HTC will reportedly release its Sense 7 UI customisation for Android 5.0 Lollipoparound March-April next year, alongside its next flagship that is rumoured to be called HTC Hima aka One (M9).
The report adds that other HTC devices launched in 2014 might receive it between May and July 2015. According to ROM developer LlabTooFeR (via PhoneArena), HTC Sense 7 UI should first ship with the anticipated HTC Hima aka One (M9) in March-April, a time when HTC usually launches its flagships.
For now, exactly what HTC’s Sense 7 UI will bring is not yet known, and even rumours are few and far between. However, earlier this month, the purported specifications of the HTC Hima were leaked to the Web, and included a 5-inch full-HD (1080×1920 pixels) display; a 64-bit Snapdragon 810 processor with four 2GHz cores and four 1.5GHz cores; 3GB of RAM; a 20.7-megapixel rear camera; a 13-megapixel or 4-megapixel UltraPixel front camera; a 2840mAh battery; Cat. 6 LTE connectivity support, and Android 5.0 Lollipop with Sense 7.0 UI.
So far, HTC is anticipated to rollout the Android 5.0 Lollipop update with HTC Sense 6 UI for its 2013 and 2014 flagship smartphones, the HTC One (M7) and One (M8)respectively, starting as early as next month, January 3. However, HTC is yet to officially announce a date – though the Taiwanese manufacturer had in Octoberconfirmed it would be issuing the update for the two handsets, which would get the update within 90 days of receiving the final software from Google.