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HTC One M9 Hima Getting 1080p Screen (No Quad HD)


Rumors by Luke Jones on Tuesday December 23, 2014.

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HTC's upcoming One M9 flagship (currently codenamed Hima) will boast the same screen as the outgoing One M8 and it will be the same size as its predeceasing device. That's the story according to serial snitch @upleaks.

The device will come with a 5-inch 1080p Full HD display, the same panel found on the current One M8, while the size of the handset will be 144.3 x 69.4 x 9.56 mm. It will be marginally (literally) smaller but thicker than the One M8, which measured 146.36 x 70.6 x 9.35 mm. It's an interesting development because it means the One M9 will not have a Quad HD 2K screen, essentially leaving the brand new flagship from HTC will be behind the curve in terms of screen technology.

We have already heard plenty of the specs for the HTC One M9 Hima, and the device will be very well equipped. It will have a Qualcomm made Snapdragon 810 with 64-bit capabilities and paired with 3GB of RAM. There will also be a 20.7 megapixel rear camera (no more 4MP UltraPixel), a 13 megapixel 13 megapixel front facer, and a 2840 mAh juicer. The device will run Android 5.0 Lollipop with HTC?s new Sense 7.0 UI.

I am not sure what to make of these specs and am openly questioning them. The processor seems nailed on accurate by now, but I think the battery seems a little too small for me, especially as battery life is now becoming so important. Perhaps HTC thinks 1080p screens are enough for the human eyes and can power that panel more efficiently so does not need a bigger battery.

We'll see when the handset is launched early next year, probably at the Mobile World Conference (MWC) in Barcelona during the first week of March.

source: @upleaks

 
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