The HTC One M9 is now official as a latest flagship of the Taiwanese company. Opposite to previous rumors, there is no M9 Plus device, and the One M9 is the only flagship announced at the event. However, the Plus flavor could be announced later.
In terms of design, the smartphone is almost copy of One M8, however, it is more lighter and smaller. The One M9 comes with scratch-resistant coating and sapphire glass on the camera lens. It has now two separate buttons for volume control and also moved Power key from top to side below the volume buttons. The new device is available in brand new color options – Gun Metal Grey, Silver model with Rose Gold accent on the frame, complete Gold version, completely Silver version, and Pink version with Gold accent.
Sadly, the One M9 is not waterproof and dust resistant, but the company assured new IP69-certified cases for the device.
In terms of Hardware, the new HTC One M9 sports a 5 inch 1080p display – the same Super LCD3 from One M8 with minor changes. The beauty at front is BoomSound stereo speakers with Dolby Sound technology. The flagship is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 chipset with an octa-core 64-bit processor with four Cortex-A57 cores at 2.0 GHz and four Cortex-A53 at 1.5GHz. The graphics responsibility is given to new Adreno 430.
The One M9 packs a 3GB of RAM and 32GB on-board storage, and a 2840 mAh battery. For the connectivity – it features LTE Cat. 6 and Cat. 9 depending on the region with 21 LTE bands, GPS + GLONASS, NFC, Wi-Fi ac, Bluetooth 4.1 and TV-out with or without wire.
There is no dual camera present on the back of new One M9. It features a 20 megapixel BSI shooter with a 1/2.3″ sensor size, F/2.2 aperture, dual-LED dual-tone flash, and sapphire glass protection on the lens. It is capable to capture images up to 5376 x 3752 pixels – that is 10:7 aspect ratio and records a 4k Video.
On the front side, there is a 4MP Ultrapixel camera without autofocus and that seems good enough for the selfies.
The HTC One M9 runs on Android 5.0 Lollipop with latest HTC Sense 7 UI. The new Sense brings HTC Blinkfeed, which now displays the aggregator content on the lockscreen too.
In the new Sense, the launcher supports themes, which will be able to change backgrounds, icons, colors, and keyboard. Further, there is a theme generator, which generates the theme just with a single image input.
The Sense 7 supports BoomSound connect, which allows the combination of internal and external speakers for surround playback.
The HTC One M9 is not yet priced, but it is expected to go on sale in this month.