Rumor has it HTC is working on their next flagship smartphone. That particular bit of news isn’t that surprising — any company worth their skin is working on the next iteration of their major product before or immediately following the launch of their current one.
Some new details have been offered by My Drivers, though, who claim to know about what HTC’s planning to stuff inside. According to them, the HTC One M9 will look to pack a pretty big punch with a Snapdragon 805 chipset, a 5.5-inch 2560 x 1440 display, a 16 megapixel camera with optical image stabilization, options of either 64GB or 128GB of internal storage, a 3,500mAh battery and more.
Much of that seems standard affair for any late 2014 or early 2015 smartphone, though the significant bump in storage options will certainly open the eyes of many. It’s a rare occasion to see a phone come standard with 64GB, and even rarer to see one that doubles on that attractive figure.
Speaking on more of the device’s features, the source states HTC will be looking to get into bed with Bose for marketing the device’s front-facing speakers, a staple of HTC’s design over the past couple of years. We’re not sure if Bose will be creating any special EQ software or will have a heavy hand in crafting the audio drivers that will go inside the M9, but looking to partner up with one of the biggest names in consumer audio would certainly suggest they’ll be getting as serious as they ever have about audio.
Also rumored to be along the way is an HTC One M9 Prime, though details are scarce on what, exactly, HTC will look to do with that. “Prime” would usually indicate a device is getting a massive uptick in the specs department, but your guess would be as good as anyone’s as to what that uptick may bring. As far as we’re concerned, we’d be happy if the aforementioned M9 was the only phone HTC launched next year.