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Suspected HTC One M9 Plus benchmark pass leaks specs: 5.1-inch Quad HD display, 13MP selfie camera, and more revealed

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Suspected HTC One M9 Plus benchmark pass leaks specs: 5.1-inch Quad HD display, 13MP selfie camera, and more revealed
As is often the case, it is through benchmark passes that we get the really great hardware scoops on unreleased devices, and today was no different. Dutch TechTastic has spotted an entry from a device codenamed HTC 0PK71, which we have good reason to suspect is actually the oft-rumored One M9 Plus flagship that is expected to launch alongside the standard One M9. We surmised as much based on rumors claiming that the AT&T One M9 model's own codename is 0PJA1.

We have another reason to suspect the HTC 0PK71 – display size and resolution. That's right, according to CompuBench (which the device in question visited), the phone features a 5.1-inch, 1440 x 2560 resolution display (576 ppi), which differs only slightly from what we've been hearing on the vine – 5.2-inches, 1440p.

The rest of the specs revealed include a little surprise – the One M9 Plus will not carry a Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, but instead make use of MediaTek's most potent new chip, the MT6795. This is a 64-bit processor with eight Cortex-A53 cores and a PowerVR G6200 Rogue GPU. We're also looking at 3GB of RAM, 32GB of built-in storage, a 20-megapixel rear camera capable of 4K video recording and a 13-megapixel selfie camera. You read that right – a 13MP front-facing snapper. Finally, the test device ran on Android 5.0 Lollipop, as we would all expect.

Now, some of you might be disappointed to hear about the lack of a Snapdragon 810 processor, but this particular piece of MediaTek silicon is looking promising. It can technically support 720p video recording at up to 480 frames per second and is listed as perfectly suitable for use with super high-res displays and content. That said, we compared its results with those of the Snapdragon 805-powered version of the Samsung Galaxy Note 4, and it mostly failed to compete. Still, do keep in mind that this could very well be a prototype device that is due to receive some serious performance updates before launch. It has also been previously suggested that the MediaTek model will be aimed at Asian customers, so there's still a chance that the Western world sees a Snapdragon 810-touting version instead.

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posted on 19 Feb 2015, 07:59 6

1. SamsungEU (Posts: 147; Member since: 29 Dec 2014)

Fake news !

posted on 19 Feb 2015, 09:42

27. stevyraj (Posts: 2; Member since: 29 Jan 2015)

Agree, Snapdragon 810 does not offer 1.9 Ghz unless the phones are running Mediatek chip. I do however believe that the front camera will indeed be 13 MP

posted on 19 Feb 2015, 16:47

47. TheHitman1982 (Posts: 71; Member since: 30 Dec 2014)

Agree, There is no way this is the US M9+ 5.1" screen and a MediaTek Processor? Sounds like a foreign market Sku for the M9. The US M9+ is going to have a 5.5"+ screen and the snapdragon in it. This "claim" is as dumb as upleaks saying the M9+ is going to 5.2". Who the hell is going to make a 2nd model of a phone for .2"?

posted on 19 Feb 2015, 21:00

49. Paximos (Posts: 161; Member since: 26 Jul 2012)


posted on 19 Feb 2015, 07:59 6

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

mediatek ......shame on you htc.....better il buy xiaomi note pro

posted on 19 Feb 2015, 08:02 12

3. TyrionLannister (unregistered)

QHD with mediatek and SD 810 for 1080p. What a choice HTC.

To those mediatek fans, this GPU can't even compete with snapdragon 800's adreno 330 in GPU. How it will handle QHD is beyond my mortal mind.

posted on 19 Feb 2015, 08:06 11

6. datagrab (Posts: 37; Member since: 13 Feb 2015)

There are mediatek fans? lol

posted on 19 Feb 2015, 08:10 12

8. Kruze (Posts: 1285; Member since: 30 Dec 2014)

Our famous HugoBarraCyanogenmod is one of them.

posted on 19 Feb 2015, 08:41 2

17. ArtSim98 (Posts: 3535; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)

*infamous would be better :DDDDDDDD

posted on 19 Feb 2015, 08:10 1

7. Zomer (Posts: 307; Member since: 31 May 2013)

MediaTek is for Asian market.

Snapdragon 810 -> US/Europe.


posted on 19 Feb 2015, 08:11 3

9. Tritinum (Posts: 471; Member since: 06 May 2014)

Dude have you used it? let people use it and judge it for themselves instead of you throwing your pre-made opinions on them.

posted on 19 Feb 2015, 08:17

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

This probably a cheaper m9 variant

posted on 19 Feb 2015, 09:44

28. stevyraj (Posts: 2; Member since: 29 Jan 2015)

Agree maybe a chinese clone, they love those Mediatek processors as far as numbers are concerned they brag about it 1.9 Ghz as Snapdragon only does 1.5 Ghz

posted on 19 Feb 2015, 08:59 1

20. mudnightoil (Posts: 4; Member since: 19 Feb 2015)

Qualcomm don't have a GPU / SoC that can compete with the MTK 6795.

Given the tiny % of people that play taxing 3D games on their phones ever, and the even smaller % that regularly play them, the fact that its 3D performance is average is only relevant to a very small number of people.

The 6795 supports 120hz display refresh. the 810 only 60hz. If this is used, then the phone will look and feel immensely smoother. 120hz is something the S6 is supposed to do. This benefits everyone.

Mediatek's chips for the last year or so have had immensely better and more sophisticated photo / video processing features than Qualcomm. This chip extends that lead very significantly. They also have better integrated audio processing (though most high end phones have separate DSPs). This benefits the vast majority of users.

