Forbidden Fruit! HTC Launches China-Only One M9+ With 5.2-Inch QHD Display

The HTC One family just grew by, well, one with the addition of the One M9+ (or One M9 Plus, if you prefer), a fancy-pants phone with a spacious 5.2-inch Quad HD display (2560x1440) and all-metal design. Essentially a larger doppelganger of the of the original One M9 and only HTC's second Quad HD device (the other being the One E9+ released a week ago), the M9+ is curiously only available in China.

Why only China? According to HTC, it's because the One M9+ is the result of "working closely with mobile operators" in the region to offer a specific set of specifications and radio network compatibility. HTC said it will confirm additional markets locally at a later date, though if you live North America or Europe, don't get attached, this phone isn't for you.

HTC One M9 Plus

"The One M9+ is not currently planned to be released in North America or Europe, where we believe our flagship HTC One M9 is the best choice for blazing fast performance, incredible sound, and network compatibility across the broadest range of operators," HTC said in a statement.

Moving on, the One M9+ is powered by a MediaTek Helio X10 (MT6795T) processor, a 64-bit chip with eight Cortex A53 cores running at up to 2.2GHz and integrated 4G LTE connectivity. It also boasts 3GB of RAM, dual front-facing speakers with 5.1 channel Dolby Audio surround sound simulation, UltraPixel front-facing camera, 20-megapixel Duo Camera around back, and a new fingerprint sensor