A leaked render of the 'HTC One M9+' could give us our clearest look yet at the rumored M9 variant.

HTC One M9+

This past week HTC sent out invites to the Chinese press for an event in Beijing on April 8, in which it clearly teased a new One M9 variant with an M8-style Duo camera. And now a leaked render from a usually reliable source appears to give us a closer look at what may be the HTC One M9+.

Chinese Twitter leaker @upleaks has published the render above, which clearly shows what seems to be the same device from HTC's April 8 invite. The chassis design is the spitting image of the regular HTC One M9, only with a few interesting additions — that second rear camera we'd seen previously, alongside a Samsung-style fingerprint scanner beneath the screen. We're also seeing a rather unique color combination — gunmetal grey on the front and back, with gold accents on the side.

The image lines up with the numerous leaks surrounding the M9+, also known by the codename Hima_Ultra. Reports from @upleaks and others point to a tweaked M9 design for China and parts of the EMEA (Europe, Middle-East and Africa) region with a 5.2-inch Quad HD display, a high-end octa-core Media-tek CPU and 3GB of RAM — in addition to the more obvious external changes. The main rear camera is said to be a 20-megapixel unit, like the vanilla M9.

It's unclear whether the M9+ will see a wider international release or whether, like last year's E8, it'll remain mostly an Asia-only device. Either way, we'll be watching with interest come April 8.

Source: @upleaks