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HTC One M9: hands-on photos and screenshots

The HTC One M9 continues HTC design evolution with dual color metal, improved camera, and Sense 7 software improvements.
By Matthew Miller, Contributing Writer
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HTC One evolution

HTC One M7, M8, and M9

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HTC One evolution

Front of the HTC One M7, M8, and M9

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HTC One M9 in hand

HTC One M9 in hand

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Back of the HTC One M9

Note the new 20 megapixel camera module

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One M9 right side

The microSD card, volume buttons, and power button occupy the right side

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One M9 bottom

The microUSB port and headphone jack are found here

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One M9 left side

The nanoSIM card is embedded in the upper left side

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Top of the HTC One M9

The IR port and antennas are found under the black plastic

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Upper left side

Note the dual color and edge transition

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Upper right side

There is a rather drastic edge on the One M9

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Bottom left

The HTC One M9 is a refined design

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M7 on M9

Note the design improvements going from the M7 to the M9

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M9 on M8

You won't find the power button on the top of the M9

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M8 next to the M9

The microUSB and headphone jack remains in a consistent location

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M9 a bit shorter than M8

While not drastic, the M9 is slightly shorter than the M8

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Right side lineup

I personally prefer the single volume button on the M8, especially now that the power button looks like the volume button

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M8 in silver and gunmetal

Here are two of the three launch colors

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Silver/gold and gunmetal/black

Front of two M9 units

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M9 silver and gunmetal

Back of two launch colors

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M9 silver and gunmetal upper front

Upper front of two launch colors

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M9 silver and gunmetal lower front

Lower front of two launch colors

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New M9 Dot View case

There is also some new software for the Dot View case

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Bottom view of new Dot View

Bottom view of new Dot View

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Game with Dot View

You can even play a game through the Dot View case

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Customize messages on your Dot View

Customize messages on your Dot View

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New kickstand cases

Different colors and textures exist for kickstand cases

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Propped up M9

The kickstand case is interesting and provides a long support system

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Welcome to HTC Themes

Easily personalize your HTC One M9

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Auto theme generator

Colors are selected from your photo for themes

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Edit your new theme

Edit your new theme

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Download themes

You can download new themes and even share yours with the community

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Custom PNW theme

I like this theme designed for the Puget Sound area

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Cascadia theme

Cascadia theme

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Control your experience

Control your experience

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Customize your smart launcher

Smart launcher locations

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BlinkFeed in Sense 7

BlinkFeed in Sense 7

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Suggested apps

New users may appreciate this folder, but the rest of us can select to hide it

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Peel powers the remote

HTC went with Peel for faster updates and better support

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Remote control with the M9

Remote control with the M9

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New photo editor

HTC has some cool effects available in the photo editor

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Edit your photos

Edit your photos

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One of the new effects

Use prism effect on the M9

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Camera controls

M9 camera control buttons

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Download camera modules

Like the Lumia phones, you can install custom camera controllers

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Customize your software buttons

Customize your software buttons

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