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Recently Leaked HTC One (M9) Videos Are Real According To HTC’s Former Product Manager

February 24, 2015 - Written By Kristijan Lucic

HTC One (M9) is going to be unveiled on March 1st as part of MWC (Mobile World Congress) in Barcelona. The device info has been leaking all over the place for quite some time now, we’ve seen this handset’s benchmarks, cases, alleged designs, teasers… and quite recently, a couple of videos leaked showcasing the device as well. One of those videos focused on the phone’s 20-megapixel main camera, while the other one was a promo video for this device. People started questioning the legitimacy of those clips because the device showed there resembles the One (M8) a whole lot, except it didn’t have the Duo camera on the back, its bezels are somewhat trimmed, and the design is ever so slightly tweaked.

Well, it seems like these videos were real after all. HTC’s former product manager, Leigh Momii, who works for Cyanogen at the moment, tweeted the following: “the whole cat is out of the bag… no surprise there… I’ll probably get the gunmetal/black m9,” which looks like a confirmation. This could be yet another decoy by HTC, but that’s very unlikely at this point. We won’t consider this to be a confirmation just yet, of course, but it seems very probable at this point. What do you think, is the device shown in those videos HTC’s upcoming flagship, the One (M9), or not?

According to a previously leaked CompuBench listing, the this handset will feature a 5-inch 1080 (1920 x 1080) display along with 3GB of RAM for all your multitasking needs and multiple storage options (the basic one will probably be 32GB). Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 810 64-bit octa-core processor will power on this handset along with an Adreno 430 GPU for graphics. Android 5.0.1 was mentioned in the listing, but some more recent reports are mentioning the 5.0.2 version, either way, you can expect Android Lollipop to come pre-installed on this handset with HTC’s Sense UI on top of it, of course. 20-megapixel camera will be located on the back of HTC’s newest flagship, and according to latest info, that camera will boast f/2.2 aperture and a 27.8mm lens equivalent.