Here’s the latest – HTC is rumoured to launch on 11 April in London. The phone is said to go on sale first in the US on 9 May. HTC has tweeted a teaser of the device with the hashtag #powerof10. This adds much weight to the argument it will call it the One M10, but it’s impossible to tell if the leaked photos below the teaser are the same device.
An HTC spokesperson has also commented following the LG G5 and Galaxy S7 launches saying the new device will have a “very, very compelling camera experience”. the HTC logo has disappeared from the front, and there’s a home buttom which is said to double as a fingerprint scanner. You can also see that there’s just one speaker grille, which would suggest the rumours claiming HTC is dropping boom sound are correct. The design is very much like the One A9, but we’ll have to wait and see if this is indeed the final design which will launch in a couple of months. These photos show there are black and white versions of the phone:
The following render of the HTC One M10 comes from XDA Developers contributor, hamdir, and is based on the rumour that the phone will look similar to the One A9. The mock-up shows a front-facing fingerprint scanner below the screen and an improved screen-to-body ratio compared to the M9. It might be the same size but with a 5.2in display.
Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow
HTC Sense 8
5.1in 2560×1440 display, possibly AMOLED
Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor
Adreno 530 graphics
32GB storage (with microSD slot)
12-UltraPixel main camera with laser-
assisted autofocus with OIS
Fingerprint scanner in home button (Samsung-style)
According to the report, the phone does not feature front-facing ‘Boomsound’ speakers. While the big top and bottom bezels meant the One M9 was bigger than some rivals with larger screens, the one-piece aluminium unibody is still a thing of beauty. The report doesn’t have any detail on design, but it’s unlikely that HTC will change to another manufacturing technique for the next model. While the leaked specs include 32GB of storage, there may be other options, with rumours including 64GB and 128GB.
An older Taiwan forum leak said there would be a 23Mp rear camera (not 27Mp as older rumours suggested) and a front-mounted fingerprint scanner. The latter now appears to be more certain, but we’ll just have to wait and see if HTC returns to it’s home-grown ultra pixel camera tech or not. The venture beat leak doesn’t mention or confirm rumours that HTC will make the new phone waterproof with an IP78 rating.