Phone case renders confirm design of HTC One (M9)

Phone case renders confirm design of HTC One (M9)
Images of a case allegedly made for the HTC One (M9) seem to match up with images of a prototype of the phone that have been recently leaked. The manufacturer of the case is an Asian company, and the case seems to confirm the removal of the Duo camera's second sensor. It matches up with the new square shape of the rear snapper, and the dual LED flash. The case has a rugged looking body with a built in kickstand for watching videos in landscape mode.

While the power button remains on top, and the earphone jack and micro-USB port remain on the bottom, a new button is found underneath the volume rocker. Perhaps this will turn out to be a shutter for the camera.

We expect to see HTC unveil its next flagship model at MWC in Barcelona in March. Some of the questions remaining include how big the display will be (5-inches or 5.2-inches) and the resolution of that screen (1440 x 2560 or 1080 x 1920).

Check out some pictures of the case and the alleged HTC One (M9) prototype by clicking on the slideshow below.

source:, NWE (translated) via WMPoweruser

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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. SeanPlunk

Posts: 16; Member since: Sep 06, 2013

Are we sure the power button is still at the top? Could it just be a cutout for the IR blaster?

8. maherk

Posts: 6965; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

You can clearly see in pictures 3 and 4 that the power button has been moved to the middle of the right bezel, right underneath the volume buttons, which is a good move. Still, inwas expecting that the device will be more refined, specially the boomspeakers grill and that black bar. Nothing groundbreaking in terms of design, which is a big let down for me.

16. Alan01

Posts: 627; Member since: Mar 21, 2012

That button under the volume rocker could be a shutter button, according to the source. Alan F. PS: You can see the power button on the top by looking at the rear of the case.

20. buccob

Posts: 2975; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

I agree with SeanPlunk, it makes a LOT more sense for the power button to be move to a more reachable location... and the top remain open for the blaster.... Also HTC never had much interest in shutter buttons, that remains a Sony feature... Finally in the first picture of the SlideShow you can see that the supposedly power button is actually flush with the device, meaning that there is no button, but it is a perfect design for the IR blaster.

21. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

Highly unlikely. Shutter button are traditionally placed more towards the right as stretching your finger all the way to the centre of the bezel defeats the purpose and makes more difficult to snap a photo when holding the phone in landscape mode when aiming at the subject. And the cut out on top could very well be for headphone jack since there is no other cutout at the bottom except for the charging port.

25. Aploine

Posts: 445; Member since: Oct 24, 2013

Isn't middle an unnatural place for the shutter button? I think is the power one and on the top is the IR blaster

27. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Nope, I think it's the power button. Shutter button should be at the bottom as it's more convenient to right hand's index finger.

2. LGisgood

Posts: 833; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

it's beautiful!

7. irellemot

Posts: 109; Member since: Nov 29, 2012

Ehh the design is getting kind of tired after the third year... And IMO the M7 was the best looking.

26. Aploine

Posts: 445; Member since: Oct 24, 2013

I really think they improved the design again. Only up and down bezels should be even smaller. I hope for a great camera and display

3. kkmkk

Posts: 699; Member since: May 06, 2013

this is a huge disaster imo

22. Teejay1100

Posts: 115; Member since: Aug 16, 2012

Disaster indeed.

4. HugoBarraCyanogenmod

Posts: 1412; Member since: Jul 06, 2014

Desire 826 isn't as good looking as desire 816, and so does this compared to one m8

5. Birds

Posts: 1172; Member since: Nov 21, 2011

If the phone's side bezels have been reduced, and lets face it the side bezels on the M8 were already decently skinny, the phone's screen will be the same size. The only reason the M8's bezels looked remotely large was because of how the metal casing wrapped around the edge. I'm just tired of all the self-righteous pointless nitpicking on this site... Takes the fun out of being a general fan of every OEM...

6. toyboyz

Posts: 235; Member since: Jan 22, 2010

I sure as hell hope not! Better not look like this!

9. DeusExCellula

Posts: 1390; Member since: Oct 05, 2014

its got that curve again... not interested

10. Micah007

Posts: 266; Member since: Oct 09, 2014

All HTC has to do is reduce the size of the bezels and improve the camera......that alone will make it sell, the M8 had a great design......keep that design/size and fix those two areas and voila!!!

12. bodzio1809

Posts: 407; Member since: Aug 28, 2013

They are too proud of themselves to remove logo from the front of device. This will drag them down.

11. xq10xa

Posts: 810; Member since: Dec 07, 2010

rabble! rabble rabble rabble!!!

13. DeusExCellula

Posts: 1390; Member since: Oct 05, 2014

Just stop curving the friggin phone. I would have gotten one to..

14. Andrewtst

Posts: 696; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

Soon HTC will be history.

15. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Lol that looks terrible.

17. Derekjeter

Posts: 1531; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

After the launch of this tired old phone design the company will go bankrupt. What a stupid idea to keep the same design of the non popular two previous models. Companies that refuse to change (HTC, BlackBerry) deserve to go down in flames. It's easy. Small bezels, front speakers, logo on the back not the front, SD 810, 4 gig RAM, 20 megapixel camera OIS, change SENSE UI to a little more stock android ( personal taste) and change the design Of the phone to where we can see that it's diffferent from other years. Non geeks will think it's the same phone from 2012

18. EC112987

Posts: 1216; Member since: Nov 10, 2014

The last model was pretty popular and a great device. And to be quite frankly most companies keep the same design for multiple phones. Almost every Samsung device looks some what similar and we'll iphones well we all know about that. And if I'm not mistaken almost every lumia looks similar so where are you getting at?

24. Teejay1100

Posts: 115; Member since: Aug 16, 2012

Cut it out. The last model was a flop the M8, the tin can dud. Most companies that keep the same design like Apple/Samsung sell phones. Htc doesn't. Why do people act like Htc is even relevant when they are not. They can't follow in other OEM's strategies, it doesn't work. They should have went all out with this one but they decided to use last years phone with upgraded specs. Boom, it's over for them.

23. Teejay1100

Posts: 115; Member since: Aug 16, 2012

Dude you are one of the few who have said the same thing I have been saying all over these forums! Why would they recycle the same design 3 times is beyond me. Either HTC is lazy or just stupid. It already hurt them that the M7/M8 didn't sell and no one knows who they are, now this stupidity all over again with a M9. LOL The grave plot has been dug! They refuse to change. I have the shovel ready to throw the dirt on them. One year in the labs and this is what we get! SMH

19. EC112987

Posts: 1216; Member since: Nov 10, 2014

The cases are ugly I'm sure the phone without a case will look beautiful

28. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

See, I said yesterday that HTC will not give bezel less sides. And that yesterday's concept is late to apply IMO, they could apply that concept to M10.

29. alrightihatepickingusernames

Posts: 474; Member since: Dec 29, 2013

Why can't HTC stop leaks, I feel bad for them!

30. mokhtar

Posts: 405; Member since: Jan 06, 2014

Well, same design of m8.. Start getting tired of it

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