HTC doesn't plan to release the One M9+ in the US and Europe

HTC doesn't plan to release the One M9+ in the US and Europe
Earlier today, HTC announced two brand new smartphones, both with Quad HD displays, and both ready to be sold in China: the One E9+, and the One M9+ (aka One M9 Plus). The latter is obviously a slightly larger variant of the One M9, having the same unibody metal design.

What's different is that the One M9+ features a 5.2-inch display with 1440 x 2560 pixels (as opposed to the 5-inch 1080p screen of the M9), a physical home button that includes a fingerprint scanner, a Duo rear camera, and an octa-core 2.2 GHz MediaTek MT6795T processor.

But will the M9+ be a China-only device? Well, the handset might be available in other (unspecified) markets, but the US, Canada, and Europe aren't among them. HTC stated that "the One M9+ is not currently planned to be released in North America or Europe, where we believe our flagship HTC One M9 is the best choice for blazing fast performance, incredible sound, and network compatibility across the broadest range of operators."

So it looks like HTC isn't yet ready to launch a Quad HD handset in the US, despite the fact that rivals like Samsung, LG, and Motorola all have such devices on sale. Or maybe HTC is readying a surprise for later this year? Only time will tell.


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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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15 Comments

1. medicci37

Posts: 1361; Member since: Nov 19, 2011

Would be hard to complete with the Note 4

5. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

It's not supposed to. This device isn't in the same category as the Note 4, as it's not a phablet. This would compete with the GS6, LG G4, Xperia Z4, etc.

9. datguyglad

Posts: 98; Member since: Aug 29, 2014

Also be competing with the M9 by what your saying is that it will competing with the standard M9 also. That's where the problem is, with a release of this phone, there's a good chance it will take sales away from thier flagship M9. After all is only a .2 difference between the two. Wouldn't make any sense at all.

11. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

Right, which is why they limited the release to China.

2. sultanmehmet

Posts: 6; Member since: Apr 07, 2015

too bad I just start to like HTC after seing m9+ but f**k it. I ll go with LG G4

12. datguyglad

Posts: 98; Member since: Aug 29, 2014

I'm waiting on the G4 also, although if it's anything like my G3 as far as battery performance freezes and heat, I'm gonna have to pass and just get the S6 or upcoming Note 5.

3. Exempt1 unregistered

Wow, HTC deserve to lose money if this is their business plan. "Let's compete with these sleek, new, best selling QHD devices, with a thick, old, HD device, and put this amazing device in only a few countries, cuz clearly no one wants something like this in the current market"

4. Johnnokia

Posts: 1158; Member since: May 27, 2012

M9+ had to be the new M9 from the beginning.. HTC keeps falling

6. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

Looks like HTC can't do anything right this year...

7. Whateverman

Posts: 3295; Member since: May 17, 2009

At this point... I just want HTC to go away quietly! I really like the One series but I'm just so sick of waiting for HTC, LG, and (to a lesser degree) Motorola to give us their best. All of them have come so close to making a great alternative to the Note but they always stop short of hitting the mark. No stylus... so so camera... no USA release. I know... "not everyone wants a stylus, mega pixels don't matter". Both true, but just build it and we'll buy it.

8. medicci37

Posts: 1361; Member since: Nov 19, 2011

Oh that's good because it's doing a great job of not competing

10. ReticentHamster

Posts: 156; Member since: Jan 19, 2015

I really believe that if HTC put a few things together like: A 5.7" - 6.0" screen, Stylus with functionality like the S-pen, Big, bass-heavy speakers, Smooth multi-window experience, Plus a decent marketing budget, they might have a winner . I love my One Max, and find the "Sixth Sense" UX very pleasant. But since the One Max, they've refused to release a large sized phone, and I think it's really hurting them. Come on, HTC - make the One Max 2!

13. 5kyNet

Posts: 23; Member since: Apr 08, 2015

Goodbye HTC. If you don't want to be a global player....your decision. Plenty of other manufacturers out there. Can't understand such decision in an interconnected world like it is today.

14. Commandant

Posts: 30; Member since: Jan 31, 2015

It seems that they have sh*t inside their heads instead of brain. They are digging their grave by this ... This M9+ should have been their real flagship all over the world. one version with sd810 and another mediatek version I don't know what the hell are they doing. I was counting on buying a m9+, and now ...

15. Eddie11755

Posts: 1; Member since: Jun 13, 2014

I really hope HTC changes their minds about the release to China ONLY! I've been following the rumors as far back as I could remember about the One M9 and when I heard about the One M9+ I was ready to upgrade from my EVO 3D that seems to be plagued with memory leaks

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