Wednesday , June 6 2018

Are we finally seeing what the HTC One (M9) Hima might look like?

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We’ve been covering the HTC One (M9) (aka Hima) leaks for a while now, and it seems that recently it may all have been a deliberate attempt by HTC to throw people off the scent.

Rumours abound that HTC has actually taken a new design direction with the One (M9), and what you’re seeing above (albeit, not in the best quality) is a render of what the One (M9) might actually look like. Perhaps. What we’re seeing is a front facing camera that’s more prominent. What we’re not seeing is BoomSound speakers, though as these are just renders, the speakers could still conceivably be there — either side of the camera up top, and beside the HTC logo down low. Who knows?

This comes from renowned (retired?) leaker @evleaks, who released this image via his Twitter feed a little while ago:

https://twitter.com/evleaks/status/560425983476789248

Astute observers will notice there are actually two devices here; the one on the left is the HTC One (M9), whereas the taller unit on the right is rumoured to be the HTC One (M9) Plus, a taller unit which features what appears to be a home button. What’s it for? Rumour has it the main function is actually a fingerprint reader.

That’s what we can conclude from the render and from the limited info we have. When MWC 2015 comes around, we’ll get the latest straight from HTC’s press event and report whatever we find to you, as soon as we can.

 

Source: @evleaks.

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.

7 comments

  1. The plus model looks like a iPhone 6 Plus/Galaxy hybrid.

  2. I have always loved HTC design. I will be leaving my nexus 5 behind for this if the camera and battery life is great.

  3. Now THAT is an amazing design!!! Release it now HTC! I want it in my hands!!!

  4. Definitely speaker cutouts at the very top and bottom. That speaker layout is one of the best things about that series of phones, I doubt they would get rid of them now.

  5. An exact copy cat of the iPhone 6. Hopefully they have a camera that takes decent a photo.

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