HTC Hima (One M9) may be unveiled at a dedicated event, outside of CES and MWC

HTC Hima (One M9) may be unveiled at a dedicated event, outside of CES and MWC
Back in March of 2014, HTC chose to unveil its most recent flagship, the One M8, in New York and London, at its own dedicated event. For whatever reason, the company obviously didn't feel like an announcement at CES (January) or MWC (later in March) was appropriate, and according to @upleaks, HTC may be planning a repeat of that arrangement with the oft-rumored Hima (One M9).

If you're just catching up on Hima, here's what we know so far. The device will have a 5-inch 1080 x 1920 resolution display (though a 5.2- and 5.5-inchers have also been suggested), a quad-core, 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor, 3GB of RAM, a 2840 mAh battery, and surprise-surprise, a 20.7-megapixel camera (likely by Sony). That's right, it would appear that HTC may very well be ditching the UltraPixel tech that's been keeping its devices a step behind competitors, and that's definitely good news. The One M9 is expected to come in the typical HTC color palette: Gray, Silver, and Gold.

More as we get it, folks!

source: @upleaks

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26 Comments

1. Micah007

Posts: 266; Member since: Oct 09, 2014

If what up leaks is reporting is true, I'm not sure if I'm looking forward to this.

4. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

Why not? It has pretty much all high end hardware. I am just wondering. However, I'm excited for the camera if that's true.

11. Micah007

Posts: 266; Member since: Oct 09, 2014

Battery could be a bit bigger. I was at least hoping for 5.2 inch or at the most 5.5 inch. If not at least another 5.5 inch model but sadly the chances of that seem slim. And although QHD is still raw, I'm a forward thinking man. Would have been sweet to see HTC tame QHD.

13. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

I'm agree with you on the battery... that is a bit weak. I think screen size is okay and will be acceptable for a lot of people. My Z2's 5.2" screen is just a bit too big for my one hand use. But once again, that's personal preference. I think HTC should stick with 1080p if they are putting such small battery. There is no need to have a beautiful display to drain your battery that quickly. I had 4k tv for 2 weeks and I can't find any 4k content to watch on it beside some short youtube video. 4K is 2 year down the road IMO and internet speed needs to improve overall (cable and cellular) before the big push for 4k.

14. Micah007

Posts: 266; Member since: Oct 09, 2014

For me personally, I don't worry too much about one handed use. I usually find myself instinctively using two hands for operation on my 4.7 inch Droid, but as I said it's a personal preference. If they go with a small battery, then keeping QHD out is a wise choice. I think QHD is 2K, correct me if I'm wrong. I actually thought 2K resolution is beautiful, I'm actually starting to find more and more content for 2K which is great. Overall if HTC keeps the design of the M8 in the M9, I might bite the bullet and go for it. When I held the M8 in my hands the feeling was the best I've experienced from a smartphone.

26. Z3R091 unregistered

Just hoping they stick with front facing speaker and their premium design. Also remove the logo. Seriously! Come on, be next best camera phone.

2. Captain_Doug

Posts: 1037; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

I'm glad there will be a flasgship caliber phone with a 5 inch screen but they need to work on their bezel situation.

3. mitoita

Posts: 77; Member since: Apr 03, 2014

and theyr camera department

5. Captain_Doug

Posts: 1037; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Sounds like that's taken care of with the 20.7mp sony camera that's supposed to be in this device. HTC has good image processing, just not great hardware(as far as cameras go). I'll be keeping an eye on this device for sure.

6. iLovesarcasm

Posts: 589; Member since: Oct 20, 2014

Flagships should be 4.5 to 5 inch only.

9. Tritinum

Posts: 471; Member since: May 06, 2014

Can't agree with you anymore, Note series changed it all.

23. EclipseGSX

Posts: 1770; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

4.5 is too small now. 5 minimum

7. tiara6918

Posts: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

htc now knows that it's not about competing with specs

8. hellbread

Posts: 309; Member since: Nov 21, 2014

I like what I red so far. Just hope they will remove that ugly HTC black bar from bottom of the screen. If they do probably it will be mu next phone.

12. tiara6918

Posts: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

why does that bother you? in my opinion it looks great that its there and adds an appeal to the design

20. hellbread

Posts: 309; Member since: Nov 21, 2014

Well it makes phone overall biger. I liked it when controls were on it' like on m7. Add all those bars together and you will get one huge bottom bezel. On screen controls + Htc bar + bottom bezel = probably around 4 cm together. :-)

10. bendgate unregistered

Just dont f**k up with camera this time.

15. RubenPhonearena

Posts: 8; Member since: Dec 12, 2014

Finally HTC recogniced that the ULTRA-Pixel is Ultra s**t.... That was the reason i never would bought a HTC, finally i could be true, but Samsung S6 will be my next phone after my Top Performer : Galaxy S4 + (with Snapdragon 800)

16. Predator1701

Posts: 130; Member since: Oct 28, 2014

I would like to see a Snapdragon 810, 3GB of RAM, 3300 mh battery, 20.7 mpx camera with OIS, 2560x1440 p on a 5.5' IPS display, at least 32GB of storage and all the rest of HTC goodies.

22. duartix

Posts: 311; Member since: Apr 01, 2014

Trully spoke like a megapixel wh0re. I suggest you check out the real world in here:http://www.phonearena.com/news/LG-G3-vs-Sony-Xperia-Z3-blind-camera-comparison-the-results_id63800 May god have mercy on your batteries...

17. Tziggy14

Posts: 622; Member since: Sep 02, 2014

I don't like the way the camera is positioned in tbe back. It looks bland.

18. simpleas

Posts: 196; Member since: Apr 30, 2014

Hima Time! Now break it down na!

19. gaara6775

Posts: 738; Member since: May 20, 2014

Please don't bash ultra pixel,they perform great in low light. Just increase the mp in up. And battery not less than 3000 mah.

21. duartix

Posts: 311; Member since: Apr 01, 2014

Well they might as well use the opportunity and also ditch Sense.

24. Neo_Huang

Posts: 1067; Member since: Dec 06, 2013

If you don't like Sense you can get a launcher or a custom ROM. Most of my friends and I agree that Sense has the best looking UI.

25. aesthetics

Posts: 128; Member since: Oct 02, 2014

Thank God no gimmicky QHD...

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