If the HTC One M9 doesn’t look like a re-hashing of last year’s One (M8), only with upgraded internals and a single camera on the back, then HTC has easily pulled off the greatest leak troll job in recent memory. Chances are, they haven’t done that and the One M9 really is just a re-hashing of last year’s One (M8). Call it disappointing or smart, it will all be official shortly.
HTC will take the stage at Mobile World Congress (MWC) at 7AM Pacific (10AM Eastern) to tell us what is and isn’t real, and also what may be a surprise.
You can watch the stream with us live, plus join in on a little live blog below. (more…)
HTC will announce the One M9 in just under an hour, but the cat is already out of the bag. Best Buy posted the device within the last couple hours in a listing that includes both a picture, the full list of specs, and a price. According to Best Buy, the HTC One M9 is indeed a slight upgrade in terms of design over last year’s HTC One (M8), will cost $649 off-contract, and matches every spec leak you have heard over the last couple of months. (more…)
HTC will make the new One M9 official tomorrow morning, but that hasn’t stopped leaks from pouring in. Thanks to some sort of journalist who appears to have failed at meeting his embargo of an early hands-on with the device, we get to see the phone in comparison to the HTC One (M8) and One (M7). (more…)
March 1 is going to be a big day for Android fans. MWC will host the unveiling of the Galaxy S6 from Samsung, and more importantly for this particular post, HTC’s upcoming One M9. (more…)
Both the Samsung Galaxy S6 and HTC One M9 are going to be unveiled this Sunday, at dueling press events in Barcelona, Spain. The Galaxy S6 is still mostly a mystery, meaning, we haven’t seen the device in the wild at all. Samsung has become a pro at keeping its flagship devices under lock and key up until they are ready for public consumption. HTC, on the other hand, is pretty terrible at keeping anything a secret. Well, that’s assuming they aren’t pulling off the ultimate troll job with the current batch of leaks that have sprung up throughout the last few weeks.
So far, though, we think we know that the Galaxy S6 will use an Exynos processor instead of the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 that will be featured in the HTC One M9. Each will likely have displays around 5-inches, but Samsung could go with a QHD resolution and an AMOLED panel, whereas HTC will stick with 1080p and LCD. The HTC One M9 might look identical to last year’s One (M8), sans the Duo Camera gimmick. The Galaxy S6, well, we have no idea what it looks like, only that it will be made of metal and glass. Each will feature high resolution cameras, upgraded selfie-shooters, and their own skins atop Android. Both, by all means, will be outstanding flagships, even if one might look like a re-hash of a 2014 phone.
With all of the current leaks in mind, our poll today only asks that you pick which one you are currently leaning towards. Maybe not necessarily to buy, but which is the most interesting to you as of today.
I know my pick. I think I know Tim’s pick as well. What is yours?
Not that you will be surprised by this news, but Qualcomm just confirmed via Vine and Twitter that the new HTC One M9 will be powered by their Snapdragon 810 processor, the same processor that Samsung passed on for its Galaxy S6.
The short Vine shows a shadowed phone in the background, fronted by a clock that starts at 8:10, then transitions to 10:08 before turning over one minute to 10:09. The “8:10″ here means Snapdragon 810, the “10:08″ is the clock seen on all HTC press renders, and the flip over to 10:09 has to stand for the 9 in HTC One M9. (more…)
Well, it appears as though HTC was not able to keep the cat in the bag until March 1. As we have seen countless times, the closer we get to an official unveiling, more leaks happen. Now, we have a series of videos detailing the One M9, showing off features, which design HTC is sticking with, and more. (more…)
First, hats go off to HTC for keeping everyone in the dark for so long this year with regard to the design of the upcoming One M9. Every leaker and every blog has been stumped as to which phone we are actually going to see be unveiled this weekend at MWC. Was it the evleaks sexy version, or was it this rehash of last year’s One (M8)? If the two latest, official looking leaked presser images are to be believed, then our hearts are officially breaking for HTC. (more…)