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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One M9
  • Display 5.0" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 20 MP / 4 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 810, Octa-core, 2000 MHz
  • Storage 32GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2840 mAh(21.7h 3G talk time)

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29 Comments

1. TheGunnyPT

Posts: 252; Member since: Feb 12, 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.

2. wando77

Posts: 1169; Member since: Aug 23, 2012

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

3. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Not getting excited until the unveiling.

23. Busyboy

Posts: 739; Member since: Jan 07, 2015

Good to know

4. mitoita

Posts: 77; Member since: Apr 03, 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

5. realjjj

Posts: 375; Member since: Jan 28, 2014

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

10. maherk

Posts: 7067; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

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

6. newbey123

Posts: 704; Member since: Mar 19, 2012

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

18. hellbread

Posts: 309; Member since: Nov 21, 2014

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

7. RodStiffington

Posts: 32; Member since: Feb 20, 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...

8. sip1995

Posts: 1771; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

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

9. theguy2345

Posts: 1216; Member since: Jun 24, 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.

11. sintruder

Posts: 162; Member since: Aug 30, 2012

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

17. engineer-1701d unregistered

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

12. toplintag

Posts: 14; Member since: Jul 03, 2014

Thank GOD it's 1080p! phew!

14. TechNeck

Posts: 657; Member since: Aug 29, 2014

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

16. Micah007

Posts: 266; Member since: Oct 09, 2014

Just get the Plus.

19. ngo2dd

Posts: 896; Member since: Jul 08, 2011

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

22. bur60

Posts: 981; Member since: Jul 07, 2014

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

24. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 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

28. ryanmononoke

Posts: 21; Member since: Nov 05, 2014

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

26. toplintag

Posts: 14; Member since: Jul 03, 2014

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

13. tiara6918

Posts: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

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

15. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 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

20. ngo2dd

Posts: 896; Member since: Jul 08, 2011

Dude period.

25. true1984

Posts: 871; Member since: May 23, 2012

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

21. JetMK

Posts: 97; Member since: Jan 31, 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"!

27. techloverNYC

Posts: 601; Member since: Nov 20, 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

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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