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More alleged HTC One M9 Plus photos show up, physical home button visible

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More alleged HTC One M9 Plus photos show up, physical home button visible
Earlier today, we showed you two photos that allegedly present a black version of the unannounced HTC One M9 Plus (which we were expecting to see at MWC 2015 alongside the One M9). Now, we can take a look at two more images, coming from the same Chinese source, this time seemingly showing a silver/gold variant of the M9 Plus.

If this is indeed the real One M9 Plus, it appears that HTC has equipped it with a physical home button which, if previous rumors are to be believed, should include a fingerprint scanner. Other than that, the front of the alleged M9 Plus doesn't look too different from the front of the One M9, hosting BoomSound speakers, and what seems to be a pretty big camera. However, it's said that the M9 Plus will sport a Quad HD display instead of the 1080p panel that the One M9 is offering.

It's not clear if the One M9 Plus is the same device as the previously leaked HTC A55. According to @upleaks, the A55 could be launched as the HTC One E9 in China (though we also heard that it might be released as a Desire smartphone). Hopefully, HTC will soon announce these new smartphones (or this new smartphone, if it turns out to be just one) so we can put all the rumors and speculations to rest.


source: Weibo (in Chinese)

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posted on 06 Mar 2015, 20:56 3

1. darkkjedii (Posts: 19349; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


That looks badass.

posted on 06 Mar 2015, 21:02 3

4. BruceLeeRoyJenkins (Posts: 51; Member since: 27 Feb 2015)


Really not sure about the back camera design. But that's nitpicking. Whether it comes with a 1080p screen or quad this is definitely a big screen entertainment phone.

posted on 06 Mar 2015, 21:10 33

8. Busyboy (Posts: 528; Member since: 07 Jan 2015)


That home button and camera tho... Complete copy and ugly..

posted on 06 Mar 2015, 22:28 1

22. AndreaWijayanti (Posts: 68; Member since: 03 Mar 2015)


Maybe it's just fingerprint scanner

posted on 09 Mar 2015, 00:40

57. Mittal (Posts: 493; Member since: 14 Dec 2011)


Well its not like Apple/Samsung invented the home button
What i dont like in the current hTc phones is the extra bottom bezel where the company logo is stamped. Just too much bottom bezel

posted on 07 Mar 2015, 03:51 1

37. amro99 (Posts: 105; Member since: 29 Nov 2012)


It's the first year since I started to hear about HTC (HTC hero and all...) that I don't like their flagship designs. They just look old and uninspired :(

posted on 06 Mar 2015, 21:15 5

12. yajia1 (Posts: 151; Member since: 22 Aug 2012)


If it has a home button, where's the back and multitask?

posted on 06 Mar 2015, 22:09 1

21. arch_angel (Posts: 1651; Member since: 20 Feb 2015)


the home button is suppose to be for the fingerprint scanner so the back and multi button could still be on screen

posted on 07 Mar 2015, 10:37

47. rihel_95 (Posts: 301; Member since: 21 Mar 2012)


some Boom Speaker is now "Tri" instead of Stereo? :P

posted on 06 Mar 2015, 20:58 12

2. Freecableguy (Posts: 42; Member since: 21 Jul 2014)


Ugly camera though.

posted on 06 Mar 2015, 22:34 11

23. kabel (Posts: 65; Member since: 06 Nov 2011)


Ugly button though

posted on 07 Mar 2015, 02:41 8

35. Wiencon (Posts: 1704; Member since: 06 Aug 2014)


Ugly phone tho.

posted on 07 Mar 2015, 05:51 2

42. LittleGaGaKiller (Posts: 280; Member since: 19 Jan 2015)


ugly OS
(sent from the best smartphone in the world : iPhone 6 Plus)

posted on 07 Mar 2015, 12:35 2

48. Chunkyspudface (Posts: 65; Member since: 31 May 2013)


Someone has to start an Android vs iOS war, and this time, the responsibility fell to you...

posted on 06 Mar 2015, 21:01 3

3. realhumanbeing (Posts: 49; Member since: 18 Oct 2014)


HTC does not get the recognition they deserve,

posted on 07 Mar 2015, 04:49 1

39. faddi (Posts: 29; Member since: 11 Feb 2015)


They did when they were churning out good looking phones.

