We started the month of December off with a flurry of rumors about the HTC Hima, supposed to be the company’s big spring 2015 flagship – which, if it isn’t called the One M9, it might as well be. Right out of the gate we had a bunch of specs to refer to, and that was followed quickly by rumors about a possible Windows Phone edition, and a leak that might just feature the phone’s front glass. But in the days since then, there hasn’t been a heck of a lot of forward momentum. There was a little peep one week back about potential color options, but today we’re back to the nuts and bolts of it all, as a new report goes slightly more in-depth on the phone’s hardware.
Just like we heard before, Hima’s tipped to get a five-inch 1080p screen – no quad HD here. And again, there’s mention of 3GB of RAM, a 20.7MP main camera, either a 13MP standard or 4MP UltraPixel front-facer, 2840mAh battery, and a Snapdragon 810 driving it all.
If that’s all the same as the first spec rumor (not to mention, reported by the same source), then why are we wasting your time here? Well, there is some new stuff in this latest breakdown. For instance, we haven’t seen psychical dimensions mentioned before, and now we pick up the note that Hima should measure 144.3 x 69.4 x 9.56 mm. That’s quite close to the One M8’s 146.4 x 70.6 x 9.35 mm, and seems to support the idea that Hima’s screen won’t push past the five-inch mark – if anything, we could see a tighter design with even smaller bezels.
The other tidbit that looks new here is a list of accessories: HTC may deliver Hima alongside its Active Headset, DotView, DecoStand Case, Clear Case, Active Case, and Premium Screen Protector accessories. So if you liked DotView on the One M8, expect to get another shot at it in 2015.
Supposedly, we’re still on-track for a March launch, though that’s rumored to happen at an HTC-only event, rather than MWC 2014.