HTC Hima to be about the same size as the One (M8)

HTC Hima to be about the same size as the One (M8)
We already heard that the HTC Hima (aka One M9) would sport a 5-inch 1080p display, just like the One (M8), but does that mean that it’s going to be just as large as its predecessor? Or maybe HTC has trimmed down some bezel to make the new device smaller? Well, according to @upleaks, the Hima will be almost as large as the One (M8).

Reportedly, HTC’s next flagship smartphone measures 144.3 x 69.4 x 9.56 mm - so we’ll hardly notice that it’s smaller than the One (M8), which measures 146.36 x 70.6 x 9.35 mm. If these dimensions are correct, the Hima will almost certainly have dual speakers on the front - but we were expecting this anyway.

@upleaks is also re-listing some of the specs and features that the Hima is supposed to come with, including Android 5.0 Lollipop, Sense 7.0 UI, VoLTE, octa-core Snapdragon 810 processor, 3 GB of RAM, and a 2840 mAh battery. It looks like HTC is finally done with Ultrapixel rear cameras, as the Hima is expected to have a 20.7 MP snapper on the back. However, it could feature a 4 MP Ultrapixel (or a 13 MP normal) front-facing camera.

The new HTC flagship might be released in March, and should be available in three color variants (at least for the beginning): grey, silver, and gold. Well, we’re looking forward to seeing some images of it (the device pictured above is obviously not real).

source: @upleaks

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One M9
  • Display 5.0" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 20 MP / 4 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 810, Octa-core, 2000 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2840 mAh(21.7h 3G talk time)

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47 Comments

1. Manti123

Posts: 207; Member since: Apr 10, 2014

Except for the camera (which had to be improved for the M8), everything else is not a major upgrade indeed!.

3. gaara6775

Posts: 738; Member since: May 20, 2014

Really? Sd810 not a big upgrade from sd801? Really?

4. Johnnokia

Posts: 1158; Member since: May 27, 2012

It seems there would be minor or no changes for the design

42. junaidahmed

Posts: 103; Member since: Sep 04, 2014

don't fix it if it isn't broken

10. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

You're kidding, right? The CPU is a whole new beast, going from 4 Krait 400 cores to 4 Cortex A57 + 4 Cortex A53 will be a huge step up. The Adreno 430 is nearly twice as fast as the Adreno 330, and going from DDR3 RAM to DDR4 is HUGE. Not only is there a massive speed difference, but they also increased the capacity by 50%.

15. engineer-1701d unregistered

dont forget the bose sound

17. Industriality

Posts: 131; Member since: Sep 08, 2014

It's just software processing, marketing if you prefer.

21. Mrmark

Posts: 378; Member since: Jan 26, 2013

I will take any marketing gimmick they throw at me !

28. sid07desai

Posts: 290; Member since: May 03, 2012

@Berzerk000 I get what you're saying. The S810 wipes the floor with S801. I think what Manti was implying is that you wouldn't notice a difference in regular day-to-day usage. Think about it. Whether its Adreno 330 or Adreno 430, is it going to make a difference while even playing heavy games such as Modern Combat 5? Maybe the game will load a second or two earlier on the S810. There isn't a piece of software that the S810 runs and the S801 can't. Both processors are above par. The only significant plus point I see is less power consumption and better camera.

19. mohamadkh

Posts: 1; Member since: Dec 23, 2014

hey where is the flash led? i think this picture is not going to happen

20. AnTuTu

Posts: 1596; Member since: Oct 14, 2012

Less bezels this time HTC :(

37. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Good luck with that. They are the kings of wasted space.

39. AnTuTu

Posts: 1596; Member since: Oct 14, 2012

HTC is my 2nd favourite brand after Sammy but I just hate that wasted space on their phones :(

40. Tracy1988

Posts: 208; Member since: Dec 18, 2014

HTC please put the damn display in the center and I'll definitely buy this phone.

2. gaara6775

Posts: 738; Member since: May 20, 2014

If they could fit 5.2 inch display in that body then I'm sold.

6. HugoBarraCyanogenmod

Posts: 1412; Member since: Jul 06, 2014

Agree, no other phone able to make 5.2inch phone with less than 70mm width.

5. 4GDataAbuser

Posts: 8; Member since: Oct 15, 2014

Just curious what happened to the snapdragon 808? I haven't heard of any phone coming out next year using it.

8. yahia_malka

Posts: 186; Member since: Mar 27, 2014

Me neither

12. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

Because it's not much of an upgrade from the 800/801.

7. yahia_malka

Posts: 186; Member since: Mar 27, 2014

So if it came with 5 inch QHD screen it'll be the most phone in the world to have to have PPIs? Sounds excellent

9. TyrionLannister unregistered

Galaxy s5 LTE-A is already 5.1 inch QHD. It won't be a huge leap.

11. Birds

Posts: 1172; Member since: Nov 21, 2011

69.4 mm width means ridiculously tiny bezels. The Nexus 5 had 69.2 mm width on a 4.95 inch screen. The Galaxy S4 had a width of 69.8 mm on a 5 inch screen. If the Hima has perfectly 5 inch screen with a width of 69.4 inches, the bezels will be some of the thinnest on any phone. The vertical height of the phone also has been reduced so it won't look like a TV remote so I'm guessing this little chubby thing will be extremely ergonomic.

13. Micah007

Posts: 266; Member since: Oct 09, 2014

I don't know. I liked the height of the One M8, I hope it doesn't get too chubby, the height made it feel great in the hands. If anything the width should increase a bit so it doesn't look like a TV remote (although I didn't think it looked like one).

14. Birds

Posts: 1172; Member since: Nov 21, 2011

It only gained two millimeters in thickness. From .37 to .38 inches. She's pretty plus sized on this world of .29 inch phones lol.

35. Micah007

Posts: 266; Member since: Oct 09, 2014

I agree. It won't be a difference people will notice LOL. I just really liked the height of the M8, HTC had a great design with that phone.

16. Industriality

Posts: 131; Member since: Sep 08, 2014

Way too large and fat, those bezelz ruins the ergonomics and design of the phone, for god's sake will they mearn some day ? I'm passing on this one, waiting for GS6, hopefully with new design (they also really need to improve this...)

26. Captain_Doug

Posts: 1037; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Agreed. The side bezels are within reason but why do they need the stupid black bar above the bottom speaker? If they got rid of it, I'd buy one for sure.

43. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

https://twitter.com/urbanstrata/statuses/451114222705856512 There's an explanation from a HTC executive. It has a purpose, they didn't put it there just for giggles.

44. Captain_Doug

Posts: 1037; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

They could optimize internal space better. Not saying it's as easy as that, just that it needs to happen.

45. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

I'm sure they would if they could. Maybe they will use new components on the Hima that will make the bezel unnecessary. The display will most likely be bigger (that's how things are going, sadly), but it is 2 mm shorter and 1 mm narrower, if the leaked dimensions are correct, that would mean they reduced the bezels substantially.

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