HTC is betting on a Windows flagship device again, precisely the One M9 with Windows 10. At the One M9+ launch event in New Delhi, India, the company confirms the rumors swirling around a Windows 10 device by HTC.
Chia-Lin Chang, President of Global Sales and Chief Financial Officer, while replying to our question, said that they are ‘closely working with Microsoft’ and may plan a Windows 10 device by the end of Q2 or the beginning of Q3 this year.
We’ll see how the new version of the Windows operating system shapes up and where it fits in the HTC lineup.
To no surprise, the phone will be running Windows 10 and aesthetically identical to the current, Android-based HTC One M9. So, it could retain the perks of the One M9, complete with 5-inch 1080p display, Snapdragon 810 CPU, BoomSound speakers and Duo cameras (love it or hate it).
In addition, the tipster @upleaks has already revealed that ‘HimaW’ is the codename for the Windows-powered smartphone by HTC, which will be a U.S. exclusive and likely to follow the same moniker as last year’s HTC One M8 for Windows.
However, there’s no official word on an exclusive for Verizon, but the US carrier typically stocks special variants from HTC. Hence, an unlocked version of the One M9 for Windows may see the light of the day this time too.
This also means that the Windows 10 flagships may start coming later this summer. So, do you have plans to buy a Windows flagship this holiday? Sound off by leaving your comment below.