The unveiling of the new HTC One M9 at the Mobile World Congress 2015
Today began with HTC announcing their latest One model, the HTC One M9 which will be available in the UK starting March 31st, 2015. We covered the event live and you can re-watch it right here, on our website.
Details on what new features HTC One M9 has
Even though from a design point of view the M9 is quite similar to its M7 and M8 predecessors, it does add a Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 64-bit processor and 3GB of RAM to its components.
Again, unlike the HTC One M8, the M9 has only one rear camera of 20Mp. This camera can record in 4K if we are to believe HTC and it comes equipped with what they call a ‘dynamic exposure algorithm’ which can mimic the human eye. The M9’s front camera, however, is the same as the M8’s 4Mp rear camera.
In addition to the BoomSound front stereo speakers, the M9 comes with Dolby Audio. Also, it already has the latest Android Lollipop as well as Sense 7.0 which allows you to customize even the fonts and icons, as well as generate a theme from a photo.
HTC One M9 specification
Android 5.0 Lollipop with Sense 7.0
5in Full HD screen
Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor, 64-bit
3 GB RAM
32 GB storage, microSD card slot (up to 128 GB), 100 GB Dropbox cloud storage
20 Mp rear camera
4 Mp UltraPixel front camera
Our opinion about the HTC One M9
Our smartphone reviewer Chris Martin thinks that the M9 presents a number of qualities which make it quite desirable even though there are not that many differences between it and other models. He added that the only thing left to do with the M9 is compare its performance with other go-to phones such as the Galaxy S6, Sony Xperia Z4 and LG G4.
Are there other HTC products on the way?
The company plans to release the Grip, a fitness wearable and the Vivie, a virtual reality headset.
We thought HTC would announce the following…
This is what we thought we’d hear about before the Mobile World Congress:
HTC confirmed to launch a new HTC One though we its name will be either HTC One Hima or HTC Hima.
The latest go-to HTC Android will be available for consumers starting this month with a Windows version soon to follow, the price ranging between Â£500 and Â£600.
The new model will have a similar design to the previous models.
We expect to see a full instead of a Quad-HD screen, a Snapdragon 810 chip with 4 Cortex-A57 cores at 2.0GHz and 4 Cortex-A53 cores at 1.5GHz, Adreno 430 GPU and 3GB of RAM, 5in 1080p Super LCD3 display, as well as 16, 32 or 64GB internal storage options.
HTC One M9 facts
The HTC One M9 is the successor of the HTC One M8.
As is the custom with smartphones, a number of leaks about the M9 have appeared on the internet before its official unveiling. Rumors say that the device will have a 5in Full HD screen, a singular 20Mp rear camera and a Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 chip.
Rumors also say that it will have the newest Android Lollipop with Sense 7.0 and it will have a duo-tone colour design. You can read more about the device’s price, design, features and specs.
Has HTC announced anything else for the MWC 2015?
Besides the M9, HTC could announce other versions of the device and its first wearable device in partnership with UnderArmour. Currently known as the Petra or One Wear, its focus will be fitness and its screen will be curved.