HTC has taken the lid off its highly leaked One M9+; a super-sized version of its flagship One M9 that was announced not too long ago. The larger size allows for some variations in the specifications, although the most striking difference is the addition of the finger print sensor on the home button.
The HTC One M9+ has 5.2-inch Quad HD display on the front, which honestly isn’t all that much larger than the 5-inch display on the One M9. Inside is a 64 bit MediaTek MT6795T chip clocked at 2.2GHz, instead of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 810. No telling if this results in any difference in performance yet, but we should find out when both phones reach our shores.
Most of the other specifications are essentially the same; except for the addition of HTC One M8’s Duo Camera on the back, allowing for additional focusing options and 3D effects. In this case, the 20MP rear camera remains; as does the 4-Ultrapixel front shooter.
One detail that may continue to rub fans the wrong way is how the new fingerprint sensor looks. There is no denying that the one-touch biometric sensor looks similar to Samsung’s home button. This is unfortunate, considering this is one of the few physical changes to the design for the last two generations.
The HTC One E9+ was also revealed at the same event, although that particular smartphone was already officially published on HTC’s China website last not too long ago.
Neither devices have received an international launch date, nor have the prices been revealed. In any case, the lack of variation of the designs could potentially hurt the already struggling HTC One brand.