HTC One M9 Teased on Video; Qualcomm Tips Inclusion of Snapdragon 810

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HTC One M9 Teased on Video; Qualcomm Tips Inclusion of Snapdragon 810

HTC, with few days left before the launch of its flagship One M9 smartphone, has once again released a new teaser for the handset. The smartphone also appears set to feature the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor, as per a teaser by the chipmaker.

To keep the hype going, HTC has released a short 14-second video teasing the MWC 2015 launch of HTC One M9. The video, which is posted by HTC UK via its Twitter account, also gives a link to the company page where it will be streaming the launch event live from Barcelona on March 1. The live streaming will start at 10am EST, 4pm UTC, and 8.30pm IST.

The teaser video however, focuses on the date when the smartphone launch will take place rather than the smartphone itself. Visual graphics with ripples on a purple abstract are shown, which as GSMArena speculates, can be a reference to front-facing speakers or even the colour options. In the end, the video shows "Let Them Stare" text, the snapshot of which was shared by HTC UK last week.

Furthermore, the HTC One M9 looks to be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor, the same flagship chipset which was in the news recently for its heating issues and has already debuted in LG G Flex2 smartphone last month.

The confirmation comes from a Vine video teaser by Qualcomm that initially shows the time "8:10" directly pointing at the Snapdragon 810 chipset and later scrolling up to "10:08" and slowly ticking to "10:09", which is thought to be a reference to the HTC One (M8) and One M9. A black shadow of a smartphone, the design of which resembles the recently leaked HTC One M9's design, is also shown in the background. However, nothing is officially confirmed yet.

Based on past rumours and leaks, the HTC One M9 is said to stick to 5-inch full-HD resolution display seen in the HTC One (M8). A 20.7-megapixel rear camera with dual-LED flash is expected along with a front-facing 4-megapixel camera supported by HTC's UltraPixel technology. The octa-core Snapdragon 810 processor on the HTC One M9 is said to feature a 2GHz clock speed, and be coupled with 3GB of RAM and an Adreno 430 GPU. Besides a 32GB and 64GB inbuilt storage variants, the smartphone will include the option to expand the storage up to 128GB (via microSD card) and run on Android 5.0.2 Lollipop with Sense 7.0 UI slapped on top.

Another leak via GFXBench benchmark results tips the HTC One M9 will feature a 5-inch (1080x1920 pixel) display, a 64-bit 2.0GHz octa-core Snapdragon 810, 3GB of RAM, 32GB of built-in storage, a 20-megapixel rear camera (separately tipped to feature a Toshiba sensor), and a 4-megapixel UltraPixel front-facing camera. A 2840mAh battery is also tipped, alongside microSD card expandability (up to 128GB).

Of course, the HTC One M9 Plus is also tipped, and is expected to feature a larger 5.2-inch QHD display. HTC's MWC 2015 event on March 1 is also expected to launch a smartwatch.

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