There have been numerous leaks surrounding HTC's next flagship phone, the One M9, and the latest one suggests the smartphone will come with Windows Phone on it.
Rumours until now have focused on alleged specs, features and the release date. The leak comes from the infamous mobile tipster @upleaks, with an image of HTC's roadmap for 2015 smartphone releases.
Previous leaks and rumors have clearly indicated that one of the HTC One M9 versions will run the usual Android OS with its own Sense UI. This is the first information confirming a WP version of the handset, which should be identical to the upcoming Android counterpart. The arrival of Windows Phone handset isn't entirely surprising as HTC has already been down that road before with the current flagship, One M8 smartphone. But it will be nice to see the flagship run Windows 10 OS, that's if Microsoft launches the OS by then.
Based on the specs leaked so far, HTC One M9 will be called Hima, a major shift from the company's usual naming structure under the "M" series. Media reports so far suggest the next HTC flagship will sport a 5-inch or 5.2-inch 2K display, 2GHz octa-core Snapdragon 810 processor, 3GB RAM, 20.7-megapixel rear camera, 13MP/4MP-UltraPixel front shooter and a 2,840mAh battery. The Android version of the handset will run Android 5.0 Lollipop with HTC Sense 7 UI.
The screenshot shared by @upleaks also shows other HTC devices including Butterfly 3 for Japan and other Asian countries, Re Camera 2 and T1 tablet, which is expected to be HTC's own version of Nexus 9 with Sense UI onboard. Additionally, HTC will also launch versions of its flagship phone in Ultra and Ace variants.
HTC is yet to confirm any details about the One M9 or Hima. Meanwhile, the flagship smartphone is expected to be launched at the Mobile World Congress 2015 event and hit stores during the first quarter.