It’s the time of year when phone manufacturers start to announce their latest flagship phones. Today, it’s HTC announcing its latest entry in its One series, the One M9. Last year’s One M8 was considered by many to be the one of the best-designed Android phones to date. So HTC decided to keep a similar design with just a few tweaks, mainly to the rear-facing camera.
While the phone’s all-metal exterior features a familiar design –including the unnecessary black bar at the bottom with the HTC logo — the internal specs feature a number of upgrades compared to last year’s model. The phone features a 5-inch 1080p LCD screen and is powered by the Snapdragon 810 octacore processor with 3GB of RAM. It runs Android 5.0 Lollipop with HTC’s Sense UI on top. It has 32GB of storage with a microSD card slot for up to 128GB additional. The rear camera has a 20MP sensor. The battery is 2840mAh. Of course the phone runs on various LTE networks, has Bluetooth 4.1 and supports Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac. A spec list follows:
SIZE: 144.6 x 69.7 x 9.61 mm
SCREEN: 5.0 inch, Full HD 1080p
OPERATING SYSTEM: Android™ 5.0 (Lollipop) with HTC Sense™
PROCESSOR: Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 810 octa-core CPU, 64-bit processing
STORAGE: 32GB (microSD™ slot supports additional memory cards up to 128GB)
SENSORS: Ambient Light Sensor, Proximity Sensor, Accelerometer, Compass Sensor, Gyro Sensor, Magnetic Sensor, Sensor Hub, Internal GPS antenna + GLONASS
CONNECTIVITY: Bluetooth 4.1, Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac (2.4 & 5 GHz), DLNA for wirelessly streaming media from the phone to a compatible TV or computer, NFC
SOUND: HTC BoomSound with Dolby Audio
CAMERA: Main camera: 20MP with sapphire cover lens, Front camera: HTC UltraPixel
BATTERY: 2840mAh capacity
The phone will be released for the major U.S. carriers in early spring, although Verizon has said its variant won’t ship until Q2. Full details can be found here.