alleged one m9 gold

We’re positive that the One (M9) is coming on March 1 to Barcelona, and we already have a good idea of what to expect from HTC’s next masterpiece. But – thankfully – there are still details trickling in, like this image showing the back of the M9’s alleged gold version, that surfaced on China’s Weibo.

There isn’t much new to say about the shot – we see the same square camera module with rounded corners, the well-known One series style, and no trace of depth sensor in sight. There’s a chance we’re looking at a prototype component or something else, but judging from the many leaks showing the same general appearance, our money is on this design being real.

The same source also shared what appears to be a version of the Dot View smart case adapted for the One (M9), though, save for the different camera cutout, it looks very similar to last year’s model.

The prolific conveyor of HTC inside info @upleaks recently published some tidbits about the upcoming flagship’s accessories, which will reportedly include:

  • HTC DotView 2 (more abundant than M8’s) – HC M231/232
  • Clear Case – HC C1153
  • Stand Case – HC K1150
  • Waterproof Case(has IP68 rating) – HC C1152
  • Waterproof Headset – RC E250
  • HTC BoomBass with WiFi support
  • Screen Protector – SP R230A

@upleaks also “confirmed” that the device will be marketed as the One (M9), though for what it’s worth, it was @upleaks who first stated that HTC would drop the M9 name in the first place. Alas, things change.

Do you look forward to the new M9? Or are you hoping for more radical changes?