The battle of the high-end smartphones will reconvene during 2015, and with Apple’s iPhone 6 having been the runaway victor both in terms of sales and general acclaim last year, the rivaling companies are back to the proverbial drawing board. One handset that didn’t quite live up to the hype in 2014 was the HTC One M8, which, despite a slick, premium design, still packed a lackluster rear-facing camera; or, should we say, pair of cameras. But the Taiwanese outfit will be back with the One M9 pretty soon, and having sent out press invitations to a special event, a new report has also offered clues as to what we can expect.

The event during which the HTC One M9 will take center stage is slated for March, but it’s a further report from Bloomberg that divulges some pretty interesting details. Citing an unnamed but apparently reliable source, the M9 will supposedly include a 20-megapixel main camera, saving the much-questioned UltraPixel technology for the front-facing shooter.

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2013’s HTC One M7 was lauded by many as the best device of the year, both in terms of design and features, but despite a generous amount of hype, the M8’s two rear cameras sat atop the list of overall disappointments. With an octa-core Snapdragon 810 processor, as per the report, there’s genuine reason to believe that a revival of the One M Series is on the cards, and with that premium finish also set to return, Apple isn’t Samsung’s only headache as the Korean firm prepares the Galaxy S6.

The report briefly touches upon HTC’s inaugural smartwatch effort, which may also be launched at the very same event. Aside from being constructed in a manner that operates harmoniously with the Under Armor fitness service, there’s not much to tell at this point, but given the slick designs that HTC has pulled off in recent years, we’re certainly looking forward to seeing what the company has, quite literally, up its sleeve.

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HTC’s name was mentioned alongside a slew of others when Android Wear first hit the scene, but despite many wearable computers from the likes of Samsung, LG and Motorola, HTC has yet to indulge. After a series of rumors that its smartwatch plans had been shelved, though, it’s encouraging that we’ll perhaps see one as early as March, and should any further details emerge, we’ll have them covered right here!

(Source: Bloomberg)

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