More alleged HTC One M9 Plus photos show up, physical home button visible

More alleged HTC One M9 Plus photos show up, physical home button visible
Earlier today, we showed you two photos that allegedly present a black version of the unannounced HTC One M9 Plus (which we were expecting to see at MWC 2015 alongside the One M9). Now, we can take a look at two more images, coming from the same Chinese source, this time seemingly showing a silver/gold variant of the M9 Plus.

If this is indeed the real One M9 Plus, it appears that HTC has equipped it with a physical home button which, if previous rumors are to be believed, should include a fingerprint scanner. Other than that, the front of the alleged M9 Plus doesn't look too different from the front of the One M9, hosting BoomSound speakers, and what seems to be a pretty big camera. However, it's said that the M9 Plus will sport a Quad HD display instead of the 1080p panel that the One M9 is offering.

It's not clear if the One M9 Plus is the same device as the previously leaked HTC A55. According to @upleaks, the A55 could be launched as the HTC One E9 in China (though we also heard that it might be released as a Desire smartphone). Hopefully, HTC will soon announce these new smartphones (or this new smartphone, if it turns out to be just one) so we can put all the rumors and speculations to rest.


source: Weibo (in Chinese)

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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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57 Comments

1. darkkjedii

Posts: 30836; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

That looks badass.

4. BruceLeeRoyJenkins

Posts: 51; Member since: Feb 27, 2015

Really not sure about the back camera design. But that's nitpicking. Whether it comes with a 1080p screen or quad this is definitely a big screen entertainment phone.

8. Busyboy

Posts: 731; Member since: Jan 07, 2015

That home button and camera tho... Complete copy and ugly..

22. AndreaWijayanti

Posts: 69; Member since: Mar 03, 2015

Maybe it's just fingerprint scanner

57. Mittal

Posts: 494; Member since: Dec 14, 2011

Well its not like Apple/Samsung invented the home button What i dont like in the current hTc phones is the extra bottom bezel where the company logo is stamped. Just too much bottom bezel

37. amro99

Posts: 114; Member since: Nov 29, 2012

It's the first year since I started to hear about HTC (HTC hero and all...) that I don't like their flagship designs. They just look old and uninspired :(

12. yajia1

Posts: 151; Member since: Aug 22, 2012

If it has a home button, where's the back and multitask?

21. arch_angel

Posts: 1651; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

the home button is suppose to be for the fingerprint scanner so the back and multi button could still be on screen

47. rihel_95

Posts: 305; Member since: Mar 21, 2012

some Boom Speaker is now "Tri" instead of Stereo? :P

2. Freecableguy

Posts: 42; Member since: Jul 21, 2014

Ugly camera though.

23. kabel

Posts: 146; Member since: Nov 06, 2011

Ugly button though

35. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

Ugly phone tho.

42. LittleGaGaKiller

Posts: 290; Member since: Jan 19, 2015

ugly OS (sent from the best smartphone in the world : iPhone 6 Plus)

48. Chunkyspudface

Posts: 65; Member since: May 31, 2013

Someone has to start an Android vs iOS war, and this time, the responsibility fell to you...

3. realhumanbeing

Posts: 53; Member since: Oct 18, 2014

HTC does not get the recognition they deserve,

39. faddi

Posts: 29; Member since: Feb 11, 2015

They did when they were churning out good looking phones. The M9 however was a rehashed M8 with a better camera, and this thing with the home button just looks plain weird.

51. LionStone

Posts: 1048; Member since: Dec 10, 2010

You mock what you don't understand

53. penguinbelly

Posts: 162; Member since: Dec 27, 2014

I believe realhumanbeing was being sarcastic.

5. HASHTAG unregistered

It looks great, but they really need to do something about that camera.

7. maherk

Posts: 6717; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

That's not a camera, that's a record.

6. maherk

Posts: 6717; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Galaxy phones called, they want their home button back.

50. bur60

Posts: 981; Member since: Jul 07, 2014

Can't do much about that button can U? Why don't you come up with a good well fitting button for the device. Ppl even call out for button designs. Oh look same volume up and down buttons.

52. LionStone

Posts: 1048; Member since: Dec 10, 2010

Really!? The Home button they ripped from Apple is now Sammy's? Wow...

9. ouroburos96

Posts: 10; Member since: Jun 26, 2014

It looks odd. Literally like someone expertly photoshoped the Samsung galaxy button onto a m8.

10. rnagic

Posts: 215; Member since: Jul 13, 2014

This thing is beat.

11. waddup121 unregistered

OIS Spotted! And welcome to the HTC Galaxy One+

13. Phonedingo

Posts: 399; Member since: Aug 16, 2014

That thing is so ugly.

14. WackJobs

Posts: 30; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Galaxy Note 4 wannabe copy cat

15. Alex123

Posts: 241; Member since: Oct 17, 2012

If i am given a choice, i will choose the fingerprint scanner at the back like the one with Ascend Mate 7. It might make the phone looks ugly for some (including me) if it sits on front.

16. Ishtiaque99

Posts: 68; Member since: Apr 15, 2014

Looks ugly.

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