HTC looks to have new flagships coming in March. We’ve heard (and seen) plenty of things about the HTC One (M9), but a more mysterious model known as the One (M9) Plus also appears to be in the works. The One (M9) Plus is said to be a larger, premium version of the One (M9), similar to the HTC One max that came out a couple years ago. Now, further leaks revealed more about the device, including its advantages over the One (M9).
New photos and leaks show that the One (M9) Plus has a design that varies from the One (M9). The back contains a massive hole for the camera, which will reportedly be a 20-megapixel shooter. It also includes a smaller camera sensor on top, bringing back the Duo Camera idea from last year’s One (M8). The Duo Camera feature has reportedly been axed from the One (M9), so it makes sense to see it included on the One (M9) Plus.
Moving around to the front, we can see that the device is larger than the rumored One (M9). The display is reportedly 5.5-inches with a QHD resolution. We can also see a new silver ring around the front-facing camera and what is allegedly a fingerprint scanner below the screen. At the top, the traditional BoomSound speaker is clearly visible, but it’s hard to tell if the second speaker is still there on the bottom edge of the device. If it’s not, that could be a bit of a disappointment, as HTC’s BoomSound stereo speakers have been highly praised for breaking the norm and providing far better volume and quality than traditional phone speakers.
The rumor should be taken with a grain of salt, as the device looks a little odd. The fingerprint scanner below the display seems out of place and looks extremely Samsung-esque. That’s not to say that it can’t be real, but it simply doesn’t seem to fit into the rest of HTC’s design. Whatever the case, we’ll know more come March 1, when HTC is expected to take the wraps off of two new flagships at Mobile World Congress.
What would you like to see in a One (M9) Plus?