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First look at the HTC One M9 confirms what we all expected – but HTC’s wearable may not be an Android Wear watch after all

Leaked photos suggest the new HTC flagship will have a similar design to the HTC One (M8)

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HTC’s flagship phone looks set to continue the trend for full-metal design, according to new pictures published by the French website NowhereElse. Users who already own a HTC One (M8) will also recognise the dual front-facing BoomSound speakers, however the new flagship appears to have a thinner bezel and the sides seem flatter than earlier models.

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In a seperate leak, sources have also told Forbes that HTC will continue the convention of seemingly naming their flagship phones after British motorways, dubbing the new flagship the HTC One (M9). More significantly, Forbes’ sources suggest that while  HTC are definitely working on a wearable device, it is not an Android Wear smartwatch but a fitness band being developed in partnership with American sportswear brand Under Armour. Having pinned our hopes on HTC applying their high-tech metallurgy to the luxury smartwatch market, this new rumour is a little disapponting.

However, we won’t know if other rumour is true until HTC’s official press launch at Mobile World Congress on 1 March.

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