While we have been enjoying the search for leaked photos and information about HTC’s next flagship smartphone, expected to be revealed at MWC 2015, HTC is busy taking care of all the steps needed to bring a product to market. One of those steps is obtaining the variety of certifications needed for a device. HTC is on top of those items as certifications for a couple wireless technologies included in the device have been obtained.
The HTC One M9 actually received certification for NFC back in December. Although the model name HTC One M9, or HTC Hima, the model numbers OPJA that are listed have been accepted as the new device’s model number series. More recently, on January 9, 2015, HTC devices with model numbers starting with OPJA received several Wi-Fi certifications from the Wi-Fi Alliance. These included certifications for a, b, and g on both 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz bands.
We still have not seen an entry show up in the FCC database for the new HTC devices, but those are probably not far behind. Although hunting through certification body databases is not as fun as finding leaked images, the entries do represent important steps in the path to market.