Jan 20 AT 9:49 AM Nick Sarafolean 4 Comments

This is what the HTC One (M9) looks like

HTC One (M9)

HTC’s One lineup has become a series of interest for enthusiasts and consumers alike. Each iteration represents a new flagship for the company, one that often puts a heavy emphasis on design and media consumption. Last year’s HTC One (M8) is widely regarded as one of the best phones on the market, and the excitement is building for 2015′s HTC One (M9), codenamed Hima. Courtesy of French siteĀ NowhereElse, the first pictures of the HTC One (M9) have been revealed.

The above photo shows the back of the device, which appears remarkably similar to the One (M8). The real difference that we can see is the change in the camera. Rather than the circular camera design that’s been used on previous models, the One (M9) opts for a larger square camera. This would line up with rumors that the One (M9) will use a larger 20.7-megapixel camera rather than the Ultrapixel camera found on the One (M7) and One (M8). What we can’t tell is if the device uses a Duo Camera setup like the One (M8), as the top of the phone is hidden from view.

HTC One (M9) (2)

This next photo reveals the front of the device, which is nearly identical to the One (M8). It has the same BoomSound speakers, camera layout and even that frustrating HTC logo and bezel beneath the screen. It’s hard to tell if the front is any different, though the side bezels might be ever so slightly thinner. In any case, the design seems highly akin to the One (M8), which isn’t necessarily bad. The One (M8) has garnered high praise for its design, both in appearance and in usability.

As of right now, the One (M9) is set to be revealed on March 1 at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. We’ll keep you updated on further rumors and leaks.

What are your initial thoughts on the HTC One (M9)?

Via: Android Central

Source: NowhereElse

A nerd at heart, Nick is an average person who has a passion for all things electronic. When not spending his time writing about the latest gadgets, Nick enjoys reading, dabbling in photography, and experimenting with anything and everything coffee. Should you wish to know more about him, you can follow him on Twitter @Zricon15.

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  • jerrbomb

    And like all rumors.. It should be taken with a grain of salt.. I’m not saying that because the phone looks almost exactly like that M8.im just saying.. It’s because they look exactly like with one very minor difference. That’s all. But it’s good that HTC is following the same does cues for its last two flagships.

  • kplaya

    I don’t take this “leak” as true even though this website has been right before in the past since most leaks pointed towards an ultrapixel camera in the front. But hey, those leaks could be wrong too, we’ll just have to wait and see…

  • Lane

    Give us a 5.5″ or 6″ EXACT same as the M7/8 and I’m in. Soeakers and all. The HTC max failed..,let’s do it HTC.

  • Subx

    As a huge HTC fan, I would have to say that I will be disappointed if this is the M9. Yeah this could be false however it is too close to the M8. Although the black bar does not bother me, it would be nice to see HTC take advice and feedback from its fans to rid the bar if they are to continue using on-screen buttons. There is no need for those buttons to take up screen reality and keep the black bar. Either put the buttons back on the bar like on the M7 and make use of it or rid the bar once and for all. Also, remove the logo from the front. We don’t need 2 logos. The rear is about.

    Last but not least, the shape needs to be changed too. The M7 is much nicer. The symmetric grills and layout looks neater and better presented. I have both and still prefer the look of the M7.