HTC will rock the stage at MWC 2015 with the One (M8) successor on March 1st

HTC will rock the stage at MWC 2015 with the One (M8) successor on March 1st
Guess what's about to happen on March 1st! Okay, everyone has their own story about what's going to happen on this special day, but HTC's story is the one we're eager to hear. The company is inviting everyone that's interested to join it at the upcoming MWC 2015 for an announcement that surely gravitates towards the high end of things. 

The invite itself shows a bright, star-filled cosmic landscape (it's pretty much that OS X wallpaper you know, but let's not get cynical) decorated with the words "utopia in progress". This makes HTC the first smartphone maker to step forward and proclaim its intentions to rock the stage at MWC 2015 with its next flagship product. Out of such an invite, we expect nothing less than the successor to the HTC One (M8). The predictions seem to be coming true. The HTC Hima, which is the product's tentative name, is expected to feature a 1440 x 2560 QHD screen, 3GB of RAM and an octa-core Snapdragon 810 CPU. 

An Adreno 430 GPU will handle graphics while Android 5.0 with the Sense 7.0 interface is expected to be featured out of the box. A 20.7MP rear-facing camera should find itself at the back of the unit, with a 13MP front-facing snapper included. The purported 2840mAh seems small for such a beast, but the device could be optimized to get better longevity out of it, similarly to the HTC One (M8).


source: HTC

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35 Comments

1. NexusX

Posts: 613; Member since: May 16, 2013

Let me guess "bigger 2k screen, 810 processor, ,3-4gb ram, camera with more megapixel and some gimmicky tech (laser focused, wide angel, ultrapixel, pureview, etc) but the difference is hardly noticable, possibly waterproof, latest os" "now that's innovation!! apple never put 2gb of ram in their phones, apple never innovates!" says the android fan what else is new?

3. rendoqoz

Posts: 2; Member since: Dec 29, 2014

Probably brand new design, some new features with Snapdragon 810

6. NexusX

Posts: 613; Member since: May 16, 2013

don't count on it

4. amats69

Posts: 1527; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

now you start the fan war...

8. SuperNova

Posts: 649; Member since: Jan 15, 2015

Shut up! The real king is Samsung Galaxy S6 !

11. Kruze

Posts: 1285; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

^ Now this is just a smartass blind fanboy attitude.

19. CanYouSeeTheLight

Posts: 1122; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

Smartass? He's about as smart as a potato gets.

27. tiara6918

Posts: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

No you shut up koreaboo. Do you know koreans only use samsung and lg in dramas but not in real life. They use an iphone

20. CanYouSeeTheLight

Posts: 1122; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

OMG how dare you call "wide angel" a gimmick?! If it was a thin angel you wouldn't call it a gimmick!

22. bambamboogy02

Posts: 838; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

At this point in phones, what else could you possibly add? Now they are going nuts over Health things. Camera is a camera, can only be upgraded along with WIFI, Bluetooth, GPS. Screen size and resolution are expected to be better, whether that is bigger screen or better resolution. Either way, still an actual enhancement. Processor and memory are expected to be upgraded as well. Apple on the other hand, makes even fewer updates or enhancements every year. it's 2015 and they are still sporting a 8 megapixel camera, making software tweaks. When compared, usually Android device make bigger leaps in equipment every year. If they didn't why would Apple ever make a bigger device? or why would they sell 2 different sized devices at the same time? Apple fans might say camera is still the best ever, and mega pixels do not count. But you guys also said the same thing about screen size, and no one needed anything bigger than a 4 inch device either...

24. NexusX

Posts: 613; Member since: May 16, 2013

apple's 8 megapixel focuses faster and takes better picture than any phone i know. most people aren't professional photographers. people want effortless, simple and fast cameras that take decent pictures. Apple knows this. focuses on improving speed and processing.

26. Damo579

Posts: 264; Member since: May 18, 2013

It's fast but not better than High-end Lumia phones, Heck it's about as good as my 830 in good light but worse in low light. When they get Lumia Camera 5 it will be just as fast with better quality.

