Lately, there have been numerous leaks regarding the larger variant of the HTC flagship smartphone One M9 allegedly called One M9+. Now, it appears like the handset will be going official on April 8 at an event in China.
HTC China has taken to its Weibo account with an image suggesting that the long rumored One M9+ is going official. The image also has the hashtag #MoreThanOne. Furthermore, the image posted by the firm appears to match the recently leaked images with a circular camera unit and secondary depth sensor along with it as in the One M8. Also, there is a two-tone design and brushed metal texture as in the One M9.
Going by the previous rumors, the One M9+ is likely to feature a 5.5 inch display with Quad HD 1440p resolution and employ a 64 bit octa core MediaTek MT6795 chipset paired with 3 GB of RM and 32 GB of native storage space. The device features a fingerprint scanner and BoomSound speakers and a 20 MP main snapper. After the overheating concerns regarding the HTC One M9, HTC seems to have replaced the Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 chipset with the MediaTek SoC.
It appears like the fingerprint scanner has been repositioned at the front instead of having it at the back as in the One Max. This movement of the fingerprint sensor is expected to provide better usability. It remains to be seen if this will be a touch based or swipe based sensor.