTC(Apple in his case) take my monies

29. Gp_Customs

Posts: 269; Member since: Jan 14, 2015

Lol Well said.

3. torr310

Posts: 1670; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

Wish it has a physical home button in the front and removable battery + SD card slot.

4. ngo2dd

Posts: 896; Member since: Jul 08, 2011

The M8 has a sd slot so will the M9

20. torr310

Posts: 1670; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

Thanks for the information!

7. Dr.SamX

Posts: 244; Member since: Jan 19, 2015

HTC had two simple missions: 1.) Fix the bezels (remove the HTC logo from the front) and 2.) Fix the camera. Looks like they have failed at at least 50%...

35. true1984

Posts: 869; Member since: May 23, 2012

They made the bar smaller, which in itself is pretty good since they have components for the dual speakers

43. Phooey506

Posts: 85; Member since: Sep 24, 2014

Nexus 6 has dual speakers with 0 added bezels. Why does HTC need a black bar for speakers when no one else does.

44. TheStanleyFTW

Posts: 252; Member since: Feb 20, 2013

Maybe because of some antenna are placed under the logo, since it is "plastic" and metal would just ruin it..or something? Lulz! :D

46. maherk

Posts: 6939; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

My guessing is that it needs the extra space to fit the dedicated amplifier for the stereo speakers. And as far as i know, neither Motorola nor Sony has amplifiers in their stereo speakers phones.

8. darkskoliro

Posts: 1092; Member since: May 07, 2012

I believe its legit. But just a question, why did they have to smudge/distort parts of the picture?

15. Birds

Posts: 1172; Member since: Nov 21, 2011

Yeah, I was wondering the same!

9. HugoBarraCyanogenmod

Posts: 1412; Member since: Jul 06, 2014

None of the leaks are real currently, so obvious it's a Photoshop

60. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

Makes perfect sense /s

10. tiara6918

Posts: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

Thank goodness they changed the metal frame on the side. The chrome shiny thing on the side of the m8 scrapes off easily

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