HTC Set to Launch One (M9) Plus on 8 April; Tipped to Feature 5.5-inch QHD Display
HTC Set to Launch One (M9) Plus on 8 April; Tipped to Feature 5.5-inch QHD DisplayHTC via Weibo

Taiwanese smartphone maker HTC is reportedly planning to launch a new smartphone One (M9) Plus next month.

Prior to the official unveiling of One (M9) on 1 March, rumours were rife that the HTC might launch a premium big-screen variant One (M9) Plus alongside the flagship smartphone, just like Apple did in late 2014, but it never materialise.

Now, new reports from China have once again sparked off speculations that the company will finally pull the wraps of the phablet in April.

HTC via official social networking site Weibo has announced that the company will host an event on 8 April. The invite shows-off a smartphone with a tag, "HTC, more than One", leading many to believe that the firm will unveil the much anticipated HTC One Max successor, One (M9) Plus.

In the picture, we see device's rear-side featuring camera with dual-LED flash and on the edges, we see the new dual-tone design language similar to the current flagship model, but on closer observation, we also see a glimpse of secondary camera module on top of the main camera that is identical to the 2014 HTC One (M8).

In the 2014 flagship model, the company had used secondary camera sensor on the top of the main camera module to capture detailed information of a scene, enabling users to re-focus objects on the photos that are already taken via UFocus application and now it looks like the company have incorporated the same for the new phablet.

[Read More: HTC One (M9) vs One (M8): Specification Comparison]

It has been learnt that the One (M9) Plus will boast 5.5-inch QHD (2560x1440p) display and run on the Android 5.0 Lollipop OS powered by an Octa-core CPU and 3GB RAM.

As of now, HTC has not responded to speculations twirling on the Internet, but we will know for sure in a couple of weeks what the company has in store for us.