The 5.2-inch HTC One M9+ stars in two new, high-res renders

The 5.2-inch HTC One M9+ stars in two new, high-res renders
Now that the HTC One E9+ is official – but not before a lengthy leaks campaign first heralded its coming – it's time for us to shift our attention to another XL-sized HTC flagship supposedly in the making: the One M9+. Judging by the intensity of related leaks and rumors, the device in question is due for an announcement fairly soon, and today is case in point: new, high-res renders show us the One M9+ up close and in great detail.

Design-wise, the M9+ is a curious device. That is, it combines elements of both last year's One M8 and the more recent One M9 – we've got the familiar Duo Camera setup at the back, but also a dual-tone paint for the body. What's more, HTC seems on the verge of releasing a One flagship with a physical button up front – one much alike to Samsung's in shape – in order to incorporate a fingerprint scanner with the device's front. 

So far, word on the street is that the HTC One M9+ will come touting a 5.2-inch display with a resolution of 1440 x 2560 pixels, an octa-core MediaTek MT6795T processor coupled with 3GB of RAM, and a 20.1-megapixel main camera. There's some debate going on as to whether the One M9+ will debut in regions other than Asia, though that part remains unclear. For what it's worth, the source behind the below new renders claims that fans outside of Asia will have to import one if they truly want it.


source: @upleaks [1], [2]

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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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42 Comments

2. TyrionLannister unregistered

I still can't believe that home button. That's a Samsung button.

6. Dr.Phil

Posts: 2340; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

Except in this case I don't think you will be able to press it. I believe it's function may purely be just for fingerprint swiping. All of HTC's keys are usually software based instead of hardware based like Samsung.

11. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

I don't want to believe what you're saying but it makes sense. With those speakers on either side it wouldn't make sense using it as a home button because where will you place the multi-tasking and back button then ? On-screen ? Nyah, all the buttons need to be in same line. So yeah home buttons is prolly on-screen along with multi-tasking and back buttons....smh PS. That design looks too cumbersome. Just make it look simple and elegant HTC.

18. ericnichols1999

Posts: 53; Member since: Apr 21, 2014

You can trust him he's a "doctor."

16. HTCM9

Posts: 29; Member since: Mar 29, 2015

If samsung can copy iphone 6 for s6..why not htc..

17. TyrionLannister unregistered

Apple copied HTC, Samsung copied Apple and now HTC copies Samsung. We have a cycle folks.

31. ShaikhJGI

Posts: 359; Member since: Jan 10, 2014

iPhone 6 is Note 2 design by the way

23. brunelian92

Posts: 79; Member since: Feb 04, 2015

What shape would you like it to be? if you want to reduce the height and have it still look nice then there isn't much else to do really is there? If it is not a button then it is a swipe sensor. In which case they probably used the same supplier and behold... same shape!

24. TyrionLannister unregistered

It can be a circle, a square, rounded rectangle. These are generic shapes and nobody lifts a finger when you copy them. But this looks exactly like Note 4 home button. See even the Samsung home buttons. S2, S3, S4 S5 and S6 all 5 have different home buttons but this is a 100% point by point copy. And Same supplier doesn't mean same shape.

30. brunelian92

Posts: 79; Member since: Feb 04, 2015

First of all same supplier does sometimes mean the same shape. Circle? Huge bezzle. Square? Would look dumb on a curved device. Rounded rectangle? It basically is. You can say its a point by point copy, but samsung did not invent the shape. Its not innovative or anything like that. During the concept design process HTC probably tried all the possibilities you mentioned and more and found this to be the most aesthetically pleasing option. When you see two companies trying to build something that looks good don't be surprised to see common features as the same solution may suit both.

41. keithtae

Posts: 564; Member since: Mar 25, 2015

galaxy s2 has a square button and it definitely doesn't look dumb. Iphone 6 plus has a screen ration of 67.93% which is actually higher than the m8 (66.68) and E8 (66.59) and they have no hard button at all. Same supplier doen't mean the same shape, it depends on the company's design first of all. It's a product cycle where the sketch came out first before starting to order and build the components. It can be a slimmer rectangular home button which makes it looks even slicker, or place it at the rear like their own One Max. why the front? plus splitting the speaker grills is seriously ugly in addition to the asymmetric top speaker. It kind of looks like the speakers are everywhere now.

