HTC One M9 Details Leaked Ahead Of Launch

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The phone’s body is slightly thicker than its predecessor, possibly to accommodate a bigger battery

Taiwanese smartphone maker HTC is expected to release its next flagship smartphone HTC One M9, along with its bigger sibling M9 Plus, at the Mobile World Congress in less than a week. The phone’s specifications have leaked ahead of its planned launch. Last week, HTC USA teased that something huge was coming, pointing to the upcoming launch of HTC One M9.

HTC One M9 to have a 20MP main camera

The details were leaked on German retailer Cyberport’s website. Cyberport later removed the listing, but not before Mobile Geeks spotted it. According to the leaked details, the phone will feature a 5-inch display, 3GB RAM, and 2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor. Other specs include 32GB internal memory plus a microSD card slot, Android 5.0 Lollipop, and 20-megapixel rear camera.

HTC One M9 is expected to be priced at £550 in the UK ($850). Leaked images resemble the HTC One M9 photos spotted last month. Its body is slightly thicker than its predecessor, possibly to accommodate a bigger 2,900mAh battery and an over-sized camera.

Separately, an alleged wallpaper image captured from the bigger 5.5-inch HTC One M9 Plus confirms that the phone will have a Quad HD display. A press image leaked last month points to a fingerprint scanner. HTC is also expected to launch a smartwatch code named HTC Petra at the Mobile World Congress.

HTC Petra to be unveiled at MWC

Quentyn Kennemer of Phandroid reports that the wearable device will sport a 1.8-inch circular display. It will run HTC’s custom software, meaning the wearable device will be compatible with both the iOS and Android. Phandroid says Petra will offer up to three days of battery life. The device is expected to focus on health & fitness, considering HTC’s deal with Under Armor, which has purchased major fitness platforms like MyFitnessPal, MapMyFitness and Endomondo.

HTC co-founder Peter Chou has already said that the company would enter the wearable market, but with a different approach.

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