Could these be the specs of the HTC One (M9)?

HTC One M8

Rumoured specifications for the upcoming HTC One (M9) have been leaked.

The HTC One (M8) was, and still is a fantastic device in the current smartphone market, but we are reaching the point in its lifecycle where consumers want to know what the Taiwanese company is going to bring out next.

HTC themselves haven't dropped any hints of what might be coming in their next flagship smartphone, although a recent rumour suggests that the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona next year could be the time and destination where HTC spills all.

The M9's latest spec rumours have pointed towards the device having a huge 5.2-inch with a staggering pixel count of 1,440×2,560, which essentially means it will have 564 pixels per inch and will be 2K in quality.

Design-wise you can fully expect the M9 to retain the premium metal body that made its predecessor, the M8, so desirable. Many One fans will likely be hoping that HTC is keeping away from the Apple-idea that thinner is better, which hasn't proved too successful for the iPhone-maker thus far.

Under the hood it is expected to be powered by the same guts as the Samsung Galaxy Note 4, which is a quad-core Snapdragon 805 processor alongside 3GB of RAM. Naturally by the time it is released Android 5.0 Lollipop should be everywhere, so you can fully expect that OS to come preinstalled.

Reports also claim that the M9 could be waterproof to some level, and come in two storage options of 64GB and 128GB. Little has been reported on the front and rear-facing cameras, but expect some form of upgrade in both those areas too.

If rumours that the device will be announced in Barcelona are true then we won't have too much longer to wait as the congress is scheduled to take place in February.