Back in April HTC unveiled the One M9+ to the world, giving HTC fans a QHD-equipped variant of its flagship, that also saw the Qualcomm processor traded out for a MediaTek chip, and a few other changes such as a fingerprint scanner inside a front-facing home button. The device initially launched in Asia, and later made its way to Europe as well. At a special event today, HTC announced the Butterfly 3, as well as a new upgraded version of the M9+.
The new version is officially called the One M9+ “Supreme Camera” (Yes, really), trading out the 20MP sensor from the M9+ for a 21MP camera with OIS and laser auto focus. While the M9+ had duo camera lenses, this time the M9+ Supreme Camera offers the laser AF system in the second rear camera’s place. Outside of the upgraded camera, the new M9+ variant is pretty much the same phone as before.
As a refresher, that means you get a 5.2-inch QHD display and a MediaTek MT6795T Helio X10 processor with 3GB RAM. Other specs include 32GB storage, front-facing speakers, a fingerprint scanner, and a 2840 mAh battery.
At least for now, the M9+ Supreme Camera is only slated to arrive in Taiwan, starting October 6th, with a price point of $630. Considering the modest improvements, we sincerely doubt the phone will ever officially make its way outside of Asia.