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?
New HTC One M9+ with 21 MP OIS camera, PDAF and laser AF