Since the MWC 2015, HTC has been caught in the whirlwind of rumors and badly kept secrets about the One M9+ as well as the two One E9 variants. Today the Taiwanese handset market has formally launched the new One M9+ at a press event held in Beijing, China.
The One M9+ features a 5.2” QHD (1440 x2560 pixels) display and runs Android 5.0 Lollipop with HTC Sense 7 on top of it. It packs 32GB built-in storage and has a 20MP rear f/2.2 camera with secondary lens on the top for depth-sensing. For the selfie enthusiasts, there is a UltraPixel camera in the front.
One major highlight of this smartphone is the 2.2GHz MediaTek MT6795T chipset armed with an octa-core CPU and 3GB RAM.
HTC BoomSound speakers with Dolby Surround sound support come on the front along with a home button like fingerprint sensor integrating support for the AliPay payment system in China. There is no clarity on whether the One M9+ if sold outside China will bear fingerprint sensor.
By default, the One M9+ offers a 2840 mAh battery to power the smartphone. HTC will introduce the phone in three color options – Gunmetal grey, Amber Gold, and Silver Gold color options.