htc-logo-sketchOver the past couple of weeks, we have been treated to a series of photos that supposedly depicted the upcoming HTC One M9. We’re sure many of you guys were slightly disappointed by the photos as it shows that HTC did not really deviate much from the HTC One M8 design, which is not a bad design by any means, it’s just that we’re sure many had expected something much different.

The good news is that it seems these photos are fake. This is according to Evan Blass who some of you might know as @evleaks, the famed leaker whose track record on leaked handsets is/was very well known until he retired. According to Blass, the leaked photos were actually plants by HTC meant to distract you so that when HTC does unveil the handset, users will be surprised.

Blass also notes that the HTC One M9 does share similar design language to the HTC One M8, but it will still end up being a rather significant break where you will be able to tell the difference. As for the specs of the phone, Blass concedes that the leaks are for real and that we’ve nearly seen all of it, but we suppose to a certain extent some of it hardly comes as a surprise.

Now the thing is we shouldn’t be too shocked that HTC trolled us. In fact HTC’s Jeff Gordon had already hinted that this was happening when he said, “HTC’s 2015 roadmap will be our best ever–with some huge surprises that will blow you away,” and when he added that he was “…looking forward to great competition and grade A trolling in 2015.” Of course there is always the slight possibility that Blass is wrong, but given his track record we would give him the benefit of the doubt. In any case do check back with us on the 1st of March for the details.

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