23. engineer-1701d unregistered

no 2k display 810 maybe samsungs exynos 64bit wish 4gb ram camera 20mp and 10mp i think pureview is no gimmick nor any of the others, as the reports say apple has to put 2gb of ram in the new 6s to help it keep up with the other phones and they are also putting a higher mp camera because the 8 they have sucks in all blind tests it lost to the note 4 and gs5, plus the zoom is crap.

25. NexusX

Posts: 613; Member since: May 16, 2013

smartphone camera technology is all gimmick. the only difference between all the blind tests photos is some have bluish tint some have yellowish tint.

2. HugoBarraCyanogenmod

Posts: 1412; Member since: Jul 06, 2014

I always recommended domestic phone to customers, but when they willing to pay extra, HTC one series is my 1st recommendation

10. DeusExCellula

Posts: 1390; Member since: Oct 05, 2014

What customers? Your not even Hugo Barra lel

12. Kruze

Posts: 1285; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

I've seen him repeating this kind of comment over and over again lol.

21. JMartin22

Posts: 2370; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

No one wants to buy your low-quality Chinese vendor garbage. Peddle it was else where.

5. hboy857

Posts: 367; Member since: Jun 03, 2013

There are mainly two things HTC is bad at - 1. Camera 2. Marketing (Their ads are really bad, like "blah blah blah") Fix these 2 main issues HTC and you're going to have a lots of customers.

13. frankg

Posts: 173; Member since: May 14, 2014

3. A whole lot less bezels If these points are taken care of, I'll be back in a few years :), Just got a Note 4 and it rocks. Always though HTC had the better design between the two, but Samsung always has the better camera, and the camera is important to me. If they manage to equal Samsung in the camera departement, I'm back on the HTC bandwagon, because material wise HTC has the more premium feeling phones.

14. bighandssmallpockets

Posts: 99; Member since: Dec 13, 2011

Wish I could give you 2 thumbs up for that. Yes to the bezel and yes to the camera. Were it not for those two fatal flaws HTC would be my first choice by far.

17. PryvateiDz

Posts: 443; Member since: Jul 31, 2011

I would disagree on the camera personally, I loved my camera on my HTC One M7 when I had it. It was one of the best I had, had or seen.

7. Liveitup

Posts: 1798; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

They need to launch a Windows version as well similar to what they did last year.

9. SuperNova

Posts: 649; Member since: Jan 15, 2015

WP doesn't get HTC money. Even with Android, HTC hardly makes profit.

18. Liveitup

Posts: 1798; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

Do you know this for certain. HTC M8 for promoted quite a bit, HTC started making profits again around the same time. Theirs no way to be certain either way but regardless they should. I'll purchase a WP HTC over an Android version. I'm sure others would do the same.

16. j_scorp

Posts: 61; Member since: Oct 22, 2013

I switched from the WP Lumia 925 to the HTC One (Android), then a few months later they released the HTC One (Windows). Too little too late.

15. madbmd

Posts: 36; Member since: Mar 26, 2014

If you pay attention, you will notice that it is not simply "a filled sky", it's an Eye...

28. tiara6918

Posts: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

Thank goodness it's a quad hd display or else they'll be left out of the competition if they're the only manufacturer with full hd

29. gaara6775

Posts: 738; Member since: May 20, 2014

Hardware Specs identical to xiaomi note pro(except the display & battery) .

30. Tomfromsouth

Posts: 87; Member since: Apr 02, 2012

3. Things hTC, 1. A camera which doesn't over expose and is capable of winning a blind test. 2. Bezels, if your marketing effort is below average, sticking a massive logo detracts from the form factor and will damage the product more than benefit it. 3. Battery, yesterday years standards are not ones you should be aspiring for. Aim for setting yourself apart. In saying that the last hTC phone I owned was the one X. But based on complaints I hear about the phone these are areas which they which would win back a lot of ex fans) myself included). The UI was and I still believe is beautiful and functional.

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