HTC has just relaunched the HTC One M9+. With the relaunch, HTC has taken the liberty of upgrading the device, mainly in the camera department, and also of giving it a new nickname.
The updated HTC One M9+ comes with a near identical design to that of the One M9. The body of the device is made out of aluminium, just like the One M9, with the front featuring HTC’s signature BoomSound speakers, as well as a fingerprint scanner in between the lower speaker grills. On the rear there is one significant difference compared to the M9, that being the addition of the dual-camera setup instead of a large, square-shaped sensor covered in sapphire glass. The new device will be available in three different colour options: Gunmetal Grey, Gold and a Gold & Silver model. The phone itself is 9.61mm thick.
Specs wise, the One M9+ is fitted with a 5.2” display, that has a 1440x2560p (Quad-HD) resolution and a pixel density of 565ppi. The handset is powered by a 64-bit Octa-Core MediaTek Helio X10 processor, clocked at 2.2GHz, which is paired with 3GB of DDR4 RAM. This new device comes with 32GB of internal storage, along with support for microSD cards of up to 128GB. It also includes various other features such as Bluetooth 4.1, NFC, LTE connectivity (Up to 300mbps) and a 2840mAh battery.
Moving on to the camera, this is the biggest difference versus the original M9+. The updated model is now equipped with a 21MP sensor on the rear (up from 20MP) that comes with f/2.2 aperture and a dual-tone LED flash. A new feature is OIS, as well as an ultra-fast 0.1s phase-detection autofocus plus laser AF to boot. On the front, a 4MP-UltraPixel selfie sensor is included.
Finally, the HTC One M9+ comes with Android 5.0.2 Lollipop straight out of the box, with HTC’s Sense 7 overlay on top. The device will go on sale October 5 in HTC’s home country of Taiwan for the equivalent of $630, but unfortunately, the company hasn’t mentioned a global launch.
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