Rumored specs of HTC’s “Hima” flagship bring details on processor and dimensions

by: Jimmy WestenbergDecember 23, 2014


When companies release their flagship devices around the same time every year, we often see leaks and rumors surface a few months beforehand. It’s about that time of year to already start talking about the follow up to HTC‘s most recent flagship, the One M8. We’ve heard a few rumors over the past few weeks about the upcoming flagship, mainly from @upleaks. We’re now hearing yet another update from the leaker, and this time it outs the device’s processor and dimensions.

The new rumor specifies that HTC’s Hima device will use a Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor, featuring two separate quad-core processors, clocked at 2GHz and 1.5GHz. The device will measure 144.3 x 69.4 x 9.56 mm. When compared to the One M8, the Hima will be ever-so-slightly smaller according to the leaks.

Although we don’t know how much the device weighs or the materials it’s made with, we do know quite a bit more about the device, according to the rumor. Along with the specs listed above, the device will have a 5-inch 1080p display, 3GB of RAM, a 20.7MP rear-facing camera, either a 13MP or 4MP UltraPixel front camera and a 2840mAh battery. The device will also be available in Gray, Silver, Gold and Gunmetal Gold, and will run HTC’s Sense 7.0 software atop Android 5.0 Lollipop. It’s rumored to launch in March of 2015, so be on the look out for more info on this upcoming HTC flagship.

Now, remember: all of these specifications are rumored, so be sure to take these with a grain of salt. They do, however, all seem like worthy upgrades to the One M8’s current specifications. Overall, how do you feel about the rumored specs so far? Are these getting you more excited for HTC’s upcoming flagship? Let us know your thoughts!

  • Raymond Marx

    3 Quad core processors and one clocked at 2GHz and one at 1.5GHz? Really? Are they using them to power the 20+MPx camera? 3D? Harmon Karden sound? What’s the main one clocked at? This is supposed to be their main device to replace the One? Doubt it, maybe the Verizon device.

    • LucAltaiR

      It’s “only” two quad-core cpus actually.

    • RonniRasmussen

      Two separate quad-core processors, clocked at 2GHz and 1.5GHz, means there is 8 cores altogether separated into 2 processors. The main one depends on what tasks you’re doing on the device. Why do you doubt that? what should be the reason for this to ve the one for Verizon? Don’t you think that first all all they work on the international device, then later if mobile providers need to make their own version, they will go from there.

      • Raymond Marx

        It could well be an international version first but, they have made CDMA phones first before and shipped them to Verizon being it’s not really a top of the line phone considering what’s coming down the pike. Other makers are using Snapdragons 825 processors, being that the case an 810 seems so last gen circa Nexus 6 and iPhoney 6. They need to step it up and bring out a real headlining phone and these lackluster specs aren’t going to make it.

        • Rahul

          Dude , where are you getting your information ? Snapgragon 810 is the latest and mightiest processor from Qualcomm.
          Nexus 6 , note 4 etc use Snapdragon 805.
          810 will power next gen flagships.
          There is nothing like Snapdragon 825 existing yet.

          • Chris

            key word is YET

        • Gator352

          SD 825?? Whuuuuuuut? If you name one….just one….company that uses an SD 825, I’ll send you a birthday cake, a card, and a wet dream.

        • Chris

          we dont need an international version. if foreigners want the phone they need to buy it as is or do with out.

          • The international

            Or you know, make a normal global version and then a special Verizon version later? Also HTC is not an American company, so to them Americans are the foreigners.

          • Chris

            There doesn’t need to be a y special versions. Just one model for all… It doesn’t have to do with Americans for Forigners kid

    • 255BB

      snapdragon 810 is composed of 4 A53 Cortex(small cores) and 4 A57 Cortex (big cores) it is the concept of big.LITTLE from ARM.(Samsung has used it before) but Qualcomm uses it own GPU which is Adreno 430 while Samsung uses ARM’s GPU which is ARM Mali Txxx (something like that)

  • Kirtap Llahsram

    Sweet. 1080p screen? Awesome HTC build quality?

    I’m there.

    • MasterMuffin

      Almost one cm thick, but only 2840 mAh battery? Not sweet

      • Lisandro O Oocks

        This is bad. I first read that “almost one cyanogen mod thick”
        But yeah, so far I’m not putting my hopes up on this phone.

        • MasterMuffin

          That IS bad :D

      • droidbeat

        Hope the thickness has more to do with a larger camera sensor.

