Today HTC announced the long rumored big brother to the HTC One M9, the HTC One M9+. In a blog post posted early this morning, HTC detailed their newest spec monster. The One M9 hasn’t even reached it’s release date of April 10th yet but HTC is already releasing the China specific M9+. In the past we’ve seen bigger versions of the One flagship like the HTC One Max but it’s or lower cost plastic versions like the HTC One E8 but they’re normally released well after the flagship, not alongside.

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The One M9 features a 5″ 1080p screen, Snapdragon 810 processor, Boomsound speakers, a 20 MP camera on the back with an ultrapixel selfie cam on front with it’s newest Sense 7 software on top of Android 5.0. The One M9+ will feature a 5.2″ 2K screen, MediaTek Helio X10 core processor, Boomsound speakers with Dolby Audio, Duo cameras with a 20 MP shooter and an ultapixel camera on front and back, HTC Sense 7 and a fingerprint scanner. We’ve yet to see what the MediaTek processor will be clocked at but hopefully it won’t deal with the same thermal throttling issues that have been rumored with the Snapdragon 810 from Qualcomm.

No release date or pricing information has been given for the HTC One M9+ but we will keep you updated.

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HTC’s One family is all about luxury and the continued pursuit of brilliance. The original design of the HTC One was grounded in a philosophy of “simple, crafted, and human,” driven further by our goal of creating the first beautiful, seamless, all-metal phone. This philosophy and our belief in the power of great design have been carried forward in the new HTC One M9 and M9+. The HTC One M9+, available in China, carries on the legacy of the iconic all-metal body and includes such features as a 5.2” display, HTC BoomSound® with Dolby Audio™ surround sound, and HTC’s improved Duo Cameras. Let’s take a closer look at some of these new features.

Display The HTC One M9+ comes with a 5.2” 2K display to give you a more immersive viewing experience without compromising comfort; you can still comfortably hold this phone in the palm of your hand. And the new MediaTek Helio X10 core processor ensures smoother movie playback and sharper photos.

HTC BoomSound™ with Dolby Audio™ HTC’s dual front-facing speakers have been combined with 5.1 channel Dolby Audio surround sound simulation to deliver a high-definition, high-quality listening experience.

HTC Duo Cameras The HTC One M9+ comes with a 20-megapixel Duo Camera to provide a level of detail that even the most avid phoneographers will appreciate. And the HTC UltraPixel™ front-facing camera features dynamic auto-exposure to deliver sharper, more balanced shots no matter the lighting conditions.

HTC Sense 7™ Customizability is the name of the game with HTC’s Sense 7™ technology. Create personalized themes for your phone with HTC Themes and find those hidden Internet gems with an enhanced HTC BlinkFeed™. Sense 7™ also looks at the way you use your phone at home, work, or out and about, and personalizes your home screen to make sure you’re seeing the most relevant apps anytime, anywhere.

Fingerprint Authentication A new fingerprint sensor, located on the front of the phone for easy access, helps keep your HTC One M9+ secure. Multi-directional sensors make it easy: just place your finger on the sensor in any direction to unlock your phone.

For additional details and specifications about the HTC One M9+, please visit HTC.com.

Source: HTC Press Release

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