HTC One M9+ launched in China with 2K display and MT6795T chipset


HTC headed to the art district in Beijing today for the release of the HTC One M9+, and updated version of the M9 with some nice design and hardware updates and touches.

There was a lot of speculation going in to the launch of the HTC One M9+ today in China. There were questions about the overall specification, if the design of the One would change and who would be the official chip supply the flagship HTC. Well at 2:30pm in Beijing those questions were finally answered.

The HTC One M9+ isn’t just a slight specification change to adapt the standard M9 for the Chinese market but a complete overhaul with some major additions made to the phone.

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There are a lot of firsts for the M9+ too. It is the first HTC to receive a front facing fingerprint scanner under a physical home button and it is the first phone (that I can think of) that uses a Mediatek MT6795T processor and the first HTC to have a 2K display.

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HTC have obviously looked at what their Chinese rivals have been doing and made took the best from other phones and incorporated the details in to the HTC One M9+ while retaining classic features such as front facing Boomsound speakers.

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Although the front fingerprint scanner and Mediatek chip were a surprise it was also surprising to learn that the 5.2-inch display of the M9+ is a 2K panel with a pixel density of 534ppi! I’ve used 2K panels of up to 6-inch and don’t really see much of a benefit and can hardly see the point in a smaller 2K display, but hats off to HTC for pushing the boat out.

Other features of the flagship phone include 3GB RAM, 32GB internal memory with room for up to a 128GB SD card. The rear camera is a 20 mega-pixel sensor with F2.2 aperture and 27.8mm super wide angle lens, while an ultra-pixel camera takes care of selfies.

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The MT6795T is a 64bit processor running at 2.2Ghz which with 3GB should offer enough processing power even for the most power-hungry users. The chip also supports LTE, Mediatek’s Corepilot, and Clearmotion technologies.

Android 5.0 Lollipop comes with Sense 7 as standard, but this version of Sense has been designed for China with Weibo and other Chinese social media incorporated in to it. The final detail we know for now is the battery size of 2,840mAh which hopefully enough for all those pixels and power.

Pricing hasn’t been announced yet nor have plans for a global launch, but keep your eyes out for news as the M9+ looks like a killer flagship device.

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79 Comments

  1. Ricardo
    April 8, 2015

    I hope it supports that 1080p@480fps recording MediaTek promised. This phone boasts a 20MP sensor, and MediaTek said Super Slow Motion would only work with the IMX220 from Sony (a 20MP sensor) so there’s a chance it can do it.

    • April 8, 2015

      I was hoping for the 480fps slow motion too. Hopefully it can handle that.

  2. April 8, 2015

    And now they’re going to slaughter us with the price. Arms crossed and waiting…

    Good specs thought I must say. Plus I was hoping for a 5.5″ to 6″ display. Oh and I don’t really care much about the 2K display. FHD is already more than good enough.

    • Angry Mobile Nerd
      April 8, 2015

      How are they going to slaughter “us” with the price when most of “us” aren’t even in China to buy the phone?

      (and by “us” I mean most of you guys because I’m in China)

      • April 8, 2015

        That’s for international customers that are interested in purchasing it online.

        • Angry Mobile Nerd
          April 8, 2015

          So mean the resellers are going to slaughter you, not the fault of HTC.

          • April 8, 2015

            Depends on how much HTC is willing to sell the device before the resellers add their own profit.

            • Angry Mobile Nerd
              April 8, 2015

              Well HTC usually has higher prices so don’t act so surprised when they announce pricing.

              I’ll give you a hint: it will be expensive, add reseller premium = even more expensive for you. If I had to guess, I’d say 3499 RMB (MSRP in China).

            • tina
              April 9, 2015

              vivo new flagship Xplay 5S also exposure yesterday ,double glass screen with 3500mah battery,i suppose this will be much cheaper .

              http://flosmall.com/blog/351-meitu-phone-and-htc-one-m9-launch-in-china

  3. April 8, 2015

    Does it have 2 Cameras on the rear? What’s the second camera-like stuff above the huge rear camera?

    • may
      April 8, 2015

      huawei honor 6 plus have dual parallel rear camera and the photograph effect is excellent :http://flosmall.com/phones/huawei-honor-6-plus-pe-ul00-black-3gb-16gb-detail

    • April 8, 2015

      Yes it has a dual rear camera set up

      • April 8, 2015

        OK Andi but does the smaller camera have any special features it gives to the phone?

