The first major smartphone release of 2015 will probably be the HTC Hima (M9), followed by Samsung's Galaxy S6 later in March. During CES 2015, HTC had a negligible presence with nothing much to show off. However, as we move away from CES 2015, we're starting to hear more about the HTC Hima (M9) and its associated variants.
A new report out of Portugal suggests that HTC is planning to launch the Hima Ace Plus - a purported handset that will take on the likes of Apple's iPhone 6 Plus and the Ascend Mate 7.
The report indicates that the supposed HTC Hima Ace Plus will flaunt a 5.5-inch QHD (2560 x 1440) pixel resolution display, and the stereo BoomSound speakers will be on the top and bottom similar to the HTC One (M8).
HTC Hima Ace Plus specs are said to include a Snapdragon 810 processor coupled with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of native storage. There is a strong possibility to see a microSD card slot as well.
Notably, the high-end handset will likely to sport a 20-megapixel rear-facing camera, alongside a 4-megapixel front-facing shooter similar to that of the current-generation flagship device. In the meanwhile, the handset may include a 3,000mAh battery, and runs Android Lollipop.
Apparently, the premium phone is speculated to get a fingerprint scanner, but not in the same location as one found on the HTC One (Max).
Rumours also point to a HTC Hima Ace Plus release in August or September of this year. That is to say that it could very well change between now and MWC 2015.
It looks like we're likely to hear more about the large-sized version of the HTC Hima (M9) in the coming days. Stay tuned to GizBot for more updates!