The new images once again show the HTC phone sporting a Samsung-like home button.
Like basically all of HTC’s smartphones, the One M9+ has been making a lot of rounds in the rumor mill before its official announcement. A lot of images showing the device have leaked in the past few weeks, and we also some official press renders leak out late last month. Now, more press shots have made their way online, and the most important thing they reveal is that the One M9+ will indeed have a home button.
This home button is expected to act as the fingerprint sensor instead of a traditional home button as found on Samsung phones. HTC has dabbled with fingerprint sensing technology before with the One M7 Max, but that didn’t really play out in the company’s favor as the sensor on the device was found to be rather inaccurate and inconsistent. It’s unclear if the One M9+ will feature a swipe-based sensor or one that can operate with a touch, but it’s a good indication that the Taiwanese manufacturer doesn’t want to get left behind the smartphone stalwarts in terms of hardware-based security features.
The press shots also reveal that the M9+ will be very similar to the M9 in terms of design, right down to the two-tone metallic design, and if we go by past rumors, the phone will be identical to the M9 in hardware except for sporting a larger higher-resolution screen and a MediaTek processor. The HTC One M9+ is set to be unveiled on April 8th in Beijing, so it won’t be long before we get to know everything about the device.