First look at HTC’s new One M9 smartphone (video)

3 Mar 2015

We take a look at HTC’s new all metal-clad signature smartphone the HTC One M9, which takes the best of the M7 and M8 and potentially sets a new standard in smartphone design.

The HTC One M9 was unveiled at Mobile World Congress on Sunday. the device comes with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 octa-core CPU capable of 64-bit processing.

The device has 32GB of total storage and comes with 3GB of RAM built in.

An expandable microSD slot can support memory cards up to 128GB.

The all-metal device uses a nano-SIM and is festooned with a variety of sensors including an ambient light sensor, a proximity sensor, an accelerometer, a compass sensor, a gyro sensor, a magnetic sensor and a sensor hub.

As expected it works across all 2G, 3G and 4G networks as well as Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, DLNA, HDMI, NFC and micro USB. The device also comes with HTC’s Connect platform for wirelessly streaming media from the phone to a variety of TVs and entertainment systems.

The main camera is a 20MP beast with a sapphire cover lens, auto-focus and a lens capable of 4K video recording.

The front camera comes with HTC’s UltraPixel technology and is capable of 1080 video recording.

John Kennedy is a journalist who served as editor of Silicon Republic for 17 years