HTC One M9 Features: All that we know from the leaks

HTC One M9 is all set to get official at the company’s “Utopia in Progress” event on 1st March, at MWC 2015. However, the promotional videos of the device that leaked earlier today have pretty much put out a lot of details about the device, and also confirmed the design that we saw on the pictures that leaked earlier this week.

And while HTC official Jeff Gordon still claims that we’ve “NO IDEA” of what’s coming next from HTC, a former HTC Product Manager Leigh Momii seems to agree with the leaked promotional videos. She posted the following on her twitter account “the whole cat is out of the bag…no surprise there…i’ll probably get the gunmetal/black m9 :)”.

Now with Leigh Momii confirming the authenticity of the leaked promotional videos, we know we already have a wealth of information on the features of HTC One M9, so here’s a quick round-up of things that the leaked video reveals.


Camera enhancements

The Eye experience software and recent adoption of 5MP front camera on all of its mid-range to high-end phones was a good hint from the Taiwanese manufacturer that it’s giving a lot of attention to the Camera experience on its smartphones. The leaked promotional videos of HTC One M9 further proves that as HTC demonstrated a number of new features on camera part. Let’s take a look.

Slightly re-designed camera app

HTC One M9 Features - New Camera interface

Nothing much of it was shown here, but we’re sure you’ll find new interface elements on the Sense 7 based camera app from HTC.

New Camera Effects

HTC One M9 Features - New Camera Effects

Remember the Face Fusion effect from Eye experience update? Well, with the HTC One M9 you’ll get 5 more camera effects like that, one of which will be called Shapes, which basically fuses two pictures in a particular shape (think triangles or random shapes).

HTC One M9 Features - New Camera Effects (Shapes)

There’s also one another effect that puts animated stuff on your pictures like snow, water bubbles, and a few more things.

HTC One M9 Features - New Camera Effects (animated bubles)

Also, one more effect for which I’m not even able to guess a suitable name, but HTC demonstrated it as fusing a girl’s selfie with a flower’s picture. The result came out pretty cool.

HTC One M9 Features - New Camera Effects (fusion)

New Theme Engine

Customization is one of the major reason people look forward to Android as iPhone ridiculously sucks at that. And it seems HTC has taken that seriously and is going to offer a great OS wide theming experience on its next flagship and Sense 7.0 UI.

The new theme engine on HTC One M9 magically changes the entire skin of OS. There are lots of pre-defined color options, but what surprises us the most is the feature that you can give the new theme engine a picture, and it’ll automatically detect colors from the picture and generate a theme on-the-fly based on those colors. The leaked promotional video shows a girl taking picture of a dress and then have her HTC One M9 themed to the color of that dress. Brilliant feature!

HTC One M9 Features - New theme engine

Location aware launcher

The new Sense 7 UI on HTC One M9 will feature a location aware launcher that will show you apps based on your location. The new launcher will now also show meal time suggestions right on your homescreen.

HTC One M9 Features - New Launcher

HTC One M9 Features - Blinkfeed

Dual-tone design

HTC One M9 Features - Dual tone design

HTC One M9 will feature a dual tone design, much like the design philosophy we saw in some of HTC’s recent launches in the Desire series of devices, but only more premium and completely in metal. The sides of the device will carry a different color tone.

Brushed Metal

HTC One M9 Features - Brushed metal

This looks gorgeous.

Vastly improved front camera for selfies

HTC One M9 Features - Better selfies

The HTC One M9 is rumored to have the 4MP Ultrapixel camera on front with enhancements to take great selfies even in low light.

HTC One M9 Features - Low light selfie

HTC Boomsound with Dolby Audio Surround

HTC One M9 Features - HTC Boomsound with Dolby Audio Surround

HTC One M9 will have an even better front speakers with Dolby Audio Surround technology.

Rumored HTC One M9 Specs

  • Android 5.0.1 Lollipop with Sense 7.0 UI
  • Snapdragon 810 Processor
  • 3GB RAM
  • 20.7MP Rear Camera with dual LED Flash
  • 4MP Ultrapixel Front Camera
  • 2900 mAh Battery
  • 32GB Storage
  • Micro SD Card slot with support upto 128GB
  • HTC Boomsound with Dolby Audio Surround
  • Nano SIM
  • Corning Gorilla Glass 4

HTC One M9 Gallery

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That’s all the information we have so far on the HTC One M9. Stay tuned with us for more info on the device when it gets official on March 1st at HTC’s “Utopia in Progress” event at MWC 2015.

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