The much-rumored HTC Hima, expected to launch as the One M9 in 2015, has just popped up online again, this time in the AnTuTu database.
HTC saw great success with its One M7 and One M8 flagship smartphones for 2013 and 2014, respectively, because the handsets came with top-notch specs and features and a highly-acclaimed aluminum unibody design. The next-generation HTC One M9 for 2015 is expected to sport notable improvements over its predecessor, and has leaked on several occasions so far under the codename "Hima."
The purported smartphone has now made its way online again in a new leak, this time in the form of an AnTuTu benchmark result that reveals some of the handset's core specifications. The latest leak comes from tipster Upleaks, who has provided accurate information regarding unannounced devices on several occasions in the past. Nevertheless, this is still a leak and should be treated accordingly, as there's no way to vouch for the accuracy of the information.
The HTC Hima, which may be the HTC One M9, appears in this AnTuTu benchmark listed as "HTC6535LVW (hima)," and the specs listed here hint at a strong device. The handset will apparently pack a Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor paired with 3GB of RAM and Adreno 430 graphics, which should ensure a fast and fluid performance all around. The Snapdragon 810 chipset is Qualcomm's latest high-end option in its new 64-bit processor lineup, but it's worth pointing out that the SoC is not ready for prime time just yet. Previous rumors have suggested that the Snapdragon 810 may in fact not be ready in time, which may in turn delay the launch of several 2015 flagship smartphones.
Other specs of this purported HTC Hima include a 5-inch full HD display with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. This falls in line with previous rumors claiming that the HTC One M9 would feature a full HD display, but it's still a bit odd that HTC would choose to skip the QHD race with its next-generation flagship. Several smartphones already boast QHD resolutions of 2560 x 1440 pixels and top-notch flagships for 2015 are expected to compete at the QHD level. This could suggest that the HTC Hima may in fact not be the One M9, but it remans unclear for now.
The AnTuTu benchmark listing further reveals that the HTC Hima would sport a 20.7-megapixel rear camera and a 13-megapixel front shooter, again bolstering previous claims that UltraPixel technology would no longer be in the cards. On the software side, the handset will apparently run Android 5.0.1 Lollipop out of the box, likely with a new HTC Sense 7.0 interface on top.
Keep in mind that nothing is officially confirmed at this point, which means that it's all in the rumor state for now. As always, a healthy dose of skepticism is recommended with such leaks.