HTC finally announced its One M9 flagship after weeks of speculation and leaks. Unfortunately, these leaks meant that there weren’t too many surprises.
The HTC One M9 keeps the customary design of the series. It features an aluminium unibody design with its screen framed by HTC's trademark BoomSound speakers. It is a little shorter, while still retaining a 5-inch 1080p display, and slightly thicker, but HTC fans will feel right at home from the looks of it.
Inside, Qualcomm's octa-core Snapdragon 810 CPU powers the device, supported by 3GB of RAM. The HTC One M9 runs Android 5.0 Lollipop with HTC's Sense skin. And in very welcome news, the battery capacity has been bumped up from 2,600mAh to 2,840mAh.
It’s the camera where HTC made more drastic changes. HTC recently tried to make a statement with the introduction of UltraPixel technology, but has abandoned it this time around. Instead, the HTC One M9 features a 20-megapixel sensor on its rear. It’s not the end for its UltraPixel technology though, as it is still being used for the One M9’s front-facing camera.
The HTC One M9 will be available in dual-tone silver and rose gold, single-tone gunmetal grey and single-tone gold. It will be available to pre-order on a handful of partner websites from March 16th and will be available in-store from March 31st.