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The ‘HTC Hima’ is a monster Android smartphone launching early next year

Published Dec 4th, 2014 3:45PM EST
HTC Hima Release Date and Specs
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After a report detailed some of the specs of HTC’s One (M8) successor, so far referred to as the HTC One (M9), a leaker who posted accurate information about unreleased HTC devices in the past has now shared more details about what looks like a new monster Android handset coming from the Taiwanese handset maker in the next few months.

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According to @upleaks, HTC is working on a 5-inch handset called “Hima,” which should be launched in March 2015 and may be coming to all major carriers in the U.S.

The phone is apparently already in testing at carrier labs.

The Hima supposedly packs a 5-inch Full HD display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 SoC containing a 2.0GHz quad-core processor and a 1.5GHz quad-core processor, 3GB of RAM, 20.7-megapixel camera, 13-megapixel or UltraPixel front-facing camera, VoLTE/CA/LTE Cat. 6 support, 2,840 mAh battery and Android 5.0 Lollipop with HTC Sense 7.0 on top.

It’s not clear at this point whether the Hima and the One (M9) are related in any way. @upleaks has further added that a Hima Ace is also in the making, a phone that’s a supposed to be a more affordable edition of the Hima, like the E8.

MWC 2015 takes place between March 2nd and March 5th in Barcelona, Spain, next year, with HTC expected to unveil some new Desire phones at the event, according to the same source.

Chris Smith Senior Writer

Chris Smith has been covering consumer electronics ever since the iPhone revolutionized the industry in 2008. When he’s not writing about the most recent tech news for BGR, he brings his entertainment expertise to Marvel’s Cinematic Universe and other blockbuster franchises.

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