HTC Hima to have Windows Phone version?

HTC Hima to have Windows Phone version?
Just yesterday, a tweet from @upleaks revealed that the next HTC flagship handset would not be called the HTC One (M9), and is actually codenamed the HTC Hima. And while the Hima is expected to launch with Android 5.0 pre-installed, we just might see a Windows Phone version of the device according to @upleaks, who sent out a brand new tweet to that effect. The tipster did write that this rumor is "#Unconfirmed".

Of course, the current HTC flagship, the HTC One (M8), is available with both Android and Windows Phone 8.1. Considering that the latter platform does not yet support a display resolution greater than 1080 x 1920, this could be why the latest rumored specs of the phone show a 5-inch 1080 x 1920 resolution screen. The originally rumored 5.5-inch display with a 1440 x 2560 resolution, might be employed by the manufacturer for an Android driven phablet version of the Hima handset.

If HTC does limit its new flagship to a 1080p resolution screen, there is bound to be fallout from those who were expecting the company's new high-end model to catch up with the competition in terms of specs. That would mean offering a QHD resolution screen, 3GB of RAM, and a new rear-facing snapper. Since this phone isn't expected to see the light of day until March, we have plenty of time for more speculation about the HTC Hima to appear.

Will there be a Windows Phone version of HTC's next flagship phone?

Will there be a Windows Phone version of HTC's next flagship phone?


source: @upleaks

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11 Comments

1. xtroid2k

Posts: 601; Member since: Jan 11, 2010

Windows phone; a platform with so much to offer yet so neglected. However its nice to have a premium offering for this platform. I'm hoping that this will allow others to see its full potential from a device outside of cough "Nokia" cough "Microsoft" eheem. I feel HTC is honestly desperate here and I'm worried that such good talent will disapear.

2. pookiewood

Posts: 631; Member since: Mar 05, 2012

I hope they do this. It's hard for me to justify leaving my 1020 for the HTC M8 with Windows due to the camera. The OS on dual core is still rock solid on my 1020. I would jump to the M9 if it includes a camera better than the M8's.

7. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

Same here, it is hard for me to purchase any new lumia once you use the 1020. Sure some new features are missing but nothing that i gasp about. I truly hope the 1030 or whatever it is called, is shown soon.

11. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3098; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

Keep your 1020. I used the M8 for about a week before I took it back before the 14 days. The camera truly sucks, especially macros. I use scanning apps (CamScanner) more than anything else and it was pitiful with that device. Now I have a 1520 and it's an enjoyable experience again.

3. Liveitup

Posts: 1798; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

Nice, diversify.

9. torr310

Posts: 1625; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

It's a good news for Windows Phone users, but they should sell both product on the same time not like HTC ONE(M8) Windows phone.

4. unklmik

Posts: 14; Member since: Dec 01, 2014

Would be great to see a 5.5" high spec. Windows Phone besides a Lumia. Sooner than later.

5. rsiders

Posts: 1886; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

Anything more than a 1080p display is so overrated anyway.

6. theguy2345

Posts: 1216; Member since: Jun 24, 2014

They should keep this up. Loving my m8 with WP, and this gives people more options for the same phone. More OEMs should follow in HTC's footsteps. Still sad that this is coming out soon and I just got mine. Well, I guess the m10 with WP will be my next :p

8. supersam

Posts: 5; Member since: Jul 23, 2014

It will be the first phone to run 2 operating systems, with snapdragon 810

10. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

What's next? Making a deal with IBM so the phone can run OS/2?

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