HTC One M9
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Taiwanese smartphone maker HTC is reportedly planning to launch the company's 2015 flagship handset One M9 in India next week.

The company has begun sending out invites to select media houses for an event scheduled on 14 April. In the invitation (courtesy NDTV Gadgets), we see a gift box with a caption, "unveiling brilliance, join us as we reach yet another milestone in our pursuit," followed by a hash-tag- "#htcPursuitOfBrialliance".

Going by the invite, one does not need to be a genius to guess that this event is related to the official India launch of the HTC One M9. Even the company during the global unveiling last month at MWC (Mobile World Congress) 2015 had announced to release marquee smartphone in India in April.

For the uninitiated, HTC One (M9) boasts industry's first dual-tone metal body design language, wherein the phone's rear-side comes with silver-coating and on the edges, it is laced gold-metal coating providing dual-metal premium finish.

And on the front, it sports a 5.0-inch full HD (1,920x1,080p) LCD display with Gorilla Glass 4 shield and run on the Android 5.0 Lollipop OS powered by the 64-bit class 2.7GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 Octa-core CPU backed by the DRR4 series 3GB RAM, 32GB/64GB inbuilt memory and a 2,840mAh battery that can run the phone for close to 402 hours under standby mode.

On the photography front, it houses a feature-rich 20.7mp camera on the rear-side and an ultra-pixel (4.1-mp) snapper with wide-angle capture feature, which will certainly please selfie aficionados.

Key Specifications of HTC One (M9):

Model HTC One (M9)
  • 5.0-inch full HD (1920x1080p) LCD 3 screen with Gorilla Glass 4 shield
  • Pixel density: 440 plus ppi (pixels per inch)
OS Android 5.0.2 Lollipop with custom HTC UI Sense v7.0
Processor 64-bit class 2.7GHz Snapdragon 810 Octa-core series CPU ( Quad-core ARM Cortex A57 + Quad- core ARM Cortex A53)
Storage capacity 32GB/64GB, expandable up to 128GB
  • Main: 20.7-megapixel camera with f/2.2, 27.8mm lens, BSI sensor, digital stabilization and is capable of capturing 4k video
  • Front: 4.1- Ultrapixel camera with BSI sensor, f/2.0, 26.8mm lens and 1080p video recording
Battery 2840 mAh;
  • 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
Network 4G (Cat. 6: 300mbps/50mbps) with VoLTE, carrier aggregation,
Add-ons Nano-SIM slot, Aluminum based body, BoomSound, microSD card slot, Bluetooth v4.1, NFC, Wi-Fi (802.11 a / b / g / n / ac)
Dimensions 144.6 x 69.7 x 9.61 mm
Weight 157 g
Colours Silver, Gunmetal grey, Pink, Gold
Price (NTD: New Taiwan Dollar) as per Taiwan market
  • 32GB: NTD 21,900 (around $693/€654/₹43,550)
  • 64GB: NTD 23,900 (around $756/€713/₹47,550)