After a brief listing by a retailer earlier this week, the upcoming HTC One M9 now appears to have been revealed in its full glory courtesy leaked press render images and promo videos.
The images and videos have been leaked by the tipster @upleaks, and they reveal almost all aspects of the yet-to-be-announced flagship HTC One M9 smartphone. Interestingly, the @upleaks account went offline shortly after the leaking the media.
As seen, the leaked press render images are in-line with the purported HTC One M9 listing images from earlier this week. We have already told you about the smartphone’s design being similar to its predecessor HTC One (M8).
HTC seems to be going with a dual-tone gold and silver colour styling for at least one variant of the One M9. The back of the smartphone is seen to include a single big camera (20-megapixel) instead of the duo-camera setup seen in the One (M8). The power key has also been shifted from top edge to the right of the smartphone. Also, it can be seen (via Android Police) in one render image that the device has a power button in the bottom on-screen navigation bar.
The promo videos leaked by @upleaksgive a glimpse of the One M9’s brushed metal design, 20-megapixel rear camera, front UltraPixel camera, and some elements of the HTC Sense UI (home widget and BlinkFeed), HTC’s BoomSound speakers with Dolby Audio, and a three-finger swipe gesture for streaming videos or music.
To remind you, HTC sent out invitations titled ‘Utopia in Progress’ for an event in Barcelona on March 1, a day before MWC kicks off, and soon after confirmed “the new HTC One” would be launched. The HTC One M9 and the One M9 Plus are expected.
In the meanwhile, HTC Ireland earlier this week tweeted out a short 12 second teaser video for the anticipated BoomSound speakers in HTC One M9, showcasing an animated an boombox with great sound. The video ends with a March 1 date. The tweet reads, “Get your hands on bigger boom #ComingSoon #6days #MWC15.”
So far, the HTC One M9 is tipped to come with a 5-inch full-HD (1080×1920 pixels) display; octa-core 2.0GHz Snapdragon 810 processor; 3GB of RAM; Adreno 430 GPU; a 20.7-megapixel rear camera with dual-LED flash; a front-facing 4-megapixel camera supported by HTC’s UltraPixel technology; 32GB built-in storage expandable via microSD card (up to 64GB); 2900mAh battery, and Android 5.0.2 Lollipop with Sense 7.0 UI.