The long-rumoured HTC One M9+ is finally official now. HTC
on Wednesday unveiled the One M9+ at a press event held in Beijing.
The larger variant of its existing flagship One M9, the HTC One M9+ features a 5.2-inch Quad-HD (1440x2560 pixels) display and runs Android 5.0.2 Lollipop with HTC Sense 7 UI on top.
(Also see: HTC One M9+ vs HTC One M9)
The Taiwanese company will initially launch the smartphone in China region, and has not yet detailed pricing, or revealed any information on its global release. Also as expected, the big home button on One M9+ is a fingerprint sensor that will also support biometric authentication for the AliPay payment system in China.
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The HTC One M9+ is powered by 2.2GHz octa-core MediaTek MT6795T processor coupled with 3GB of RAM. The inbuilt storage on the device is 32GB, which is further expandable by a microSD card (up to 128GB).
The One M9+ features an UltraPixel front camera and HTC's duo rear camera setup just like the One (M8). The primary camera in the setup is a 20-megapixel shooter (f/2.2) along with a depth-sensing camera. Notably, HTC dropped the Duo camera in One M9, explaining that the overall handset design couldn't accommodate the 20-megapixel sensor along with a depth-sensing lens. Evidently the company managed with the bigger variant.
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Connectivity options on the device include 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Infrared, DLNA, FM radio, and NFC. The One M9+ is backed by a similar 2840mAh non-removable battery as seen on One M9. HTC will launch the smartphone in three colour options - Gunmetal grey, Amber Gold, and Silver Gold.