        • April 8, 2015

          It helps to add depth to photos like to older M9 I suppose. If it is anything like the dual camera on the H6+ it will also let a ton of light in for some amazing night photos

          • Agie Prayoga Putra
            April 8, 2015

            so… is it double 20mp or the second rear camera has a different resolution?
            There is no information about that.
            because htc M8 is double 4 mp ultrapixel and huawei honor 6 plus is double 8mp.

            • April 8, 2015

              Exactly what I was about to ask Andi.

            • April 9, 2015

              Not sure will need to check on this, but im guessing dual 20mp

  4. April 8, 2015

    2,840mAh battery? Can that take you through the day with the MT6795T SoC and 2K resolution display? 3,200mAh and above would’ve been nice.

    • kzm
      April 8, 2015

      well GS6 come with even less battery

      • April 8, 2015

        Understood. But the Exynos 7420 in the GS6 is based upon 14nm process tech which consumes much lesser battery but churns out higher performance than the 28nm process manufactured MT6795T. There is no way you can compare the power consumption of both devices.

  5. George
    April 8, 2015

    Home button + virtual home button + 500+$ price tag? Who could say no to that?

    • careeste
      April 8, 2015

      Almost everyone ,I think.

  6. Rob
    April 8, 2015

    Unfortunately the display is too small, was hoping around 5.7-6″ as all the leaks were suggesting 5.5″. Secondly there is no mention of the super slow motion, I’m pretty certain they would’ve pushed that feature if it supported it so a little disappointed. Lastly this is gonna be expensive!

    • kzm
      April 8, 2015

      that HTC E9..

      • Rob
        April 8, 2015

        My mistake read the title too quickly and missed it.

  7. seven7dust
    April 8, 2015

    I don’t get it why a physical home button an d onscreen homr buttons ? How does that work ? They could have atleast made it a camera shortcut key or something.

  8. Agie Prayoga Putra
    April 8, 2015

    so… is it double 20mp or the second rear camera has a different resolution?
    There is no information about that. its really bugging me.
    because htc M8 is double 4 mp ultrapixel and huawei honor 6 plus is double 8mp.

    • Guaire
      April 8, 2015

      Second camera only for depth measurement.

      • Agie Prayoga Putra
        April 8, 2015

        no resolution? really?

  9. Henk
    April 8, 2015

    SO there is no dual-sim?

  10. Guaire
    April 8, 2015

    Despite the Mediatek chip it probably will be expensive as M9 at least.

  11. Ricardo
    April 8, 2015

    I hope it supports that 1080p@480fps recording MediaTek promised. This phone boasts a 20MP sensor, and MediaTek said Super Slow Motion would only work with the IMX220 from Sony (a 20MP sensor) so there’s a chance it can do it.

    • Michael Ogbonnaya
      April 8, 2015

      I was hoping for the 480fps slow motion too. Hopefully it can handle that.

  12. Michael Ogbonnaya
    April 8, 2015

    And now they’re going to slaughter us with the price. Arms crossed and waiting…

    Good specs thought I must say. Plus I was hoping for a 5.5″ to 6″ display. Oh and I don’t really care much about the 2K display. FHD is already more than good enough.

    • Angry Mobile Nerd
      April 8, 2015

      How are they going to slaughter “us” with the price when most of “us” aren’t even in China to buy the phone?

      (and by “us” I mean most of you guys because I’m in China)

    • Michael Ogbonnaya
      April 8, 2015

      That’s for international customers that are interested in purchasing it online.

    • Angry Mobile Nerd
      April 8, 2015

      So mean the resellers are going to slaughter you, not the fault of HTC.

    • Michael Ogbonnaya
      April 8, 2015

      Depends on how much HTC is willing to sell the device before the resellers add their own profit.

    • Angry Mobile Nerd
      April 8, 2015

      Well HTC usually has higher prices so don’t act so surprised when they announce pricing.

      I’ll give you a hint: it will be expensive, add reseller premium = even more expensive for you. If I had to guess, I’d say 3499 RMB (MSRP in China).

  13. Michael Ogbonnaya
    April 8, 2015

    Does it have 2 Cameras on the rear? What’s the second camera-like stuff above the huge rear camera?

    • Guest
      April 8, 2015

      This comment was deleted.

    • Andi Sykes
      April 8, 2015

      Yes it has a dual rear camera set up

    • Michael Ogbonnaya
      April 8, 2015

      Stop spamming .

    • Michael Ogbonnaya
      April 8, 2015

      OK Andi but does the smaller camera have any special features it gives to the phone?

