Leaked HTC One M9 specs promise Snapdragon 810, 20.7MP camera, Sense 7

The One M9 could be a big upgrade over the One M8. Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Android.

The One M9 could be a big upgrade over the One M8. Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Android.

With HTC’s One M9 unveiling expected to happen at CES, it’s no surprise we’re already seeing some leaks; after all, HTC isn’t exactly the best at keeping its upcoming products a secret. According to one reliable source, the handset is going to impress with Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 810 processor, a much-improved rear-facing camera, and the new Sense 7 user interface.

The information comes from UpLeaks, a reliable source with a good track record — particularly when it comes to future HTC devices. They report that the One M9, which is codenamed “Hima” internally, will be powered by a 64-bit Snapdragon 801 processor clocked at 2GHz, 3GB of RAM, and a 2,840mAh battery.

In comparison, this year’s One M8 has a 32-bit Snapdragon 801 processor, 2GB of RAM, and a 2,600mAh battery. The One M9 is better in almost every way, then, but some things will stay the same; the One M9 is expected to maintain the 5-inch display One users are now familiar with, as well as the same 1080p resolution.

That will surely be disappointing news for those hoping for a Quad HD panel, but HTC has made big changes elsewhere. The rear-facing camera, which was the biggest complaint with the One M8, is getting a big upgrade to a 20.7-megapixel sensor, UpLeaks says. It’s unclear whether it will be the only camera on the back of the device, or whether the One M9 will have a second for focusing and other effects like its predecessor.

The One M9 is also expected to have either a 4-megapixel or a 13-megapixel camera on its front, and it will ship with Android 5.0 Lollipop and HTC’s new Sense 7 user interface. UpLeaks expects it to be available in gray, silver, gold, and a new gunmetal gold color when it goes on sale in March.