HTC has put an end to the rumors and leaks and has officially announced the HTC One M9 Smartphone at a press event held at Mobile World Congress held at Barcelona. The phone will be available in select markets from today itself and will come in Gunmetal Gray, Amber Gold, Silver / Rose Gold and Gold / Pink color options.
HTC One M9 – Key Features
Aesthetically, the phone almost resembles to its predecessor the One M8. The Dual Tone all metal design with mirror edges and curved back will easily fit the hands yet maintaining its premium feel. All the ports are the same as the M8 however, the Power / Lock button has been moved to the right side.
The HTC One M9 sports Dual Stereo speakers on the front (top and bottom side on the front). It also retains the BoomSound and is backed with Dolby Audio for enhanced multimedia experience. The phone weighs 157 Grams, just a feather lighter than the M8 and has measurements of 144.6 x 69.7 x 9.6 mm (height x width x thickness).
This phone runs on Android 5.0 Lollipop OS out of the box. The OS is overlapped with HTC Sense 7.0 UI that brings new improvements. Users can change themes, make or use icon packs, utilize Blinkfeed and easily find the relevant apps via “Sense Home” widget.
[wpsm_ads1 float=”left”]The M9 boasts a 5-inch Super LCD 3 Display that has 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution 441ppi pixel density. The screen to body ratio has been increased to 68.4%. There is corning gorilla glass 4 for protection against scratches.
This beast of a phone is equipped with a powerful 64-Bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 Chipset that consists of set of two quad core processors (2GHz Quad Core Cortex-A57 + 1.5GHz Quad Core Cortex-A53). It also has Adreno 430 GPU and 3GB of RAM, thus ensuring smooth lag free experience when multi-tasking. There is 32GB of Storage ROM which is expandable up to 128GB using MicroSD Card.
Taiwanese smartphone maker has equipped the One M9 with a powerful 20 Mega Pixel Shooter on the back. It has Sapphire Cover Lens, BSI Sensor, f/2.2 Aperture, 27.8mm Lens and has capabilities like Auto Focus, Touch Focus, Dual LED (Dual Tone) Flash, Face / Smile Detection, Panorama, Simultaneous Video / Image recording, HDR, Geo-Tagging, 720p @ 120 Fps, 1080p @ 60 Fps, 2160p @ 30 Fps etc.
There is a 4 Mega Pixels Ultra Pixel selfie camera on the front as well with BSI Sensor, f/2.0 Aperture, 26.8mm Lens, HDR and is capable of taking 1080p video @ 30 Fps.
Phones 2840 mAh Li-Po non removable battery is more than capable of churning out 25.4 Hours of 2G talk time or 21.7 hours on 3G. The standby time is said to be 391 hours on 2G or 402 hours on 3G. The quick charge 2.0 technology enable 60% battery charging in just 30 minutes.
The HTC One M9 supports GSM, 3G and 4G-LTE networks and has all the connectivity options like Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Wi-Fi Hotspot, Wi-Fi Direct, Dual Band, DLNA, MicroUSB V2.0 with MHL 3.0 TV-Out support, USB Host, GPS / GLONASS, Stereo FM Radio, NFC, IR Blaster, 3.5mm Audio Jack etc.