• Paul Fingleton

HTC One M9 preview


HTC announced HTC One M9 in Barcelona this week, the latest flagship in the HTC One family. Building on the image and style of the previous One M7 and M8 models, the HTC One M9 will instantly be recognisable as being part of the HTC One line of products.

Running on the latest version of Android, the HTC One M9 also has an updated version HTC's own Sense 7 launcher running as the User Interface. Designed to make your phone more personal, through customisation based on your themes and images Sense 7 now also provides location specific prompts and information the goal for HTC was to make sure that this phone is unique to you and feels like your phone.

"HTC has built its reputation on challenging expectations in the mobile industry," said Cher Wang, Chairwoman, HTC. "The HTC One M9 accomplishes this once again with stunning elegance and design, combined with smart features that help bring your world to life, connecting you in a deeper way to the things you consider most important. So much more than just a phone, the HTC One M9 is an extension of who you are."

The HTC One M9 does away with the old Duo Camera of last year's M8 model, the new camera in the M9 is designed with a 20 megapixel rear facing camera capable of shooting movies in 4K resolution. Additional features such as Dynamic auto exposure and UltraPixel aim to capture three times more light in any lighting conditions.


Building on the experience of previous years, the HTC One dual front-facing speakers are now combined with 5.1 channel Dolby Surround sound3 simulation together with HTC's own BoomSound technology and Qualcomm® Immersive Audio helps to bring you into the audio on your device, whether using Headphones or the speakers.

We'll be hoping to take the new HTC One M9 for a spin and give details of experiencing the phone in action. In the mean time, here are some experiences from Android Central

The HTC One M9 will be available early Spring through HTC.com, Amazon and on all the Irish Mobile Phone Networks, with networks yet to announce pricing on contract.

HTC One M9 Specs at a Glance:

  • 5" Full HD Screen.

  • 20MP Main Camera.

  • 4 UltraPixel slefie (Front facing) camera.

  • Dolby Audio Surround Sound.

  • Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 810, octacore.

  • RAM: 3GB32GB User Memory, microSD™ up to 128GB64-bit, 4 x 2.0GHz + 4 x 1.5GHz