HTC One M9 Officially Unveiled; Specs & Design Revealed

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    It turns out all of the leaks were dead on with the gorgeous design of the HTC One M9. Despite already knowing what the device looked like, it is still a beautiful and breathtaking design. HTC hasn't strayed too far from their original design, but that's not a bad thing. In fact, it looks like they have simply tweaked and refined what is easily one of the most iconic looking smartphones ever created.

    Here are the full specs as revealed during the event:
    • 2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 chipset
    • 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
    • Dolby Audio with Dual Front Stereo Speakers
    • Android 5.0 Lollipop with HTC Sense
    HTC claims it makes a statement, "You demand the very best!" They may just have that again..

    What do you think? Here's our dedicated HTC One M9 section for further discussion: HTC One M9 Android Forum at DroidForums.net
     
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    I really like the black border bezels on the top and bottom of the screen. Im glad that Im not the only one who doesnt like a clean look. When I look at my screen I want to be distracted by bezels, company branding, a stupid big ass 'possibly inferior' sensor...
     
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    I expected nothing less from HTC. They make an awesome phone. The Grip and the VR product did not capture my interest.
     
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    Here's the complete spec-list for the HTC One M9:

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    SIZE: 144.6 x 69.7 x 9.61 mm

    WEIGHT: 157g

    DISPLAY: 5.0 inch, Full HD 1080p

    PLATFORM:

    • Android™ 5.0 (Lollipop) with HTC Sense™
    PROCESSOR:

    • Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 810 octa-core CPU
    • 4 x 2GHz + 4 x 1.5GHz
    • 64-bit processing
    MEMORY:

    • Total storage: 32GB, available capacity varies
    • RAM: 3GB
    • Expandable: microSD™ expansion supports additional memory cards up to 128GB(optional cards not included)
    NETWORK:

    • 2G/2.5G – GSM/GPRS/EDGE:
      • 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
    • 3G UMTS
      • 850/900/1900/2100 MHz
    • 4G LTE
      • FDD: Bands 1,3,5,7,8,20,28
      • TDD: Bands 38,40,41
    SIM:

    • Nano SIM
    SENSORS:

    • Ambient Light Sensor
    • Proximity Sensor
    • Accelerometer
    • Compass Sensor
    • Gyro Sensor
    • Magnetic Sensor
    • Sensor Hub
    LOCATION:

    • Internal GPS antenna + GLONASS
    CONNECTIVITY:

    • 5 mm stereo audio jack
    • Bluetooth® 4.1 with aptX®
    • Wi-Fi®: IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac (2.4 & 5 GHz)
    • HTC Connect™ for wirelessly streaming media from the phone to compatible multi-room audio systems, TVs, portable speakers and home entertainment systems
    • DLNA® for wirelessly streaming media from the phone to a compatible TV or computer
    • HDMI MHL 3.0
    • CIR
    • micro-USB 2.0 (5-pin) port
    • NFC
    SOUND:

    • HTC BoomSound™ with Dolby Audio™
    CAMERA:

    • Main camera
      • 20MP with sapphire cover lens
      • Auto-focus, BSI sensor
      • f/2.2, 27.8mm lens, 4K video recording
    • Front camera
      • HTC UltraPixel™
      • BSI sensor
      • f/2.0, 26.8mm lens, 1080p video recording
    MULTIMEDIA:

    • Audio supported formats:
      • Playback: .aac, .amr, .ogg, .m4a, .mid, .mp3, .wav, .wma, .flac
      • Recording: .aac
    • Video supported formats:
      • Playback: .3gp, .3g2, .mp4, .wmv, .avi, .mkv
      • Recording: .mp4
    BATTERY:

    • Capacity: 2840mAh
    • Talk time:
      Up to 25.4 hours for 2G / 21.7 hours for 3G
    • Standby time:
      Up to 391 hours for 2G / 402 hours for 3G
    AC ADAPTER:

    • Voltage range/frequency: 100 ~ 240V AC, 50/60Hz
    • DC output: 5V and 1.5A
    ADDITIONAL FEATURES:

    • Dual-tone metal unibody
    • Themes
    • HTC Sense Home
    • One Gallery
    • Photo Editor"
     
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    I wanted to see a slightly larger screen with less intrusive speakers and no black bar. There's so much wasted space for screen real estate for no reason. It makes the phone larger than it needs to be.

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    M8 was comfortable to me.. This phone ups the specs and if so will be another winner.. I like that they improved on m8 it seems... 3GB and better camera... Plus 810 should rock out

    HTC One M9 First Look!:

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    My only concern is will there be heating issues. I agree though Bk, it's a great looking phone, I just don't like the idea of stepping down in screen size from the G2. Otherwise I love everything else about the phone and Sense is still my favorite manufacturer skin.

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    I had the G2 it's not much difference to me especially with full screen mode and LMT to handle the nav keys... If that camera is legit then it's a winner... speaker quality to this day can't be beat and they have a reason for the bar it's needed from what I've read ... Sense blows the LG out the water.. IMO

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    Will the phone carry IP68 certification, or will HTC release a case that will be certified as such. Really nice design, will heavily consider this one when I upgrade during the summer.
     
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    What is the reason for the black bar by the way? I think I heard at one point but can't remember.

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    I'd still like to see them figure a different area

    According to HTC’s Jeff Gordon, it seems that this black bar is far from useless. In a tweet responding to questions about the phone on Twitter, Gordon wrote, “That black area with the HTC logo on M8? Underneath is a huge amount of circuitry, antennae, etc. It’s not “empty” by any means.”

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    I heard the black bar is also there to help provide air for the speakers. I kind of feel HTC swallowed up all the praise from the M7 and M8 and said lets give the people what they want. I was thinking its not bad, though Sense 7 seems to have some nice features like theming and adding one or two more soft keys. That is what is exciting to be honest.
     
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