With less than 24 hours to go before HTC officially takes the wraps off the One (M9), someone mistakenly uploaded a hands-on video of the device to YouTube. Even if it's been taken down in the meantime, countless people have managed to capture it and reupload it, so we can once again see exactly what the One (M9) will look like.
Unsurprisingly, it's identical to what those leaked promotional materials (and videos) showed us a few days ago. In the image below, the One (M9) is on the left, with the One (M8) in the center, and the original One on the right.
The front of the new phone looks incredibly similar to that of the One (M8), with only subtle details having changed. The situation is different on the back, however.
In the picture above, the One (M9) is on the right, with the One (M8) in the center, and the original One on the left. Gone is the Duo Camera in the One (M9), as is the UltraPixel shooter, replaced with a higher-res sensor. The UltraPixel camera is now on the front.
These images are basically screenshots from the aforementioned hands-on video. If you want to see the whole thing, you can do that at the Source link unless it's been taken down.
Interestingly, HTC is said to debut a "dual finish metal unibody" construction for the One (M9). The unit in the video has a silver back, but its edges are gold (as made obvious in the shot above, which has the One (M9) on the right).
The HTC One (M9) is expected to come with a 5-inch 1080p touchscreen, a 20.7MP rear camera, a 4MP front snapper, 3GB of RAM, 32GB of storage, and Qualcomm's Snapdragon 810 SoC - sporting an octa-core CPU with four 2 GHz Cortex-A57 cores and four 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53 ones.