HTC has confirmed that the launch of the One M9 “Hima” will be coming in March. On March 1st, HTC has a press event scheduled at Mobile World Congress 2015 to officially launch the next edition of their flagship One smartphone line. That being said, there isn’t a ton that can be read into on this invitation. It is fairly plain, and offers little additional information besides its design. A bright spot, which looks to be a bright star, aligned in the middle of a starlit sky.
It also says “utopia in progress” and then reads “join us to see what’s next.” That being said though, even with as little insight as can be gained from the invitations, the HTC One M9 is expected to make a strong statement on the Android smartphone front. An impressive lineup of specifications combined with a good release date means that Android and HTC fans will not have to wait long to see the release of the next HTC One flagship device.
The M9 is going to bring a lot of the same structural qualities of the M8 to the table this year. One of the really great things about HTC throughout the course of the One’s history is the fact that the company really delivers a premium experience. It will have a 5.2-inch Quad HD display with a resolution of 2560 x 144 pixels. Under the hood, the HTC One M9 will be featuring a Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor, most likely, with 3GB of RAM. If that is not enough, the device is also expected to be bringing two high-quality cameras that will really challenge what is on the market. HTC has even begun working with Sony in an effort to bring a higher-quality sensor for the rear-facing camera. Right now, it would appear as though there will be the Sony-built 20.7MP sensor, and either a 4MP UltraPixel front facing sensor or a 13MP shooter that would be significantly impressive. It is unclear right now, which will be inside. Either way, neither should disappoint users – even those most-dedicated to taking photographs with their smartphone.
It also appears as though there will be three storage options on the device, as it will boast a 16GB, 32GB and 64GB internal storage. The device will also pack an impressive battery, as well, bringing a battery onboard with a 2840mAh capacity. Like other HTC devices, the newest edition to the One family will be running HTC Sense 7.0 on the top of Android 5.0 Lollipop. Pricing isn’t completely clear yet, but perhaps one of the most-intriguing bits of information regarding the smartphone is the idea that HTC might be doing away with the M-classifications – and moving forward with the name “Hima.” However, that is completely unverified, and only a rumor at this point – like many of the details about the phone.
Either way though, users will not have to wait much longer to get their hands on the next edition of the “One,” or “Hima” family, depending on what name sticks this spring and HTC moves forward with.