It looks like this is the end of the road for HTC One. The One (M7) and One (M8) HTC flagships have been incredibly popular with the Android community and while many believe that the next flagship will subsequently be called HTC One (M9) there have been rumors that indicate this naming scheme won’t be followed for the 2015 flagship. A new rumor claims that the new device is actually called HTC Hima internally, and that it will be launched with completely different branding in March 2015.
The rumor comes from @upleaks, a Twitter account which picked up the baton from the infamous @evleaks, and has proven to be correct on multiple occasions in the past. @upleaks had also said back in October that the next HTC flagship won’t be the One (M9) instead it would be called something else.
Latest on the Hima is that it’s being tested in carrier labs and that it will be offered by all major U.S. carriers once its unveiled by the company in March 2015. An announcement is expected at the Mobile World Congress 2015 in Barcelona.
As far as the specifications are concerned, the new HTC flagship is expected to have a 5.0-inch full HD display, a Snapdragon 810 processor, 3GB RAM, 20.7 megapixel rear camera and a 2,840mAh battery. A 13 megapixel front facing camera is also rumored.
@upleaks also claims that there will be an HTC Hima Ace as well, a toned down cheaper version of the flagship, which will have dual SIM support and will primarily be geared towards emerging markets like China.
All of these rumors are unverified claims as of now since there’s no news from HTC regarding its future plans, so do take this with a grain of salt.