The HTC One M8 is a pretty stellar phone, so it’s a given that there will be a follow-up on its way in the near future. Thanks to a new report from China we have our first indication of what’ll be changing in the HTC One M9.
The report claims that the phone will have a 5.5-inch QHD display, 3GB of RAM, a Snapdragon 805 processor (2.7GHz quad-core), and a 3,500 mAh battery — all of which are fairly reasonable upgrades from the M8’s hardware. It also sounds like HTC is going to ditch its Ultrapixel technology in favour of a 16MP camera with optical image stabilisation.
The phone will apparently come with an aluminium silicon-carbide body, and the report also indicates that HTC is close to signing a deal with Bose to include its audio technology in the new phone. Given HTC’s history of using Beats audio in its phones, and the fact that this is no longer possible, it makes sense that it would be looking for a new audio partner.
Of course we can’t confirm any of this information, and we can’t exactly expect an announcement anytime soon. Given that the One M8 was announced in March, there’s a good chance that’s probably when we’ll hear all this officially around that time next year– if it’s true that is.