During a press conference held at Mobile World Congress tech event in Barcelona, HTC announced their newest flagship smartphone - the HTC One M9. The device looks very similar to its predecessor, but comes with refined design and updated internals, which are promised to deliver world-class performance.
At first sight the HTC One M9 looks a lot like its predecessors, the One M7 and the One M8. However, if you take a closer at its casing, you will notice subtle, yet important differences in design and appearance.
In addition to repositioned buttons, the phone has now a frame of a different colour. It compliments the device as a whole and makes all of its design elements stand out. For example, the frame on the silver-plated HTC One M9 is gold and while that combination of colours and materials is not really anything new in the world of mobile technology, we like how it looks on the phone.
While the design of the HTC One M9 has gone through relatively subtle changes, its internals and features have been significantly improved when compared to previous-generation models. The phone has a gorgeous 5-inch 1080p display, an octa-core CPU paired with a powerful graphics processor, 3GB or RAM, 32GB of internal memory, a microSD card slot, and 4G LTE support.
As far as the imaging power is concerned, there's now a neat 20-Megapixel shooter on the back, and the ultimate selfie camera - a 4-Ultrapixel front-facing unit capable of taking high-quality photographis in basically any given lighting conditions. Even the speakers received an upgrade. Thanks to a new audio system, they can produce surrounding sound of an unparalleled quality.
The phone is running on Android 5.0 Lollipop operating system with HTC's own Sense 7.0 interface. With a bunch of brand new themes and flatter design, the software looks very nice. Moreover, thanks to a number of added clever applications and under-the-hood tweaks, it should offer an impressive list of actually useful features engineered to simplify your life.
The HTC One M9 will debut on the market later this year. Pricing and availability details are yet to be announced.