HTC Brings The One M9+ To Europeby Brandon Chester on July 16, 2015 3:00 AM EST
Earlier this year, HTC released the One M9+ in the Asia-Pacific region of the world. The One M9+ is visually similar to the normal One M9, but with significant differences to the hardware specifications. It swaps the Qualcomm SoC in the M9 for a MediaTek chip, and moves to a larger and higher resolution display. Today HTC is bringing the One M9+ to various markets in Europe. To see how the One M9+ compares to the standard One M9 you can check out the spec comparison in the chart below.
|HTC One M9+||HTC One M9|
|SoC||MT6795 2.2GHz 8xA53 MediaTek Helio X10||MSM8994 2/1.5 GHz A57/A53 Snapdragon 810|
32GB NAND + microSD
32GB NAND + microSD
|Display||5.2” 1440p IPS LCD||5” 1080p IPS LCD|
|Network||2G / 3G / 4G LTE (MediaTek Category 4 LTE)||2G / 3G / 4G LTE (Qualcomm UE Category 7/9 LTE)|
|Dimensions||150.99 x 71.99 x 9.61mm 168g||144.6 x 69.7 x 9.61mm 157g|
|Camera||20MP Rear Facing w/ 1.12 µm pixels, 1/2.4" CMOS size, f/2.2, 27.8mm (35mm effective)
2MP Duo cam
4MP Front Facing, 2.0 µm pixels, f/2.0 26.8mm (35mm effective
|20MP Rear Facing w/ 1.12 µm pixels, 1/2.4" CMOS size, f/2.2, 27.8mm (35mm effective)
4MP Front Facing, 2.0 µm pixels, f/2.0 26.8mm (35mm effective)
|Battery||2840 mAh (10.79 Whr)||2840 mAh (10.79 Whr)|
|Connectivity||802.11a/b/g/n/ac + BT 4.1, GNSS, NFC, DLNA, microUSB 2.0||802.11a/b/g/n/ac + BT 4.1, GNSS, NFC, DLNA, microUSB 2.0|
The One M9+ shares a number of specifications with the normal HTC One M9. However, it resembles the HTC One ME even more closely. The SoC, RAM, storage, connectivity, and battery capacity are all the same as the HTC One ME. It also sports the fingerprint sensor beneath the display. The big difference between the One ME and the One M9+ is that the latter sports an aluminum unibody design instead of plastic, and also brings back HTC's secondary duo-cam camera. The 20MP camera of the M9+ is still the Toshiba sensor shared with the M9.
While the One M9+ is already available in India, the expansion to Europe means that consumers have more options for smartphones from HTC. It's also a big win for MediaTek to have a device with their Helio X10 SoC shipping. In Europe, the One M9+ will be released in silver, grey, and gold colors. Pricing is currently unknown but one can make an educated guess based on the pricing in India and China. Availability for specific markets in Europe will be announced as time goes on.