Early this month, HTC confirmed that the company will hold a launch event to unveil the One M8 successor on 1 March at Barcelona, a day ahead of MWC (Mobile World Congress) 2015.
World Wide Web is awash with numerous reports, there is very little left for imagination to know what's in store for us in the HTC One (M9) aka HIMA.
However, everything that is twirling in the Internet doesn't necessarily end up being true. So, to provide some clear perspective on the HTC One M9, we have leafed through numerous reports and have pieced together list of probable specifications, release date and price details of upcoming HTC's 2015 marquee phone.
Display and Build:
It is learnt that the HTC One M9 aka HIMA will keep the critically acclaimed zero-gap 'Unibody' design seen in the previous flagship One series.
The upcoming HTC phone will flaunt Aluminum and Silicon-carbide alloy body to provide premium feel.
On the front side, HTC One is said to sport full HD (1920x1080p) resolutions with pixel density 440 plus ppi (pixels per inch).
Like Apple Inc, HTC is also touted to announce a bigger phablet model HTC One (M9) Plus aka HIMA Ace Plus on Sunday Evening.
According to G4News, it is said to boast 5.5-inch QHD (aka 2K: 2560x1440p) screen with 550 plus ppi resolution.
Processor, RAM, Storage capacity:
Last month, rival Xiaomi launched Mi Note Pro phablet, world's first handset to boast of Snapdragon 810 processor.
HTC too is reported to have incorporated the 64-bit architecture class Snapdragon 810 SoC (System on Chipset) aptly supported by sumptuous 3GB RAM in the HTC One M9.
Other competitors- Sony and LG - are also slated to launch their respective flagship devices Xperia Z4 and G4 with same internal hardware.
[Note: In 2014, HTC One M8 came with Snapdragon 801 chipset with 2GB RAM.
Mobile Operating System:
In January, HTC announced new Desire 826 with Android 5.0 Lollipop and this month, the company began rolling out latest candy flavoured Google mobile OS to One M8 and M7.
So, in all probability, the forthcoming HTC One M9 aka HIMA and its phablet variant will run on the latest Android OS and will accompany with custom Sense UI v7.0.
After getting panned for ultra-pixel camera features in the 2014 edition of HTC One, the company has reportedly ditched the sub-par photo-imaging technology in the upcoming HTC One M9 model.
HTC is said to have incorporated a 20.7-megapixel camera with OIS (Optical Image Stabilizations) and included some value-added photography enhancing features. The company has already released in-house software programmers developed HTC Eye Experience apps to the current flagship models.
The new HTC One M9 and Plus model too is expected to come with same features out-of-the-box, probably with more apps as well.
Besides classic fused-metal smartphone design, HTC smartphones are also popular for their HTC Boom Sound dual-stereo speakers. Now, rumor has it that the Taiwanese company will up the ante for One M9 to give enhanced music experience to its fans.
It is learnt that HTC has joined hands with pioneers of audio industry, Bose Corporation, to incorporate finest sound equipment in the upcoming flagship model.
Last year, HTC unveiled One M8 on 25 March and on the very same day released the device in North America and Europe.
In 2015 too, the company is expected to do same on 1 March, Barcelona.
HTC One M9 aka HIMA Price details:
Early this month, a German e-commerce site, Cyberport listed the yet-to-be launched HTC One (M9) on its online store revealing the key specifications and price of the device.
Once the word got out in the media, the web-page was taken off, But, by then many tech blogs had taken screen shot of the page.
Mobile Geeks referring to Cyberport's website, claim that the starting price of the new HTC One M9 is expected to start from €749 (approximately $848/₹52,766).
Rumoured specifications of HTC One (M9) aka HIMA:
|Model||HTC One (M9) aka HIMA|
|OS||Android 5.0.2 Lollipop with custom UI Sense v7.0|
|Processor||64-bit class Snapdragon 810 series CPU|
|Storage capacity||Expected to come in 32GB/64GB|
|Network||4G (Cat. 6: 300mbps/50mbps) with VoLTE, carrier aggregation,|
|Add-ons||Aluminum silicon-carbide based body, BoomSound, microSD card slot, Bluetooth v4.1, NFC, Wi-Fi (802.11 a / b / g / n / ac)|
Speculated features of HTC One M9 Plus aka HIMA Ace Plus
|Model||HTC One (M9) Plus aka HIMA Ace Plus|
|OS||Android 5.0 Lollipop with custom UI Sense v6.0|
|Processor||64-bit class based 2.7GHz Snapdragon 810 series CPU|
|Storage capacity||Expected to come in 64GB/128GB|
|Battery||Around 3500 mAh|
|Add-ons||Aluminum silicon-carbide based body, Bose audio speakers, microSD card slot,|