Sure, it has a new flagship smartphone on the way in the 10, but HTC has now decided to launch a new version of last year's top of the line offering. It's called HTC One M9 Prime Camera Edition, and so far it's only surfaced in Poland, where it became official today. This model borrows the looks of the One M9 from 2015, but changes a few of its specs.
For example, the rear camera is now a 13 MP f/2.0 unit, with optical image stabilization. Furthermore, the chipset used is MediaTek's Helio X10, which has a 2.2 GHz octa-core Cortex-A53 CPU. Finally, the RAM and storage amounts have been cut compared to the original M9. You get 2GB of RAM and 16GB of expandable storage.
Everything else is identical to last year's handset, though. So it has the same 5-inch 1080p touchscreen, an UltraPixel front-facing camera, and a 2,840 mAh battery.
The One M9 Prime Camera Edition is currently offered by the Play carrier in Poland, for PLN 1 (that's 23 eurocents) upfront if you get a contract that's at least PLN 99.99 per month (Ä22.70). So it's at least pretty affordable, if not particularly impressive in the spec department. We assume the new handset will be making its way to other markets too in the near future.
UPDATE: It turns out that the One M9 Prime Camera Edition is actually nothing but a renamed One M9s, a phone that was first unveiled in November of last year. It's unclear why HTC chose to give it a new moniker for the European market. And speaking of that, the One M9 Prime Camera Edition is already listed on each of HTC's country websites for Europe, clearly indicating that the company has planned wide availability for the device.
Source (in Polish)