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HTC One M9+ announced in Europe, it's a larger One M9 with a Quad HD display and fingerprint scanner

HTC One M9+ announced in Europe, it's a larger One M9 with a Quad HD display and fingerprint scanner

If one thing's for certain by now, it's that HTC's plan for 2015 was quite ambitious. We've got the HTC One M9, the One E9+, the One ME, and even the One M9+. All of these are high-end devices with top shelf hardware packed within, but for a while now we thought they were just slight variations of the same formula, aimed to satisfy the needs of different markets. That's probably true to a extent, but today's announcement of the One M9+ for European markets shows that the company is willing to saturate its premium product line and let its own boys battle for consumers' hearts.
HTC One M9+ announced in Europe, it's a larger One M9 with a Quad HD display and fingerprint scanner

As the name suggests, the HTC One M9+ is the 'plus' version of the standard One M9 that we first saw at MWC2015. Aesthetically, the devices are near identical, with the only difference being the physical, touch-type fingerprint scanner on the bottom bezel, parting the lower BoomSound speaker. Beyond that, the M9+ has all the markings of classic One line design, including the signature all-aluminum body and ergonomically rounded back plate. There are a few more changes available with the M9+ that warrant the plus suffix, and one that may come across as the exact opposite, but perhaps isn't.

Let's start with the positives. The One M9+ has a slightly larger, 5.2-inch display, with the panel in question boasting a Quad HD (1440 x 2560) resolution, giving it a density of 565 pixels per inch. On the other hand, Qualcomm's problematic Snapdragon 810 has been swapped with a chip from MediaTek — the 64-bit, 2.2GHz Helio X10 with eight cores. This may sound like a downgrade, but given the widespread issues with the 810 (it gets really, really hot), and the fact that the Helio X10 is a very recent solution built from the ground up with ultra-high resolutions in mind, we reserve an official opinion for later.

The rest of the specs on the One M9+ are taken right off the standard M9's list. We've got 3 gigs of RAM, a 20-megapixel main camera from Toshiba, with f/2.2 lens and dual LED flash, a 4-megapixel UltraPixel selfie snapper, and a 2,840 mAh battery. 

The One M9+ will be made available in select European markets in gunmental grey, gold on gold, and silver on gold. Unfortunately, that's all we know for now — HTC is keeping mum on specifics like pricing, among others.

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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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12 Comments

RajRicardo

Posts: 477; Member since: Feb 28, 2014

Meh! nothing interesting.

waddup121 unregistered

Not that interesting

judik971

Posts: 84; Member since: Sep 26, 2013

Not sure if it's a smart move mainly because of their "Aero"

Kruze

Posts: 1285; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

I wonder why PA made this like a big news when this phone is already available in many Asian countries for few months now. This article is the Choke of a Joke, really.

legiloca

Posts: 1671; Member since: Nov 11, 2014

Wrong move by HTC, they should've released this as their sole flagship or released it with the regular M9 altogether, not release few months after, I feel so bad for those who bought the M9 right away..

yajia1

Posts: 151; Member since: Aug 22, 2012

Don't be. Did you read Mediatek somewhere in the article? Overheating or not. SD is still better than anything Mediatek can come up with (esp graphics).

GreekGeek

Posts: 1276; Member since: Mar 22, 2014

And it's LAGGY too...Android Authority just made a review...MEDIATEK can't handle QHD resolution

maherk

Posts: 6427; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

That's true. I was a bit interested in the phone up until I saw android authority's review. The phone lagged like a 2010 mid ranger the moment he started playing games. HTC should've gone with SD805 for this phone if they were building some hope on it to help them from the disastrous m9.

Moose

Posts: 418; Member since: Jan 05, 2015

To me, it's a joke to call a 5.2 inch device a "plus" - maybe mini plus would be more accurate.

sonisoe

Posts: 440; Member since: May 06, 2009

ooooh that vampire fingernails...

LordLlama

Posts: 5; Member since: Apr 21, 2015

PA forgot to mention that it retains the duo camera setup from the M8

eman99

Posts: 409; Member since: Aug 03, 2010

well i hope the aero lives up to much more that this, htc needs a game changer badly

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