Alibaba is a great source of tips and leaks for upcoming phones, and once again the e-commerce platform is helping to piece together both the HTC M9 and Samsung Galaxy S6 phones.
In all honesty the HTC M9 and Samsung Galaxy S6 are possibly the worst kept secrets tech at the moment. Leaked photos and renders have shown up for both phones and we have a very good idea what to expect from each manufacturers flagship devices.
If however you needed more convincing as to what the new phones will look like then a trip to Alibaba in China helps to confirms the physical look of each phone. Alibaba.cn is the portal that manufacturers use to bulk sell items online, in fact many Taobao stores source from Alibaba to resell.
Entering HTC M9 in the search bar brings up a lot of hits for HTC M9 protective cases. The items on offer range from basic clear silicon options, to rugged rubber covers and stylish flip cases. Each M9 case shows us dual front faxing speakers and a large camera/LED opening which match leaked renders seen earlier in the year.
A similar search brings up handfulls of Samsung Galaxy S6 cases, which even show us renders of the phone inside some of the cases too.
In the past Chinese manufacturers have been responsible for leaking future iPhones, iPads, Samsung and HTC devices. It’s hole that phone makers need to plug if they hope to keep their next generation phones safe.