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Big leak may finally reveal the real HTC One M9

Updated Dec 19th, 2018 8:56PM EST
HTC One (M9) Leaked Photo

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Is HTC now taking design cues from… Samsung? Evan Blass, who has a very good track record with HTC-related leaks, has posted a new picture that may show us the final design of the HTC One M9, complete with a feature that none of us saw coming.

FROM EARLIER: Next-gen HTC One M9 benchmarks leak – here’s how they compare to the Galaxy S6

As you can see below, Blass has posted a picture that seems to show HTC’s next flagship smartphone next to the picture he leaked last year of the HTC One M8. It looks like HTC is going to pull an Apple and release two different smartphones of varying sizes at the same time, but what’s really surprising is the button at the bottom of the larger device.

It seems that the larger version of HTC’s new phone will have a Samsung-like home button that may also serve as a fingerprint scanner.

If you think that this looks different from earlier leaked pictures of the One (M9) that we’ve seen, you’re absolutely right. We’ve been hearing rumors that HTC has been creating decoy devices and selectively leaking them out to prevent leaks of the actual thing. However, given that Blass correctly leaked both the One M7 and the One M8 before they were released, we’re going to trust him that these pictures are the real deal.

Brad Reed
Brad Reed Staff Writer

Brad Reed has written about technology for over eight years at and Network World. Prior to that, he wrote freelance stories for political publications such as AlterNet and the American Prospect. He has a Master's Degree in Business and Economics Journalism from Boston University.