Dec 04 AT 11:32 AM Alex Wagner 14 Comments

HTC ‘Hima’ tipped as next flagship, alleged spec details surface

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If you want to give the Snapdragon 810 processor a go but you don’t want to shell out nearly $1,000 for one of Qualcomm’s reference devices, then you may want to look toward HTC’s next flagship phone.

A new leak claims that HTC’s upcoming flagship phone — which is reportedly codenamed “Hima,” not “(M9)” — will be powered by an octa-core Snapdragon 810 processor with four 2GHz cores and four 1.5GHz cores. The Hima is also rumored to include a 5-inch 1920×1080 screen, 20.7-megapixel rear camera, either a 13-megapixel or UltraPixel 4-megapixel front camera, 3GB of RAM, a 2840mAh battery and Android 5.0 running beneath HTC’s Sense 7.0 user interface.

As far as a launch goes, we’re told that the HTC Hima could debut in March 2015, which would be one year after the HTC One (M8)’s announcement. The Hima is currently undergoing carrier testing, today’s leak claims, and it will allegedly launch on all major U.S. carriers.

While many recent flagship phones have come to market with super high-res 2560×1440 displays, the inclusion of a 1920×1080 screen could help give HTC’s next flagship some nice battery life, especially if the Snapdragon 810 is as easy on battery life as Qualcomm touts it to be.

What features would you like to see included in HTC’s next flagship smartphone?

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  • pekosROB

    This would actually be a pretty nice device! As awesome as 2K resolutions are, I’d rather have more battery life than 4x 1080p resolution.

    • surethom

      Agree Hope this has 2k video recording, but dont need 2k screen resolution as this just eats battery life.

  • surethom

    Very very nice finally a better camera this may be my Nexus 5 upgrade, but even with the snapdragon 810 improved battery life ALL flagship phones in 2015 need to have a Minimum of 3000mAh battery.

  • Clint

    Woah, this is the best leak yet in my opinion. I hope it’s true. Imagine how fast and smooth that UI could be, plus the battery life. Right direction, HTC.

    • Clint

      With that kind of processor pushing so few pixels and a well-optimized Sense (and if the waterproofing and new camera are true) HTC should market this as the only Android phone designed to run like new for years.

  • Harold Goldner

    The big thing would be if HTC finally sees the light and abandons the “ultrapixel” nonsense. I’d like to see an 820 in there, remember, folks will have to hang on to these for a couple of years. I also agree that a 3,000 mAh battery is essential, and that excessive screen resolution is probably overkill. An 820 with 3g RAM and a big battery plus a real camera might tempt me even from my M8.

  • nportelli

    If it’s not a huge phablet, that’d be nice. Get those bezels down to near zero so the phone can approach the old Hero size.

  • steve brown

    I like the rummored m9 better, although hopefully the m9 has the 810 and not the rummored 805. The m9 specs include 16mp main camera with iso, a 3550 mah battery, a 12mp front camera, and a 5.5 inch QHD screen

    • Roselyn Donnell

      M9 specs sound good also good enough for me but I am not due for an upgrade so I’ll keep my M8 I guess.

  • Diegito

    Nice over all specs….except for the battery….I need to see a number starting with a four 4×××mAh to consider buying it.

  • David

    Well the screen resolution is ok but size should be 5.5 inch & it should capture 2k videos and also the camera should have optical image stabilization, 3500mah battery would be great and if it comes with a waterproof premium metal body then this will be the best phone of 2015

  • Tangent

    Sounds absolutely perfect! Great specs, right size, good camera, and not chasing pointlessly high display resolutions. If it supports micro SD cards like the M8 this will probably be my next phone!

  • Subx

    My list would be;

    1. Edge to edge, speaker to speaker screen. I don’t Mind the Black bar but if it is to stay, put the buttons back on it like on the M7. That space on the M8 is a waste with onscreen buttons.
    2. 3000mah battery. Not 4000mah as someone stated as it would be way too heavy. The 810 is supposed to be easier on battery life anyway.
    3. Titanium housing instead of aluminum. Stronger, more durable and can be thinner due to the strength of titanium. Yeah right. I know that won’t happen but I can dream.
    4. No htc logo on the front of the phone. Have it on the rear only.

  • Scarlett

    The golden days of HTC in the world of Smartphones are over now with the introduction of new devices like iPhone 6/6plus, Galaxy Note 4, LG G3 and Nexus 6. Well, all these Smartphones also support faster charging feature with high capacity based USB wall charger.