MWC 2015 has kicked off already and we’ve the latest and greatest from HTC. Its M9 is one of the highly anticipated smartphone. And boy, it’s already got everyone hooked up. Since One M7, HTC has literally changed the face of its top of the line phones with the premium, iconic design that everyone admires. One M9 continues to build on that fame.
The design if you look closely is the mix of M7 and M8 and to me that still looks astonishing. It is unibody, dual tone metal chassis for M9. I, for one, would always pickup metal chassis phones. Inside too, it packs the best hardware in the market. Powered by a Snapdragon 810 octa-core processor built with four performance A57 cores and four power efficient A53 cores, clocked at 2.1GHz and 1.5GHz respectively and finally mated to 3GB of RAM, One M9 is a deadly beast. Instead of following the competition, HTC has stuck to FullHD (1080p) disaply which would give it an upper hand as the processor has more than enough power to drive it.
Finally, HTC has bumped up the megapixels on its camera with M9 packing a 20MP one complete with dual LED flash. With this change, HTC can finally go head to head with its competitors. This sensor supports 4K video recording and uses sapphire cover lens which is really tough. Apparently, it lacks the OIS which should have been absolutely there to complement the new camera. Older UltraPixel has been moved to front. To complete the package, there’s BoomSound with Dolby Audio which has always been HTC’s forte. Then it’s got a 2,840 mAh battery, 32GB internal memory with expansion. Connectivity features don’t need any mention but here it is for you: 4G LTE, NFC, WiFi (ac), DLNA, Bluetooth and infrared, so you’re not missing anything.
Obviously, no pricing right now but as for carrier availablitiy, T-Mobile and AT&T are absolutely clear with their intent to carry the M9. So, what do you guys think about this HTC flagship? I don’t know about you guys but I’m damn too excited to review this phone. Too bad I couldn’t go to MWC and check it out first hand.