AnTuTu visit confirms leaked specs for the HTC Hima (UPDATE: No disappointment after all?)

Earlier this morning, we told you about some leaked specs for the phone codenamed the HTC Hima (M9), which is the manufacturer's next flagship phone. We even showed you an image that supposedly is a press render of the device, but looks suspiciously like something drawn under the influence of some chemical. At the same time, we passed along speculation that HTC plans on unveiling the device as soon as next week at CES.

With a rather strange image of the handset for us to stare at, right now the specs are the most important piece of the puzzle. Based on a trip made to the AnTuTu Benchmark site, it would seem that most of the specs that we told you about this morning, have been confirmed with one possible disappointment The HTC Hima (M9) will apparently come to market carrying a 5-inch screen equipped a resolution of 1080 x 1920. This is a downgrade from the larger-sized 1440 x 2560 QHD resolution screen that had been bandied about earlier.

AnTuTu does confirm the use of a Snapdragon 810 to power the device, and also confirms that the Adreno 430 will be crunching graphics. One rumor that many will be happy to see repeated by AnTuTu, is the situation with the back and front-facing cameras on the Hima (M9). A 20.7MP snapper will adorn the back, while a 13MP "super selfie" shooter graces the front of the unit. 3GB of RAM is confirmed, and Android 5.0.1 is loaded on the phone out of the box.

Obviously, HTC is taking a gamble if it decides to go with a 5-inch 1080 x 1920 display. Part of HTC's problem is that with its current production cycle, it quickly falls behind the specs on newer handsets. You would think that the manufacturer would use the release of the Hima (M9) to catch up with other models. Still, the version of the handset that visited AnTuTu could have been a early prototype and the final production unit just might come with a QHD display.

Thanks for the tip!

source: GizmoChina

UPDATE: By a huge margin, it would appear that our loyal readers are far from disappointed at either the 5-inch screen size, or the 1080 x 1920 resolution that the AnTuTu Benchmark site has discovered on the HTC Hima (M9). There has been speculation about a phablet-sized version of the phone for those who want a larger screen with QHD resolution. But such a device might have a limited release in Asia.

Now that this has been settled, we can focus on the 20.7MP and 13MP cameras expected to grace the back and front of this handset, respectively. Seems like HTC has been listening to its customers who have been asking the manufacturer to replace the 4MP Ultrapixel camera that has appeared on the back of HTC's last two flagship phones.



1. hassoups

Posts: 473; Member since: Jun 06, 2013

it's not a disappointment. 1080p is the way to go on 5-inch phones, i'll be all over this if it turns out to be true.

3. XperiaFanZone

Posts: 2277; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

If this is a disappointment, then what would you call the iPhone 6's still-failed-to-catch-up 750p resolution?

5. Iodine

Posts: 1480; Member since: Jun 19, 2014

A good decision.

23. nokia12

Posts: 610; Member since: Nov 19, 2013

the author has really no clue about phones if he is calling it as a disappointment had it been Michael H .. we would be seeing a full length article from him praising HTC for this Move

51. Apakalo

Posts: 7; Member since: Aug 22, 2014

HTC listen to me: * 5" FHD IPS screen with Indium Gallium Zinc Oxide(IGZO) * 13mp front & 20.7mp back camera with larger pixels & OIS * 3, 000mah battery * Snapdragon 810, 4 GB LDDR4. That is all what we want. I don't know why you people are not listening to we the end users. We will not beg you to adhere to us. Comply or no comply. The power is in our hands to decide on the best product to buy for 2015

82. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Lol no. 750p pretty much ruled the phone out for a lot of people. Unless you think the iPhone 6 plus has performance issues, 750p was a super poor decision.

