It’s evolution not revolution for HTC’s new top-of-the-line smartphone, the One M9. But the predecessors in the range set a high quality bar so HTC evidently feels it doesn’t need to make radical revisions in the design department — or add more sensors to compete with the premium competition. You won’t find fingerprint sensors or heart rate monitors on the One M9. HTC is focusing its upgrade efforts on tweaks to camera and audio capabilities.
The look and feel of the One M9 is very similar to last year’s One M8, but under the hood there’s a beefed up processor, 3GB of RAM, a better camera — on front and back — and a few new contextual smarts on the software side, with HTC’s Sense 7 Android skin now adapting the apps you see on the homescreen depending on usage and where you are. The One range’s trademark BoomSound speakers have also been augmented with Dolby Audio processing.
Check out the video for our hands on overview of the HTC One M9 — which will go on sale at the end of this month.