HTC at Mobile World Congress 2015 in Barcelona, Spain, announced the all-new HTC One M9. While it might look a good bit like its predecessor (why mess with a good thing, right?) there's still a lot going on here.
The phone is slightly smaller and easier to hold. The rear UltraPixel camera has been swapped out for a more traditional 20MP shooter. Sense 7 gives you so many new ways to share and edit photos, and it's easier to do now as well.
BoomSound is back, of course, and this time Dolby is on board to help with the audio lifting.
The HTC One M9 is coming to major carriers worldwide in mid-March.
For 2014 HTC One M8, see this page. For 2013 HTC One M7, please see this page.
A better M8 - but is that enough?
22 March 2015
A beautiful, well-refined Android smartphone phone finds itself — and its manufacturer — fighting against the current once again.
There's a great exchange in an episode of The West Wing in which a political operative played by the late Ron Silver explains the delicacy involved in removing a piece of kelp from a perfectly shaped racing boat. There's a fine balance between removing what's dragging you down and causing even more drag in the process.
There's a sense that we're seeing a bit of that in the new HTC One M9, the latest flagship smartphone from the Taiwanese manufacturer. On one hand you've got the continuation of a product line that for the previous two generations has been lauded as a shining example of what can be done in a five-inch space. Great hardware. Great software. Excellent performance. And one pretty major sticking point.
And in a nutshell that sums up the M9, and our M9 review. There's a lot here you're going to find familiar. (Especially if you read our epic M9 preview.) And some of the new stuff has us scratching our heads a little and in fact raises questions that we might not be able to answer without more long-term use. Let's get into it.
bits and bytes
01 March 2015
Behold, the HTC One M9. And the HTC One M9 specs. A lot of this should look familiar, as the phone is fairly iterative over 2014's HTC One M9. But that's not to say there aren't some exciting new things under the hood. All new chipset. New camera tech. And a number of other bells and whistles....
29 June 2015
Whether you're in the market for a new smartphone and are thinking about getting the M9, or you've just picked one up and need a little help getting started, this is for you. It's our beginner's guide to the HTC One M9.
No release date yet
18 May 2016
HTC has confirmed that three of its smartphones, the HTC 10, HTC One A9 and the HTC One M9, will all get the Android N update sometime after the OS launches later this fall.