Leading up to the days before Mobile World Congress, which is quite possibly one of the biggest if not the biggest mobile focused convention of the year, there have been numerous leaks of some of the most anticipated flagship devices of the year from top industry manufacturers. These leaks have included images of the devices, specs, benchmark stats, and teasers allegedly confirming the existence of said devices weeks ahead of the actual unveiling. The announcement for what HTC has planned next for us doesn’t come up until Sunday, March 1st, and people have already seen at least a couple of leaks showing off what is believed to be the design of the new phone, the HTC One M9, or Hima.
Now a new leak has popped up which seems to only further solidify the fact that HTC has only slightly altered the design of last year’s model HTC One (M8), but it doesn’t just show off the phone from the back and front, it also has a list of alleged specs below it as well as a few videos which we have for you here. Keep in mind this is just a leak and as such shouldn’t be treated as fact, but that doesn’t mean that the actual device HTC announces come Sunday won’t end up with some of what is claimed here for the hardware.
According to the leak, the HTC One M9 will come with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor, something that was already being speculated on, as well as the rumored 20.7MP rear facing camera. Other specs supposedly include a 4MP Ultrapixel front facing camera instead of the 5MP that was seen in the One M9’s predecessor, a 5-inch Full HD display, 3GB of DDR4 RAM, and internal storage of 32GB or 64GB which would mean HTC saw the benefit of doubling up on their storage options this time around. The leak also suggests that the HTC One M9 is coming equipped with a microSD card slot for expandable storage which isn’t too hard to believe since HTC employed this on their last two flagships. Rounding out the specs list are of course the BoomSound stereo speakers, Bluetooth 4.1, Android 5.0.2 with Sense 7 UI on top,(TBD on Android version)2,840mAh battery and support for VoLTE, carrier aggregation, and LTE Cat 6 for up to 300Mbps download speeds.
The details also state which regions are going to be getting the device(presumably at launch?)and what carriers consumers can expect to see the device sold, which according to the leak includes a Hima#UHL model for Asia, Europe, Africa, UAE, Russia, Turkey, and mainland China. T-Mobile and AT&T as well as a developer model(likely unlocked if true), and Rogers and TELUS in Canada, and Latin America are listed for the Hima#UL model. Sprint, and it’s respective MVNO’s as well as China Telecom are listed as receiving the Hima#WHL model, and then Verizon Wireless and their MVNO’s are listed as carrying the Hima#WL model. The HTC One M9 is also listed as coming in three different colors, which includes a dark gunmetal on the front and back, a model with a gold front and silver back, and a model that is gold on the front and back. Like last year though, HTC could very well launch more colors for specific markets and/or carriers. There’s also a short list of included accessories which are presumably what HTC may have ready at launch including a second version of the DotView case that will come in more colors than the previous HTC One M8 model DotView, a clear case, a stand case, a waterproof case, a waterproof headset, a screen protector, the HTC BoomBass with WiFi support and what’s listed as the Headset 2015 – Max. Finally there are a number of YouTube videos that are listed with the leak which are allegedly HTC’s promotional videos to be shown sometime after the announcement, focusing on the introduction to the new HTC One M9, the HTC One M9 camera, and themes for the all new device, which we have provided below.