With the HTC One M8 having launched last March, it’s generally accepted that its inevitable successor will follow within the next three to four months - the Taiwanese generally launching a new flagship every 12 months or so.
Here we’re looking at rumoured HTC One M9 specs (that's purely a concept image on the left, incidentally), and, assuming they’re on the money, the M9 is definitely something worth getting excited about.
For starters, HTC One M9 specs supposedly include – according to Chinese-language site My Drivers – a 5.5in QHD display (2560 x 1440). That’d be half an inch bigger than the 5in 1080p One M8, with an extra 1.7 million pixels.
Powering the show, somewhat predictably, it’ll be the Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 processor with 3GB of RAM. It’ll likely be a similar set-up on the Sony Xperia Z4 and Samsung Galaxy S6.
Interestingly, the HTC One M9 camera is tipped to come in at 16MP with optical image stabilisation (OIS). Yep, that’s a non-Ultrapixel camera, which doesn’t come as much surprise, as the HTC Desire Eye and One M8 Eye both eschewed UltraPixels despite being camera-focused devices.
In audio, it might be bye-bye Beats (now owned by Apple, of course), but HTC has long been a fan of audio goodness, and the Taiwanese are tipped to form an alliance with Bose in time for the One M9.
Confusingly, the HTC One M9 Prime is mentioned, too, though it’s not clear how such a phone would build upon the One M9 described above. Might it be even bigger? Yikes.
Inevitably we’ll have loads more HTC One M9 rumours as the launch approaches.