Reflection on another phone reveals the back of the HTC One (M9)?

Reflection on another phone reveals the back of the HTC One (M9)?
No sooner did we tell you that HTC has been using decoys to prevent an early leak of the HTC One (M9), then we get word that an HTC employee might have accidentally snapped a picture showing the rear of HTC's next flagship model. To help you get a grasp of this, we start with a story from Friday that revealed a series of pictures allegedly taken using the rear camera of the HTC One (M9).

The model numbers of the phones used were 0PJA10/0PJA13. This dovetails with a tweet from @upleaks last month (since removed) that said that the HTC One (M9) would be part of the 0PJA series. The 3,024 x 5,376 resolution of the pictures suggest that a 20MP snapper was used, when you take into considering that they were cropped to fit a 16:9 aspect ratio. The HTC One (M9) is rumored to be carrying a 20.7MP snapper on its back. More precisely, the sensor is rumored to be a Sony Exmor RS IMX220.

The big news revolves around a picture taken by an HTC employee of a Sony Xperia Z2 that happened to be lying around while the test pictures were being taken. If you look at the reflection seen on the screen of the Xperia Z2, you see the image of the back of the phone that took the photo. That phone is supposedly the HTC One (M9). And guess what folks, the rear camera and the flash lines up perfectly with cases made for the HTC One (M9) by an Asian firm. We showed you a number of pictures of that case a few days ago.

This looks like it could be the real thing. If so, there are some aspects to the design that resembles the HTC One (M8), and some things that obviously are different (especially the lack of the Duo camera). Does this whet your appetite to see the next HTC flagship phone? We expect the device to be unwrapped in Barcelona on March 1st during MWC.


source: Phandroid

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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)

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32 Comments

1. TechNeck

Posts: 656; Member since: Aug 29, 2014

So the phone's back actually looks like that? :/

2. TyrionLannister unregistered

Wow, I can't believe how HTC have made m8 worse looking than M7 and now M9 looks even worse. HTC, the minuscule sales you get are mainly due to the looks of your devices. So at least change it a little and make it better looking.

20. zachattack

Posts: 621; Member since: Jul 31, 2013

Must be blind, #h8rsgunh8

26. abdane

Posts: 507; Member since: Oct 07, 2011

M8 worse looking than M7? Hell no, M8 is sexier.

27. TyrionLannister unregistered

Nope. It's not. There is that ugly HTC black bar at the bottom and the phone is too tall. The aspect ratio and the no space wasting of m7 make it look better.

3. Commentator

Posts: 3723; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

How do we know that the reflection isn't also a decoy?

6. maccess

Posts: 742; Member since: Jan 16, 2013

Actually the guy who holding the phone is a decoy too.. it's a human prototype..

16. engineer-1701d unregistered

Under the middle finger there is a silver reflective sticker I hope this is jot the true m9 if so I will have to skip HTC again and go for gs6 or z4

4. hurrycanger

Posts: 1765; Member since: Dec 01, 2013

What's the thing on the top corner? Could it be for the duo-camera feature? I hope it is because duo-camera is what I really like about the M8.

15. neops

Posts: 297; Member since: Jan 28, 2014

It's a microphone

17. hurrycanger

Posts: 1765; Member since: Dec 01, 2013

Wait that's too big for a mic. Never seen such huge mic on the back of a phone before.

18. hurrycanger

Posts: 1765; Member since: Dec 01, 2013

24. spin9

Posts: 310; Member since: May 31, 2014

Well it could be anything: a blaster, a flash, a camera, sensors, a sticker, a mafin, your grandma :) The phone case renders that are mentioned above suggest it's nothing. There's only a microphone there but i guess is in the dark plastic line. We also don't know if this image is reliable

30. hurrycanger

Posts: 1765; Member since: Dec 01, 2013

If the phone were like 100 foot tall, that could be my grandma. But you seem to be new to smartphones. They're not that huge.

5. Birds

Posts: 1172; Member since: Nov 21, 2011

Yeah, HTC. Build up unnecessary hype for your phone so everyone can be even more dissapointed when they launch than they already are. -_-

7. tiara6918

Posts: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

I think part of them intentionally leaking the device is to get the response of the consumers. Like when the specs leaked that it will have full hd at 5" everyone liked them sticking with such. But yes, I am no longer excited fo march as we have already seen what the device is as early as now. I know that is already the real deal and not a prototype

21. TheHitman1982

Posts: 97; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

Who's disappointed ? I think its great.

8. Cyagocaliz unregistered

HTC One M7 is one of clones of iPhone. And M9 is very similar to M7. So that means...?

9. ReticentHamster

Posts: 156; Member since: Jan 19, 2015

Wow. M7 is a clone of the iPhone? How's that? In fact, the iPhone 6's (rather tacky looking) antenna lines appeared well after the M7 came out. Those lines are basically the only similarity between the two phones, so in that case, the iPhone 6 is actually a clone of the M7! :O

11. tiara6918

Posts: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

Let's not feed the troll and he'll silently disappear. It's no use attacking him like this as he'll continue on further

13. amats69

Posts: 1527; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

agree...this guy got no life..so ignoring him is the best we can do..

14. Doakie

Posts: 2478; Member since: May 06, 2009

Derp. It all means derp. I can't translate into retard better than that.

10. NoFanboy

Posts: 300; Member since: Nov 18, 2013

This is old

12. megathaszrul89

Posts: 203; Member since: Jan 08, 2015

htc is using the same design language with m8. come on htc,u can do better than this.

19. TheStanleyFTW

Posts: 252; Member since: Feb 20, 2013

Hope that HTC One M9 gets the Sony IMX230 sensor :D

28. rency0722

Posts: 158; Member since: Jun 12, 2013

This is impossible, as the IMX230 will be first and exclusive to Xperia Z4, just like how the IMX220 is first and exclusive to Z1

22. rakesh_stranger

Posts: 3; Member since: May 31, 2014

no doubt, its an iPhone with a decal on it similar to htc one

23. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

That looks horrible. Like a fat and short and stocky version of the M7.

25. AfterShock

Posts: 4147; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

HTC might be trolling again with this leak too. Androids that look like iPhone never do well on world market, I dont see the resemblance other then a similarity of a line. Though I guess it must suck for those that think that way, when competitors make better looking versions of the product in their own hands

29. realhumanbeing

Posts: 53; Member since: Oct 18, 2014

It seems all the users of this site can do is troll if the thread is about anything other then their favorite manufacturer.

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