The HTC One M9 Plus wasn't announced today - do you think it will be unveiled later this year?

The HTC One M9 Plus wasn't announced today - do you think it will be unveiled later this year?
HTC today announced three new devices: the One M9 smartphone, the Grip fitness tracker, and the Vive virtual reality headset. Previous rumors had it that the company would also unveil a One M9 Plus on this day, but HTC's MWC 2015 event is now over, and there's been no mention about this alleged Plus version of the new One.

While most of the rumors surrounding the One M9 turned out to be true, right now we're not sure that the One M9 Plus even exists. It's said that the M9 Plus should sport a 5.2-inch display with 1440 x 2560 pixels (thus being HTC's first Quad HD smartphone), while also offering a fingerprint sensor. The rest of its features shouldn't be different from those of the regular One M9, including a 20 MP rear camera, UltraPixel front-facing camera, BoomSound speakers, 3 GB of RAM, and an octa-core Snapdragon 810 processor.

It's hard to believe that the One M9 (which should be released later this month) will remain HTC's only new high-end smartphone throughout 2015, so could we see the One M9 Plus arriving sometime later this year? What do you think? Feel free to cast your votes in the poll below! And, if you haven't done it already, check out our HTC One M9 hands-on for a closer look at HTC's new (yet old) design philosophy.

Do you think HTC will announce the One M9 Plus (or a Quad HD version of the M9) later this year?

Yes
67.5%
No
32.5%

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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)
One M9
  • Display 5.0" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 20 MP / 4 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 810, Octa-core, 2000 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2840 mAh(21.7h 3G talk time)

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13 Comments

1. Busyboy

Posts: 732; Member since: Jan 07, 2015

Hopefully. I'd love to see it compete with the Note 5.

3. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

This x100.

2. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Doubt it. The M9 running WP10 will I'll guarantee you that.

4. Derekjeter

Posts: 1515; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

It will along with the NOTE 5 and just like the M9 is getting crushed even before the S6 is announced so will the M9 plus.

7. jellmoo

Posts: 2620; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

In terms of sales? Almost certainly. In terms of quality? That remains to be seen, but I highly doubt it.

5. bodzio1809

Posts: 407; Member since: Aug 28, 2013

There will be no HTC later this year.

6. medicci37

Posts: 1361; Member since: Nov 19, 2011

I have the M8 & I'm surprised that this phone is thicker last year's model. Especially considering the shrink in die size from 28nm to 20

8. TheHitman1982

Posts: 97; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

It doesn't matter if its released later or not, They missed the boat not releasing it alongside the M9, I am not waiting any longer, They lost a sale.

11. jasonstuff

Posts: 2; Member since: Mar 01, 2015

I'm right there with you man. I LOVE my HTC One Max and am ready for an upgrade. In world where everyone has a large phone option WHY are they not coming out with the biggest baddest M9 Plus. It should have a huge battery, 4GB RAM. They really dropped the ball here. Now I'm thinking about going Samsung or LG or even iPhone Plus. I'm sick of waiting and I'm really frustrated at HTC. They already skipped one upgrade.

9. cdm283813

Posts: 424; Member since: Jan 10, 2015

I thought the M8 plus was going to be announced last year especially after the iPhone 6 plus. So I doubt it for this year so no. But I would love to be proven wrong.

10. cncrim

Posts: 1588; Member since: Aug 15, 2011

I don't think there is any M9 Plus unless leak and so far 0.

12. jasonstuff

Posts: 2; Member since: Mar 01, 2015

I can't believe phone Arena is the only one reporting this. I mean it's been weeks of rulers of a Plus, Hima, whatever a new One Max finally coming out and HTC just completely ignores the big phone market while Samsung is almost to Note 5 and iPhone comes out with 5.5 phone. WHERE IS HTC?? I LOVE HTC phones and I love my One Max but I'm ready for an upgrade.... this may have cost them sale and many sales in the future...

13. ReticentHamster

Posts: 156; Member since: Jan 19, 2015

Great to see a felloww One Max user here! I totally agree with you - the absence of the One Max 2/M9 Plus was the biggest disappointment for me today. The design of the One M9, though recycled, is still quite attractive. If this design were simply translated into a 5.5" - 6" form factor, the resulting phone would be a very compelling device, especially if the speakers were correspondingly more powerful. Hopefully they'll quit delaying and bring out the big guns soon.

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