The successor to the HTC One (M8) will soon be upon us, and if these latest images are anything to go by, the new flagship smartphone is definitely a looker. Specifications for the Hima (or One M9, depending on what HTC decides naming the device) have been leaking since early October, but this is the first glimpse we’ve gotten of the smartphone.
The images don’t show a dramatic departure from what One (M7) or One (M8), but styling has never been a sore-point for HTC’s flagship smartphone so why mess up a good thing? When it comes to dimensions, the length and width of the device are slightly smaller by 1mm, while thickness has increased ever so slightly from 9.4mm to 9.56mm.
Unfortunately, we don’t have any additional information to share with regards to the Hima’s internal specs. Earlier reports have pegged an octa-core, 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor with 3GB of RAM, a 20.7MP rear camera, 13MP front-facing camera, and a 2840 mAh battery. There have been conflicting reports on the device’s 5-inch display with some indicating that it will stay the course with a resolution of 1920x1080, while others are suggesting that HTC will join its competitors in offering a QHD (2560x1440) display. With only a 2840 mAh battery onboard, sticking with the tried and true FHD resolution may be the best course of action.
It’s quite possible that HTC will reveal the Hima next week at CES 2015 in Las Vegas, but we aren’t holding our breaths on that one. The current HTC One (M8) didn’t get its reveal until late March 2014, while its predecessor was revealed in late February 2013.