HTC unveils larger-screened One M9+ phone in China
The new phone aims to outdo the regular M9 by sporting a 5.2-inch screen, dual rear cameras and a fingerprint sensor.
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Already blasting the sound on the M8, the HTC BoomSound feature amps up the volume on the front-facing speakers for the M9+. As another draw, a fingerprint sensor is positioned on the front of the phone so that you can lock and unlock it. The sensor is capable of detecting your fingerprint from any direction, according to HTC.
HTC is clearly aiming the M9+ toward Chinese consumers craving a bigger and more feature-packed version of the standard M9, which comes with a 5-inch screen, a single rear camera and no fingerprint sensor. The company is also trying to compete in the high-end smartphone arena with Apple's new iPhone lineup and Samsung's upcoming Galaxy S6 phones.