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HTC One M9+ breaks cover with QHD display, MediaTek processor & more

By April Taylor , Apr 08, 2015 07:29 AM EDT

The much-rumored HTC One M9+ is now official, making its debut in China alongside the plastic-built HTC One E9+ that surfaced earlier.

HTC unveiled its new One M9 flagship back in early March at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2015, but also had a couple of other high-end smartphones up its sleeve. Not too long ago, following several leaks, the company officially listed the HTC One E9+ smartphone on its Chinese website. At the same time, HTC also hinted at a One M9+ debut, teasing an April 8 event with the #MoreThanOne hashtag.

The company has now officially taken the wraps off its HTC One M9+ in China, unveiling a powerful device with a sleek metal casing. Simply put, the HTC One M9+ is a pumped up version of the flagship One M9, boasting a higher-resolution display and a different processor, among the key differences.

More specifically, the new HTC One M9+ rocks a 5.2-inch display with a Quad HD (QHD) resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels, compared to the One M9's full HD resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. Under the hood, the new powerhouse packs an octa-core 64-bit MediaTek MT6975T processor clocked at 2.2GHz, instead of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 chip powering the flagship One M9.

Other specs of the HTC One M9+ include 3GB of RAM, a 20-megapixel rear camera with the One M8's Duo Camera setup, an UltraPixel front shooter, and a single-touch fingerprint reader below the screen, which will allow users to easily unlock their phone and make payments. The fingerprint reader resembles the home button on Samsung devices, just as previous leaks had indicated.

The HTC One M9+ further features a large 2,840 mAh battery, dual BoomSound front-facing stereo speakers, and will have its own Dot View case. The company offered no details so far regarding when the HTC One M9+ will hit retail, which markets it will reach (other than China), or how much it will cost when it launches.

HTC is expected to provide more information closer to launch, and we'll keep you up to date as soon as it does. In the meantime, check out the HTC One M9+ on the company's Sina Weibo account at this link.

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