The next iteration of the HTC One, apparently known as the M9, has been spotted on a German website. While the phone is set to be announced at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain next week, it looks like a retailer jumping the gun on the listing and it is now available for all to see.
As expected, the HTC One M9 sports a Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor clocked at 2 GHz. It also comes with 3GB of RAM, 32GB internal storage with microSD card expansion, and Android 5.0. Specifications show that it is slightly thicker than its predecessor, with a noticeable protruding camera module. However, the overall look has not changed from the One M8.
Interestingly, HTC have apparently moved the Ultrapixel camera to the front of the device. Replacing the rear shooter with a 20-megapixel sensor. The dual camera setup that appeared in earlier leaks is not present here, and HTC look like it is going for a more traditional camera configuration on the back of the One M9. That 4-Ultrapixel front camera makes for an interesting situation, and one can only wonder if this is how it should have been from the very start. We are very curious to see how it performs in practice.
The price of the HTC One M9 has also been leaked, and it comes in at a hefty 749 Euros (about RM 3100). This wouldn’t exactly be a direct conversion, but it is likely that HTC’s next flagship smartphone will carry a premium pricing at launch.
We will be in Barcelona for MWC 2015 to cover the launch of the HTC One M9. Check in on 1 March for official details and more information about what HTC has planned for the rest of the year.