43. brunelian92

Posts: 79; Member since: Feb 04, 2015

Yes but the iPhone doesn't have dual stereo speakers too and bottom for a start. I didn't same supplier means same shape I said it can do. In this case I believe it could not only because of the complexity of the component which should not be underestimated. All I am saying is it could bè depending on time constraints, order numbers etc. If I recall the finger print sensor on the back was unpopular so it would make sense to move it. As for the s2 it was an almost rectangular phone with an almost rectangular button. The HTC is more curved so it makes more sense in my mind. Like I said, companies will tend to conform with similar components in certain designs but it does not mean they copied. People say so and so copied so and so all the time and it's just silly. Some of these things are so basic that really they can't do much different. If the but to rectangular or circular everyone would say they copied somebody else.

35. hassoups

Posts: 473; Member since: Jun 06, 2013

they've also included a second black bar because 1 wasn't enough.

3. sram145

Posts: 127; Member since: Dec 18, 2014

good job dumping 810 and now i just hope MT6795T performs well

13. UglyFrank

Posts: 2193; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

Real racing at 1fps

34. hurrycanger

Posts: 1759; Member since: Dec 01, 2013

Lmao.

4. Kruze

Posts: 1285; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

I hope that's not a physical home button. Meizusung style doesn't match HTC's style.

5. SuperNova

Posts: 649; Member since: Jan 15, 2015

My Christ Jesus! I can't believe I am seeing such a messy design. If they are going to include the home button, just get rid of those weird speaker grills, putting them at the bottom or on the back would make it look much better.

25. theguy2345

Posts: 1216; Member since: Jun 24, 2014

I know right, what are they smoking. I usually like HTC, but really what are they thinking. This looks nasty.

29. SuperNova

Posts: 649; Member since: Jan 15, 2015

I think G4 is a go if S6 is not your choice. Its price is also impressive.

39. theguy2345

Posts: 1216; Member since: Jun 24, 2014

Honestly, I am keeping my M8. I don't upgrade every year anyway. I find it a waste

7. JaneChenLong

Posts: 374; Member since: Mar 18, 2015

They should use the blackbar that have HTC logo for the fingerprint scanner.

8. Af1rPA

Posts: 712; Member since: Jun 12, 2014

No one asked for a home button but HTC puts one in anyway. Do we now have 2 home buttons? No one asked for a duo camera but HTC puts one in anyways. EVERYONE wants those black borders to go away but HTC wants to keep it. Maybe we should ask HTC to make a phone with giant bezels and a s**tty camera since HTC likes doing the opposite to what most people want. Jokes aside, I hope this phone is affordable.

9. Sauce5 unregistered

While the evil black bar everyone hates is kind of annoying, this is one of the sexiest phones I've seen, from what I can tell by these photos. The black on gold looks amazing, and HTCs design on this phone have not let me down. What a gorgeous phone. Every phone is unique. Embrace its beauty.

10. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Lol this is going to be bigger than the 6 plus and Note 4. What a joke.

12. vurobega

Posts: 45; Member since: Nov 16, 2014

come people, use your logic... It's not home button. it's pure fingerprint scanner and of course it looks ugly because they copy the exact samsung button design without put an effort to redesign it to suit HTC One design language...

28. HTCM9

Posts: 29; Member since: Mar 29, 2015

So u mean it looks ugly bcs they copied samsung style..so samsung phones are also ugly..?

33. vurobega

Posts: 45; Member since: Nov 16, 2014

your so dumb, read all my sentences...

14. Denco

Posts: 118; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

Apple takes inspiration from diverse others. Samsung takes inspiration from Apple. LG takes inspiration from Samsung. Xiaomi takes inspiration from Apple and Samsung. HTC takes inspiration from Samsung with that oblong button style. Sony takes inspiration from...emmmm? Huawei takes inspiration from Apple? Lenovo-Motorola takes inspiration from who?

15. Bedz81

Posts: 84; Member since: Dec 30, 2012

Motorola invented the mobile phone, soo.......They are inspiration for everybody!

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