The highly anticipated successor to the HTC One M8 has just leaked on the Internet. The new pictures of the HTC One M9 don’t provide many clues as to the features and capabilities of the new flagship device, but it looks like it’s shaping up to be a fantastic smartphone.
Android fan site Phandroid.com leaked the pictures recently, and show that the device is very similar to the previous model. However, the pics do indicate that the power buttons has been moved from the top to the right hand side, presumably to make it easier for one-handed use (this seems like a trend recently, as Apple did the same thing with the iPhone 6).
Additionally, the volume and power buttons have moved to the lower right edge of the device. This might make it easier to use for anyone who doesn’t have enormous hands, and something that has also been done with other phablet-style devices.
HTC One M9 specs
The M9 is expected to pack quite a powerful punch, so should be a great for for watching videos and playing games. It’s likely to have an octa-core chip from Qualcomm – probably the Snapdragon 810 and either 3 GB or 4 GB or RAM.
However, there have been recent reports of overheating issues with the 810, possibly the reason why the new Galaxy S6 from Samsung may in fact use the company’s own Exynos CPU instead.
Rumours on the Internet suggest these are the specs of the new phone:
- Snapdragon 810 chipset + Adreno 430 GPU
- 3 GB of RAM
- 5-inch 1080p (full HD) display
- 2,840 mAh battery
- Android 5.0 Lollipop and HTC Sense 7.0
- A 20.7 megapixel camera on the rear
There’s no reason to believe the rest of that list won’t hold up once the official announcement is made at Mobile World Congress on March 1st. We’re digging for more information and we’ll be sure to pass anything we hear along, but in the meantime let us know if you think this device is shaping up to be a worthy successor to one of 2014’s best flagship Android phones.
The HTC One M9 looks like it’s going to be a high quality, premium device. Let us know in the comments if you are tempted to buy one when it’s officially released later in the year.