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HTC One M9+ teaser images point to QHD display and fingerprint scanner

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HTC One M9+ teaser images

Ahead of the phone’s expected April 8 unveiling, HTC has offered up a selection of HTC One M9-themed teaser images.

Offering a tantalising glimpse of what to expect from the inbound HTC One M9 follow-on, the Taiwanese manufacturer has spotlighted three key features of the upcoming device for a pre-release tease.

Joining the handset’s display and two-tone design on the early look list is a physical home button.

It is believed these three features have been highlighted as they mark the phone’s major improvements.

The handset, although yet to be officially confirmed, has long been tipped to host a 5.2-inch, 2560 x 1440 pixel QHD display.

With the flagship M9 having retained its predecessor’s 5-inch, 1080p Full HD panel, the move to a QHD panel would see HTC finally compete with the likes of the LG G3 and the Samsung Galaxy Note 4.

Similarly, the addition of a fingerprint-scanning home button has been the subject of much rumour and speculation in recent weeks.

The inbound biometric sensor is expected to see the handset compete with the likes of the Samsung Galaxy S6 and iPhone 6. Both additions have now been all but confirmed by the teases.

Once again adorning its images with the tagline “More than One” – the same message which accompanied a recent event invite – the manufacturer has hinted at the much-mooted HTC One M9 without ever referencing the handset by name.

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Although a HTC One M9 launch event has been pencilled in for next Wednesday, April 8, it is currently unclear when the phone will make it to retailers’ shelves.

Given the M9 costs a hefty £579.99 on a SIM-free basis, don’t expect its larger, metal-bodied, QHD display hosting sibling to come cheap.

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