HTC’s 5.2-inch One M9+ has a Quad HD display and a fingerprint scanner
After months of rumors and speculation, HTC today made the One M9+ official at an event in Beijing. As expected, it’s a slightly bigger — and in some cases slightly better — version of the flagship One M9, with a super-sharp Quad HD display, and a fingerprint scanner.
The One M9+ looks almost identical to the regular One M9 that was announced at Mobile World Congress just a month ago, but it has a second rear-facing camera sensor on its back, and a physical home button that sits beneath its display.
It’s also slightly larger; while the One M9 has a 5-inch 1080p display, the One M9+ has a 5.2-inch Quad HD (2560×1440) display, and beneath it sits a fingerprint scanner that requires a simple tap — like Apple’s Touch ID — rather than a swipe.
The One M9+ is powered by a 64-bit MediaTek Helio X10 processor with eight Cortex A53 cores clocked at 2.2GHz, and 3GB of RAM. Its main rear-facing camera is a 20-megapixel sensor, but like last year’s One M8, there’s a second module just above it that records depth information, and allows for some cool effects.
The front-facing camera is a 4-megapixel UltraPixel shooter — just like on the regular One M9 — and it sits alongside one of two front-facing BoomSound speakers, which boast Dolby Audio technology. The One M9+ also offers LTE connectivity and a 2,840mAh battery.
So far, the One M9+ is only confirmed for China, but it seems unlikely that HTC wouldn’t want to launch it worldwide at some point. Many fans will surely decide against the regular One M9 in favor of this model, thanks mostly to that Quad HD display.