HTC CEO Peter Chou shows the new HTC One M8 phone during a launch event in New York March 25, 2014.
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

HTC One M9 release date still remains under the wraps but new rumours indicate that HTC will be holding an exclusive event for launching the 2015 flagship handset. In this year, HTC had not launched the 2014 flagship, the One M8 at CES 2014 or MWC 2014 but rather choose to hold a dedicated event in March to reveal it. The same is expected to happen for announcing the HTC One M9 which is often dubbed as HTC Hima.

According to PhoneArena, @upleaks, a popular Twitter account which has revealed various information regarding products from HTC in the past claims that it will not be showcasing the HTC One M9 at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2015 or MWC 2015. These two events are the most important events of the year for announcing new tech products.

The famous leakster reveals that HTC will be organising a special event for HTC One M9 that would probably take place in March 2015. As of this writing, an exact release date of HTC One M9 has not been confirmed. Also, HTC has not made any official announcement on the exclusive launch event for HTC Hima.

BGR states that the numerous rumours of the HTC Hima handset indicate that it is most likely the flagship HTC smartphone that will come out in the market as new HTC One variant. Yesterday, IBTimes had reported that HTC One M9 release date may be soon approaching since the prices of various HTC One M8 variants have dropped. Best Buy is now selling the 32 GB HTC One M8 with two-year contract deal only for $29. The report says that the massive price indicates that a new flagship handset from HTC is going to arrive soon.

According to the IBTimes report, HTC One M9 specifications include a large 5.5-inch display screen supporting Quad HD resolution of 1,440 x 2,560 pixels. It will be powered by Snapdragon 805 chispet and 3 GB of RAM. The other HTC One M9 features include 64 GB internal storage, microSD slot with support for up to 128 GB, 16 megapixels main camera with OIS feature, Android 5.0 Lollipop overlaid with HTC Sense 7.0 UI and a bigger 3,500 battery.