Update for European HTC One M9 brings improvements to camera, battery life, and heat management

Having problems with your HTC One M9 when it comes to the camera, battery life, and overheating? A report from AnandTech has revealed that units in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa are now receiving an OTA update, which brings the software version to 1.40.401.5 and improves camera performance, battery life, and brings better heat management. The update first rolled out in Taiwan (HTC’s home country) a few weeks ago.


Here are the list of changes according to AnandTech:


  • Greater auto-exposure balance to improve overexposure, so images look less washed out
  • Reduction of noise and blur in low light, so images are clearer and detail is more apparent
  • Reduction of yellow/green hue to photos taken in extreme lighting conditions, so colors appear truer to their actual hue

Battery Life

  • Reduced power consumption by YouTube and Facebook, so you can stay on these sites longer or know that your battery will last longer if your site use doesn’t change

Heat Management

  • Smart charging thermal improvement, which means your phone will stay cooler when it’s being charged

To recap, the HTC One M9 sports a 5-inch with a resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels, a 20-megapixel rear-facing camera made by Toshiba, a 4-megapixel Ultrapixel front-facing camera, front-facing BoomSound speakers developed by Dolby Audio, 32/64 GB of internal storage, a microSD card slot (as much as 128 GB), a Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 64-bit octa-core processor with four cores clocked at 2 GHz, four cores clocked at 1.5 GHz, an Adreno 430 GPU, 3 GB of DDR4 RAM, and a 2,840 mAh battery. It runs Android 5.0 (Lollipop) with HTC’s Sense 7.0 UI slapped on top.

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