HTC CES event may introduce new “Hima” flagship

Just how many full-on flagship smartphones can we hope to see premiere at CES next week, and how many manufacturers will be saving their hottest of those new wares for announcements a little further on out into 2015? Sure, there’s a decent chance we might see some new Sony phones, but the odds of getting something very substantial from other OEMs has felt a bit more hit-and-miss; for instance, while we’ve heard the occasional claim that Samsung might have the Galaxy S6 ready to go for the show, it’s been difficult to place a lot of faith in such ideas. However, today we find ourselves reconsidering the idea as word of an HTC CES event surfaces amidst the circulation of a new image, purporting to show off the rumored One M9: the phone we’ve been following as codename Hima.

That’s supposed to be it down below, though as should be clear from the way the handset’s melting away into those splashes of color, this is more artistic interpretation and less formal press render (at least, as we’re used to them). As such, it doesn’t give us a ton of insight into actual hardware. And truth be told, the mock-up here looks a little weird; seeing this on our own, we might be a bit more suspect, but with the image rumored to be tied to this CES event announcement (and it sure is chock-full of allusions), we can lower our guard a bit, if only because it won’t be long now before we know whether or not this one’s genuine.

While we don’t have a precise time, this HTC event is supposed to be taking place next Monday, January 5. That’s going to be a busy one, with press events from a bunch of other smartphone makers, too. No matter how much new gear gets announced, you’ll find it all right here; check back then for full details on however HTC’s plans unfold.


Source: Steve Hemmerstoffer (Twitter)
Via: phoneArena

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