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
SIM Size NanoSIM NanoSIM

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.

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  • Refuge - Thursday, July 23, 2015 - link

    I believe they already did do a review... Or at least a quick look at it.
  • danbob999 - Thursday, July 16, 2015 - link

    HTC doesn't seem to understand that they have too much devices. This way they can't maintain the software on all of them.
  • Freaky_Angelus - Thursday, July 16, 2015 - link

    Why not? The camera only differs a couple of times (2 / 4 / 13 and 20mp on different spots) and sense doesn't change.

    Most of the drivers etc, is Android specific, so their main issue is that they're bringing too much variation of names where they should've kept it M9 and make versions as done in the past with memory. M9 - 32/128 - HD/QHD - SD810/x10 etc. It's an M9, call it a M9 ;)
  • superflex - Thursday, July 16, 2015 - link

    Herp derp much?
  • Maxpower2727 - Friday, July 17, 2015 - link

    The decision to use a 1440p display was incredibly stupid of HTC given the GPU this thing is using. Initial reviews are already criticizing the gaming and multitasking performance. HTC is just completely out of touch with the smartphone market at this point, and it's reflected on their financial results. They have no one to blame but themselves.

    Also, off topic, is there a G4 review in the pipeline?
  • mxwll - Friday, July 24, 2015 - link

    I have to agree with this one. I still use my HTC one M7 as primary phone, I'd rather see them go to 720p even, but at least don't go over 1080p. Otherwise, so many things are great about the HTC One. I can hear when it is ringing for one, unlike most other phones I've had...

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