Possible HTC One (M9) camera samples leak, purportedly confirm a 20MP camera at the back

Possible HTC One (M9) camera samples leak, purportedly confirm a 20MP camera at the back
A hefty amount of rumors have been circulating around HTC's upcoming flagship, the One (M9), and most of these were targeted at its camera, As you know, the One (M8) was criticized for its under-performing UltraPixel shooter and many expect HTC to finally ditch this snapper for a more regular one, among other improvements. Well, we now have some purported camera samples that seemingly confirm that a 20MP snapper will grace the rear of HTC's 2015 flagship.

We have a handful of Flickr photos allegedly taken by an HTC employee with two mysterious devices, "HTC 0PJA10" and "HTC 0PJA13". Previously, certain leaks and rumors suggested that these two code names might be connected in to the One (M9) in some way, and we shouldn't rule out the possibility that these are the regular version of the upcoming flagship and its rumored, more powerful version, the One (M9) Plus (a.k.a Hima Plus). 

As far as the properties of the photos are concerned, their resolution (3,024 x 5,376 pixels) indicated that these might have been taken by a 16MP camera, but this is unlikely - as Phandroid points out, they've been cropped so as to fit in a 16:9 aspect ratio. Naturally, this means that the original images were probably slightly bigger, which further adds fuel to the 20MP fire. This also probably means that HTC will be utilizing a Sony-made camera sensor.

As usual, these alleged camera samples from the HTC One (M9) should be taken with a handful of your favorite type of salt. Still, check out the samples right below; you can also head on to the source link and take a look at the EXIF data for each image.

source: Jerry Wang via Phandroid



1. Gemmol

Posts: 793; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

not bad, its still not good as my 1520, but its pretty good enough that if someone wanted to change from 1520 to M9 they wont have much to complain about I still hope they make a upgrade to my 1520, I cannot get a phone less than 1520 screen size

5. neela_akaash

Posts: 1239; Member since: Aug 05, 2014

It would be a big surprise if it's 20 mp ultra pixel camera..

21. TyrionLannister unregistered

It can't be. That kind of sensor size would make a big oreo at the back.

22. rd_nest

Posts: 1656; Member since: Jun 06, 2010

^^ Right.

9. ATTboss

Posts: 20; Member since: Jan 06, 2015

colors washed-out this is not final camera no way HTC would sale it this way.

2. CyberFalcon

Posts: 223; Member since: Apr 17, 2014

looks too bad....

3. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2267; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

m8 pics mo better

4. Cyagocaliz unregistered

20MP camera...? So that means... MADE BY SONY... YEAH!

17. vincelongman

Posts: 5748; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Wait so only Sony make 20MP cameras?

19. pyradark

Posts: 895; Member since: Jun 10, 2012

Yes my dear, everyone is now using sony lens except sammy who wants it owns lens but doenst deliver what sony can

25. Astoni

Posts: 649; Member since: Sep 28, 2013

Its funny cause, Sony can't compare in the camera deparment... even in Manual mode.. it fails to deliver. Its a good camera but its not a WOW! feeling when using the 20.7mp sensor on the z1,z2,z3. It tends to make everything else but the center blurry, unclear.

29. juandante

Posts: 679; Member since: Apr 23, 2013

You didn't understand. When other people uses Sony's sensor they give the best results a phone can have on the market and there was even a rumor saying that the Nokia Lumia phones uses Sony sensor.

31. Astoni

Posts: 649; Member since: Sep 28, 2013

I know, but if you make Sensors you should also be able to handle the damn software.. but this 20.7mp 1/2.3'' sensor don't seem as good as the competitions lenses that they've bought from sony.

35. rency0722

Posts: 158; Member since: Jun 12, 2013

Sad truth. Nokia's image sensors are made by Toshiba.

30. tiara6918

Posts: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

That's so true astoni. The maker can't even make a good one for themselves.

6. Saioofi

Posts: 347; Member since: May 23, 2014

No ois?

7. iLovesarcasm

Posts: 589; Member since: Oct 20, 2014

Not that good like Xperia.

8. mistercarter

Posts: 360; Member since: Sep 01, 2011

the colors look so washed up


Posts: 138; Member since: Mar 06, 2014

It is amazing the tricks and gimmicks that companies come up with so as to attract peoples attention regarding their upcoming devices. THIS IS A FAKE 100% .... And Phonearena you DO NOT FILTER any news at all....thus you loose from your credibility every day more and more

16. deanylev

Posts: 234; Member since: Mar 11, 2014

Oh ya I'm sure this is necessarily fake. Go troll somewhere else, Phandroid are reliable and why would a company hype up a product with better specs than the final thing? I agree Phonearena suck at filtering news but this is not fake, people like you just ruin sites.


Posts: 138; Member since: Mar 06, 2014

FYI that was not a troll (I never do that anw), it was my personal opinion based on the quality of pictures which is very obvious. And FYI...i am one of those people who are looking forward for the new flagships M9 , LG G4, S6, Z4 to choose from.....sorry if I have hurt your feelings for HTC...but if you take all comments so personally you will definitely have a hard time here in PhoneArena

23. deanylev

Posts: 234; Member since: Mar 11, 2014

Sorry, I was a bit harsh. Anyway, I'm more of a Sony fanboy :P Plus this is a prototype.


Posts: 138; Member since: Mar 06, 2014

Z4 might be in my options too so I hope it makes a really good one....and a little bit different design because we are tired with the same old design

26. deanylev

Posts: 234; Member since: Mar 11, 2014

I agree, my Z2 looks basically the same as the Z, Z1, Z1S, Z1C, Z3, Z3C, not too mention the lower priced ones like the T2.

32. tiara6918

Posts: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

I agree with you that some articles obviously have fake content especially if other tech sites don't publish it. The m9 plus is an example from yesterday, it looks hideous and I doubt htc will downgrade to a design like that

11. mahebn26

Posts: 5; Member since: Jan 08, 2015


12. Carl3000

Posts: 240; Member since: Oct 11, 2014

A 8 or 13 ultra pixel camera would have been better than this 20MP crap. I wish they would have went with that instead.

13. deanylev

Posts: 234; Member since: Mar 11, 2014

You know how big the sensor would have to be for a 8 or 13MP 2µm camera? RIDICULOUS, like we're talking Lumia 1020 size range. It would have an insane camera hump, and anyway 20MP 1.1µm photos can look insanely good with the right processing.

14. mojtaba_mn

Posts: 268; Member since: Feb 22, 2013

htc did great in design and quality now camera fix i love m8 and now buy m9

15. yahia_malka

Posts: 186; Member since: Mar 27, 2014

Not so good :/

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