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HTC One M9 Plus spotted in benchmarks, HTC confirms ‘something big is coming’

ByinAnnouncements | February 21, 2015

Let them stare It’s not a secret that HTC is getting ready to announce not one but two phones belonging to the HTC One family. One will be the One M9, a successor to last year’s M8, and the other is currently known as One M9 Plus. While the regular M9 has leaked numerous times revealing most mysteries, the Plus model managed to stay more elusive. Until now. The phone was just spotted in benchmarks so we finally got to learn a few juicy details. To make things even more exciting, HTC confirmed “something huge is coming.”

HTC One M9 Plus – What to expect.

HTC One M9 vs. One M9 PlusThe device that has surfaced at CompuBench is codenamed HTC 0PK71 and while we can’t be 100% sure that is the HTC One M9 Plus, we have reasons to believe that that’s the one. The benchmark confirms most of what we heard before, though there are some discrepancies. For example, earlier rumors pegged the M9 Plus screen at 5.5 inches, which was later changed to 5.2 inches, but the tests revealed a 5.1-inch display. It’s a minor difference; however, since benchmarks have been known to get screen size wrong, it’s possible that the M9 Plus will be in fact petty large.

While there is no definitive answer to the question of screen size, there seems to be no doubt regarding its resolution – the phone will have a sharp QHD (1,440 x 2,560) display. The M9 Plus apparently will be powered by 1.9GHz octa-core MediaTek MT6795 processor with Rogue PowerVR G6200 GPU and will come with 3GB of RAM. Other features include 32GB of internal storage, 20-megapixel rear camera and 13-megapiexl selfie shooter.

As for HTC teasing “something huge,” we are not exactly sure what to expect as “huge” can basically mean anything. Both the HTC One M9 and M9 Plus are obviously high-end devices belong to phablet sector, but they don’t appear to feature anything extra special, at least by today’s standards, so it’s rather unlikely that HTC is referring to advanced hardware.

It is quite possible that the company is being literal and “huge” simply means big in size. If that’s the case, then benchmark results for the M9 Plus screen size indeed may be incorrect. Or maybe it’s none of the above and HTC has a real surprise for. We will know soon, stay tuned.

source: Compubench | HTC USA (Twitter)

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