HTC One (M9) press render leaks, all angles and specs exposed

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In two weeks, all eyes will be on MWC 2015 as companies unveil the products to carry them through the year. Being that we are so close to the start of the trade show, leaks are almost guaranteed to happen. Today, the HTC One (M9) is the victim of a sizable leak that shows quality shots of the device and gives away its specifications.

The overall design of the One (M9) does not seem to have changed much from last year’s One (M8) to the point where is looks like a revised version of its predecessor. The front-facing speakers, camera, and black bar below the display are all in the exact same places. If anything, the black bar has been thinned a tiny bit and it still looks completely unnecessary. The top features the plastic strip for the IR blaster and the bottom has the charging and audio ports. Nothing has changed with those areas.

Hit the break to see what has changed as well as specifications.

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Here’s when your Android smartphone will receive the Lollipop update

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If you’re wondering when your HTC, Samsung, Sony, LG or Huawei smartphone is set to receive the long-awaited Android 5.0 Lollipop update, then wonder no more. Here at Talk Android, we have compiled a list extracted from a variety of sources, predominantly leaks, to provide you with an estimated timeframe of when your beloved handset should start receiving the upgrade.

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Benchmarks for HTC One (M9) and One (M9) Plus appear online

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Today, benchmarks belonging to two unannounced HTC devices appeared online. The benchmarks, uploaded to CompuBench, expose what is presumably the One (M9) and One (M9) Plus. Both are shaping up to be rather impressive devices, but, to no surprise, the Plus model has the edge. The primary difference between the two seems to be with the display. While the One (M9) has a 5-inch display with 1920×1080 resolution, the One (M9) Plus raises that to 2560×1440 on a 5.1-inch screen.

Hit the break for more.

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HTC Butterfly 3 with a 2K display launching in the second half of 2015; Unnamed HTC tablet launching by Q3

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A leak from yesterday gave us some details of the HTC Butterfly 3 smartphone. The revelation claimed that the smartphone would feature a 5.2 inch WQHD display, but nothing apart from that. An update from the same source mentions that the handset will in fact launch in the second half of the year and not during the MWC 2015 as originally predicted. Read more

HTC’s vice president of product management hints at new Android update in March

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We’ve seen some rumors on Android 5.1 already, and now we’re getting hints from Mo Versi, HTC’s vice president of product management, that the update is on its way.

After being prodded by a Twitter follower on when a bug in the Google Play Edition of the One M7 would be fixed, Versi responded by tweeting, “It’ll be tied to Google’s next MR, which is in March. Thanks.”

This could be hinting at the forthcoming Android 5.1, and it’s nice to have a bit more information from a more reliable source. Of course, the tweet’s content is open for debate and leaves room for interpretation, but this tidbit is what we’ve got to work with for now.

Source: @moversi

Second HTC One M9 wallpaper surfaces

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As promised, Twitter leakster @LlabTooFeR has released another wallpaper from the forthcoming HTC One M9 ahead of HTC’s anticipated reveal scheduled for March 1st. The second image is another view of mountains, this time with a bit of a more jagged quality to them.

Like the first image, we cannot confirm whether this image actually comes from the HTC One M9. If you want to grab the image anyway, hit the source link for the download link.

source: @LlabTooFeR

HTC Butterfly 3 could get 5.2-inch Quad HD display

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When HTC launches the HTC One (M9), if history is any indication, they will also release a new device in Japan as part of their Butterfly line of devices. These devices typically mirror HTC’s main flagship devices and sometimes have even better specs. A new leak from @upleaks suggests that may be the case this time around.

We have already seen indications that HTC is working on a Butterfly 3 device to succeed the Butterfly 2. New information suggests the device will come with a 5.2-inch Quad HD display. A display that small running 2560 x 1440 resolution should put the PPI up around 565.

Unfortunately, HTC usually limits their Butterfly line of devices to Japan and sometimes a limited release in some other Asian markets.

source: @upleaks