We’ve talked about it a lot, and now it’s finally here – HTC’s newest flagship smartphone, the One M9. For those of you who have been following leaks and rumors on this, there’s almost nothing new, so that’s a bit of a disappointment here. However, what’s not so regrettable is that it comes with the right specs to make it a great contender with other top-notch devices.
Sure, HTC has missed on the wow factor, as its newest handset features pretty much the same design as the HTC One M8. Does this mean that they’re lacking in design ideas or they’ve just decided to go along with the same aspect that has worked with the previous generation? I guess sales numbers will be more significant in this debate. For now, let’s have a brief a look at the features that it comes with:
- 2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor
- 5-inch Super LCD3 1080p display
- 3GB of RAM
- 32GB of internal storage with microSD
- 20 megapixel rear camera, 4 megapixel (UltraPixel) front camera
- GPS, WiFi AC, Bluetooth 4.0 LE, 4G LTE
- 5.68 x 2.73 x 0.38 inches, 4.96 ounces
- Android 5.0 Lollipop with HTC Sense
As we can see, the RAM and the chipset are the most important upgrades from the HTC One M8. The 2015 HTC One M9 features a 20 megapixels camera instead of 4MP (UltraPixel) one and it gets a Snapdragon 801 octa-core kernel instead of a Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 810 quad-core. There’s now 3GB of RAM inside the device, with 1GB more than one the M8. The camera features a pretty capable f/2.2, 27.8mm lens and is able to shoot in 4K.
The HTC One M9 features the same aluminium unibody design with a 5-inch 1080p display framed at the top and bottom by HTC’s trademark BoomSound speakers. The battery capacity has also been improved on the device, up from 2,600mAh on the previous generation to 2,840mAh. It feels like it’s just the right incremental update that is needed to cope with the increase processing power.
The handset comes in Gun Metal Gray, Silver + Gold, and Pink colors and will be available from the middle of next month in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific and North America.