5.2" One M9+ Supreme Camera Edition comes with 21 MP OIS unit and three autofocus types

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HTC just relaunched the One M9+ as a "Supreme Camera Edition", upgrading it in the process to what might turn out to be its best phone ever. How about the same beautiful brushed aluminum chassis in two-tone color options, but with an vastly improved camera area, the only place where the One M9+ was lacking before?

You got it, as HTC equipped the new One M9+ with a 21 MP camera (up from a 20 MP shooter before), indicating that this may be a different sensor than the Toshiba one found in the M9 versions so far. Not only that, but for the first time HTC is offering optical image stabilization to the 21 MP sensor, and added ultrafast 0.1s phase-detection autofocus plus laser AF to boot, making it one of the best-equipped camera in the Android world.

The rest of the specs stay the same, which is to say a great all-around package with a 5.2-inch Quad HD (1440 x 2560) resolution display, giving it a density of 565 pixels per inch, and a 64-bit MediaTek 2.2 GHz octa-core Helio X10 chipset. We will also get 3 GB of RAM, a 4 MP UltraPixel selfie cam in the front, and a 2,840 mAh battery to back it all up. Naturally, you will also receive two BoomSound stereo speakers at the front, and a finger scanner embedded in the elliptical home key.

The new One M9+ Supreme Camera Edition will start to sell from October 15 over at the home turf of Taiwan for the equivalent of $630, which is a somewhat predictable price for a high-end Android with the only optically-stabilized 21 MP sensor with laser AF currently on offer. Any takers?


source: HTC (translated)

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One M9+
  • Display 5.2" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 20 MP / 4 MP front
  • Processor MediaTek Helio X10, Octa-core, 2200 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2840 mAh(13h 3G talk time)

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32 Comments

1. hafini_27

Posts: 951; Member since: Oct 31, 2013

Helio X10 is not good for Quad HD display.

2. carlemillward unregistered

Helio X10 is competing with Snapdragon 615 and Adreno 405, PowerVR 6200 is nowhere near Adreno 418/430.

15. InsertUsernameHere

Posts: 430; Member since: Aug 31, 2014

The GPU is weaker than the one found in the iPhone 5s.

17. Felix_Gatto

Posts: 942; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

The G6200 is on par or slightly better with the old SGX 544MP3 found in the Galaxy S4.

3. Blest42188

Posts: 55; Member since: Aug 05, 2015

htc should have released that here from the beginning.

12. Felix_Gatto

Posts: 942; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

Even if they do, it still can't make enough money for them, MT Helio X10 killed it.

4. carlemillward unregistered

As long as HTC keeps their Logo at the bottom, I will not think if getting one. If having no logo makes it look "cheap" at least place it above the screen.

5. arch_angel

Posts: 1651; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

Na The HTC One M9 Is The Best HTC Phone Available Right Now. Despite Having The SD810v1 And It's Issues, It Is Still Better Than The Helio X10 Powering A QHD Screen.

9. TyrionLannister unregistered

M9 has SD 810 v2.1. No phone has 810 v1 as that was only for development purposes. The only phone with 810v2 is the G Flex 2, and it performs awfully. The rest have 2.1

11. arch_angel

Posts: 1651; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

Ok Thx Cause I Didn't Know.

26. seret6

Posts: 279; Member since: Aug 14, 2013

Arch i have used m9 for quite sometime, As much as i had high expectations from htc since m7 M9 is by far the WORST DEVICE I HAVE EVER USED. i hope u had much better experience than me Battery was bad bad bad, i mean come on...

29. arch_angel

Posts: 1651; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

I Owned The M8 And In 2014 It Didn't Hold The Number One Spot For Best Smartphone From So Many Different Websites For No Reason, It Was A Great Device And I Loved Everything But The Bezels. I'm Sorry The M9 Was A Huge Step Backwards For HTC And You Had Such A Bad Experience When The M9.

6. johanbiff

Posts: 415; Member since: Mar 31, 2015

was hoping for X20...bummer..

7. Felix_Gatto

Posts: 942; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

Putting a midrange chipset on a smartphone with premium price tag is a suicidal move by HTC.

8. rsiders

Posts: 1976; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

I would get one definitely if available from T-Mobile and the camera issues were resolved and battery life was good. Wait and see approach.

10. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Those ads are terrible. Poorly written and it still seems like they think their products are super special when they are not.

13. UglyFrank

Posts: 2194; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

IMX230?

25. kent-gaga

Posts: 609; Member since: Apr 10, 2012

it'stoshiba made, not sony

30. danielxxi

Posts: 183; Member since: Feb 13, 2013

I guess so, 21 megapixel PDAF its Sony's IMX230

14. Djz89

Posts: 445; Member since: Aug 25, 2014

Did they ditch the toshibas sensor for sonys IMX 230?

28. danielxxi

Posts: 183; Member since: Feb 13, 2013

With 21 megapixel PDAF 0.1s autofocus, only Sony's IMX230 who have that specification

16. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

M7 was the best HTC device, actually it still is. It just doesn't have as many cons as later models

18. Felix_Gatto

Posts: 942; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

l miss the Beats sound on HTC devices.

19. rsiders

Posts: 1976; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

And still the best looking one too.

21. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

Completely agree, IMO it is the best looking phone ever created

20. sintruder

Posts: 162; Member since: Aug 30, 2012

still loving my m7 after more than two years of owning it.

22. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

M7 = HTC's G.O.A.T

23. guest

Posts: 372; Member since: Jun 13, 2012

It was craptastic. Between my brother myself and my accountants family we went through a dozen M7's I still have one now that won't power up. My accountant has three with the purple haze issue in the camera. They are now all on iPhones. It's unfortunate but htc build quality isn't what it used to be.

27. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

It was crap. Gap full design with gaps all over the place when it was supposed to be gapless. Only two capacitive buttons instead of the necessary 3. White antenna lines that got stained. My back button didn't work very well until an update 3 months later. It was a hunk of junk. The M8 was probably their high point but it was still too fat.

32. Lauticol

Posts: 404; Member since: Jun 25, 2011

I had ir for 1 year and it's one of the best smartphones I've ever touched. When you use it without a case it feels as nothing else. Not even the iPhone can match the pleasure you get from holding the M7. The 2 buttons layout was somewhat awkward but you actually got used to it pretty fast (as you do with back buttons in LG's). Now my father owns the phone and it has no stains in the antennas.

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