Live images of the HTC One M9 Plus crop up again, confirm specs

Live images of the HTC One M9 Plus crop up again, confirm specs
While the HTC One M9 Plus (or M9+, as some sources insist) isn't yet a market reality, our expectation is that the company is prepping an announcement, and it has a date in mind that will be upon us sooner rather than later. A whole bunch of renders, dummies, and even supposed prototypes have leaked already, and today we add two more to the mix.

This time around, we have something a bit more legit-looking, for the duo of live images also show a China Mobile logotype etched on the back of the alleged One M9 Plus. This could, of course, be an elaborate fake, but the information does match what we know so far – that HTC will be mainly targeting Asian markets with the phone

Design-wise, the One M9 Plus reminds us a whole lot of the One M8 due to its Duo Camera setup at the rear, used for depth-of-field effects. Up at the front, however, we have something completely different – a physical Home button that literally splits the traditional bottom BoomSound speaker in two. This one has been suggested to double up as a fingerprint scanner.

As for specs, from what we're seeing, previous information suggesting an octa-core MediaTek MT6795T processor (at least for Asian markets) and 3GB of RAM has been confirmed via an AnTuTu pane seen in the third image below. The report card also reveals a 20.1-megapixel camera, 32GB of internal storage, and Android 5.0 Lollipop, almost certainly with the newest Sense 7.0 layout on top.

More as we get it!



1. LittleGaGaKiller

Posts: 290; Member since: Jan 19, 2015

Better than iPhone 6 plus? HELL NOOOOOO

3. AnTuTu

Posts: 1612; Member since: Oct 14, 2012

Kinda shocked to see what HTC is doing this year. This thing just looks ugly :(

10. Kumar123 unregistered

As a fan of HTC and One series I admit this phones looks ugly. What up with the weird and super ugly looking physical button. Its ruins the overall design. I hope its a fake.

37. Starboy

Posts: 10; Member since: Feb 06, 2015

i think ts a fingerprint scanner...

27. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Looks like last years model. Was it ugly too? The last phone they had that looked good to me, was the Incredible. That was so long ago now.

29. camera531

Posts: 346; Member since: Jun 30, 2012

I think the all metal One S was their best.

2. RajRicardo

Posts: 495; Member since: Feb 28, 2014

Not a good year for HTC.

30. Niva.

Posts: 440; Member since: Jan 05, 2015

To be fair though, the M9 is really brought down mainly by the SD810. I'd hoped for a refreshed design but arguably they still have the best design overall. It will be best to skip out on anything with the SD810 though.

33. HASHTAG unregistered

I disagree. I don't think the average buyer is going to be like, "I'm not getting this phone because it has the SD810 processor." I think the design plays a major factor over the specs when it comes to the average buyer.

4. ankitp

Posts: 138; Member since: Feb 19, 2013

htc really obsessed with boomsound speakers,this is so no design

5. AndroidLollipop unregistered

is that a finger print scanner in the home button?

23. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

From what I can see it's just a finger print scanner

6. trung_ero

Posts: 38; Member since: Jul 02, 2014


7. quintessential

Posts: 86; Member since: Mar 11, 2015

After what HTC presented us this year, dun expect people to trust their PR department or what their execs tell you anymore. All that crap about 2015 being a fantastic year with wonderfully superb handsets in the pipeline? Similar to last year, again HTC is all just hype but nothing. The more they hype and brag, the bigger the disappointment. This M9 Plus just looks so BORING with the same old design slapped with a Samsung Note 4 home button ?! HTC pls dun kid yourselves and keep thinking ur the so-called 'Rolex" of the mobile world please. Such uninspiring designs, along with lousy marketing and advertising. Marketing to nerds and alienating your female base brings you terrible sales. No point changing your CEO when your entire marketing and mobile team should be fired!

8. fonelover

Posts: 255; Member since: Mar 19, 2015

Home button could be removed, this button really looks odd.

9. fonelover

Posts: 255; Member since: Mar 19, 2015

If they r so adamant to keep home, they should have removed boom sound speakers. They both came together resulting a weird look.

11. yoosufmuneer

Posts: 1518; Member since: Feb 14, 2015

Wait HTC, its not even a month after their flagship was released, Now another One.

24. zoomtech

Posts: 12; Member since: Nov 11, 2014

thanks a lot for your masage I agree with you

25. Spedez

Posts: 542; Member since: Aug 29, 2014

Did he give you massage? I want some too. If you are a gal...

12. DonChoi

Posts: 35; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

HTC Home button is a fingerprint scanner. Will soon be able to see invisible fingerprint scanner under home-key LG, Samsung, Apple and Hauwei full-screen fingerprint recognition will also be able to see if the end of this year or next year. As early as at the end of the year will see LG Note.

17. keithtae

Posts: 564; Member since: Mar 25, 2015

LG note is basically a copy of the samsung note series, same as the xiaomi note

20. wargreymon

Posts: 764; Member since: Nov 05, 2013

You seem to know very much about the LG Note. Can you show us some sources, because all I have seen is a rumored name for it.

13. promise7

Posts: 894; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

as others have already stated, this thing is really odd and ugly looking. the speakers r misaligned and all look out of place. if they were so set on a physical button i wish they would've put the speakers at the very top and bottom like this concept picture, for the top, move the front camera to the middle below the speaker and for the bottom, move the home button above the speaker. i'd take thinner/smaller speakers and a slightly longer phone over this mismatched, mishaped monstrosity they call the m9 plus. 2015 is not going to be a good year for htc.

14. ironmarc89

Posts: 61; Member since: Jan 22, 2012

its f__king ugly to be quite frankly

15. Pattyface

Posts: 1658; Member since: Aug 20, 2014

Hmm it seems I'm the only one that doesn't hate the design. I don't mind the speaker alignment and I'm used to the home button as I have a note 4. The only thing I don't like is the smaller size

16. g2a5b0e unregistered

It's starting to look more & more like this might actually be the real deal. If so, what the hell is HTC thinking? This is beyond bad. A return to the duo camera & an oddly placed home button (more than likely for a fingerprint scanner)? They can't figure out what they want to do.


Posts: 334; Member since: Mar 24, 2015

If they are going to split the boomsound speakers on the bottom, why dont they split it at the top and put the 13mp camera+flash in the middle. They could have also went back to capacitive buttons for back and multitask just like on the M7. The duo camera and round camera also ruined the back. Square matched the square look.

19. true1984

Posts: 865; Member since: May 23, 2012

i dont understand why everyone is so upset. it doesnt look as bad as everyone is making it out to be, in my opinion at least.

21. foreverjin08

Posts: 73; Member since: Sep 10, 2013

The ugliest phone I have ever seen.

22. Chuck007

Posts: 1410; Member since: Mar 02, 2014

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