After all the leaks, rumors, and drama we can finally put the “official” stamp on the HTC One M9. There has been a lot of talk about the design of the M9. We shared the first leaked images of the M9, but there were some rumblings about that design being fake. Turns out we were right the first time. The M9 looks a lot like the M8 on the surface, but underneath they are very different.
The biggest visual change can be seen on the back. The M9 has a square camera cut-out and there is no duo-camera set-up. HTC is of course raving about the performance of the M9 camera, but we’ll have to test that for ourselves. The M9 keeps the same 5-inch 1080p display from the M8, but that is where the similarities end.
The M9 is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 810. The M9 should be buttery smooth and snappy. Another big improvement comes with the enlarged 2,840 mAh battery. More battery is always a good thing, especially when they can keep the size of the device the same.
The story of the M9 is going to be about how the design is “uninspired” or “lazy.” Let’s not forget that Apple and Samsung have been known to recycle designs for a couple of generations. People loved the design of the M8. Why try to reinvent the wheel every year. What do you think about the HTC One M9? Is it worth the upgrade?