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HTC One M9 Hima Official Render

Rumors by Luke Jones on Monday December 29, 2014.

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One M9?
One M9?

We have been hearing plenty about the upcoming HTC One M9, the company's upcoming smartphone that will serve as a new flagship that carries the codename Hima. Today we are getting a look at what is reported to be an official render of the device, revealing a handset that carries HTC's typical good looks. The render does not give us the clearest of looks at the handset though, but still this look like an interesting smartphone.

The render was tweeted by NEW's Steve Hemmerstoffer and it was also added that the device will actually be revealed at CES in a week?s time. Actually, my own sources still say that an MWC launch in March is still more likely.

The HTC One range is about to make a sizeable jump in specs, with the M9 set to arrive with the latest and greatest of this generations' hardware. That includes a Quad HD panel that offers 2560 x 1440 resolution and will be the biggest One screen yet at 5.5 inches. Other specs include a Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 with 3GB, but we will be intrigued to see if HTC can squeeze the Snapdragon 810 into the device, but an 805 seems more likely.

Elsewhere there will a 3500mAh juicer, while the body will once again be metal (and probably gorgeous), this time crafted from an aluminum silicon-carbide. There are some big changes afoot in the camera department with HTC seemingly waving goodbye to the UltraPixel 4MP lens that has sat on the rear of previous One models. The One M9 will get a 16 megapixel rear shooter with OIS and inevitably the EYE Experience software. HTC is no longer in bed with Beats (that's for another mobile company) so has a new partner in the form of audio king Bose, so we expect the BoomSound front stereo speakers to be off the charts good.

As one of the few who is not entirely fond of the M8 (the original One M7 remains the better option in my humble opinion), I am interested to see if HTC can knock this one out of the park. Those specs suggest yet, but with this range so much of its appeal is based on looks, so let's wait for those inevitable leaked images. The HTC One M9 is due to launch during the first quarter of 2015, and we will probably at least hear something about it at the Mobile World Conference (MWC) in Barcelona between March 2-5.

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