All eyes are on the HTC One (M9) with its release date drawing closer, and as expected, it is likely to be very different from its predecessor, the HTC One (M8), be it specifications or design.
The HTC One (M9), codenamed "Hima," is all set to be announced on 1 March, a day ahead of the Mobile World Congress (MWC 2015) to be held between 2-5 March. The device is expected to be launched a few weeks after the unveiling event unlike its predecessor, which was released on the day of announcement itself. It may also be mentioned that the HTC One (M9) Plus (Hima Ultra), a bigger variant of the device, is also expected to be unveiled along with the next-generation smartphone.
HTC is expected to bring significant feature upgrades to the HTC One (M9) and come a new design but it has maintained outmost secrecy this time around unlike last year when almost every detail of the HTC One (M8) was leaked weeks leading up to the unveiling event. It has reportedly sent out the M9 to its partners for pre-launch access with similar looks to the M8, but the final design of the upcoming smartphone is said to be very different.
"HTC pulled an old trick out of its hat, and repeated an ultimately unsuccessful, but better-than-nothing ploy it attempted with 2013′s M7: the company put the guts of the phone into a dummy case, and sent these decoys to its partners who needed access to it pre-launch," reported HTCSource, adding that "the One M9 and its big brother look almost nothing like last year's One M8."
"Our source has revealed that the final design of the HTC One (M9) will feature an edge-to-edge glass panel on the front with the BoomSound speaker slits pushed to the top and bottom edges. The front-facing camera on the HTC One (M9) takes its design cues from the HTC Desire 826, featuring a large, centrally positioned lens above the display," reported the website in another report.
According to reports that have surfaced so far, the Taiwanese giant is expected to launch two variants - HTC One (M9) and HTC One (M9) Plus – to be powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 and 64-bit MediaTek processors, and feature almost same specifications except screen size difference.
It was earlier reported that HTC would release two models - HTC One (M9) and HTC One (M9) Plus – with different screen size and to be powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 and 64-bit MediaTek processors.