When any new Android flagship comes along, the obvious concern is: How similar will it be to its predecessor? Let’s face it; no one wants a phone that looks bloomin’ identical, even if the specs are improved.
As such, we’re happy to hear that the HTC One M9 might look significantly different to the existing One M8. Good.
That’s the story over on HTCSource, with the self-explanatory headline HTC One M9/Hima design details will distinguish it from the HTC One (M8).
Amusingly, a source tells Nick that the recently leaked HTC One M9/Hima pictures are legit, but actually decoy units used to throw us off; we haven’t seen the final HTC One M9/Hima design. Great stuff!
Again, the HTC One M9/Hima design will be significantly different from that of the One M8, particularly on the front where we’ll see an “edge-to-edge glass panel” with stereo BoomSound speakers “pushed to the top and bottom edges”.
Above that edge-to-edge display, the HTC One M9/Hima’s front camera will slide along to the middle, a bit like the HTC Desire 826. It’s not clear, however, if it’ll adopt the same 4MP UltraPixel technology.
It’s not mentioned here, but we heard last week that the HTC One M9/Hima will rock a plain old 20MP rear camera, eschewing last year’s “Duo Camera” tech.
Nothing official just yet, but we’re hoping the HTC One M9/Hima launch goes down at Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2015 at the beginning of March.