When HTC announced the One M9+ in April, the company made it clear that the device will not be available in regions like the US, and/or Europe; the company pushes its 2015 flagship, the One M9, in these key markets. Of course, we’ve recently seen that the One M9+ (alongside the E9+) are available in the US from third parties, like Amazon, but the device (which we’re currently testing), is lacking Google services.
According to a recent rumor, European HTC One M9+ availability should be expected in the third quarter of the year, which begins a little more than a week from now. “Germany, Italy, Russia and some other Western/Eastern EU countries” are rumored as markets for the European HTC One M9+, and, if the rumors turn out to be true, the device which many have considered “the real 2015 flagship” will probably ship with the complete Android/Google experience.
We’ve reached out to HTC for a comment, but, at the time of publishing this story, we have not received an official response. We will, of course, update this post when we do.
That being said, do you think the One M9+ would cannibalize One M9 sales? Would you be inclined to grab a One M9+ instead of a One M9? Let us know in the comments below.
Update: We’ve heard back from HTC, and all the company can offer is that “HTC has no comment on rumors or speculation.” We’ll just have to keep waiting to see if there’s any truth to this one.