96. Z3R091 unregistered

Release it fast HTC. I wanna taste the juicy phone

7. zmtfatzombie

Posts: 27; Member since: Sep 16, 2013

Don't bring war. Peace out. lol

22. nokia12

Posts: 610; Member since: Nov 19, 2013


40. Apakalo

Posts: 7; Member since: Aug 22, 2014

+1. I will call it TOTAL disgrace to the technological world. People who buy iphone have made me realize there are still FOOLS in this world; who are always ready to be defrauded. As a system engineer, I will never to defrauded by Apples marketing Strategies. It pains me when iPhone users feel classy about their inferior product sold to them by APPLE COMPANY...

66. nik516

Posts: 2; Member since: Dec 29, 2014

A man that spends his whole life believing that the world is flat and dying only knowing so will die ignorantly blissful. The truth does not matter to most, we live in the now and believe in what we want to believe regardless of the facts or truth. In saying that iphones are a great phone and the sales prove it , if you want to believe all the people that buy this phone are ignorant then i would say so are you.

26. sharks

Posts: 236; Member since: Feb 16, 2013

i completely agree. i own both m7 and m8. i would love a better camera and QHD is just hype when dealing with any screen size around 5" or less. i would also much prefer better battery life with a full hd than a lesser battery life with a QHD display. the smart choice from HTC (or any other manufacturer) would be to go with full hd for 5" display.

41. maherk

Posts: 6879; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Amin to that. Even on my 5.7" Note 4 i still can't find the difference between it and my older 1080 Note 3 5.7" screen. 1080 is the perfect resolution for phones. I have no doubt what so ever that i ll be ditching my Note 4 as soon as the m9 gets released.

47. BattleBrat

Posts: 1476; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

NO portable virtual reality headset demand higher resolution! Push that envelope guys!

83. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

I see a huge difference between the Note 4 screen and the Note 3 screen. With 5 inches it might not be noticeable though. 5.7 to 6 inches, definitely.

54. cncrim

Posts: 1588; Member since: Aug 15, 2011

Htc doing thing rite, 1080p more than enough for 5 inches screen. I will love to see hiw M9 look. Htc slap 3000mah battery on yhis monster......... then you get my money again.

68. Forerunner7

Posts: 35; Member since: Dec 11, 2013

If the camera stay 4MP, then yes it will be a BIG disappointment, in fact, 5" FHD is perfect, anything between 5.2~5.5" should be QHD or higher.

93. Sale247

Posts: 72; Member since: May 08, 2014

Front camera=13 MP Back camera=20,7 MP Is that ok for you?

99. Forerunner7

Posts: 35; Member since: Dec 11, 2013

That's PERFECT!!! Heck even if they keep the 5MP selfie cam, I dont even mind, since I dont take selfie that much. what matter is the rear cam.

72. tiara6918

Posts: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

I am guessing this is a prototype from one htc guy-​0353

2. jellmoo

Posts: 2588; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

Disappointment? This is a plus in my book. Better performance and battery life over engaging in the pixel race any day.

4. zmtfatzombie

Posts: 27; Member since: Sep 16, 2013

The camera should be IMX230 or it's gonna be another outdated camera.

74. rency0722

Posts: 158; Member since: Jun 12, 2013

I think Sony will not offer the IMX230 before their Xperia. Just like the IMX220 series used in Xperia Z1, Z2 an Z3.

97. TMach unregistered

First off, the IMX220 is not outdated, Sony simply manages to mess up the software algorithms. Regardless, the IMX230 is rumoured strongly to feature on the Z4.

6. hellbread

Posts: 309; Member since: Nov 21, 2014

5'' fhd is good. No need for uhd on that screen size. Just beef up battery for good autonomy.

16. g2a5b0e unregistered

You mean QHD. There UHD phones aren't ready for primetime yet.

32. hellbread

Posts: 309; Member since: Nov 21, 2014

Yeah, i typed in a hurry :)

36. g2a5b0e unregistered

I did too. I meant "the" as opposed to "there". Let's call it even.

8. UglyFrank

Posts: 2194; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

Over 60fps on T-Rex, def not a disappointment

9. rendoqoz

Posts: 2; Member since: Dec 29, 2014

Why do you need 2k dispay on 5 inch screen? -You don't Pixel race is for those who need best out of best without any real benefit.

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