HTC plans on releasing the next edition of their One smartphone lineup this March. The device is expected to be one of the most-anticipated launches of the entire calendar year for any smartphone brand or operating system – and will only have that interest driven further with the leak of an alleged HTC One M9 device. While the photos do not reveal any major changes to the way the device appears physically, it does point to a major change in the photography department. The square housing in the back of the device, reveals that HTC will finally be getting away from the technology that they attempted to create last time around – which was heavily criticized for not delivering a good photographic experience – and replacing it with the rumored 20.7MP sensor that has been talked about for months.
However, that is not nearly as big of a surprise as some might have expected with a photo-leak. In fact, with the information that has been released by the company – and the rumors that have been swirling around the Internet thus far, there isn’t really a lot that isn’t known at this point regarding the One flagship of this year. One major change is in the change that will take place in the moniker. The company will be getting away from the ‘M’ name, and moving to “Hima” that will be the moniker for the devices moving forward. That being said though, there have been a lot of speculation around this device, so here are a few of the major stories, in terms of specifications and technology inside the HTC One M9 or “Hima.”
As stated before there will be no changes in body style, or how the phone is designed. Rather, the company will stick with what it knows, and what it knows to be successful with the HTC One Hima.
The display will see an improvement as it will be sporting a QHD or 2K display – with a 5-inch display. HTC is not going to grow the One out in an effort to keep up with some of the other smartphone makers who have continued growing devices, as they approach the 6-inch mark.
The Hima will bring a Snapdragon 810 processor with 3GB of RAM on deck. HTC will update its Sense UI, as well as putting the latest edition of Google’s Android Lollipop operating system, and will boast a 3500 mAh battery, which should extend the autonomy. It is also been rumored for some time now that HTC is working with Bose to be producing the speakers and sound system within the HTC One series. This move would not be a surprise since sound quality, was one of the premiere calling cards of previous One models.
The HTC One Hima is expected to launch on March 1st at MWC 2015 in Barcelona.