HTC One M9 rumored to have a Windows Phone version

There have been all sorts of rumors and speculations regarding the HTC One M9 flagship smartphone lately, with most of the chatter revolving around the device’s alleged specs and release date. However, the latest such rumor talks about something very different and suggests that the upcoming handset will have two variants, each with a different operating system. One of the models will naturally run on the Android OS – specifically Android Lollipop – while the other is expected to be powered by Microsoft’s Windows Phone. This rumor comes courtesy of @upleaks, a Twitter user who is slowly but surely becoming infamous for his smartphone leaks. The user recently posted what appears to be HTC’s roadmap for 2015 and it seemsĀ like the Taiwanese tech giant is indeed planing to have a Windows Phone version of the HTC One M9.

The roadmap also seems to confirm some previous rumors regarding the phone’s name. Word on the street is that HTC’s 2015 flagship smartphone will actually be called Hima and not HTC One M9 as the company is apparently dropping the “M” codenames. Another interesting thing revealed by the alleged roadmap is that Hima will also have an ‘Ultra’ version in addition to the regular one. This might be the 5.5-inch flagship smartphone from HTC’s we kept hearing about lately. As for the regular HTC One M9, reports are suggesting either a 5-inch or a 5.2-inch panel on the device. The very same rumors are also saying that we should see some very powerful hardware under the hood, which includes a Snapdragon 805 processor, 3 GB of RAM, a 3,500 mAh battery, and a 16 MP primary camera with optical image stabilization.

There is no release date for the HTC One M9 just yet, but HTC is said to make an official announcement regarding the matter sometime in early 2015. Presumably, during the same period we should also hear some details about the company’s upcoming tablet. Not much is known about this device either at this point, however, the leaked roadmap does mention that it will be based on the HTC Nexus 9.