      • AngryAlien

        The HTC One M8 has a 2600 mAh battery, and it easily pulls me a full day. Day and a half if I barely use it

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    • ShitMyNameWontF

      Still tall as heck for a device with 5″ display?

      I’m not there.

  • IncCo

    The battery should always be bigger in HTCs..

    • RonniRasmussen

      Let’s see how Lollipop will benefit from project volta when they get all those bug fixes made, and if they wont let Sense 7 drain too much. Also, never SOC, display among other things, can be more battery efficient. I never experienced any battery problems with my M7, but that was also converted into a GPE on day one.

      • Chris

        Lol nerd

        • RonniRasmussen

          At least this nerd got arguments to offer a debate, instead of just throwing in a claim that my battery is fine :-P

          • Chris

            if you are referring to my post, I actually own the htc one m8

    • Chris

      My battery is fine in my m8

      I get a full day out of it.

      • POY

        u wot m8?

      • Freskeeh

        same here.

  • erikiksaz

    Meh, the M8 is already too long as is. This thing is roughly the same size as the M8, with the same screen, so they didn’t shrink the bezels.

    • Chris

      Let’s wait till it actually comes out before we start complaining.

      • Lisandro O Oocks

        Why? We’re complementing on the leaks now.. so that they go back and fix it.

        • Chris

          Nothing is offical

          • Lisandro O Oocks

            I guess we can agree that for right now we’re complaining on the specs of this leak.

      • ShitMyNameWontF

        Let’s wait till it actually comes out before we start talking about devices.

    • M3D1T8R

      Except they did, if this is accurate. 2.1mm less tall, and 1.2mm less wide, is very significant. Even compared to the 2012 DNA (same screen size and res), this is 1.1mm less wide and only 3.3mm taller, totally worth it for the front stereo speakers.

  • As long as they keep the 5″ display and make thinner besels. Packed with power and beauty

  • Jamie

    Battery isn’t a complaint for me I’m using OEM stock on my M8 and I get a full day (day and a half on light use)

  • Jagg2

    i’d like to see qi charging, microSD, fingerprint scanner, and secure Element. on the spec list

    • Megaman1574

      You know the M8 already has an SD slot, right?

      • Jagg2

        idk im still running a one X.
        still micro SD is a need because 16 gigs is just not enough.
        and for that matter 32 is still pushing it.

        • Megaman1574

          Definitely. I was just pointing out that the M8 has an SD card slot so they’re very unlikely to ditch that.

  • Raymond Marx

    I’m not complaining about the 5″ screen, or the native 1080p, I am happy with this size since I have large hands and it fits perfectly. For that matter a slightly thicker screen would give more room for more power/battery.

  • 2K is a gimmick..I am happy with 1080p..It will give more battery life…Battery life on M8 is the new one will definitely have a better battery life..I am eager to see what they do with the new design..I seriously hope they remove the bezels.

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    • Chris

      They said 1080p was a gimmik

      • Myzech

        And it still is, 4.5-5.0″ screens should stay at around 720p or it’s overkill… -.-

        • M3D1T8R

          For 4.5″ or maybe up to 4.7″, 720 is okay (my current is a OG Moto X and it’s not bad), but larger than that and 1080 is perfect. I also think this at 5″, 69mm width is potentially the perfect sweet spot.
          1440 is fine but only at 5.5″+ and with a huge battery (Nexus 6 battery barely cuts it).

  • crutchcorn

    I’m hoping for an Ultra Pixel front facing… Then it’s win win! :D

    • MasterMuffin

      Selfies in the dark!

      • crutchcorn

        We, yeah! I mean, think about it! I take a lot of front facing pics with my girl in bad lighting (when and if I do take them) conditions, let’s say out on the town after a date and a dance-event. I mean, it’s just the best for the end user. This + 21MP back might just sell me the phone

        • MasterMuffin

          Yup, sounds like a big upgrade

          • crutchcorn

            Hey, for me – a G1 would be a big upgrade

  • flye

    I really wonder what does gun metal gold looks like

  • Armaggedon16

    What the hell?

    I love all of these specs but 1080p is a deal breaker

    • Lorenzo

      Why? 1080p screen is perfect, a QHD on a 5 inch display in would be useless

      • Chris

        they said the same about 1080p screens a few years ago…. now its the norm

  • yousif bssam

    htc state and science

  • vampyren

    Finally they come to their sense and change the crappy camera, now I just jump from Samsung to this. I just hope they don’t remove the SD or something like that. HTC tend to take shortcuts sometimes. Looking forward to this phone.

