HTC Corp. is reportedly hard at work on its next flagship device. The new smartphone is being called “Hima” internally by HTC, according to tech informant @upleaks. Many have already taken to calling the device the HTC One M9, but there are also murmurs that HTC may do away with its M series of smartphones and name the upcoming device “Hima.”
The informant also shared early hardware specifications for the HTC One M9 or HTC Hima, which indicate that the device would be quite powerful. According to the leaked information, the device may be powered by the recently released Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 chip, the high-end processor expected for many premium smartphones in 2015, and the Adreno 430 GPU. Additionally, the leak also predicts a 5-inch Full HD 1080p display, 3GB of RAM a 2,840mAh battery and the Android 5.0 Lollipop operating system with HTC’s Sense 7.0 user interface.
HTC Hima:S810 2.0GHz*4+1.5GHz*4, 3GB RAM, 5" FHD, VoLTE/CA/LTE Cat.6, 20.7MP(front 13MP or UltraPixel 4MP), 2840mAh, Android 5.0/Sense 7.0:)
â€” @upleaks (@upleaks) December 4, 2014
HTC has already shown its keen interest in photography with the recently released HTC Desire Eye smartphone, which features 13-megapixel lenses for both its front and back cameras. The HTC Hima may build on that with a 20.7-megapixel rear camera, and a 13-megapixel front camera. Such a lens would rival those seen on Sony’s Xperia line.
The HTC flagship is expected to be announced at the World Mobile Congress conference in March. Manufacturers including Samsung Electronics Co., LG Electronics and Sony Corp. are scheduled to showcase new products during this time.
Launch date; March 2015. at MWC they will announce some Desire phones.
— @upleaks (@upleaks) December 4, 2014