The original HTC One (M7) was widely regarded as one of the best-looking smartphones of its day and they continued that with last year’s HTC One M8. Although the company itself continues to struggle, its phones consistently receive positive reviews. Looking ahead to next year, we’ve now unearthed the rumored specs for what might eventually become the HTC One M9 and it’s sounding pretty darn good.

The leaked device is currently going by the codename of “Hima” and it may or may not necessarily reflect the upcoming HTC One M9. That being said, the spec sheet sure makes Hima sound like a flagship-caliber device and the One series has been the top of the heap for HTC these last couple of years. We’re hearing that Hima will get a Snapdragon 810 chipset, Adreno 430 graphics and a full 3GB of RAM. While there is the inclination to go progressively larger, the rumored HTC One M9 will still have a 5-inch display with a 1080p resolution. This would put it below the QHD displays that we’re already seeing on devices like the Galaxy Note 4 from Samsung.

One major departure for this third iteration in the One series is that Hima is rumored to have a more conventional 20.7MP camera on the rear. The “Ultrapixel” technology could be moved to the front-facing camera, we’re hearing. The alternative rumor is that the front camera will also be more conventional in scope, though it could be as high resolution as 13MP. Rounding out the rumored spec sheet are the 2840mAh battery and Android 5.0 Lollipop with HTC Sense 7.0, a software combination that should be hitting the HTC One M8 pretty soon.

The assumption is that if Hima does indeed become the HTC One M9 that it will carry much of the same overall styling as its predecessors, including an all-metal body and the stereo front-facing speakers. We expect to see a formal announcement and unveiling at Mobile World Congress in March 2015 with availability to follow shortly thereafter.

Via MobileSyrup

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