December 1, 2014
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HTC Desire Eye Hands On Close Ups -7

If manufacturers like HTC plan to continue their trend of launching new flagship devices at Mobile World Conference, they best be figuring out just what those next phones will be right away. A rumor has popped up of leaked specs, showing that HTC is on their way to launching the HTC One (M9).

For starters, this rumor offers up the continuation of the “One” naming scheme. Fair enough, most of us are comfortable with calling them the M7, M8 and now the M9 anyway.

From there, we see a specs list that is right on par with the latest and greatest phones out there. A 5.5-inch QHD display is a good start. The Snapdragon 805 processor is a solid choice, for now, and 3GB of RAM should keep any phone ticking along at a decent pace.

Internal storage options should start at 32GB, with 64GB and 128GB satisfying our upgraded needs. Of course, a microSD slot ensures we never run out of space.

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Stepping things up from there, a 3500mAh battery is a smart power option. In most cases, lugging around 4000mAh makes for a heavy device, but anything in the neighborhood of 3200mAh or lower produces unsatisfactory battery life on a phone this size for the average user.

The best news here, if this rumor is to be believed, is the updated 16MP camera with optical image stabilization (OIS). Not to say that HTC’s UltraPixel technology was a failure, but it certainly has not been well received by those that look at the specs sheets. We’ve heard from many users that have passed on the HTC One (M8) because of the 4MP sensor.

Rumored HTC One (M9) specs

ProcessorSnapdragon 805
Memory3GB of RAM
Display5.5-inch QHD
Storage32GB/64GB/128GB plus microSD
Battery3500mAh
Camera16MP rear camera with OIS

Further, there is mention of a HTC One (M9) Prime that could be sporting Bose audio. But let’s not get ahead of ourselves.

We do not expect the HTC One (M9) to be announced, let alone find its way to store shelves, until next March in Barcelona. However, this is just the beginning, we are sure we’ll see plenty of further rumors and leaks before then. Stay tuned.

What do you think, do these initial specs meet your HTC One (M9) expectations?

Jonathan Feist
Android purist and enthusiast, rarely more than arms reach from a stock Nexus 7. Often accused of being a Google fanboy, proud of it. Proponent for Android customization and personalization, if you can change it, make it your own!
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