HTC is preparing the new generation One flagships and it has been known for a while that there will be two versions. A benchmark called Compubench has leaked the specs of both, the HTC One (M9) andOne (M9) Plus, confirming what we’ve seen so far.
The camera department on both will be almost identical with a 20MP main camera, there will be no Duo cameras this time. The selfie camera had previously leaked as a 4MP UltraPixel shooter, but this benchmark detected a 12MP selfie camera that records 2160p video on the One (M9). The selfie video capture on the One (M9) Plus is capped at 2,048 x 1,536px.
The HTC One (M9) Plus will have a sharper display – QHD (1,440 x 2,560px). The benchmark reports it as 5.1″, but that contradicts earlier rumors and since these scorecards often get size wrong we’d be more inclined to expect a properly larger screen. Where we can trust the benchmark is chipset detection and so the One (M9) Plus will use a MediaTek MT6795 chipset. That one is based only on the smaller Cortex-A53 cores, eight of them, 3GB of RAM and packs PowerVR Rogue G6200 chipset (the GPU used in Meizu MX4).
According to Bloomberg, the phone will be powered by Qualcomm’s newest Snapdragon 810 chipset. The One M9 will also eventually double down on HTC’s considerable audio prowess, introducing Dolby Laboratories Inc.’s Dolby 5.1 audio technology. Allegedly, these goodies will all be managed by a brand spanking new Sense 7 UI with “improved location-based services,” whatever that means. The MWC expo is a week away only, so not much left to wait until we see what HTC has in store for us this year. In the meantime, you can marvel at HTC One M9’s cases here.
HTC will unveil its next-generation flagship smartphone during a press conference on March 1st in Barcelona, Spain. The event will take place just ahead of the annual Mobile World Congress trade show, which will be packed full of big mobile announcements from dozens of companies.
But if the HTC One M9 ends up looking anything like these new renders, we already know what the start of the show will be.
The graphic designer behind the Twitter account “Phone Designer” recently set his sights on HTC’s new flagship Android phone, and be created two fantastic renders. The design of the handset is based on leaks and rumors, including a recent image leak that is believed to be authentic.