Not too shabby HTC, always did like the A series design and merging it with the M seems like a no brainer. Not much of an audio guy I'll be satisfied as long as the speakers are clear and loud enough, everything else seems to be what is expected out of an 2016 flagship phone.
Anonymous, 12 Feb 2016That phone has one of the Sony's usual flaw - the audio chip isn't 'premium'. :(That's what I mean. Aside from that, I don't see the reason why I would bother with this phone without the sound, when I can get a Z5 Premium instead.
M9 is almost the perfect phone, hTC only needs a slightly better camera and screen to body ratio. I love everything else on it.
Seems camera 'problem' will be solved with this new 12MP UltraPixel camera in M10 but for god sake (or actually for your own sake hTC) leave the stereo speakers and move that hideous fingerprint sensor on the back or on the power button like Z5.
xeroxxxxxxxxx, 13 Feb 2016Of course the black bar hide electronic . If not what will be inside . They keep saying that ... moreNot true. The black bar held the electronics for BoomSound. As you can see from the image..remove the black bar and BoomSound disappears
Anonymous, 12 Feb 2016That phone has one of the Sony's usual flaw - the audio chip isn't 'premium'. :(Non, Non, Non. The Z series is all about the clarity of each distinct sound made by the instruments in the background.
Anonymous, 11 Feb 2016They keep saying that black bar hides electronics? well no other company has a black bar.Of course the black bar hide electronic . If not what will be inside .
They keep saying that that black bar serve a purpose . But remove it does the same . It is a design failure .
M7 best phone I have ever used, still works perfect, only froze once in 2.5 years. Only fault of the M9 was the chip, but that wasn't the fault of HTC. I skipped on getting the M9 because I had such high hopes for the M10. The specs have finally come together, great camera, great chipset and the HTC amazing build quality. But then they get rid of their biggest selling feature front facing speakers and put a silly fingerprint sensor in. So now the phone looks just like Samsung and Apple. No originality, plus the marketing group is non-existant, and the designers should be fired for following everyone else. Think it is my time for another company.
With the removal of the logo, it would have been good to reduce the size of the phone to 140mm. Keeping the same screen size as the A9 as that is plenty big enough for most.
The A9 is stunning - no question there. With a tweak to make a smidge smaller with max screen size - perfect
JDL, 12 Feb 2016Just wait a little bit.. Having no front facing stereo speakers does not necessarily mean ... moreVolume is not everything! Sound quality is something else. Now no stereo!! That was one of the big reasons I bought the M7. HTC had the market on this feature and now they are going to drop that. Unbelievable!! Well I guess if this is true, I will move on to something else. What a shameÂ…
JDL, 12 Feb 2016Just wait a little bit.. Having no front facing stereo speakers does not necessarily mean ... moreThe M8's speakers aren't even that loud, they just have good bass and clarity. Try putting it against an Alcatel Idol 3, Moto X Pure, Nexus 6p, ETC.. then you'll see how outclassed the S6 Edge really is lol. It's still more than enough for the average user though i must admit.
Shazzy B, 12 Feb 2016It's not just that. They've copied Apple's iPhone design and used it on this, and they didn't ... moreThat phone has one of the Sony's usual flaw - the audio chip isn't 'premium'. :(
Anonymous, 11 Feb 2016Phone speakers are never good enough for serious music listening, so I wouldn't care much abou... moreIt's not just that. They've copied Apple's iPhone design and used it on this, and they didn't really execute the fingerprint system placing very well either, and the lack of BoomSound speakers, to me, is a deal breaker. From an audiophobe's point of view, I see no real point of buying this phone over the Z5 Premium.
any rumors about the battery? hope they put 3000mAh but due to thicknes of the phone it looks like we might have a downgrade in mAh from M9...
I used to love htc because of their crisp boomsound but this? I rather buy lg g5 or upcoming xperia z6
fps move back button to net to finger scanner. r u morons designers?