The latest images show a design radically different than what we’ve seen before.
Another day, another leak regarding HTC’s upcoming flagship. Notorious smartphone leakster evleaks has come out of retirement to treat us to images of what are reportedly the HTC One M9 and its larger sibling, the One M9 Plus, and what we’re seeing here are devices that look considerably different than the HTC One M8.
Previously leaked images suggested HTC hasn’t touched the design of the M8 by a wide margin, but given these new images come from evleaks, they are probably the real deal. Both the M9 and M9 Plus seem to feature all-glass construction on the front; neither seems to have a hardware/capacitive software buttons, but the M9 Plus does sport a fingerprint sensor at the bottom in the form of a home button similar to the one found on Samsung devices.
Thanks to the redesign, the grilles for HTC’s signature BoomSound speakers seem to have moved to the top and bottom edges of the M9, while the front camera has been moved to the center. As for the sides, they seem to have a sort of iPhone 6 Plus vibe going on with those black bands and rounded form. However, given HTC’s history, we will no doubt be treated to devices that feel extremely premium and impress with the overall look without ripping off the design of Apple’s phablet.
The HTC One M9 and M9 Plus are set to be unveiled on the first day of March. Both devices are likely to be seen in the wild a lot before the official announcement takes place, so we could see just why the Taiwanese manufacturer thinks its next flagship is “utopia in progress” very soon.