HTC have announced their next device which is the M9,once again we see a similar design which is a unibody made from one block of aluminium.The only striking difference is the camera on the back which is now square rather than a circular one seen on past devices.

The HTC One M9 features more customisable options than ever. With the built-in HTC Themes app, you can change the look and feel of your phone using your favourite photo or even online image. Control everything from the shape and size of your icons, ring tone and even wallpaper of your phone.

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Sporting a 20MP main camera with an UltraPixel front camera provides photo and imaging control like never before. HTC Eye™ Experience software allows you to create Split Captures, take Voice Selfies, apply Live Makeup and more. Plus, you can combine your photos and videos with your friends for footage from multiple points of view with the Zoe app.

The HTC One M9 has a front-facing camera built with UltraPixel technology to take in more light, for incredibly detailed selfies, both day and night. Its wide-angle lens is designed to capture a larger field of view, so you’ll get all your friends with every shot.

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Partnering with Dolby, the HTC One M9 recreates the 5.1 surround sound effect to deliver true left and right channel sound for a cinematic experience. HTC BoomSound™ with Dolby Audio provides optimised sound, even from multi-channel online sources.

Available both on BoomSound audio and headphone modes, your films and games have never sounded better.

HTC BoomSound™ Connect allows you to stream any music or video from the HTC One M9 to compatible home stereo devices, simply by swiping your home screen with three fingers. You can even stream different music to multiple speakers at the same time, for the ultimate handheld all-metal remote control. This is quite good and im a big fan of these speakers the previous model had superior sound from them giving  gaming and watching videos etc an extra viewing experience.

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The HTC One M9 features an enhanced BlinkFeed that offers recommendations and links based on your location. You’ll get mealtime specials in your area, wherever you are.

Specs

Size

  • 144.6 x 69.7 x 9.61 mm
  • CPU Speed

    • Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 810, octa core
    • 64-bit, 4 x 2.0GHz + 4 x 1.5GHz
  • Memory1

    • ROM: 32GB / RAM: 3GB
    • Extended memory: microSD™ up to 128 GB
  • Sensors

    • Ambient light sensor
    • Proximity sensor
    • Accelerometer
    • Compass sensor
    • Gyro sensor
    • Magnetic sensor
    • Sensor Hub
  • Camera

    • Main camera: 20MP with sapphire cover lens, auto-focus, BSI sensor, f/2.2, 27.8mm lens, 4K video recording
    • Front camera: HTC UltraPixel™, BSI sensor, f/2.0, 26.8mm lens, 1080p video recording
    • Dual-tone metal unibody
    • Themes
    • HTC Sense™ Home
    • One Gallery
    • Photo Editor
  • Weight

    157g

  • Platform Android

    Android™ with HTC Sense™

  • Network2

    • 2G/2.5G – GSM/GPRS/EDGE:
    • 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
    • 3G UMTS:
    • 850/900/1900/2100 MHz
    • 4G LTE:
    • FDD: Bands 1,3,5,7,8,20,28
    • TDD: Bands 38, 40, 41
  • Connectivity

    • NFC
    • Bluetooth® 4.1
    • Wi-Fi®: 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4 & 5 GHz)
    • DLNA®
    • HDMI MHL 3.0
    • CIR
    • 3.5 mm stereo audio jack
    • micro-USB 2.0 (5-pin) port
  • Multimedia

    • Audio supported formats:
    • Playback: .aac, .amr, .ogg, .m4a, .mid, .mp3, .wav, .wma, .flac
    • Recording: .aac
    • Video supported formats:
    • Playback: .3gp, .3g2, .mp4, .wmv, .avi, .mkv
    • Recording: .mp4
  • Display

    5.0 inch, Full HD 1080p

  • SIM Card Type

    nano SIM

  • GPS

    Internal GPS antenna + GLONASS

  • Sound enhancement

    HTC BoomSound™ with Dolby Audio™

  • Battery3

    • Capacity: 2840 mAh
    • Talk time: Up to 25.4 hours for 2G/ 21.7 hours for 3G
    • Standby time: Up to 391 hours for 2G/ 402hours for 3G

The M9 is due to hit shops in Ireland at the end of March,no price as yet but we hope its decent. Its a nice solid phone and i like it it certainly is offering others like Samsung a run for their money with its style and build.

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HTC also announced a new wearable called HTC Grip, Track and analyze training activity and sleep data. Stay connected when you need it with compatible iOS7 or Android 4.3+ smartphones. Contoured, easy to read display and soft touch band made of breathable material are built for athletes. Equipped with GPS to capture route, distance, speed and time so you can leave your phone behind during runs. Connect with your social networks for micro challenges to keep you motivated and on-course.

By Jim O Brien/CEO

CEO and expert in transport and Mobile tech. A fan 20 years, mobile consultant, Nokia Mobile expert, Former Nokia/Microsoft VIP,Multiple forum tech supporter with worldwide top ranking,Working in the background on mobile technology, Weekly radio show, Featured on the RTE consumer show, Cavan TV and on TRT WORLD. Award winning Technology reviewer and blogger. Security and logisitcs Professional.