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HTC's superior One M9+ is coming to Europe, but not UK

HTC's superior One M9+ is coming to Europe, but not UK
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Update: After the excitement of hearing the HTC One M9+ will be coming to Europe there's bad news for UK fans - the handset won't be making the trip across the channel.

This news was confirmed to TechRadar by a HTC spokesperson, so it looks like Britons are plum out of luck. A real shame.

Original article...

Earlier this year, HTC announced the HTC One M9 Plus, sitting larger than the One M9 with a bigger and better screen, an integrated fingerprint reader and HTC's older Duo Camera technology.

While the One M9 was launched globally, the HTC One M9 Plus was released as a China exclusive, leading us to think it wouldn't be available outside of Asia.

That changes today, however, as HTC announced the QHD display-touting One M9+ will be launching in Europe.

The HTC One Plus M9 Plus will price and exact availability will be announced on a market-by-market basis.

Unfortunately, there's been no news for a release in North America or Australia, but we do see this as a positive sign the M9 Plus could make it to even more regions after Europe.

Bigger is better

The Europe-bound One M9 Plus will have identical specs to the phone released in China earlier this year, including a 5.2-inch screen with 1440 x 2560 pixel QHD resolution.

It features 3GB of RAM as well as a MediaTek MT6795T octa-core 2.2GHz chip. There's also a fingerprint scanner as well a 20-megapixel Duo Camera capable of capturing 4K videos

The all-metal handset will be available in gold, gun-metal grey, and a silver and gold combination.

John McCann
John McCann

John joined TechRadar over a decade ago as Staff Writer for Phones, and over the years has built up a vast knowledge of the tech industry. He's interviewed CEOs from some of the world's biggest tech firms, visited their HQs and has appeared on live TV and radio, including Sky News, BBC News, BBC World News, Al Jazeera, LBC and BBC Radio 4. Originally specializing in phones, tablets and wearables, John is now TechRadar's resident automotive expert, reviewing the latest and greatest EVs and PHEVs on the market. John also looks after the day-to-day running of the site.