December 4, 2014
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Just a few days ago we received our first rumors regarding HTC’s next flagship smartphone, dubbed the One (M9). Today, @upleaks has come forward with a rather different hardware list, so let’s compare notes.

According to the tweet, the next HTC flagship will be called Hima, at least internally. The smartphone will be a 1080p 5-inch handset, with 3GB of RAM, Cat6 LTE capabilities, a 20.7MP rear camera and the possibility of either a 13 megapixel or 4 ultrapixel front facing camera. Perhaps that will depend on regionality?

The Hima will also apparently feature a Snapdragon 810 SoC, with four ARM Cortex-A57 cores clocked at 2.0GHz and four 1.5GHz Cortex-A53 cores in a big.LITTLE configuration to save on power consumption. The Snapdragon 810 also features a top of the range Adreno 430 GPU. The only questionable specification is the seemingly small 2840mAh battery, although this might not be such a problem with a 5-inch 1080p display and more power efficient SoC.

For comparison, earlier rumors suggested that HTC’s flagship would be a larger 5.5-inch QHD smartphone, with a 16MP camera, 3500mAh battery and a Snapdragon 805 SoC. There is certainly quite a difference between these two proposed specifications. Perhaps HTC has multiple handsets in the works, or one, or both, could simply be wrong.

We can no doubt expect more rumors in the build up to next year’s MWC. In the meantime, which of these specifications would you prefer to see in HTC’s next flagship smartphone? The slightly better SoC with a smaller battery, or a 5.5-inch handset with a bigger battery?

Robert Triggs
Lead Technical Writer at Android Authority, covering the latest trends in consumer electronics and hardware. In his spare moments, you'll probably find him tinkering with audio electronics and programming.
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