After countless leaks and rumors the HTC One M9 Plus is finally official. We expected to see this device alongside the announcement of the HTC One M9 (our review), but instead HTC saved it for an event in China. The M9+ takes most of what HTC did with the M9 and improves it very subtly.
The display has been increased from 5-inches to 5.2-inches, and resolutions has been improved from 1080p to 2K. This will make people wonder even more why HTC stuck with 1080p on the M9. The other big change is the processor. There was a lot of controversy around overheating issues with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 810, but the M9+ switches that out for an octa-core processor from MediaTek.
The M9+ gets the DuoCamera back, but it’s still 20MP, and the 4 UltraPixel front camera is the same. You’ll also notice HTC has also thrown in a fingerprint scanner on the front to round out the new features. Other specs include 3GB of RAM, 32GB of storage, and 2840 mAh battery. We really like the subtle improvements HTC has made, but we can’t help but wish this was the real One M9. The M9+ will likely never be sold here in the U.S.