If an apparently leaked video is indeed the real thing, HTC's flagship smartphone has added a little gold to its wardrobe.
The video, entitled "HTC One M9 Hands on (Before MWC 2015)," showed up on YouTube today -- a day before HTC unofficially kicks off Barcelona's Mobile World Congress confab with a press event. The company plans to use the trade show as for the new HTC. CNET will be tomorrow's happening.
The video appears to be a clip shot under embargo, meaning HTC granted a media outlet access to the phone in exchange for the promise that footage wouldn't be published till an agreed-on time. It also appears the embargo somehow got broken -- again, if the clip is legit.
The footage shows a supposed One M9 that looks very similar to predecessors the One M7 and.
Like the M8, the purported M9 has an all-metal frame, but this time it has a "dual-finish," with the back being silver and the edges gold. (No word yet on whether some viewers see the phone as not silver and gold but as.)
Some buttons have been repositioned on the purported M9, and a big difference is that the M8's back-mounted dual-camera has allegedly been replaced with a single, 20-megapixel camera on the back, and a single, 4-megapixel "Ultrapixel" camera on the front. That jibes with, though had it that HTC was going to ditch its proprietary this time out. You can check out our rumor roundup .
The video's narrator says that with the bigger, 20-megapixel camera on the back, HTC couldn't fit a second camera there, and that the smaller camera on the front should be good for shooting low-light, indoor selfies.
So, is this actually an HTC One M9? We'll find out Sunday. Join us for our . And check out all our Mobile World Congress coverage.