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

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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37 Comments

1. Jamoga

Posts: 187; Member since: Dec 17, 2014

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

11. kalloud

Posts: 155; Member since: Jun 21, 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

13. tiara6918

Posts: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

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

26. kalloud

Posts: 155; Member since: Jun 21, 2012

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

35. trippy

Posts: 1; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

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

40. garlic456

Posts: 251; Member since: Dec 24, 2012

:D no, don't do that!

38. Sealblaighter

Posts: 429; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

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

39. Sealblaighter

Posts: 429; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

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

29. AnTuTu

Posts: 1620; Member since: Oct 14, 2012

If there will be less bezels I may consider this device. Go HTC go :)

2. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

LOL well that render is as fake as my girlfriend!

19. vhtran

Posts: 2; Member since: Nov 24, 2014

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

20. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

I mean I don't have one XDDD

28. AnTuTu

Posts: 1620; Member since: Oct 14, 2012

hahahah made my day bro :p

3. metoyou

Posts: 279; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

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

21. mr.techdude

Posts: 571; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

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

33. Chunkyspudface

Posts: 65; Member since: May 31, 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.

7. MahmoudHamsharii

Posts: 70; Member since: Aug 28, 2013

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

8. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 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.

23. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 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.

9. GMS85

Posts: 217; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

The replacement to my M8! :D

10. yahia_malka

Posts: 186; Member since: Mar 27, 2014

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

12. chebner

Posts: 249; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

Please just full HD screen. No need for more!

15. tiara6918

Posts: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 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

27. kalloud

Posts: 155; Member since: Jun 21, 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

16. Colombianmax

Posts: 52; Member since: Dec 29, 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..

34. Chunkyspudface

Posts: 65; Member since: May 31, 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?

36. Colombianmax

Posts: 52; Member since: Dec 29, 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?

17. MIG31_FoxHound

Posts: 16; Member since: Sep 18, 2014

lets hope for the best

18. JunBringer

Posts: 138; Member since: Oct 01, 2012

Gimme an M9 or M8 Max please!

24. gaara6775

Posts: 738; Member since: May 20, 2014

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

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