HTC One M9 Plus images leak, showing a bigger, badder flagship in the making

HTC One M9 Plus images leak, showing a bigger, badder flagship
Two alleged photos of the HTC One M9 Plus leaked on Chinese social network Weibo. What we're seeing is a 5.2-inch screen HTC One M9 lookalike with a positively huge round camera on the back panel, accompanied by a dual-LED flash. Otherwise, the smartphone is identical in appearance, but it's a bit of a different beast inside. 

For starters, the 5.2-inch display has a 1440x2560 resolution. The chipsets powering the device will be the MediaTek MT6795 2GHz octa-core processor and the Snapdragon 810 (in a different version). 3GB of RAM are on-board, as well as 32GB of internal storage, a fingerprint reader, and the prodigious BoomSound speakers.

Leaks aside, HTC's plans for an upgraded One M9 are rather unclear at this point. It seems there will be such a smartphone in the end, but it could (or not) be sold as a Desire series smartphone in China, powered by the MediaTek SoC, or as the One M9 Plus in Western countries (running on the Qualcomm chip). We'll have to see how this will play out, so if are absolutely jonesing for a One M9, don't be sitting on your cash waiting for the more powerful smartphone.

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