HTC Hima: Specs, Features and Rumors Round-up
Until the MWC event, there is still this month to pass and so new rumors about the HTC One M9, known as HTC Hima as well, have come and go. These new rumors are revealing once more specs related info along with some features details, so check the lines from below for learning what’s new.
Basically, the new info is related to the M9 design, camera and interface.
First, as you already might know, the HTC Hima will be presented to the naked eye in an event that will take place on March 1st, before the official opening of the MWC 2015. The event is on the same day with their competitor’s event, Samsung that will present the Samsung Galaxy S6.
HTC is known for its sleek design, especially since in 2014, the manufacturer has created one of the best designs with the M8. And they want to preserve this attention to details as one of the factors that make M9 a desirable smartphone. So, it is rumored that the HTC One M9 might be built with a case made of aluminum silicon-carbide composite, an alloy that is far more resistible, durable and stronger than the aluminum used for example, in products like the iPhone. The smartphone will also be slightly curbed at the center, which will make the phone feel much thicker when hold in hand. The edges will be thinner, due to the curbed body.
The thicker body is an advantage since the manufacturer can add a bigger battery to the smartphone. The One M9 is expected to come with a large battery, of 2840mAh. The capacity of the battery might change until the official launch, but it is certain that HTC wants to provide a phone that could last for an entire day, even when the smartphone is constantly used.
Another thing that has changed in design, as the leaked photos show, are the dual-front stereo speakers that of course, will remain a strong feature for the One M9 (Hima) and the One M9 Plus.
The display will come in two versions, one of 5” display with 1080 x 1920-pixel Full HD for the One M9 and one of 5.5” display with a Quad HD of 1440 x 2560-pixel resolution, for the One M9 Plus. It is said that the One M9 display will have a pixel density of above 400ppi and will not consume much battery either.
Although we were expecting to see an UltraPixel rear camera on the HTC Hima, HTC took the decision to use a 20-Megapixel rear camera on both One M9 and One M9 Plus. Their previous mistakes with the One M8 and with the use of the UltraPixel camera, have made them make a wiser and safer choice with the 20-MP camera. The rear camera will also feature an optical image stabilization. HTC also decided, there won’t be a secondary camera.
Other rumors concerning the camera, are that HTC will most probably use the UltraPixel for the front camera and it will also put the shooter on the front of the smartphone, so you can take easier selfies, even in lower light.
As for the interface, HTC will use their new Android custom UI, Sense 7 over the Android 5.0 Lollipop, which will be the minimum version of Android that will be accepted on the One M9. Apparently, the new Sense 7, will make better use of Blinkfeed, which will offer a more personalized experience and it will make use of different elements from Google Now and Windows’ Live Tiles. The new Blinkfeed will recommend places to visit, features reminders and a lot more.
Also, features like dual-camera capture, which is the use of both front camera and the rear camera at the same time, cropping and other features that we saw in the HTC Desire Eye, will be seen on the HTC Hima. Another cool feature we’ll see on the M9 is the smart Skype camera which will be helpful for conference calls. This feature will show every individual in a separate box, so you can easily see who is speaking to the camera.
The HTC Hima is rumored as well, that it will come with an internal memory of 32 GB as basic and it will be expendable. A 64GB and a 128GB version are also in plans but it’s not necessarily a sure thing. All versions will support microSD.
In matter of performance, is already known that the HTC Hima (One M9) will come with 3GB of RAM, although it remains to be seen if HTC decided to use the 32-bit quad-core Snapdragon 805 processor or it will run on the 64-bit Snapdragon 810. But since Qualcomm has said it resolved the heating issues with the Snapdragon 810, the chances are that HTC Hima will eventually use the later. Especially since they use the new aluminum alloy case which will have a better heat management properties.
In closing, I still remind you that the HTC Hima (One M9) and the HTC One M9 Plus, will be both released on March 1st, at the Mobile World Congress 2015. The smartphone is expected to come to carriers like AT&T, Sprint, Verizon Wireless and T-Mobile in United States, since HTC has a long partnership with these carriers. As for the price, the M9 is most probably to come with a price tag of $200 on a contract and at $650 with no contract. The One M9 Plus is expected to start from $300 with a carrier contract for two years.
Are you expecting to see what new features HTC has included in their Hima smartphone? And what would you like to see on this new flagship? Let us know in the comments section bellow.