HTC Hima Aero (with Quad HD screen and support for RAW photography) expected to be launched by AT&T

HTC Hima Aero (with Quad HD screen and support for RAW photography) expected to be launched by AT&T
Back in June, we told you about a new and "awesome" high-end HTC smartphone that should be released sometime in October. Codenamed HTC Hima Aero, the handset is supposed to feature a Quad HD (1440 x 2560 pixels) display of unknown size - most probably at least 5 inches. The upcoming smartphone should also have an advanced rear camera with f/1.9 aperture and support for RAW photography.

Last we heard, the Aero was headed to Europe. Now, @evleaks says that the device is also "confirmed for AT&T." While there's no word on when AT&T is planning to launch the smartphone, it will probably happen before the end of the year.

HTC already has a few Quad HD smartphones (One M9+, One E9+, and One ME), but they're not made for the US market. Thus, the HTC Hima Aero could become the company's first Quad HD handset to officially land in the US.

We're really curious to find out what this HTC Aero will be all about. Will it be the "hero" phone that HTC CEO Cher Wang mentioned last month? Well, we'll just have to wait and see.

source: @evleaks



1. DRS1977

Posts: 679; Member since: May 27, 2015

If they want it to be a success, they need to bring it to all carriers at the same time with plenty of inventory. Carrier exclusivity is garbage. I guess they want their stock to keep taking a nose dive.

4. Johnnokia

Posts: 1158; Member since: May 27, 2012

No dear, In every time HTC must mess up with something. This company intentionally and desperetly wish to fail over and over again.

22. My1cent

Posts: 370; Member since: Jan 30, 2014

Take a risk, think outside a box! Do the One that no One do.. the new One 21:9 (or 23:9) phone ...VR the One!

2. ausnote4

Posts: 40; Member since: Nov 25, 2014

hopefully 6.3" screen with thin bezel. My last HTC phone was HD2 before HTC got stuck with 4.3" for too long. I fear Samsung is in the same boat with Note 3/4 stuck at 5.7" screen without offering >6" powerhouse phone.

3. rnagic

Posts: 215; Member since: Jul 13, 2014

That's way too big.

8. ausnote4

Posts: 40; Member since: Nov 25, 2014

depend on each users. Samsung may have found a sweet spot for 5.7" note series but i am pleading with them to bring a companion >6" note 5 mega for users that value screen estate. i currently have both note 4 and pantech secret note and like the pantech more at 5.9" screen

17. TezzaBP

Posts: 274; Member since: May 18, 2015

There is barely anybody who want a screen that big. That'll just kill the phone before they even have a chance to sell it

5. camera531

Posts: 346; Member since: Jun 30, 2012

Carrier exclusives are a crock of food that's digested for 24 hours and reemerged in a browner form.


Posts: 334; Member since: Mar 24, 2015

As long as they follow through with the aero concept and the evleaks render for the M9 together i'll consider it.

7. valapsp

Posts: 565; Member since: Aug 12, 2011

didnt evan retire some time ago?

16. rsiders

Posts: 1960; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

He did but realized that he missed it too much or his health got better. He's like the Bret Farve of But I don't mind it.

9. 99nights

Posts: 1152; Member since: Mar 10, 2015

It would be nice to see a good camera on a HTC device.

10. Dude2014

Posts: 448; Member since: Feb 12, 2014

Do you guys notice? Camera spec war is not about Megapixel anymore since most phone cameras won't have more than 20mp at least in the near future. It's all about Aperture now!!! F/xx is the new battle ground. I'm curious what would be the next? Sensor size, Lenses or Pixel size (something like Ultrapixel)???

11. 99nights

Posts: 1152; Member since: Mar 10, 2015

HTC have never had a good camera phone, just saying it would be nice to see a good HTC camera phone. Having RAW support is always welcome.

12. summerofsam

Posts: 60; Member since: Jun 19, 2015

If HTC could put a Samsung Super Amoled 5.7 Display, Samsung Camera, Samsung Exynos on the phone, it would be the perfect phone!

13. Fardon

Posts: 96; Member since: Nov 24, 2014

HTC AERO WILL NOT HAVE QHD SCREEN WHY DOES PHONEARENA NEVER CHECK SOURCES?? IT WAS DEBUNKED AGES AGO I EVEN SUBMITTED IT... Trusted HTC source Llabtoofer "Rumours saying Hima Aero will have QHD display - these rumours are false. It has different resolution, however Gorilla Glass 4 is there..." - Twitter

18. TezzaBP

Posts: 274; Member since: May 18, 2015

If HTC hopes to succeed at all, it's gonna have that QHD display, or they're screwed


Posts: 27; Member since: Sep 22, 2011

It's still early guys calm down

15. Af1rPA

Posts: 712; Member since: Jun 12, 2014

How long has HTC been making phones now. If they haven't been able to add a good camera by now then they never will. At least Samsung has been able to improve its cameras every year and look where they are now with the S6.

19. TezzaBP

Posts: 274; Member since: May 18, 2015

Please oh please make this good, I really want HTC to rise again

20. NateAdam8

Posts: 438; Member since: Feb 17, 2012

Please don't be Exclusive to one carrier.

21. ECPirate37

Posts: 334; Member since: Jul 14, 2011

I don't like carrier exclusives either. It is funny, I was just reading the article on here about failed "Next big things" and quite a few were at&t exclusives. haha

24. mojtaba_mn

Posts: 268; Member since: Feb 22, 2013

its so funny always every one think htc must to design new and if dont design new body its a bad thing but samsung apple sony ..... have almost same design for near 5 year ... htc have best inter face htc have best speakers and fastest devise always great display sooooooooo great design and body quality and this year have a very good camera but everybody just see witch phone have better camera to choose best android phone always camera is 1 choose ,,, i have m9 and its so great so hot and i now aero is another great phone from htc

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