Wednesday , June 6 2018

More details of HTC’s upcoming One (M9) revealed

HTC One M8 and Mini 2HTC is likely to reveal its 2015 flagship phone at MWC 2015, and that really isn’t much of a secret, with invites going around to press in the last week or so. However, some more details have come to light thanks to Bloomberg in the US, and it won’t just be a phone; HTC is rumoured to be unveiling its first smartwatch as well.

Bloomberg reports that the unnamed device (safely dubbed the M9) will contain that rumoured 20MP camera as well as an Ultrapixel front-facing camera. In terms of size and style, we’re told it will be resemble the One (M8), with gray, gold, and silver colours available.

Internally, the One (M9) will feature a Snapdragon 810 CPU with eight cores, and Dolby audio technology. The source cites 5.1 technology, but in a phone that has but two speakers, that claim seems a bit unusual. Surprisingly, the rumour lacks details on the actual screen size, but it’s difficult to conceive that HTC would jump all the way to six inches as some other handsets have done. Somewhere in the 5″ range seems probable.

HTC’s deal with Under Armour will feature in their new smartwatch as well, with the watch rumoured to include Under Armour’s technology in some way. There’s no more word about what this smartwatch might involve.

Source: Bloomberg.

Chris Rowland   Editor and Publisher

Chris has been at the forefront of smartphone reporting in Australia since smartphones were a thing, and has used mobile phones since they came with giant lead-acid batteries that were "transportable" and were carried in a shoulder bag. He saw the transition from AMPS to GSM, loved the Motorola StarTac, and got into Palm technologies in a big way. The arrival some years later of the original iPhone, and then the early Androids, awoke a new interest in mobile technology, and Chris has been writing about it since.

Today, Chris publishes one of Australia's most popular technology websites, Ausdroid. His interests include mobile (of course), as well as connected technology and how it can make all our lives easier.

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Initial Android Wear OEM.
No, we are not making a watch.
Watch announcement incoming!

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Upleaks now says the android wear device is not going to be released however.

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It looks like the wearable device will actually be some kind of fitness tracker, which makes more sense considering it was made in partnership with UnderArmour.

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