The HTC One M8 is still a young player in the market, having been released in March this year, but it’s never too early to talk about a next-generation handset. Lately we have been hearing a lot of chatter regarding a device referred to as HTC One M9 which was believed to be One M8’s successor. The most recent reports, however, claim that Taiwanese manufacturer is planning drop the “M” moniker and the next flagship smartphone known as HTC Hima could be the successor of the HTC One M8.
HTC Hima tipped as successor of HTC One M8
The HTC Hima is most likely just a codename and the phone will be released under a different name. If the leaks are to be believed, it will bring significant upgrades to the table. The phone is said to feature a 5-inch 1080p display, the same as the One M8, but allegedly will boast a much more powerful Snapdragon 810 chipset which is an octa-core processor with 4 Cortex-A57 cores at 2.0GHz and 4 Cortex-A53 cores at 1.5GHz. The rumors also mention Adreno 430 GPU to deal with graphics, respectable 3GB of RAM to ensure smooth performance and a 2,840 mAh battery to keep the lights on.
The camera department is where things get really interesting. The Hima is rumored to feature a massive 20.7-megapixel rear camera and equally impressive 13-megapixel front-facing sensor. Other reports mention UltraPixel shooter on the front. Whichever it is, the handset should offer exquisite camera experience and will be a huge treat for selfie enthusiasts. The device possibly will hit the stores with Android 5.0 Lollipop with HTC Sense 7.0 on board.
Keep in mind that even though the details sound about right for a successor of the One M8, for now the Hima pretty much lives in the land of rumors meaning that the actual device may come with entirely different set of specs. We will know for sure when the phone is announced and we are not 100% certain when it happens, since HTC hasn’t said a word so far. Our bet is on CES or MWC, both of which are not far from now, so be patient. If any new details show up, we will let you know immediately.
source: Upleaks (Twitter)