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Officially confirmed: the "new HTC One" will be announced on March 1

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Officially confirmed: the "new HTC One" will be announced on March 1
While HTC already informed us that it would host a press event on March 1 at MWC 2015, it didn't specifically say what it's going to announce then. Of course, we all know that the company should present the One M9 on that day. HTC UK is now confirming that we will indeed see a "new One" on March 1, though it's not yet ready to also confirm its name.

According to a tweet sent today by HTC UK, people will "stare" at the new One. Not long ago, we showed you some renders based on what it's believed to be the One M9, and, if that's what the real handset looks like, then people will indeed have reasons to stare (in admiration).

The HTC One M9 should sport a 5-inch 1080p display, and yet it's supposed to be smaller than the One (M8) - which also features a 5-inch screen - thanks to the fact that the new handset has thinner bezels. Other novelties that the One M9 should bring are a 20 MP rear camera, an octa-core Snapdragon 810 processor, and Android Lollipop with Sense 7 UI. HTC might also announce a One M9 Plus, which is expected to offer a 5.2-inch Quad HD (1440 x 2560 pixels) display, as well as a fingerprint sensor.

We assume that at least the regular HTC One M9 will be available to buy shortly after March 1. Are you waiting for it?

source: HTC UK (Twitter)

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posted on 17 Feb 2015, 16:39 1

1. TheGunnyPT (Posts: 252; Member since: 12 Feb 2015)

I'm really excited to see if the rumors are true or not!

HTC is one of those I always like to see what they have been up to. And honestly I'm looking forward to see what Sense brings new to the table in this new iteration.

posted on 17 Feb 2015, 16:39 3

2. wando77 (Posts: 1076; Member since: 23 Aug 2012)

The one plus will only be .2" bigger? Deems pointless.

posted on 17 Feb 2015, 16:41

3. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)

Not getting excited until the unveiling.

posted on 17 Feb 2015, 20:48 3

23. Busyboy (Posts: 636; Member since: 07 Jan 2015)

Good to know

posted on 17 Feb 2015, 16:41 6

4. mitoita (Posts: 77; Member since: 03 Apr 2014)

They have good hardware and software optimization but bigeste bezzels i ever seen an thats make phone hudge even if have a 5 inch display is allmous tall as note 4

posted on 17 Feb 2015, 16:54 1

5. realjjj (Posts: 375; Member since: 28 Jan 2014)

They had banners at the Champions League games today with "HTC One coming on March 1"

posted on 17 Feb 2015, 17:44 2

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

Yeah i saw that, the only good part of the game. As usual, Jose's tactics ruined the game.

posted on 17 Feb 2015, 16:54 1

6. newbey123 (Posts: 631; Member since: 19 Mar 2012)

Waiting for the M9 Plus. Prefer 5.5' but will settle for 5.2' if that is true.

posted on 17 Feb 2015, 19:23

18. hellbread (Posts: 309; Member since: 21 Nov 2014)

I am hoping that plus variant will have physical button like on those renders.
I'm ditching Samsung than and going for it...

posted on 17 Feb 2015, 17:05 2

7. RodStiffington (Posts: 32; Member since: 20 Feb 2014)

If the HTC M9 looks like those rendered images, HTC will get all the money.

Concave boomsound speakers, narrow bezel and it's smaller than the M8.

All the money...

posted on 17 Feb 2015, 17:31 4

8. sip1995 (Posts: 1683; Member since: 07 Feb 2014)

The 5" and the 5.2" don't really make any difference...the 2nd device should be a new phablet...

posted on 17 Feb 2015, 17:35 1

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

I am marking it in my calendar. Can't wait! The one thing I am hoping for is an M9 for windows, the only reason I care about it.

posted on 17 Feb 2015, 17:47 1

11. sintruder (Posts: 127; Member since: 30 Aug 2012)

it's time for an upgrade from my 2 year old trusty m7

posted on 17 Feb 2015, 18:56

17. engineer-1701d (unregistered)

upgrade from my trusty 3 year old gs3 maybe htc maybe samsung we will see cant wait

posted on 17 Feb 2015, 18:27 9

12. toplintag (Posts: 14; Member since: 03 Jul 2014)

Thank GOD it's 1080p! phew!

posted on 17 Feb 2015, 18:43 2

14. TechNeck (Posts: 276; Member since: 29 Aug 2014)

More like "WHY GOD WHY!?!" That resolution is under today's standards for flagships...

posted on 17 Feb 2015, 18:55

16. Micah007 (Posts: 256; Member since: 09 Oct 2014)

Just get the Plus.

posted on 17 Feb 2015, 19:43 9

19. ngo2dd (Posts: 896; Member since: 08 Jul 2011)

QHD is pointless, media is not at QHD, it is 1080p or 4K what is the point then.

posted on 17 Feb 2015, 20:33 1

22. bur60 (Posts: 876; Member since: 07 Jul 2014)

Oh boy finally someone with brains. I dont get it either man

posted on 17 Feb 2015, 22:05 3

24. tech2 (Posts: 3487; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)

Most people who buy such expensive flagship devices buy them to future proof themselves for the next two years.

With the increase of 4k TVs and recently even YT starting to support 4k content, it's not hard to guess 4k content are approaching thick and fast.

This was the same conversation when 1080p flagships started to become mainstream but look at where are we now

posted on 18 Feb 2015, 08:04

28. ryanmononoke (Posts: 20; Member since: 05 Nov 2014)

Even if 1440p content, there is no difference on perceived clarity against 1080p. Processor and battery life are focus for futureproofing.

posted on 18 Feb 2015, 01:31 1

26. toplintag (Posts: 14; Member since: 03 Jul 2014)

why? would you consider QHd display (which is overkill) than battery life?

posted on 17 Feb 2015, 18:36 2

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

I dont wanna say goodbye to my m8 yet but I'm ready for the m9, bring it on htc!

posted on 17 Feb 2015, 18:51

15. j2001m (Posts: 3004; Member since: 28 Apr 2014)

Why I like to say good things about this phone, if it ends up with the same problems as the flex 2 it will be doa and the end of htc, I hope that not the case, but I do think it will be harder this year for upgrades to move away from Samsung with ease, even if it does not lag out like the flex the speed of the phone will not be up to task in games or may even lag over the s6 and I never say that last year, but it will be like buying a phone now with a 5433 from last year, the only thing they have going for them will be the design and that it, but it will not be that better then the s6 and 100% note made to the same standees as the s6

posted on 17 Feb 2015, 19:44 4

20. ngo2dd (Posts: 896; Member since: 08 Jul 2011)

Dude period.

posted on 17 Feb 2015, 23:35

25. true1984 (Posts: 830; Member since: 23 May 2012)

the problem with the flex overheating might be lg since its well known that their phones overheat

posted on 17 Feb 2015, 20:12 2

21. JetMK (Posts: 91; Member since: 31 Jan 2015)

Cannot wait! Had the M8, switched to a Note 4 (Wanted to try out my first note and wanted the bigger screen). While I love the Note 4 and what it has to offer, I cannot wait to go back to my true love: HTC. Please have a phablet of 5'5" or 5'7"!

posted on 18 Feb 2015, 03:56

27. techloverNYC (Posts: 601; Member since: 20 Nov 2012)

Lets hope the M9 headphone jack will be tighter this time and the bezels smaller. Im currently using an m8 and 1 major con for me is the headphone jacks, its too loose. A quick google search and apparently Im not the only suffering this problem

posted on 19 Feb 2015, 00:10

29. GeekMovement (unregistered)

BIG event this March 1st, so excited to see them! (them being HTC One M9 & Samsung Galaxy S6)

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