As we keep pushing into December, 2015 is looking closer than ever, and we start thinking past our New Year’s plans, we’re already dreaming about some of the big launches that are sure to help usher-in the new year. Just look at what 2014 brought us, with the Galaxy S5, HTC One M8, and Sony Xperia Z2 debuting in the first quarter alone. A few days ago we checked out a rumor attempting to identify a few of the specs we’d see with HTC’s follow-up to the One M8, talking about a One M9 with a quad HD 5.5-inch screen, Snapdragon 805, 16MP OIS camera, and 3500mAh battery. But now today a new set of specs has emerged, also apparently for an HTC flagship-level phone, and one supposedly under development as the codename Hima. But is this the M9, or something else HTC’s cooking up?
The thing is, these specs are decently removed from that previous batch – and not just one or two things different, either, but some significant departures. Hima is described as running a Snapdragon 810 (though who knows if that will have to be reconsidered), having a five-inch 1080p display (just like on the One M8), though still getting 3GB of RAM. The battery would also be much more conservative, coming in at just 2840mAh, though the camera could be a big 20.7MP component, with either a Desire-Eye-style 13MP front-facer or maybe even an UltraPixel-based 4MP front camera. And of course, it would run Lollipop and the upcoming Sense 7.0.
If that does indeed turn out to be the M9, will you be satisfied? No quad HD doesn’t sound like it’s necessarily a deal-breaker, and the rest of those details (battery notwithstanding) actually look pretty good. We know: why can’t we just have the best of both worlds, merging all these rumored specs into one device? So, hint, hint, HTC.