HTC has been rather silent in recent times, especially regarding their flagship devices. Now, we have not one but two leaked specs for devices, which may be the HTC One M9.
The first leak surfaced early this month, claiming HTC to be working on a phablet as its new flagship. The device is rumoured to sport a 5.5-inch Quad HD display, the first for HTC. It will be powered by a quad-core Snapdragon 805 clocking in at 2.7GHz along with an Adreno 420 GPU. As memory is concerned, 3GB of RAM should keep things running smoothly and storage options are rumored to be 32GB, 64GB and 128GB, expandable by microSD. The cameras are pretty decent too, with the rear camera being HTC’s new 16MP sensor with optical image stabilization, while the front may be a 4MP shutter with UltraPixel technology. The battery is a decent 3500mAh one to keep things juiced up.
While the first looks rather impressive, the second leaked set of specs has its fair share of bright spots too. Dubbed the HTC Hima, this device will instead sport a smaller 5-inch Full HD display and even a smaller 2840mAh battery. But, it will be powered by the next gen SoC, the Snapdragon 810, with four 2.oGHz cores and four 1.5GHz cores supplemented with 3GB of RAM. It will also sport a more powerful 20.7MP rear camera and a possible 13MP front shooter or the 4.0MP UltraPixel sensor. Finally, this device will also run on Android 5.0, Lolllipop out of the box overlayed with Sense 7.0 UI.This particular leak is gathering steam as the source, @upleaks have revealed that this device is expected to release in March 2015 and is already in testing in the labs of US carriers.
HTC has talked about releasing a spec-intensive version of their flagships with the “Prime” designation so it may be possible that we are looking at the specs of both the One M9 and One M9 Prime. But of course it is too early to say even if these specs are true. For now, let’s look forward Mobile World Conference next year, HTC’s usual launch date for its flagships and we will definitely pick up some more rumors on these devices.