The flagship phone was originally launched in China as HTC like to do, offering up a slightly larger, faster, stronger alternative to the One M9 (it’s probably not stronger but definitely bigger and has better spec). But what about us Europeans? Well we are finally getting it too.
The HTC One M9+ has a 5.2-inch 2560 x 1440 pixel resolution display (564ppi) LCD3 display, many felt the M9 was lacking in the size area.
It offers the same precision design, with a full metal body, supposedly drawing inspiration from the luxury watch market for a high quality finish.
Then there’s the changed under the bonnet, with an octo-core 2.2GHz MediaTek helio X10 chipset, with 3GB of RAM. It should have plenty of power but we’re keen to see how it compares to the Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 of the M9.
The HTC has one microSD card slot, as well as the 32GB of internal storage. There’s also a change to the cameras. The HTC One M9+ has a Duo Camera arrangement, adding a second depth sensor to assist 20-megapixel camera on the rear, with a sapphire lens. The front has an UltraPixel camera.
They are also chucking a fingerprint sensor into the mix. They have to jump on the bandwagon if they want to challenge Samsung plus it makes unlocking faster so that’s good.
The HTC One M9+ launching with Android Lollipop and Sense 7.
There’s currently no word on what countries or networks will get the M9+, or what it will cost. I will update once we know.