HTC is expected to take the wraps off the One (M9) and a bigger variant called One (M9) Plus at its pre-MWC event next week. As we inch closer to the event, we already have a fair idea of what these smartphones are set to offer, courtesy of numerous leaks. A roundup of all that we know about the two smartphones follows. Also Read - HTC Desire 20+ launched with 48-megapixel quad rear camera setupAlso Read - Samsung Galaxy A42 5G full specifications and features revealed
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Of the many leaked photos we have come across, the ones from the now-retired @Evleaks are the most believable. The photo leaked last month show a handset much sleeker than before, with a near bezel-less design. Both the smartphones look similar, except that the One (M9) Plus has a physical home button on the front. The button is also likely to have a fingerprint scanner integrated.
Specifications and features
Both smartphones were spotted on a benchmark website earlier today, which all but confirms the specifications. The One (M9) is set to feature a 5-inch full HD (1920×1080 pixels) display, and will be powered by a Snapdragon 810 octa-core (four Cortex-A57 cores + four Cortex-A53) processor paired with Adreno 430 GPU and 3GB of RAM.
Also included will be a 20-megapixel rear camera (no Duo camera setup), 12-megapixel selfie camera, and 32GB internal storage. On the software front, the smartphone will run on Android 5.0 Lollipop out-of-the-box.
The One (M9) Plus, on the other hand, will flaunt a bigger 5.5-inch display with a QHD (2560×1440 pixels) resolution. Unlike the One (M9) however, the bigger variant is likely to be powered by a MediaTek MT6795 octa-core processor paired with PowerVR Rogue G6200 GPU and 3GB of RAM.
The smartphone will also include a 20-megapixel rear camera, and a similar 12-megapixel camera at the front. On the software front, again the smartphone runs on Android 5.0 Lollipop out-of-the-box.
As mentioned above, HTC is hosting a pre-MWC event on March 1. Going by the number of teasers the company has released, it is all but confirmed that the One (M9) and the One (M9) Plus will be unveiled at the event.
Along with the new smartphones, HTC s first wearable codenamed Petra too is likely to be unveiled at the event. Petra is more of a fitness-tracking smartband than a smartwatch.
It is said to feature a 1.8-inch PMOLED display with a resolution of 160 32, and it will communicate with a smartphone via Bluetooth. Additionally it is expected to have its own GPS receiver, and boast a battery that will last up to three days. As for functionality, in addition to fitness and sports-related tracking, the smartband will also come with an alarm clock, timer, stopwatch, and will also display notifications from the paired smartphone.