Last year’s HTC One M9 was received with mostly bad reviews and that’s because it was a too small upgrade from its predecessor. According to a recent report “HTC is preparing its most advanced smartphone ever.” The information comes from the guys are Venture Beat who are got in touch with “a person who was granted hands-on time with a prototype.”
The source says that the new One M10, which is known internally as Perfume, features with a 5.1-inch Quad HD display with AMOLED technology. Besides the display upgrade, it appears that HTC is also planning to upgrade the main camera of the phone to a 12 UltraPixel unit with laser autofocus.
A 12 MP ‘UltraPixel’ camera should be highly-anticipated upgrade over last year’s One M9’s 20 MP camera which was a large disappointment. The larger pixels should allow the new sensor to capture more light in low-light condition, at a significantly the larger resolution than HTC’s first UltraPixel camera which had 4 MP. However it’s nice to see that the Taiwan-based company decided to give its home-grown technology another shot.
In terms of software, the HTC One M10 is expected to run Android 6.0.1 out of the box, with the company’s new Sense 8.0 skin on top. Since Marshmallow comes with native support for fingerprint sensors, HTC thought it would be nice to equip their next-gen flagship with a fingerprint reader embedded in the Home button, One A9-style. Talking about One A9, previous reports have suggested that the new HTC Perfume would borrow some of the
iPhone 6’s One A9’s design lines.
As for other technical specifications, the new report comes to confirm what we’ve already heard from other sources. The One M10 is expected to arrive with a 64-bit Qualcomm quad-core Snapdragon 810 processor mated with an Adreno 530 GPU, 4 GB of RAM, 32 GB of internal storage, and microSD slot for storage expansion.
One important aspect with the new device is that it seems to lack BoomSound speakers. HTC’s previous flagships made a name out of delivering the best audio experience, so the BoomSound absence might upset the fans. However, the Taiwan-based phone maker might have a good reason to ditch the dual front-facing speakers: make the phone slimmer and shorter.
Unfortunately, there’s no way to verify the veracity of the report, therefore we are advising you to take it with a pinch of salt. After all, nothing is official until HTC says so.
Even though early reports have suggested that HTC will announce the One M10 in late February at MWC, the rumor mill has changed its mind, saying instead that the company will hold a dedicated event later this year. By moving the One M10 release date after MWC, HTC ensures that their new flagship will get enough media coverage, as Samsung’s Galaxy S7 is expected to be the star of the Barcelona-based tech fair.
Do you have a wishlist for the yet-unannounced One M10 Perfume? If the specs above prove to be true, would the phone be capable of turning things around for HTC? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments section.