HTC just announced their new flagship smartphone, the One M9, which offers distinct metal edges with graceful curves for a jewellery-grade look. The 5-inch screen sized phone is easy to hold, and crafted in an all-metal unibody design that is highlighted by a dual-tone silver and rose gold finish.
The HTC One M9’s rear camera provides 20-megapixels or 4K video, while a sapphire cover lens protects it from scratches. The HTC One M9 addresses low-light shots with a powerful UltraPixel front-facing camera. Dynamic auto exposure and UltraPixels that capture 300% more light than standard cameras deliver sharper, more natural and balanced self-portraits in any lighting conditions.
Sense 7 reinvents the home screen to deliver the most useful apps to the homepage based on your location. Whether at home, work, or play, you’re never more than a click away from the features you need with this contextual, customizable widget. A more intelligent HTC BlinkFeed also makes it easier to uncover the hidden gems that surround you by using location data to recommend points of interest, news and information.
The HTC One family’s iconic dual front-facing speakers, now combined with 5.1 channel Dolby Surround sound simulation, get you even closer to the action, delivering extraordinary, cinema-style surround sound. Uniting HTC BoomSound and Dolby Audio creates immersion vibrant audio experience, so you can enjoy movies with rich, clear and powerful sound even without connecting headphones or external speakers. Whether listening via the stereo speakers or headphones, even the most discerning music fans will be blown away by the phone’s support for perfect, 24-bit high-definition sound that surpasses even CD quality. HTC’s unique combination of HTC BoomSound, Dolby Audio, a finely tuned sound profile, and Qualcomm Immersive Audio gives all of your music and movies an unmistakable HTC One M9 flavor.
Connecting your world
Smartphones are fast becoming the central hub for home entertainment, and HTC Connect makes it easy to enjoy your multimedia experience beyond your phone. A three-finger swipe on the screen connects the phone to compatible TVs or external speakers from leading manufacturers including Harman Kardon. HTC Connect’s integration with Qualcomm AllPlay smart media platform and Blackfire Research wireless media technology, allows you and your friends to stream high-quality content from your smartphones to multiple home entertainment devices around the house. The playlist feature also allows multiple smartphones to share a speaker with Qualcomm AllPlay. For the ultimate connected smartphone-powered TV experience, the HTC One M9 comes exclusively preloaded with the Peel Smart Remote app. Instantly connecting you to the shows you love, the app even learns from your viewing habits, transforming your phone into a personal TV guide and remote control.
Accessories and availability
The HTC One M9 will be available with a range of unique and customizable accessories including the second-generation HTC Dot View case, which adds more retro personalization thanks to a host of new features and color options. A transparent back keeps your smartphone pristine without hiding it from the world with the case injecting fun into even the most tedious commute by transforming into a mini games arcade. The new HTC Dot View case won’t even get in the way of apps such as Instagram, Snapchat and Badoo with through-the-case notifications alerting you to the latest photos, messages and check-ins.
Price and Availability
The new HTC One M9 will be available in the U.S. on AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon early Spring 2015.