After a veritable drip-feed of almost daily leaks, HTC finally made the One M9+ official at its More Than One event held in Beijing. The M9+ has received an upgrade in specifications in some areas over the standard M9 (reviewed here), and we have more pictures and details after the break.
The HTC One M9+ has some of the qualities we have come to expect of an HTC flagship smartphone; namely the all-metal construction, the front-facing BoomSound speakers and the now-familiar design that has evolved from when it first appeared on the M7. The main changes involve moving from the Qualcomm Snapdragon processor to one developed by MediaTek and upgrading to a Quad HD display. This marks the first time that MediaTek has provided the grunt for HTC, albeit one that will likely remain a China exclusive. It’s also HTC’s first handset to feature a Quad HD display.
- 5.2-Inch LCD with 2K resolution (2560 x 1440) 565ppi
- MediaTek MT6795T (Helio) Octa-core processor @ 2.2GHz
- 3GB RAM
- Front-facing camera: 4MP UltraPixel
- Rear-facing camera: 20MP Duo Camera
- 32GB Internal Storage
- Fingerprint sensor
- 2,840mAh battery
- Dimensions: 150.9 x 71.9 x 9.6mm
Despite the big unveiling, pricing and availability details remain unknown, although it is likely that the M9+ will only be offered in China. I’m sure I’m not the only one waiting to see how the MediaTek processor fares in the M9+.