After a seemingly endless amount of rumor and speculation, the HTC One M9+ has been officially announced by the Taiwanese company. It packs a 2K, 5.2-inch display among a number of other great features, and you can catch the full details after the break.

It’s fair to say that the original unveiling of the HTC One M9 didn’t throw up too many surprises, and in all honesty, it felt a little underwhelming. It’s not that the standard One M9 isn’t a great smartphone, because it is, but aside from the bumped processor and the (arguably) improved camera, there’s not much to differentiate it from the preceding One M8.

One M9 plus main

Whenever a flagship handset is released, it seems, speculation begins on a larger, more powerful model, and while these rumors often amount to nothing beyond hearsay, we now know the HTC One M9+ to be an actual thing.

It offers a better, slightly larger display, which prompts us to wonder why HTC One M9 didn’t go all-out with a 2K, 5.2-inch panel. The original model’s 1080p, 5-inch screen is still high-end, and one can understand why HTC wants to build a line-up like Samsung tends to have, but at the same time, what was its best handset just a month ago has already been bested. Suffice to say, if I had purchased the standard One M9 already, I’d feel greatly shortchanged.

M9 plus gold

Away from the display, the One M9+ is also kitted out with a MediaTek Helio X10 processor and a 20-megapixel Duo Camera system, while you get the dual front-facing BoomSound speakers for enhanced audio clarity. HTC is also throwing in a fingerprint sensor to sweeten the deal, and so if you are considering an HTC as your next smartphone purchase, this is most definitely the one to get.

One M9 plus

HTC won’t be releasing the One M9+ to the North American or European markets, and is meant for China only. And at this point, there’s no word on pricing either, but we’re sure HTC would reveal something on it in the coming days.

M9 plus black

At the right price, will you consider the HTC One M9+? Share your comments with us below!

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