The new HTC One M9 has been announced, and it’s already going to vying for the title of best phone in 2015, such is the combination of design and high power specs.
While loads of the mooted specs didn’t actually appear, the new phone has finally been launched following loads of leaks all over the internet, and it doesn’t disappoint, with upgrades in nearly every area.
The Taiwanese brand has confirmed that the phone will be launching in mid-March for Taiwan and Europe, with the US launch beginning April 10 and varying by carrier.
It’s another full metal uni-body on the HTC One M9, after near universal praise for the One M8’s distinctive design. The design was one of the key reasons we voted it TechRadar’s Phone of the Year 2014, and it’s back again.
The HTC One M9 features a 5-inch 1080p display, set inside a body with 144.6 x 69.7 x 9.61mm dimensions, making it a little shorter than the One M8 but also a little fatter.
The added thickness is as much about ergonomics as it is about the upgraded battery, which has been boosted to 2800mAh.
The phone will be coming in three colours: the ‘hero’ colour of silver with a gold band, gunmetal grey and all gold.
It’s official: the HTC One M9 will be powered by the 64-bit octa-core Snapdragon 810, as Qualcomm first teased and then confirmed as much earlier before it appeared on the official spec sheet. That’s good news, because as well as being powerful and efficient it brings improved 4K support.