The HTC One M7 was one of the best smartphones of 2013. Its successor, the HTC One M8, was the best smartphone of 2014 (in our opinion). And so, the HTC One M9 due for release in 2015 has a lot to live up to – and an early specifications leak points to some significant improvements.
Upleaks has secured information from a reputable source on the M9, including specifications.
Let’s take a look at what’s in store for the M9 according to this latest leak
According to the leak, the One M9 will have dimensions of 144.3 x 69.4 x 9.56, compared to the M8’s 146.4 x 70.6 x 9.4 mm. So, the leak suggests the M9 will be a slightly shorter, thinner and slimmer handset.
Processor and RAM
According to the leak, the One M9 will have a Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 octa-core chipset alongside 3GB of RAM, compared to the M8’s Snapdragon 801 processor alongside 2GB of RAM.
According to the leak, the One M9 will have a 5-inch 1080p display, so no quad-HD as rumours have suggested. It will likely be an updated version of the One M8’s display, although it’s tough to see how it can be improved.
According to the leak, HTC will ditch the 4MP rear shooter on the M8 in favour of a much more capable 20.7MP camera. The front-facing camera will either be a 4MP UltraPixel unit or a 13MP unit.
According to the leak, the One M9 will have a 2,840mAh battery compared to the M8’s 2,600mAh battery. A small increase in size, but it’s thought that software improvements will enable HTC to up the battery life over the M8.
According to the leak, the One M9 will launch with Android 5.0 and Sense 7, the next-generation skin from HTC. Although not specified in the leak, a Google Play Edition One M9 is likely to be released, too.
If these leaks are accurate, the important takeaway is that HTC is sticking to their guns with regard to display size and resolution and are resisting the urge to include a battery-hogging QHD panel in the M9. This will likely be the complete opposite of what Samsung and LG do next year, so it’ll be interesting to see how HTC spins it – the obvious battery life advantages are something to aim for, of course.
Head over to our source below for the full list of leaked specifications.