For weeks it was rumored with the launch of the HTC One M9 + or HTC One M9 Plus , a terminal that today has come to light. This equipment improves some key points of the HTC One M9 , with the inclusion of advanced features like fingerprint reader or a slightly larger screen format 5.2 inches and resolution of 2,560 x 1,440 pixels which is reaching more star releases part of recent months releases. At the moment, this equipment will only be available in China, although it is expected that the brand will take it to other markets such as Spain in the coming weeks. We tell you all the details in a thorough analysis.
Design and display
The HTC One M9 Plus maintains the fundamental lines of the appearance of the HTC One M9 , with an aluminum construction and the commitment to three different colors ( gold, dark gray and silver ). In addition, we once again have the BoomSound speakers in the front area both at the top of the screen and at the bottom. In addition to the improvement in the audio quality of this smartphone, this placement has already become a hallmark of the Taiwanese firm. At the moment we do not have official data on the dimensions or weight that this model will have, although it is expected that it does not vary too much with respect to the M9 star mobile.
Where if you will experience a change and important is on your screen. Compared to the 5 inches of the previous launch, this device will make a small jump to the 5.2-inch format and above all it will sport a higher resolution of 2,560 x 1,440 pixels. A bet that most of the big manufacturers in the market are making, and that will leave us with a density of 565 dots per inch. This level of detail is excellent when using apps, games and when viewing videos and movies in high definition. In fact, it is above what the human eye can appreciate.
The photographic section is one of the highlights of this terminal. And it is that in the back we can enjoy a 20 megapixel camera with an aperture of f / 2.2. This camera is combined with a smaller lens that is located just above and that provides information to create depth effects in our photos and more professional results. Another feature that should be noted is the ability to record video with high resolution 4K (four times the level of detail of Full HD). Some videos that become an excellent option if we already have a monitor or television of this resolution. Lastly, the lens is also capable of generating slow motion videos of up to 240 fps,which should give us really curious creations. Nor is the front camera left behind, which uses the brand's ultra - pixel technology and reaches 4 megapixels. These pixels are capable of capturing three times more information than normal pixels, so it is actually as if we had a 12 megapixel camera.
Memory and power
Another novelty with which the HTC One M9 Plus arrives is the use of an eight-core MediaTek Helio X10 processor with a power of 2.2 GHz per core. A chip that will offer top-level performance in both apps and games and that is combined with a 3 GB RAM memory . A set at the height to run without problems all Android processes. As for the internal memory, it amounts to 32 GB . In principle, this is sufficient capacity for more intensive use of the phone. In case you need more space, we have the option of buying a MicroSD card with up to 128 GBof additional space. As always, we also have the option of using a network storage system such as Dropbox or Google Drive itself.
Operating system and applications
The operating system that the HTC One M9 Plus arrives with is Android 5.0 Lollipop. The latest revision of Android brings us a more colorful and beautiful interface, with an appearance that is clearly reminiscent of Apple's iOS platform. But in addition, work has been done to create a more agile handling of the menus and the different system tools, such as a screen to switch between more modern apps or a camera application in which the change between the shooting mode and the Photos saved in the gallery occurs by dragging your finger. All this with access to the universe of applications that Android brings us , with more than a million and a half titlesin your official store. The wide variety of titles available allows us to customize the mobile to our liking. In addition, this mobile will have HTC Sense's own interface and the use of functions such as the Blinkfeed window to access updates from social networks at a glance.
Also noteworthy is the inclusion in this team of a fingerprint reader , a function that was not yet available on the One M9 and that had been rumored for the past few weeks. Without a doubt, an addition that should provide a plus in terms of security and advanced functionalities.
Connectivity and multimedia
Within the field of connections, this model will be compatible with high-speed 4G networks , a type of network that has been deployed very quickly in our country and that already have good coverage. Another point to highlight is the use of the WiFi AC protocol , which will improve the stability and speed that this device can reach when connected by WiFi. Of course, to make use of this functionality it is necessary that our router is compatible with this protocol. We also have WiFi Direct, DLNA and Bluetooth 4.1 to synchronize compatible devices. In the multimedia section you have to stop again at the BoomSound speakersfrom the front. This audio system promises surround sound that boasts a cinematic experience. We will have to wait to have it in our hands to check its quality.
Autonomy, price and opinions
The HTC One M9 Plus has a 2,840 milliamp battery . At the moment we do not have official data on the time of use it allows. Its release date or price outside of China has not been disclosed either, although it is expected to be available this month or in May. The HTC One M9 Plus is a leap forward in HTC's offering , with some key elements that multiply its appeal such as a 5.2-inch screen with Quad HD resolution or the inclusion of a fingerprint reader. A team that can become a bestseller when it reaches the Spanish market and that has every hope of satisfying the expectations of the firm's users.
HTC One M9 Plus
|Resolution||2,560 x 1,440 pixels|
|Protection||Gorilla Glass 4|
|Colors||Gold / Gray / Bronze|
|Resolution||20 megapixels + 2 megapixel secondary lens|
|Video||4K, Slow motion video recording up to 480 fps|
|Features||F / 2.2 aperture|
|Front camera||4 ultra pixels|
|Formats||Sound: .aac, .amr, .ogg, .m4a, .mid, .mp3, .wav, .wma, .flac Video: .3gp, .3g2, .mp4, .wmv, .avi, .mkv|
|Sound||Dolby Audio, HTC BoomSound|
|Operating system||Android 5 Lollipop|
|Extra applications||Fingerprint Reader, Google Apps, Gallery One, Photo Editor, Themes, Sense 7|
|CPU processor||Eight-core MediaTek Helio X10 with a power of 2.2 GHz per core.|
|Graphics processor (GPU)||-|
|RAM||3 GB RAM|
|Internal memory||32 GB|
|Extension||yes up to 128 GB with MiroSD|
|Mobile Network||4G (LTE Cat 6), 3G and 2G|
|Wifi||Wi-Fi: 802.11 a / b / g / n / ac (2.4 & 5 GHz)|
|GPS location||GPS, GLONASS|
|Audio||3.5 mm minijack|
|Bands||2G / 2.5G - GSM / GPRS / EDGE: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz 3G UMTS: 850/900/1900/2100 MHz 4G: FDD: frequencies 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20, 28 TDD: Frequencies 38, 40, 41|
|Others||Create WiFi zone|
|Duration in use||-|
|Release date||To confirm|
Price: to be confirmed