For fans of HTC’s smartphones, or even just those who appreciate some good pre-release info in general, today’s proven to be an absolute treasure trove of insight into this still-unannounced handset. From still shots to video leaks, we’re checking out the phone’s hardware and software in ways usually reserved for launch day itself. This momentum isn’t ready to break just yet, and now we turn our attention to the One M9’s SoC, which Qualcomm sure seems to be teasing will be its Snapdragon 810.
As you can see in the stills from Qualcomm’s Vine teaser above (and in the video embedded below), it’s cycling through three times on a clock readout: 8:10, 10:08, and 10:09. The 8:10 is pretty obviously a Snapdragon 810 reference, and Qualcomm even out and says that it’s talking about an 810-powered phone set to debut at MWC 2015.
The 10:08 should be familiar to anyone who’s seen an HTC render before, as it’s the time depicted in official shots of the company’s phones going back years and years now. Seeing that :08 roll over to :09 isn’t too hard to read as both a step forward to the company’s next device, as well as a direct call-out to the M9 name.
You may have also caught the Qualcomm references in one of those leaked One M9 videos, further solidifying the connection. While the One M9 is believed to be powered by the 810, the also-rumored One M9 Plus could emerge with two hardware variants, one 810-based, and one with a MediaTek chip.