Exclusive: HTC One M9/Hima black bar, speaker panel design details
After revealing that the HTC One M9/Hima will look different than last year’s HTC One (M8), our source has shared new details regarding the front design of the phone. Our source claims that the HTC One (M9) will not feature the black bar which housed the HTC logo on the One (M7) and One (M8). The plastic speaker panels (used to cover the BoomSound speaker chamber and amp) that frame the top and bottom of the screen are slightly taller than those of the HTC One (M8) as they absorb most of the space that was previously used by the black bar and the displaced HTC logo will move down to the bottom speaker panel. While the speaker panels were exposed on the One (M7) and One (M8), they are enclosed within the edge-to-edge glass panel which covers the front of the HTC One (M9).
The only cutouts in the edge-to-edge glass panel is for the slit speaker grills that span 50% of the phone’s top and bottom edges with 45 degree cut – reminiscent of the Nexus 9’s BoomSound speaker placement and design.
All these minor design tweaks on the HTC One (M9) add up to an overall look that our source claims is “slicker” and “more refined” than HTC’s flagship smartphone from last year.
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