While there were plenty of rumors swirling around the One M9 from HTC leading up to its official debut, the announcement is always the best part. And, HTC has finally made the One M9 official at its Mobile World Congress event, confirming what some of the latest leaks have suggested: It’s got a One (M8)-inspired body, but with a few key changes.
First and foremost, and what will make many potential owners happy, is the fact that the One M9 is running Android 5.0 Lollipop right out of the box. While not wholly unexpected, it’s still a nice addition. As far as other specifications go, the One M9 boasts a 5-inch display with a 1080p HD resolution. Under the hood there’s a Qualcomm Snapdragon octa-core 810 processor clocked at 2.0GHz. There’s 3GB of RAM and a 2840mAh battery.
It’ll hold 32GB of built-in storage for owners, and offer a microSD card slot that can take cards up to 128GB.
The biggest change from the One (M8), though, is the camera system. Instead of the Duo System, the One M9 boasts a 20.7-megapixel camera on the back, with a dual LED flash to go with it. On the front of the device, there’s an UltraPixel camera.
The One M9 is running Android 5.0 Lollipop, as mentioned above, and it’s running beneath HTC’s proprietary Sense 7 user interface. The biggest change with Sense 7 appears to be the Home Widget, which will show you apps that Sense believes are pertinent to the location you’re currently in. Nothing groundbreaking there, considering the many apps in the Google Play Store that offer that functionality, but as long as it works well it should be a nice addition.
More to come. What do you think of the One M9?