The M9 however was a rehashed M8 with a better camera, and this thing with the home button just looks plain weird.

posted on 07 Mar 2015, 14:55

51. LionStone (Posts: 716; Member since: 10 Dec 2010)


You mock what you don't understand

posted on 07 Mar 2015, 15:16

53. penguinbelly (Posts: 143; Member since: 27 Dec 2014)


I believe realhumanbeing was being sarcastic.

posted on 06 Mar 2015, 21:04 2

5. HASHTAG (unregistered)


It looks great, but they really need to do something about that camera.

posted on 06 Mar 2015, 21:09 15

7. maherk (Posts: 3350; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


That's not a camera, that's a record.

posted on 06 Mar 2015, 21:07 16

6. maherk (Posts: 3350; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


Galaxy phones called, they want their home button back.

posted on 07 Mar 2015, 13:27

50. bur60 (Posts: 821; Member since: 07 Jul 2014)


Can't do much about that button can U? Why don't you come up with a good well fitting button for the device. Ppl even call out for button designs. Oh look same volume up and down buttons.

posted on 07 Mar 2015, 14:57

52. LionStone (Posts: 716; Member since: 10 Dec 2010)


Really!? The Home button they ripped from Apple is now Sammy's? Wow...

posted on 06 Mar 2015, 21:10 19

9. ouroburos96 (Posts: 10; Member since: 26 Jun 2014)


It looks odd. Literally like someone expertly photoshoped the Samsung galaxy button onto a m8.

posted on 06 Mar 2015, 21:11

10. rnagic (Posts: 147; Member since: 13 Jul 2014)


This thing is beat.

posted on 06 Mar 2015, 21:13 2

11. waddup121 (unregistered)


OIS Spotted!
And welcome to the HTC Galaxy One+

posted on 06 Mar 2015, 21:18 14

13. Phonedingo (Posts: 378; Member since: 16 Aug 2014)


That thing is so ugly.

posted on 06 Mar 2015, 21:19 4

14. WackJobs (banned) (Posts: 30; Member since: 04 Mar 2015)


Galaxy Note 4 wannabe copy cat

posted on 06 Mar 2015, 21:25 2

15. Alex123 (Posts: 241; Member since: 17 Oct 2012)


If i am given a choice, i will choose the fingerprint scanner at the back like the one with Ascend Mate 7. It might make the phone looks ugly for some (including me) if it sits on front.

posted on 06 Mar 2015, 21:26 7

16. Ishtiaque99 (Posts: 53; Member since: 15 Apr 2014)


Looks ugly.

posted on 06 Mar 2015, 21:43 8

17. Chuck007 (Posts: 997; Member since: 02 Mar 2014)


Introducing HTC No Design Sense 1.0..

posted on 06 Mar 2015, 21:45 11

18. Saioofi (Posts: 236; Member since: 23 May 2014)


Before it was Samsung that used to make ugly phones, now it's htc. I'm so proud of you htc good job

posted on 06 Mar 2015, 21:48 4

19. Taters (banned) (Posts: 6474; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)


Lol man that's ugly

posted on 06 Mar 2015, 21:59 2

20. promise7 (Posts: 854; Member since: 03 Jul 2013)


looks... awkward. if they were going to split the bottom speakers because of the home button they should've put the front facing camera in the middle too and split the top speakers too.

posted on 06 Mar 2015, 22:42

24. TyrionLannister (unregistered)


That's a photoshop and you know it. Someone took Note 4's home button and did this. Same with the camera on the back. That's a Nexus 5 camera.

posted on 06 Mar 2015, 22:49 1

25. NoFanboy (Posts: 298; Member since: 18 Nov 2013)


Wrong. Check Upleaks Twitter

posted on 06 Mar 2015, 23:04 1

27. TyrionLannister (unregistered)


And I should believe every leaked render?

