While HTC’s One M9 was received with mixed reviews due to not being a big upgrade over its predecessor and the One A9 is stigmatized as an iPhone clone, everyone is looking forward to the company’s next-gen flagship smartphone. It’s been a while since the unofficially dubbed HTC One M10 has made the headlines, but now we have some new rumors of the yet-unannounced smartphone.
Since the rumor mill didn’t pay much attention to the HTC One M10, many have believed that the Taiwan-based phone maker has decided to kill the One M10. Good news HTC fans, the One flagships are here too stay. It appears that the reason behind the lack of One M10 reports is that HTC still hasn’t finished the design of the phone. Furthermore, the handset’s unveiling has been pushed back to March, while the market debut is scheduled for April.
According to famous HTC leakster @LlabTooFeR, the HTC One M10 (codenamed Perfume) will be officially introduced to the public during a dedicated launch event, just like it happened with the One M7 and One M8 back in 2013 and 2014. While early reports suggested that we might get to see the phone in flesh and bones at MWC in February, it’s probably a better strategy for HTC to release it on dedicated event in March, as there’s no arguing that the star of the Barcelona-based tech far will be the Samsung Galaxy S7.
The new report doesn’t reveal much information on the HTC One M10’s design, but it confirms that the handset will have a metal-clad body. It also says that it packs a fingerprint sensor, that there’s a circular camera lens on the rear panel, and that it comes with IP78 certification. The terminal is also expected to integrate a 3,000 mAh battery and a 23 MP primary camera.
LlabTooFer also claims that HTC is planning to release the device in two versions. One for the European and US markets which is powered by a Snapdragon 820 processor and the other for China and South-East Asia which is equipped with a MediaTek-made processor. One M10 is expected to come pre-loaded Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow and Sense 8.0.
Unfortunately, there’s no way to verify the veracity of these reports, that’s why we are advising you to take them with a grain of salt. We are pretty sure that as we get closer to HTC One M10’s release date more information will hit the web, so we’ll be able to paint a clearer picture of the highly-anticipated phone.