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Leaked HTC One M9 specs point to a smartphone powerhouse

The full array of HTC One M9 specs have leaked, with the eagerly awaited handset shaping up as something of a smartphone behemoth.

Building on the foundations of the 2014-released HTC One M8, the Taiwanese manufacturer’s upcoming flagship offering has seen its features list teased ahead of an expected MWC 2015 unveiling.

Making a premature appearance courtesy of serial Twitter-based tipster @Upleaks, the claimed HTC One M9 specs list has pointed to a radically improved camera collection lining up alongside a speedy 64-bit processor.

According to the leak, the M9 will run Qualcomm’s latest 1.56GHz octa-core Snapdragon 810 processor, a chip which recently broke performance records in our benchmark tests.

This will be paired with an impressive 3GB of DDR4 RAM and the option of 32GB or 64GB of internal storage – expandable via microSD.

On to the cameras and the M9 looks set to forgo the gimmicky dual-lens offering found on its predecessor in favour of something far superior.

A 20.7-megapixel rear-mounted primary camera has been tipped to line up alongside a secondary, 4-Ultrapixel snapper up front.

While the M9 will be able to create better visuals, displaying them isn’t set to get any better.

Echoing last year’s handset, the M9 has been rumoured to sport a 5-inch, 1080p Full HD display.

Although far from a shabby offering, this is a step back on the 2K panels expected to hit the Samsung Galaxy S6 and Sony Xperia Z4.

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Further M9 features tipped to make an appearance include a sizeable 2840mAh Lithium-Ion battery, BoomSound stereo speakers and Google’s Android 5.0.2 Lollipop OS skinned with a new HTC Sense 7.0 UI.

With all this crammed into a high-end, brushed metal body, the HTC One M9 looks set to continue the manufacturer’s return to form in the smartphone space.

A One M9 release date is expected to be announced at the company’s pre-MWC press conference on March 1.

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