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HTC Hima (M9) render leaks; new flagship to be unwrapped at CES?

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Photo allegedly shows a render of the HTC Hima (M9)

Photo allegedly shows a render of the HTC Hima (M9)

A tweet out of France by NWE's Steve Hemmerstoffer, states that HTC will be taking the wraps off of its new flagship model earlier than expected. While the code-named HTC Hima (M9) was originally rumored to be unveiled in March during MWC, the latest buzz has the device being introduced next month at CES instead. HTC has run into some problems with the release cycle for its flagship phones. When the HTC One (M8) was launched last March, the handset had the latest specs including a Snapdragon 801 chipset, 2GB of RAM and a 1080 x 1920 resolution on its 5-inch screen.

But the specs on the HTC One (M8) were soon overtaken by Android phones like the LG G3 offering 3GB of RAM, and a 1440 x 2560 resolution on its screen. The Hima is expected to allow HTC to play catch up by offering a 1440 x 2560 QHD screen, 3GB of RAM and an octa-core Snapdragon 810 CPU. An Adreno 430 GPU will crunch graphics. Android 5.0 is pre-installed, with Sense 7.0 running on top. A 20.7MP rear-facing camera adorns the back of the unit, with a 13MP front-facing snapper included. The 2840mAh battery could be optimized to allow a long battery life for the device, similar to how the manufacturer squeezes more cell life than expected out of the HTC One (M8).

The tweet also includes a press render of the HTC Hima which is too psychedelic to actually provide us with an image of the phone that our brain can process. We would take that image with a grain of salt. With that in mind, we are certainly hoping that the speculation is true, and that we are only a bit more than a week away from the unveiling of HTC's next flagship phone.

Thanks for the tip!

source: @stagueve

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posted on 29 Dec 2014, 04:13 2

1. Jamoga (Posts: 187; Member since: 17 Dec 2014)


hell yeah! cant wait for this. have been waiting for sometime.

posted on 29 Dec 2014, 06:44 2

11. kalloud (Posts: 148; Member since: 21 Jun 2012)


it's almost confirmed folks! HTC to hold a press conference on january 5th at CES!
I'm very excited!
http://www.gsmarena.com/htc_to_hold_a_press_conference_on_january_5_at_ces-news-10604.php

posted on 29 Dec 2014, 07:45 1

13. tiara6918 (Posts: 2026; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)


no!!!!!!i don't have enough money yet to upgrade my m8. this is a bit too soon

posted on 29 Dec 2014, 14:03

26. kalloud (Posts: 148; Member since: 21 Jun 2012)


Don't worry you can buy it whenever you have money even if not straight after release. ☺

posted on 30 Dec 2014, 09:28

35. trippy (Posts: 1; Member since: 30 Dec 2014)


I skipped out on the Nexus 6, so my money is ready for the Hima GPE.

posted on 31 Dec 2014, 07:38

40. garlic456 (Posts: 251; Member since: 24 Dec 2012)


:D no, don't do that!

posted on 31 Dec 2014, 04:00

38. Sealblaighter (Posts: 207; Member since: 26 Jan 2014)


They will probably announce a Desire branded smart phone at CES.

posted on 31 Dec 2014, 04:05

39. Sealblaighter (Posts: 207; Member since: 26 Jan 2014)


Oh boy, why 5 inch screen again? They should make it 5.2 inch, with smaller bezels!

posted on 29 Dec 2014, 14:41 1

29. AnTuTu (Posts: 1578; Member since: 14 Oct 2012)


If there will be less bezels I may consider this device.

Go HTC go :)

posted on 29 Dec 2014, 04:21 32

2. ArtSim98 (Posts: 3535; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


LOL well that render is as fake as my girlfriend!

posted on 29 Dec 2014, 09:05 5

19. vhtran (Posts: 2; Member since: 24 Nov 2014)


As long as she gives you uh huh uh huh , then you should be happy.

