There you have it folks, the new HTC One (M9) will be unveiled March 1, 2015.

The event will be held in Barcelona, Spain and will begin at four o’clock in the afternoon.  The past year hasn’t been pretty for online streams of device presentations so hopefully it will begin on time.  So far there aren’t any details of a hyperlink to follow for the stream, but I will make sure to keep you updated when one is known.

This might be the most anticipated phone release of the year.

From several rumors floating around the internet, the new One may come out swinging.  Everything below this sentence is NOT CONFIRMED.  IT IS JUST SPECULATION TO BE TAKEN WITH A GRAIN OF SALT.

HTC’s iconic BoomSound speakers will most likely be back and improved.  Rumors say that the location of the front-facing speakers will be pushed closer to the edges of the top and bottom of the device.  They might resemble Sony’s Z2.

Another rumor is that HTC is ditching the DuoCamera and instead going with a traditional singular camera on the back with many much megapixels.  Well at least more than four.  The ultrapixel shooter might end up on the front of the device, like the Desire EYE, accompanied by a flash to help with low-light selfies.

The all-aluminum body will most likely be back to live up to HTC’s legendary build quality.  I cannot imagine that they would go for anything less.

I’m going to assume that an expandable SD card slot will be making a comeback since its warm ecstatic reception with the M8.  Nothing is known if it will have 32 or 64 GB of on-board storage, but either way the user will have a great option to get well over 80GB for a cheap price.

Speaking of price, again, it is not known.  It could range from anywhere between $150 to $300 as this will be THE premium smartphone of the year.

A new version of HTC Sense will hopefully be skinning Lollipop 5.0 under the hood coupled with a new quad-core processor, GPU, and a few gigabytes of RAM.

Finally, an edge-to-edge display is said to cover the front without the infamous “black bar”.

“Leaked” HTC One (M9) render

If all of these rumors are true HTC has a beast not to be tampered with.

I really want to count on HTC to get rid of the “fluff” of all things marketing gimmicks and just focus on form with functionality.  That’s it.  Keep it sleek, sharp and useful.

Oh and I want them to make the thing IP-67 waterproof with wireless charging.  It is 2015.  Our devices need to be able to withstand a drop in the pool.

Here’s to getting the hype-beast going…again.

Via: Android Authority

Via: HTC Source

Source: Official HTC UK Twitter:

Discussion: What are you most looking forward to with the HTC One (M9) unveiling?  What do you want to see?  What don’t you want to see?  Comment below to let me know!

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