With the HTC One M9 release date quickly approaching and the official launch date set for March 1st, the leaks and rumors keep flowing in. After initial photos and rumors surfaced in January things went dark, but over the past few days a few more details have started to trickle in as the release nears.
The brand new HTC One M9 has been surfacing more and more over the past few weeks, and now it’s no secret that the company plans to announce its new smartphone on March 1st at the annual Mobile World Congress show. After a myriad of rumors suggesting all the HTC One M9 leaks we’ve seen thus far have been fakes in an attempt to hide the final product last month a new photo emerged showing what could be the true and final design of HTC’s next flagship phone, or two.
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As we all know, March 1st is the date in which HTC will take the stage and formally announce and reveal the new HTC One M9. We’ve seen countless leaks already, which may be fake, and after more photos and concept images emerged, the name was somewhat confirmed and more, this weekend we’re seeing signs of the name and device slogan or marketing campaign right on HTC’s website.
Since as early as last year we’ve been hearing about a successor to last years popular HTC One M8 smartphone, currently being called the HTC Hima. And while most rumors have already given the device a name, no reports have officially confirmed it, until recently. The new leakster to took over when @evleaks retired, @upleaks, is claiming his sources have confirmed the new phone will indeed be marketed at called the HTC One M9.
That was revealed earlier this month, but doesn’t necessarily confirm the new device considering it’s still nothing more than a leak. This weekend however, according to TechTastic HTC is preparing its website for the device, and it’s name and some slogans are all over the HTC website source code.
Their sources found the name HTC One M9 multiple times while browsing through the HTC website. Not the HTC One (M9) or HTC Hima, the codename we’ve seen thus far, but actually “HTC One M9? being mentioned multiple times. Some have speculated it will launch on March 1st as simply the HTC One, or even the HTC Two, but it looks more and more like the HTC One M9 will be called exactly what we’ve been hearing rumors about for months.
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Along with countless sightings of the name being the HTC One M9, TechTastic also spotted a slogan or name for the marketing they’ll be using. Multiple references to “One Life” were also mentioned on the HTC One M9 pages that aren’t yet live on HTC.com.
It’s looking more and more like “One Life” or #OneLife will be the tagline for the upcoming smartphone, and it will be announced on March 1st as the HTC One M9, and possibly released the same day.
We’ve seen countless leaks speculating over the specs lately, and here’s the latest details on this new phone.
HTC One M9 Specs (Rumored)
- 5.5-inch 2560 x 1440 Quad-HD screen (edge-to-edge glass front)
- 2.3 GHz 8-core Snapdragon 810 processor (64-bit)
- 3GB of RAM
- 32GB of internal storage and a micro-SD slot for expansion
- 20 MP rear facing camera and 4 Ultrapixel front shooter
- Android 5.0.1 Lollipop and HTC Sense UI 7.0
- Dual HTC Boomsound Speakers with Dolby 5.1 Audio Technology
- 2,880 or 3,000 mAh battery
Again these are only rumors for now, but ones we’ve seen and heard countless times. The only questions that remain are if the screen will indeed be that size, when it will be released, and if the photos we’ve seen are real or if HTC has something completely new and different they’ll debut next month.
All said and done, the wait won’t be much longer as HTC has already confirmed they’ll be revealing the new HTC One M9 smartphone come March 1st in Spain. Surely more details and information will surface ahead of the announcement and release date, and we’ll be sure to share them as they become available.