It just seems that despite the best endeavours of handset manufacturers to keep things under wraps until a launch is announced, it never really works. We’ve seen careless leaks in the past where people have left new phones in bars, and with the HTC One M9 especially, we saw some sample photos come from HTC’s lab in Taiwan, and like the Samsung Galaxy S6, the phone itself has been pictured quite a few times now before the official launch.
In a massive case of “whoops”, a journalist attending MWC 2015 in Barcelona from The Straits Times (a Singaporean publication) published a YouTube video comparison of the HTC One M9 (shown left, above) next to the One M8 and One M7. While he quickly made the video private, he wasn’t quite quick enough, with Redditors jumping on the plunder and re-publishing the video for the world to see.
There’s not an awful lot that we can discern from the video that we don’t already know, except that it looks an awful lot like what’s gone before it, albeit with a smaller bezel. Watch the video and find out for yourself, and above all else, be a little bit patient; in just 24 hours, we’ll have the launch event, and our own Daniel Tyson is there covering it first hand.