The leaked images of the HTC One M9/Hima that have been shared this week are real, but a source familiar with the matter has shared that they portray decoy test units and do not accurately represent the final design of the HTC One (M9). Our source has revealed that the final design of the HTC One (M9) will feature an edge-to-edge glass panel on the front with the BoomSound speaker slits pushed to the top and bottom edges. The front-facing camera on the HTC One (M9) takes its design cues from the HTC Desire 826, featuring a large, centrally positioned lens above the display.
This new information about the HTC One (M9) confirms our test unit decoy theory that we presented earlier this week when the first images of the HTC One (M9) were published. In 2013, HTC managed to keep the true design of the HTC One (M7) concealed during testing with decoy replacement parts, renderings, and working test units. The design of the HTC One (M9) doesn’t change how the device will perform, but the changes to the front of the phone should silence a large number of critics who were not pleased to see leaked images that looked nearly identical to last year’s model.
Do the new design details change your perspective of the upcoming HTC One (M9)?