HTC has launched an upgraded version of its flagship One M9, made specifically for China. At first glance, the HTC One M9+ looks similar to the normal version, but HTC has made quite a few improvements to the device, including increased specifications and a better screen, replacing the M9's five-inch 1080p display for a 5.2-inch version offering a resolution of 2560x1440.
The octa-core Snapdragon 810 from the M9 has been replaced by a faster 2.2GHz octa-core processor from MediaTek, reports PhoneArena, with it accompanied by 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage inside its metal casing. The camera on the back retains the 20-megapixel sensor, but HTC has re-added its Duo Camera system, with an UltraPixel camera on the front, with the product line's BoomSound speakers also making an appearance.
HTC has also added a fingerprint sensor to the front of the smartphone, bringing the device in line with other major devices using fingerprints as a password replacement. There is also support for AliPay Wallet, a popular payments system in Asia, allowing users to buy items in stores and pay using their phone and a fingerprint.
While HTC has confirmed it is releasing the One M9+ in China, there is no word on if the upgraded smartphone will head to other markets anytime soon.