UPDATE: T-Mobile has confirmed its plans to launch the HTC One M9. The magenta carrier will share more specific availability details later, but it did confirm that the One M9 will support Wi-Fi calling. Verizon, too, will offer HTC's new flagship smartphone, with a launch happening in the early second quarter. Meanwhile, AT&T says that it'll share its HTC One M9 launch plans at a later date, and Sprint has announced that it'll launch the One M9 in "early spring."
Here it is, folks. After months of leaks and rumors, the HTC One M9 is finally official.
The HTC One M9 is the newest flagship Android phone from HTC, running Android 5.0 Lollipop on a 5-inch 1920x1080 display. Powering the One M9 is a 2.0GHz octa-core Snapdragon 810 processor along with 3GB of RAM and a 2840mAh battery. When it comes to storage, you’ve got 32GB of space along with a microSD slot that’ll accept cards up to 128GB in size.
While the One M9 features many upgrades over the One (M8), perhaps the biggest change involves its cameras. While the One (M8) had a Duo Camera rear setup with a 4-megapixel UltraPixel sensor, the One M9’s got a single 20-megapixel shooter on its backside. HTC’s thrown in a dual LED flash as well. That doesn’t mean that the One M9 is UltraPixel-less, though, because the front of the flagship houses an UltraPixel camera.
On the software side, HTC One M9 runs Android 5.0 beneath HTC’s custom Sense 7 user interface. One new feature of Sense 7 is the Home Widget, which will display apps that Sense thinks will be useful to you based on your location. Also included is a new themes feature that’ll create new themes for Sense 7 based on photos that you take. The theming feature will even offer custom app icons, and you can share your themes to social media for others to check out.
The HTC One M9 will launch in mid-March in four colors: silver, gunmetal gray, pink, and gold.