The 6795 most probably doesn't have a gimped memory controller, overheating and throttling problems like the 810. This benefits everyone.

I'd much rather have the 6795 as I have zero interest in mobile 3D games.

posted on 19 Feb 2015, 10:12 1

31. TyrionLannister (unregistered)

Even if you don't use the GPU, the cortex A53 are a far cry from the A57 used in the exynos 5433. 7420 and Sd 810.

Yes, it supports 120 Hz and it's good but I doubt many manufacturers will use it as it will lead to higher power drain.

The 6795 doesn't support live HDR, adaptive fast charging and LPDDR4, there goes all the high-end of 2015.

I'm far from a QC fan now. I was one but after the 800, they have just crawled and haven't done s**t.

6795 is great for super mid range but for high-end, I need that cortex A57.

posted on 19 Feb 2015, 10:51

34. vuyonc (Posts: 1062; Member since: 24 Feb 2014)

Anandtech heard from Mediatek that stepping up to 120Hz only consumes 10% more power (well its probably more than that). They have a slow-motion video.

posted on 19 Feb 2015, 11:13 1

36. TyrionLannister (unregistered)

I saw that video. But even 10% is a lot more and I really doubt this GPU will be able to render even 1080p at 120fps all the time.

That slow mo video exaggerated the effect to several times by making the video slow-mo. It's like advertising QHD on phones by showing pics from a microscope.

posted on 20 Feb 2015, 06:22

52. mudnightoil (Posts: 4; Member since: 19 Feb 2015)

you're making s**t up again. it is A57. 4xA57 and 4xA53. it lacking an HDR feature doesn't mean it can't do it. software is more than sufficient for the small image files that cameraphones generally produce. LPDDR4 is good in so far as it features lower power consumption, but the increased memory bandwidth is likely to mostly be immaterial until the more powerful A72s arrive ... and I think you'll find that the SD810's memory controller is pretty badly gimped. That was one of the less reported 'features' it has struggled with. Take a look at memory bandwidth / multi-core performance BEFORE throttling kicks in, vs the Exynos 7420, when they come out.

posted on 20 Feb 2015, 06:32

53. TyrionLannister (unregistered)

Oh just checked and its A57. My bad.

And that live HDR can't be done by GPU or CPU. It requires ISP. If you force the CPU to do it in real time, the SoC will heat up pretty badly and it'll suck up battery like crazy.

Memory bandwidth is never immaterial. LPDDR4 and faster NAND are more important than the CPU power.

Yes, the 810 has memory bandwidth issues but it'll still be faster than the 933 MHz LPDDR3 of mediatek chip.

posted on 20 Feb 2015, 08:27

54. mudnightoil (Posts: 4; Member since: 19 Feb 2015)

I guarantee you HDR is possible.

It is completely immaterial if the SoC barely needs it and the memory controller is hamstrung anyway.

posted on 20 Feb 2015, 08:38

55. TyrionLannister (unregistered)

I am talking about live HDR not HDR I.e. The real time one in S5 and note 4. I'm sure it is not possible without a dedicated ISP

posted on 19 Feb 2015, 11:39

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

All I going to say about this is they may be doing it as I said the other day if they do not get this phone out before or at the same time as the s6 it's game over for them to do this they can use the same lagcrap810 or 6795 with no lag at all, you only got to look at the lg lag flex2 to see that a very bad move, it's this or a very crap phone and loads of returns, so I think it's a good move and the 810 redesign will not be on time to stop the s6 sales so move or die if you ask me, I do not think the sd810 will be used by htc this time and it be a good move not to

posted on 19 Feb 2015, 09:05 1

21. alex3run (Posts: 715; Member since: 18 May 2014)

It can compete wth Adreno 330 but not with anything higher.

I'd call it a FAIL.

posted on 19 Feb 2015, 11:46

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

As per above if this thing is not out before the s6 it's game over and the 810 will not be redesigned in time, so go to this thing or get a phone with more crap lag 810 the cpu is doa the old one is no good at all, junk without a redesign and that going to take months with the needed units needed to see, most uses will have no idea it got this cheap cpu in it and there will be no lag, if you put the 810 in its a load of junk

posted on 19 Feb 2015, 21:57

50. alex3run (Posts: 715; Member since: 18 May 2014)

Even if Snapdragon 810 is crap as you say it will still be better for QuadHD.

Even Mali T760MP6 somtimes has to reach all of its abilities to keep framerate smooth and it is about 50 - 70% more powerful than PowerVR G6200.

posted on 19 Feb 2015, 08:02 4

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

No, not quad HD! We want 1080p, not QHD!

posted on 19 Feb 2015, 08:41

16. harvardale (Posts: 48; Member since: 22 Jul 2011)

That's what the regular M9 is for. The Plus, if real, is probably aimed at those who buy phones solely based on the specs list.

posted on 19 Feb 2015, 11:43

38. newuser1 (Posts: 276; Member since: 10 Dec 2010)

why? QHD has more color.

posted on 19 Feb 2015, 12:56 1

43. Nebice (Posts: 68; Member since: 05 Jan 2015)

QHD uses more power and has more pixels (still uses 16Mio. colours^^) and you wont see the difference between 1080p vs 1440p on a smartphone thats the thing

posted on 19 Feb 2015, 08:06

5. Kruze (Posts: 1285; Member since: 30 Dec 2014)

Mediatek processor on a high end HTC phone? That's interesting.

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