    • Andi Sykes
      April 8, 2015

      It helps to add depth to photos like to older M9 I suppose. If it is anything like the dual camera on the H6+ it will also let a ton of light in for some amazing night photos

    • Agie Prayoga Putra
      April 8, 2015

      so… is it double 20mp or the second rear camera has a different resolution?
      There is no information about that.
      because htc M8 is double 4 mp ultrapixel and huawei honor 6 plus is double 8mp.

    • Michael Ogbonnaya
      April 8, 2015

      Exactly what I was about to ask Andi.

    • Andi Sykes
      April 9, 2015

      Not sure will need to check on this, but im guessing dual 20mp

  14. Michael Ogbonnaya
    April 8, 2015

    2,840mAh battery? Can that take you through the day with the MT6795T SoC and 2K resolution display? 3,200mAh and above would’ve been nice.

    • kzm
      April 8, 2015

      well GS6 come with even less battery

    • Michael Ogbonnaya
      April 8, 2015

      Understood. But the Exynos 7420 in the GS6 is based upon 14nm process tech which consumes much lesser battery but churns out higher performance than the 28nm process manufactured MT6795T. There is no way you can compare the power consumption of both devices.

  15. George
    April 8, 2015

    Home button + virtual home button + 500+$ price tag? Who could say no to that?

    • careeste
      April 8, 2015

      Almost everyone ,I think.

  16. E8hffff
    April 8, 2015

    I hope Jiayu makes a similar unit or this phone is not a price burnout.

  17. E8hffff
    April 8, 2015

    Mediatek is taking too long to get out the the MT6795 SoCs.

  18. Rob
    April 8, 2015

    Unfortunately the display is too small, was hoping around 5.7-6″ as all the leaks were suggesting 5.5″. Secondly there is no mention of the super slow motion, I’m pretty certain they would’ve pushed that feature if it supported it so a little disappointed. Lastly this is gonna be expensive!

    • kzm
      April 8, 2015

      that HTC E9..

    • Rob
      April 8, 2015

      My mistake read the title too quickly and missed it.

    • Rob
      April 8, 2015

      My mistake read the title too quickly and missed it.

  19. seven7dust
    April 8, 2015

    I don’t get it why a physical home button an d onscreen homr buttons ? How does that work ? They could have atleast made it a camera shortcut key or something.

  20. Agie Prayoga Putra
    April 8, 2015

    so… is it double 20mp or the second rear camera has a different resolution?
    There is no information about that. its really bugging me.
    because htc M8 is double 4 mp ultrapixel and huawei honor 6 plus is double 8mp.

    • Guaire
      April 8, 2015

      Second camera only for depth measurement.

    • Agie Prayoga Putra
      April 8, 2015

      no resolution? really?

  21. Guest
    April 8, 2015

    SO there is no dual-sim?

  22. Guaire
    April 8, 2015

    Despite the Mediatek chip it probably will be expensive as M9 at least.

  23. E8hffff
    April 8, 2015

    I hope Jiayu makes a similar unit or this phone is not a price burnout.

  24. E8hffff
    April 8, 2015

    I hope Jiayu makes a similar unit or this phone is not a price burnout.

  25. E8hffff
    April 8, 2015

    Mediatek is taking too long to get out the the MT6795 SoCs.

  26. HBK
    April 8, 2015

    Talking about benchmarks. This device should get about 1FPS on Manhatten on screen. Lol.. 😀

    U heard it 1st here.

    Power VR 6200 running QHD. Lol. Epic Fail.

    • Ishti
      April 8, 2015

      I don’t want to ruin the party for you, but did you even take a look at PowerVR6200 Rogue benchmarks? :S It’s faster than this gen’s Adreno lol.

  27. Guest
    April 8, 2015

    Talking about benchmarks. This device should get about 1FPS on Manhatten on screen. Lol.. 😀

    U heard it 1st here.

    Power VR 6200 running QHD. Lol. Epic Fail.

    • Ishti
      April 9, 2015

      I don’t want to ruin the party for you, but did you even take a look at PowerVR6200 Rogue benchmarks? :S It’s faster than this gen’s Adreno lol.

  28. George
    April 8, 2015

    LOOOL,looks like the phisical home button it only reads fingerprints,it dosen’t do enything else.

  29. George
    April 8, 2015

    LOOOL,looks like the phisical home button it only reads fingerprints,it dosen’t do enything else.

  30. fino
    April 9, 2015

    is it only me who think that htc become weird with home button on this m9+ ?

  31. Guest
    April 9, 2015

    is it only me who think that htc become weird with home button on this m9+ ?

  32. user
    April 13, 2015

    if only it was vivo who had released such device specs…

  33. Guest
    April 13, 2015

    if only it was vivo who had released such device specs…