More HTC One M9 Plus details revealed: 5.2-inch screen, giant body


While most of our collective attention has been focused on HTC's new flagship, the One M9 (which we reviewed already), another device from the manufacturer may prove just as interesting – the One M9 Plus. From what we know so far, the M9 Plus will be a larger version of the M9, with a Quad HD display and a fingerprint scanner in tow.

Leaks and rumors concerning the M9 Plus are sporadic at best, giving us that weird feeling that its fate is not yet decided, though that's not for lack of such. Just today, for example, leak authority @OnLeaks shot a quick tweet on his Twitter handle, outlining two important details about the M9 Plus – display size and body measurements.

According to the source, those 1440 x 2560 pixels will be spread out over 5.2 inches of screen real estate, potentially giving the M9 Plus a pixel density of 565 ppi. As for size, the One M9 Plus will stay true to HTC's design philosophy, with an imposing body that measures 5.94 x 2.85 x 0.4 inches (150.9 x 72.5 x 10.15 mm). Despite identical display sizes, this would make the HTC One M9 Plus quite a bit larger than the Sony Xperia Z3, so no surprises there.

The rest of the specs we've gathered so far (which are in no way confirmed, mind you) include the likes of an octa-core Snapdragon/MediaTek chipset powering the thing, depending on region, 3GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage, a 20.7-megapixel camera (possibly with a 2.1-megapixel sidekick alike to the One M8), a 4-megapixel front-facing selfie cam, and a 2,840 mAh cell.

source: @OnLeaks

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16 Comments

1. carlemillward unregistered

Releasing a variant so early? Is that a good idea?

2. LifeSucks

Posts: 54; Member since: Jan 15, 2015

Read AnandTech's review of One M9. So far their opinion is not as positive as I had hoped.

3. CanYouSeeTheLight

Posts: 1122; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

Yep after 3 years of buying HTC flagships the Asus Zenfone 2 is looking better and better (4GB version) and the price looks even better than the phone.

6. Doakie

Posts: 2478; Member since: May 06, 2009

Right now I have a 64 GB OnePlus One which is an amazing phone. However the 64 GB/4 GB ZenFone 2 does have it's appeal, mainly I want to see if the PixelMaster low light algorithms work on the ZenFone 2s camera. If reviews are good on the camera and battery life I'll probably swap over to one when they come to the States. All these expensive flagship's don't excite me anymore. The bang for the buck on them is just horrible these days. They're not really $400 better than the OPO or ZenFone 2. If they were then I'd consider buying them.

12. CanYouSeeTheLight

Posts: 1122; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

Yep not getting excited either, the M9 turned out to be a turd and not worthy of an upgrade, i'd rather get the Zenfone 2 and get the extra real estate in a relatively compact body, the Z3580 has about the same GPU performance as the S801 and appears to be a bit more powerful CPU wise and is 64 bit. The PixelMaster low light is what got me interested in the Zenfone 2 as i've seen comparisons with the Zenfone 5 and high ends in low light and it is able to trash them or keep up with them despite being 200$.

4. tiara6918

Posts: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

I hope it will come with a mediatek processor rather than the problematic crapdragon

13. tury694

Posts: 167; Member since: Aug 25, 2014

Never thought the day would come when I agree with this statement.

15. g2a5b0e unregistered

...but, but, but, I thought you loved your Lumia 1520, the world's first & mightiest smartphone with the Snapdragon 810.

16. fyahking

Posts: 1146; Member since: Jan 28, 2015

It's crackdragon!

5. Bedz81

Posts: 84; Member since: Dec 30, 2012

5.2"? They are having a laugh, especially at them dimensions! Seems only LG and Motorola know how to utilise space on a body, oh and the Sony Z3 compact.

8. Doakie

Posts: 2478; Member since: May 06, 2009

10. Bedz81

Posts: 84; Member since: Dec 30, 2012

La terrible! I don't want a bezeless phone but all this useless space annoys me. They need better engineers, surely the speakers can go on the side and integrate the HTC as part of the speakers.

7. gersont1000

Posts: 473; Member since: Mar 13, 2012

So I guess you can just save yourself a couple of hundred dollars and get the Z3 instead.

9. DRO_ID

Posts: 40; Member since: Feb 20, 2014

This front design especially for the phone on the left, looks so much better than the M9. That design with the same specs plus OIS on the 20mp camera and they would be in a much better place going forward fighting against Samsung.

11. NexusX

Posts: 613; Member since: May 16, 2013

t's sad to see how apple started a new trend of making "plus" phones to milk their customers for even more profit. Now that samsung has their "even higher end" edge, HTC is making a "even higher end" M9 plus. Paying $650 no longer gives you the top of the line flagship phones as it did before To get real flagships you have to cough up another $100. This is basically a price increase for real flagship phones. Move along, nothing to see here, HTC doesn't give a damn about innovation and customers and they are in no position to do so. putting a woman in charge won't change that either.

14. chadful33

Posts: 43; Member since: Apr 20, 2011

At 10.15mm it should come with a 5000mah battery..

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