We’ve all known HTC as the progenitor of the Android smartphone race as it kicked off Google’s mobile operating system with its T-Mobile G1. However, in recent years, the company wasn’t able to capitalise on what it started despite its flagship devices with classic design languages. Now that the ailing Taiwanese giant is preparing for a comeback, its upcoming flagship, the HTC One M10, has been the subject of much anticipation with several leaks and rumours. If the latest one holds true, then we could be looking at an April release.
As far as the specifications go, the HTC One M10 or simply just HTC 10, if the company decides to ditch the One lineup and settle for a different tone, could be powered with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 chipset to put it in direct competition with other flagship smartphones. The handset may come with 4GB of RAM, and storage will most likely start at 16GB. It could also feature a 5.1-inch AMOLED display with a 2560 x 1440 resolution, which translates to a pixel density of 570 pixels per inch. HTC Sense 8.0 UI on top of Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow is also expected.
HTC is also teasing the One M10 with a “world class” camera in its latest tweet. The company has been shipping its flagship devices with the UltraPixel camera technology despite its mixed reception. However, the company will likely continue the trend and equip the One M10 with a 12MP UltraPixel primary snapper. On the flipside, the handset will reportedly feature a 5MP selfie snapper, which could also be powered with UltraPixel.
— HTC (@htc) March 15, 2016
There have been several leaks regarding the One M10’s design, and most of them confirm what we have been speculating. The device will come with chamfered edges evident from the back panel. It will also arrive with a physical home button that doubles as a fingerprint reader, and capacitive keys are located on each side.
Samsung and LG have both made their respective flagship devices official, and HTC should unveil its own soon if it plans to compete. Speculations point out the company will launch the One M10 on April 19. And if last year’s release of the One M9 (April 10, 2015) is any indication, then HTC could go with a date near to that.