As it was pretty much expected, HTC announced the One M9 flagship back in the beginning of the previous month, and a few days back has also unveiled the new One M8s sporting a familiar design. But this is not the end to all the ‘One’ craziness the Taiwanese maker has prepared for us, as there is a new one on the block – a slightly bigger and cheaper version of the M9.
The HTC One M9+ has been unveiled in Beijing, bearing a design that seems to be considered immortal in HTC’s laboratories. The smartphone gets the same unibody metal build, but is slightly bigger with its 5.2-inch diagonal. The handset sports a processor from MediaTeak instead of Qualcomm in the M9, which is why the device is going to be less expensive. Let’s have a look at all its specs and features:
- 5.2-inch Quad HD display
- Octa-core MediaTek MT6795T chip (2.2GHz, 64 bit)
- 3GB of RAM
- Same bright UltraPixel front-facing camera, and the same 20-megapixel main camera (enhanced with the M8’s Duo Camera)
- Single-touch fingerprint reader below the screen
- 2,840 mAh integrated battery
- BoomSound front-facing stereo speakers
- Support for Dot View case
- 4G LTE, WiFi 802.11 a/ac/b/g/n (2.4 and 5 GHz), Bluetooth with aptX codec and GPS with GLONASS
HTC didn’t reveal the official pricing, nor availability dates for the smartphone, so we’ll have to wait for more info on that. However, most likely, it will first become available in the domestic Chinese market and will then roll out to more countries across the globe. The handset will come in Gunmetal grey, Amber Gold, and Silver Gold color options.