posted on 29 Dec 2014, 09:14 7

20. ArtSim98 (Posts: 3535; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


I mean I don't have one XDDD

posted on 29 Dec 2014, 14:40

28. AnTuTu (Posts: 1578; Member since: 14 Oct 2012)


hahahah made my day bro :p

posted on 29 Dec 2014, 04:22 3

3. metoyou (Posts: 279; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


Better lose those bezels and get rid of on screen buttons or you'll fail again

posted on 29 Dec 2014, 09:33 4

21. mr.techdude (Posts: 569; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)


actually htc didnt fail at all this year, they made good profit which is a good sign ;]

posted on 30 Dec 2014, 06:13

33. Chunkyspudface (Posts: 65; Member since: 31 May 2013)


Those on-screen buttons won't be going anywhere either. I personally hate them, so I'll probably have to go with Samsung this year.

posted on 29 Dec 2014, 05:03

7. MahmoudHamsharii (Posts: 69; Member since: 28 Aug 2013)


I don't see a render ... actually.

posted on 29 Dec 2014, 05:14 2

8. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4274; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


This is stupid. The fonts are all wrong for the HTC logo and on screen text, the widget shown doesn't follow Sense's design language AT ALL, and there's no way HTC would make a phone that's squared off on the top and rounded at the bottom. 100% fake.

posted on 29 Dec 2014, 10:17

23. VZWuser76 (Posts: 3883; Member since: 04 Mar 2010)


And if you notice, no front facing speakers either. I seriously doubt HTC is going to drop what is probably one of their best features.

posted on 29 Dec 2014, 05:17 3

9. GMS85 (Posts: 208; Member since: 26 Sep 2012)


The replacement to my M8! :D

posted on 29 Dec 2014, 06:40

10. yahia_malka (Posts: 186; Member since: 27 Mar 2014)


Screen size ?
If it was 5inches then it'll be no.1 PPI phone

posted on 29 Dec 2014, 07:19 1

12. chebner (Posts: 214; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


Please just full HD screen. No need for more!

posted on 29 Dec 2014, 08:00

15. tiara6918 (Posts: 2026; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)


pa, can you confirm whether they really are gonna introduce the hima at january? Because if it is, I'll sell my m8 as soon as possible before the value depreciates. Please reply if you think they are or are not gonna release it

posted on 29 Dec 2014, 14:10

27. kalloud (Posts: 148; Member since: 21 Jun 2012)


Most likely HTC will introduce their new flagship in early January, they have already held a press conference.
See:http://www.gsmarena.com/htc_to_hold_a_press_conference_on_january_5_at_ces-news-10604.php

posted on 29 Dec 2014, 08:02

16. Colombianmax (Posts: 40; Member since: 29 Dec 2014)


The specs themselves sound amazing! although everyone is all wanting it to be 5+ inches I'm sitting here wishing they would make a damn 4.3 to 4.5 inch (at very most) flagship..

posted on 30 Dec 2014, 06:14

34. Chunkyspudface (Posts: 65; Member since: 31 May 2013)


HTC One M9 (No idea what it's going to be called) Mini for you then? Or maybe the Z4 Mini if there is one?

posted on 30 Dec 2014, 13:17

36. Colombianmax (Posts: 40; Member since: 29 Dec 2014)


Mini nowadays means 4.6+ inches :(

My current HTC One S is the largest of a phone I intend to get. I did however notice that the Z3 mini despite being 4.6 inches, is overall smaller than my 4.3in One S.

Maybe there IS hope for me?

posted on 29 Dec 2014, 08:31

17. MIG31_FoxHound (Posts: 16; Member since: 18 Sep 2014)


lets hope for the best

posted on 29 Dec 2014, 08:31 1

18. JunBringer (Posts: 137; Member since: 01 Oct 2012)


Gimme an M9 or M8 Max please!

posted on 29 Dec 2014, 11:20

24. gaara6775 (Posts: 738; Member since: 20 May 2014)


Put at least 8mp ultra pixel or better don't use them. Best is to go with Sony lenses.

posted on 29 Dec 2014, 13:29

25. D3VR04 (Posts: 34; Member since: 10 Jan 2010)


Why not 4GB RAM?!
S6 edge or whatever the premium S6 is called surely will have 4GB ram. Don't play catch up with Hima, HTC.

posted on 29 Dec 2014, 15:56 1

30. Sanroy0910 (Posts: 6; Member since: 11 Sep 2014)


I personally just liked the 5MP front camera, the 13mp cam on my the htc desire 820 and desire eye i recently purchased is crap

posted on 29 Dec 2014, 16:00

31. Sanroy0910 (Posts: 6; Member since: 11 Sep 2014)


im referring to the 13 mp n 8mp front cams on the desire series

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