After weeks of speculations, Taiwanese smartphone maker HTC today (8 April) finally pulled the wraps off the new flagship variant One M9+ in China.
The One M9+ looks strikingly identical to the original HTC One M9, which boasts of the dual-tone uni-body design language, wherein the phone's rear is a silver-coated metal, and on the edges, it is laced with gold-coating, providing dual metal finish.
In its bid to make the device look different from the original flagship model, the company has made few changes in display resolution (& size) CPU and camera department.
One M9+ sports a 5.2-inch QHD (2560x1440p) LCD screen and houses MediaTek Octa-core SoC (System on Chip), 3GB RAM, 32GB inbuilt memory and a 2840 mAh battery. One key aspect of the new HTC One M9+ is that it houses the finger-print sensor seen in rival brands - Samsung Galaxy S6 & S6 Edge and Apple iPhone 6.
On the photography front, it houses the 20.0-megapixel camera with an additional camera sensor at the top to capture detailed, in-depth information in the background, enabling users to re-focus other objects visible in the photo which have already been clicked via UFocus application.
On the front, it houses a 4.1-ultrapixel snapper with f/2.0 aperture, 28 mm lens and full HD video recording ability.
HTC One M9+ Release details:
The company has reportedly confirmed that the new HTC One M9+ will be initially made available in China, but details regarding price and availability in other markets are still under wraps.
Key specifications of HTC One M9+ and the original One M9:
|Model||HTC One M9+||HTC One (M9)|
|OS||Android 5.0.2 Lollipop with custom UI Sense v7.0||Android 5.0.2 Lollipop with custom UI Sense v7.0|
|Processor||2.3GHz MediaTek octa-core CPU [Type: MT6795T]||64-bit class 2.7GHz Snapdragon 810 series CPU ( Quad-core ARM® Cortex™ A57 and quad-core A53)|
|RAM||3GB DDR4||3GB DDR4|
|Storage capacity||32GB,expandable up to 128GB||32GB,expandable up to 128GB|
|Battery||2840 mAh||2840 mAh|
|Network||4G (Cat. 6: 300mbps/50mbps) with VoLTE, carrier aggregation,||4G (Cat. 6: 300mbps/50mbps) with VoLTE, carrier aggregation,|
|Add-ons||Finger-print sensor, Nano-SIM slot, Aluminum based body, BoomSound, Dolby Audio system, microSD card slot, Bluetooth v4.1, NFC, Wi-Fi (802.11 a / b / g / n / ac)||Nano-SIM slot, Aluminum based body, BoomSound, microSD card slot, Bluetooth v4.1, NFC, Wi-Fi (802.11 a / b / g / n / ac)|
|Dimensions||150.99 x 71.99 x 9.61 mm||144.6 x 69.7 x 9.61 mm|
|Weight||168 g||157 g|
|Colours||Silver, Gunmetal grey, Pink, Gold||Silver, Gunmetal grey, Pink, Gold|