HTC One M9 Plus to debut on April 8, hints company teaser

The much-rumored HTC One M9 Plus will make its official debut on April 8 in China, according to a new teaser from the company.

Before the formal unveiling of the HTC One M9 flagship, the rumor mill was also churning in anticipation of a phablet variant of the smartphone, presumably called the HTC One M9 Plus. HTC formally unveiled the flagship One M9 at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2015 earlier this month, but made no mention of the larger One M9 Plus.

Nevertheless, rumors have been intensifying as of late and the purported HTC One M9 Plus leaked on several occasions, indicating an imminent arrival. The company now took to Weibo to do some teasing of its own, clueing us in on an April 8 unveiling for the phablet.

HTC posted the image above on Weibo, along with the hashtag #MoreThanOne, hinting at the larger HTC One M9 Plus phablet. The teaser image falls in line with recent leaks showing the device, featuring the same circular camera module with a depth sensor above it, similar to the dual camera setup found on the One M8. The teaser further reveals the same brushed metal finish of the One M9, as well as the same two-tone, Silver/Gold color design.

The company offered no additional clues in regards to the phablet's specs and features, but various leaks and reports so far have tried to paint a picture of what to expect. The HTC One M9 Plus will reportedly boast a 5.2- or 5.5-inch display with a high QHD resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels, compared to the 5-inch full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels) display of the flagship One M9.

The larger HTC One M9 Plus may also pack a high-end MediaTek chip under the hood instead of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor found on the One M9, as Qualcomm's chip is reportedly posing some overheating issues.

Recently leaked images allegedly showing the HTC One M9 Plus also revealed the device with a physical home button, which is expected to double as a fingerprint reader as well.

Lastly, the HTC One M9 Plus is expected to come with 3GB of RAM and a 20-megapixel rear camera, but it remains unclear whether it will also feature an UltraPixel front shooter like the One M9 flagship.

All of these purported specs are based solely on leaks and speculation, however, so it's best to take them with a grain of salt. HTC's new teaser suggests that the One M9 Plus unveiling is just around the corner, which means that we should get the official scoop straight from the source in just a couple of weeks.

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