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Chipset - Qualcomm MSM8994 Snapdragon 810
CPU - Quad-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53 & Quad-core 2 GHz Cortex-A57
GPU - Adreno 430
Non-removable Li-Po 2840 mAh battery
Stand by - Up to 391 h (2G) / Up to 402 h (3G)
Talk time - Up to 25 h 20 min (2G) / Up to 21 h 50 min (3G)
The newest flagship device from HTC has been announced. The One M9 is shaping up to be a top contender for 2015. With nearly every spec given an upgrade, this phone is surely going to impress HTC fans and bring in some new ones.
The Devil Is In the Details
The HTC One M9 is going to be powered by the newest in the Qualcomm Snapdragon line-up, the 810 octa-core processor. This new chip will provide the phone with added 4k support, 3GB of RAM, four cores clocking in at 2.0GHz and four at 1.5GHz with smart switching capabilities, as well as greater efficiency and power. This is welcomed news for both techies and palm surfers, as it is likely to also make a significant improvement in battery life. The operating system will be the Android 5.0 Lollipop OS, now offering a unique feature to make your own themes and a smarter, contextual widget system that will put different apps on your heads up display depending on your location. The new phone will also support the dual-band Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, as well as Bluetooth 4.1, giving it a significant edge over its predecessor.
The rear camera is now fitted with a lightning fast 20 megapixel unit, with the HDR setting only adding a fraction of processing time that produces easy to notice improvements in the overall quality of the pictures. The Ultrapixel camera has taken a back (or rather, front) seat, moving to the face of the phone to improve selfie taking in lower light areas.
A Familiar, Yet Equally Bold Design
The HTC One M9 stays true to its roots, being designed in another full metal uni-body fashion that turned heads and gained praise when first introduced with the M8. Though its body is very similar to that of the M8, there are a few little tweaks that are noticeable. The back edges of the phone have changed shape slightly to make the unit more ergonomic, and a fine layer of scratch resistance coating has been added to the back as well. The 5 inch display will push out a solid 1080p, with the body coming in at a nice and comfortable 144.6 x 69.7 x 9.61mm dimensional figure. A subtle but important alteration in the designing of the display is the now single piece bezel, reducing likelihood of splitting due to wear. The M9 will be available in 3 colours this year, with the main body being silver with a gold band, all gold, or the ever popular gunmetal grey.
HTC is looking to put itself in the lead with the race for the hottest smartphone, and although it may seem like not much has changed since the M8, a quick demo will end with you taking it home.