Yesterday was a big day for the ‘ol Hima. We received photos of the purported device in the wilds, giving you guys the clearest look yet at the phone as it currently stands. No too long after, we uncovered some test shots from the phone, directly from an HTC employee in his cozy office. These shots weren’t meant to showcase the camera capabilities, mind you. They were more than likely tests used to show the hardware was operational.
While it was difficult to say with certainty that the model number — 0PJA10/0PJA13 — was in fact, the HTC One M9, the most recent photo we found all but confirms it. Here’s that same HTC employee taking a shot of a Sony Xperia Z2 laying on his desk and if you look really closely, you can see what appears to be the reflection of the recently leaked HTC One M9 (Hima). We’ve gone ahead and edited the contrast of the photo to make it easier pick out.
The phone in the reflection — going by the model number 0PJA10 — lines up almost perfectly with the One M9 we showed you guys yesterday, only with one tiny difference. Those with a sharp eye will notice some sort of circle shape on the upper right hand corner of the phone. It’s tough to say if this is some sort of marking used to tag the phone, the presence of a Duo Camera, or merely a smudge on the person’s Xperia Z2. In either case, we wouldn’t look too much into it.
For now, we have our sights turned to HTC’s March 1st event in Barcelona where they will finally take the wraps off their latest flagship device. Let’s hope they still have some surprise left.