In the runup to both the original HTC One and the HTC One (M8) from last year we knew pretty much everything there was before HTC took to the stage to show off their latest and greatest. It seemed like HTC was unable to keep a tight enough lid on their plans as they were finalizing parts of the HTC One design. It seems the same might be happening with this year’s HTC flagship as well, that is if the latest leak from France is to be believed of course.
The French site Nowhere Else has been passed a couple of leaked shots and as usual, they’re blurry and not the best in detail or resolution. While the site says that they trust the source of these photos, I certainly have my doubts. There’s not much to go on here in either of the images, but it’s pretty clear that the device looks very much like previous HTC One devices. We have heard, quite recently in fact, that the HTC One for 2015 (if indeed they do release another One) is to follow closely in the HTC One M8’s footsteps. Having said that, I don’t think HTC would want to produce yet another iteration on the same sort of design language. HTC isn’t exactly a company that’s soaring high right now, and something fresh could help them a lot more than another solid device that stirs memories of last year’s device.
As for specs, there’s nothing new here, but we’ve heard previously that the One M9 could ship with a 20-megapixel camera and be powered by a Snapdragon 810 CPU. As for the DuoCamera, it’s hard to see in these images, but judging from the performance and reception of last year’s camera performance I don’t think that HTC is keen to reuse that piece of hardware in their next flagship. As of right now though, we don’t know what HTC has in store for us, but we will be there during their press conference during MWC, so we’ll have all the official news when it breaks.