HTC CEO Peter Chou Shows The New HTC One M8 Phone
HTC CEO Peter Chou shows the new HTC One M8 phone during a launch event in New York March 25, 2014. The HTC One M8 has a 5-inch display, slightly larger than its predecessor, as well as improved camera technology, a faster processor and updated software, the company said. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

Several weeks ago, HTC One M8 screenshots running on Android 5.0 Lollipop showed up. The images came from MaximusHD ROM developer LlabTooFeR. This time, the developer revealed a new update on the HTC One M8. According to the information, users may have to wait for a little while as HTC plans on releasing the Sense 7.0 in the second quarter of 2015.

While HTC has not provided the exact details of the update, many already expected the Android Lollipop firmware to bring the HTC Sense 7.0 upgrade to the HTC One M8 and the One M7. However, LlabTooFeR's information now extinguished all hope for any update soon.

This also means that people can expect the Android 5.0.1 Lollipop update to be the last to hit the HTC One M7, according to Android Geeks. More importantly, it is also not clear whether the HTC One M7 is in line to the Sense upgrade as with M8. If this happens then the only major upgrade that M7 users can expect is the Lollipop firmware.

The release of the new Sense 7.0 version goes in line with the reported launch of the HTC One M9 otherwise called as Hima. Reports expect the Sense 7.0 to hit the M8 around May or June. This is also the same expected period for new flagship releases from the company. The announcement of the Hima series is expected to be around sometime near the Mobile World Congress 2015 with later release.

According to BGR, a benchmark sighting of the Hima hints that the upcoming HTC flagship will be a beast. AnTuTu benchmark reveals that the HTC Hima will come with a 5-inch display offering 1080 x 1920 pixels, Snapdragon 810 processor with octa-core 64-bit support, Android 5.0.1 Lollipop, 20.7MP primary camera, 13MP front camera and 3GB RAM.