  • Cole Raney

    Meh. The 810 is good, but the rest is mehtastic and, aside from the camera, it seems like a hybrid of 2014 and 2013 specs.

  • terrybear2k

    kinda disappointing for me, im waiting for somehing at least 5.5″ and 3000mah at above

  • Jayesh Soni

    winner of choose your own android giveaway??

  • Wayne

    A 5″ screen is a decent size as far as I’m concerned, I hope they don’t go crazy and go beyond that.

    • Chris

      if they do they do. and you will just have to deal with it

      • Wayne

        What a stupid thing to say. What makes you think I’ll ever have to deal with it? In case you haven’t realised it yet, life is full of choices.

        • Chris

          I’m aware kid, but you need to accept that life is full of changes.

          • Wayne

            Kid eh? Thanks, that makes me happy, I can’t remember when someone last called me that. I think I’ll tell my grandkids to call me kid as well, I’m getting tired of being called grandpa.

      • ShitMyNameWontF

        Yes… by not buying it…

  • Srini

    It’s a mixed reaction with me. The downs for me: 5″ ??? Perhaps 5.2″ or 5.5″. Only 1080p? No UltraHD? We’ve already seen 2K screens and HTC is still sticking to 1080p? That’s not very good. And ONLY 2840mAH battery? Can’t we hover more like 3200 or 3500 mAH?

    The + side for me: 20.7MP front camera – excellent. 13MP of 4UP front camera – mind blowing (though, still trying to figure out what I’ll do with a 13MP or 4UP front camera). Qualcomm 810 with 2 quad cores – one at 2.0 Ghz & the other at 1.5 Ghz? Excellent. Can we then expect this “Hima” to be a 64-bit machine & run 64-bit Android code? That’d be swell…!!!

    • zantoine

      Why in the world would you like a 2k phone? It is proved that we can’t see pixels with the human eye if the definition is over 300-320 PPI .. So 1080p is more than enough!! Higher definition only slower the phone and reduce battery life so completely stupid. If there is one thing in the world that I should give to apple it is that they stopped increasing the definition of the screen and chose to focus on the technology behind it. And nobody can say that iphone 6 have bad screen..

      • Chris

        People asked why in the world we would want a 1080p phone just a few years ago.

        And wake up kid. The iphone 6 and 6 plus both got screen resolution bumps

      • M3D1T8R

        Actually humans can see difference up to around 700ppi.
        That said, I think this is about perfect at 5″ 1080 with smaller bezels than before along with all the other great specs.

    • Eric Cartman

      When you say UltraHD, I assume you mean QHD? Because UltraHD is actually a spec with very specific meaning… Not only does it specify a 4k display, it specifies a color gamut of 10 bits per color. Non UltraHD is only 8 bits per color.

      • Srini

        Yes. I should’ve been more specific. I do mean QHD (2K) displays and not UltraHD.

  • www

    You haven’t heard this from be, but it’s the M9…

  • MeNoLikeyTehWafflez!

    Was hoping for a screen size between 5.2 – 5.5 inches, but I guess 5 inches is decent, for me, the HTC One M8 just feels too small. I just hope that they make the speakers even louder than the One M8’s. No care for the QHD display though, I think 1080p is enough for now, like stated, not saying I wouldn’t want it EVER, but going by what I see for the battery, then I think it would just be a battery drainer.

  • Eric Cartman

    I hope they come out with a Google Play Edition, so I don’t have to run any of that Sense crap, as well as get faster updates.

    • Chris

      Htc has given out pretty fast updates even with all that “sense crap”. You are thinking of the old htc from a few years ago. Time for you to come back to the present

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  • M3D1T8R

    This size and specs could just be the perfect phone (the M8 came close). All it needs is wireless charging and some way for the bootloader to be unlockable. Okay, the battery could always be a hair bigger, and waterproofing would be nice (hi Sony Z series – best phones of 2014). But if this is accurate, I’m loving that HTC is sticking with 5″ and 1080, just as I asked and hoped for.

  • Stu Parker

    Is it going to have boom speakers? I’m so waiting for this phone…I’m due for an upgrade but am holding out for the M9….I could get the M8 but why?

  • daffydkjones

    Wow. Expect them to abandon software support for the M7 and M8 as soon as this drops

  • Raymond Marx

    Funny how I was lamblasted for calling this the new Verizon Desire yet, that’s what HTC’s calling it too

  • BatDroid

    C’mon… get rid of those bezels and that irritating logo…