The images were taken at 16-megapixel resolution on an HTC device.
Like the One M8 last year, HTC seems to be having a hard time keeping its newest flagship under wraps. We’ve seen the HTC One M9 in a couple of leaked images, and its alleged spec sheet has also cropped up online in the last week or so. Now, camera samples that were allegedly taken by the M9 have been spotted on Flickr, reiterating rumors of the device sporting a 20-megapixel camera.
The images were taken by two different devices, the HTC 0PJA10 and the HTC 0PJA13, both of which are expected to belong to the One M9. As for the images themselves, they were taken at a resolution of 3,024 x 5,376 pixels. That makes them 16MP images, but since all were taken at a 16:9 aspect ratio, it’s possible the full camera resolution could be 20.7-megapixel (HTC has a habit of making its cameras shoot at a 16:9 aspect ratio, and hence at a lower resolution, by default, even on the already low-resolution UltraPixel camera on the One M8.)
Like the previous leaks, there’s no telling if the latest one is in fact related to the HTC One M9. However, given information like this starts showing up in earnest as we near a device’s official launch, it wouldn’t be too far-fetched to say that these images were indeed taken by the M9, though it’s always best to take everything with a pinch of salt unless and until it comes from the horse’s mouth.