htc_one_m9_plusA couple of weeks ago we reported that HTC had scheduled an event for the 8th of April where it was assumed that the HTC One M9 Plus would be announced, and following a leak from yesterday, it looks like the handset has been made official as the company has formally announced their latest handset.

It looks like the rumors about the handset’s specs were right on the money because it looks like the official specs do line up with what we have been hearing. For starters the HTC One M9 Plus will come with a 5.2-inch QHD display which already gives it a better display than the HTC One M9 which is supposed to be HTC’s flagship smartphone.

htc_one_m9_plus_2It also comes with a fingerprint scanner built into the home button in the front, another bonus over the HTC One M9 which has us wondering which phone is the true flagship now? It is also powered by a MediaTek octa-core chipset clocked at 2.2GHz and will be accompanied by 3GB of RAM, 32GB of onboard storage, and a 20MP rear-facing camera with an UltraPixel camera in the front.

Unfortunately for now it looks like the handset will only be available in China but we reckon that there will probably be some grey importers who will bring in the device stateside eventually. Like we said it seems odd that HTC has reserved the higher specs for a handset that is only available in China, although we can’t be sure how the MediaTek holds up against the Snapdragon 810, but either way keep an eye out for grey imports if this is a handset you’re after.

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