Remember the Evleaks one for the M9?

posted on 06 Mar 2015, 23:12

28. medtxa (Posts: 1103; Member since: 02 Jun 2014)


I can't believe people take it seriously, how obvious that bad photoshop.

posted on 06 Mar 2015, 22:49

26. NoFanboy (Posts: 298; Member since: 18 Nov 2013)


I'd be interested in this if it comes stateside

posted on 06 Mar 2015, 23:38

29. DillWeed (Posts: 149; Member since: 14 Mar 2014)


The fake? Maybe if someone in China makes it. This "leak " is an obvious joke.

posted on 07 Mar 2015, 00:19

33. medtxa (Posts: 1103; Member since: 02 Jun 2014)


It have 3 speaker haha what improvement.

posted on 06 Mar 2015, 23:42

30. NateAdam8 (Posts: 388; Member since: 17 Feb 2012)


Just move the front camera to the center...

posted on 06 Mar 2015, 23:56 1

31. TheChukwu (Posts: 23; Member since: 02 Apr 2014)


Where is the talk of how big of a rip off this is of Samsungs iconic physical home button? J/S I can only imagine if samsung had boomsound type speakers on it. Not saying i think its real but that never stopped Samsung bashers...

posted on 06 Mar 2015, 23:56 1

32. Af1rPA (Posts: 651; Member since: 12 Jun 2014)


Sould the camera lens be so small? I can't imagine much light getting into that little pin hole.

posted on 07 Mar 2015, 01:10

34. Rain017 (Posts: 58; Member since: 11 Jul 2014)


Wtf is that design!! The back look so awesome but that button is so not htc i wish they just use the design of finger print scanner from htc one max

posted on 07 Mar 2015, 03:46 1

36. Kakarotto (Posts: 251; Member since: 07 Dec 2010)


The front and the back, they both look horrible. HTC design department is sinking.

posted on 07 Mar 2015, 03:57

38. carlemillward (unregistered)


You guys, and girls... know that this phone is meant only for the Asian regions, and it runs Mediatek.

posted on 07 Mar 2015, 08:25

46. soldier820 (Posts: 115; Member since: 27 Jan 2015)


Well you guys in Asia can keep it. Because it looks ugly as hell.

posted on 07 Mar 2015, 05:45 1

40. karamelakimo (Posts: 109; Member since: 26 May 2014)


Looks Ugly
That front panel and that rear camera !!!!

posted on 07 Mar 2015, 05:46

41. RandomUsername (Posts: 808; Member since: 29 Oct 2013)


That looks ridiculous... If they're gonna add a fingerprint sensor, they should choose Qualcomm's Sense ID.

posted on 07 Mar 2015, 07:29

44. Ishtiaque99 (Posts: 53; Member since: 15 Apr 2014)


It might be a Chinese copy version of m9.

posted on 07 Mar 2015, 08:24

45. soldier820 (Posts: 115; Member since: 27 Jan 2015)


Looks weird..... the back camera is too big. Its like a note4 blended with an M8.... Not feeling it.

posted on 07 Mar 2015, 12:52

49. jove39 (Posts: 1775; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


that phone looks terrible...htc has room to put button on bottom bezel but they can't adjust their light sensors to reduce bottom bezel?

posted on 08 Mar 2015, 05:28

54. liftmeup (Posts: 29; Member since: 17 May 2014)


I actually don't think it looks that awful as many commentors wrote here. I wish the M9 was like this. Plus, I'm always in for the home button with integrated FP scanner.

posted on 08 Mar 2015, 06:02

55. scramasax (Posts: 38; Member since: 07 Mar 2015)


This thing is absolutely ridiculous... Who is going to buy the HTC One "M8s" when they know there is a much better one coming up right away ? They are shooting themselves in the foot at the worst possible time knowing that the Galaxy S6 is already vastly superior... So freaking pathetic !!!

posted on 08 Mar 2015, 14:05

56. matistight (Posts: 414; Member since: 13 May 2009)


definitely not a "plus". this thing is the same size as (when i compare it) the m8. unless dude has monster hands, there is no way that this is more than a photoshopped m9. I mean the camera has black dots coming out of the camera, how can you tell me that this is not fake??? plus it's 2015 and we still take leaked pics with the s**ttiest cameras.

posted on 09 Mar 2015, 02:12 1

58. justttclassified (Posts: 37; Member since: 02 Jul 2014)


Why HTC, why! Well I hope these are fake

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