HTC 10 confirmed for BoomSound? [UPDATE: video]

by: John DyeApril 5, 2016
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Leaked images of the HTC 10

Leaked images of the HTC 10

Update: HTC is back at it with the HTC 10 hype, this time telling showing us a bit more than an image and words. The Taiwanese manufacturer has uploaded a video that hypes the upcoming phone’s BoomSound audio. Let’s check it out.

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Original post: So a few years back, the HTC One M7 launched with dual front-facing speakers that nobody had ever put on a smartphone before. They called it “BoomSound,” and users loved the hell out of it. However, recent smartphones created by HTC have kind of left the dual speakers behind, and the terminology “BoomSound” mostly refers to software audio enhancements instead of the twin speakers. So while it’s true the weight behind BoomSound has been diluted somewhat, a new tweet by the company has revealed that the HTC 10 will have it. Whatever it is.

The image that HTC posted seems to indicate that the device will in fact have dual speakers, however. Fans are speculating that the top line of staggered audio elements represents one speaker while the row of five larger, elongated ovals in the bottom represent another set of speakers. Will the HTC 10 crank it to 11? This has yet to be determined, but we can all hope.

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The HTC 10 marketing team has been making a lot of claims about their upcoming device. The most wave-making of these is the attestation that the smartphone will have a “World First, World Class” camera on both the front and back of the device. These are high claims to make, especially considering the Samsung Galaxy S7 is already being praised for it’s incredible camera quality. Will HTC’s next device make for worthy competition? We can’t wait to find out.

What are your thoughts regarding the HTC 10? Does the BoomSound feature still hold water for you, or are you more interested in other functionalities? Let us know your take in the comments below!

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  • gusto5

    Maybe it’s time to replace that HTC M7!

    • HNIC

      I had the m7 until a few weeks ago, it still suited my needs but the battery was shot. I purchased a uses m9 for 200 and it’s unbelievable. If you upgrade to the 10 from a m7 it’s going to blow your mind.

      • gusto5

        my battery as well! that and the purple tint camera hardware problem :)

        • HNIC

          I rarely take pictures but I know exactly what you mean by the purple tint. Which phone did you get after the m7?

        • Matt

          HTC were fixing the purple camera tint issue for free.

    • SV

      It might just be! Mines currently held together by a bit of gaff tape, but still going strong!

  • KeyserSoze

    BoomSound speakers on the rear? Good luck selling that angle.

    • Tom

      And when did the leaks show any speakers at the back of the phone?

      • KeyserSoze

        And when did it show any speakers in the front?

        • BenGezarit

          And when did they show speakers on the top?

          • Btort

            every phone needs a speaker on the ear piece, how else are you gonna use it for phone calls……

          • Michael Dexter Monroe

            Yes, very true, but every phone doesn’t use them as loud speakers.

          • KeyserSoze

            “but every phone doesn’t use them as loud speakers.”

            Well no sht, that’s why he’s implying they SHOULD be used as loud speakers… keep up!

        • Tom

          I believe it shows the bottom firing speakers.

          • KeyserSoze

            “I believe it shows the bottom firing speakers.”

            Based on the black “Audio10” picture, that would make the phone’s bottom side (where the usb port sits) at least twice as thick as before wouldn’t it? Wrong answer.

          • Tom

            The point here is that the picture actually means that there is a front firing speaker as well as a bottom firing speaker as seen in the earlier leaks. I do not mean that both speakers will be found at the bottom of the phone.

          • Tom

            They are definitely not back firing as you have thought.

          • KeyserSoze

            “They are definitely not back firing as you have thought.”

            Really? You think? Let me spell it out for you… IT… WAS… A… JOKE. Now laugh and move on.

    • Michael Dexter Monroe

      keysersoze, go find a friend or something. Grown folks are talking. You’re just on here to try to irritate people. Please just leave and go wherever people like you go. Sheesh

      • KeyserSoze

        Hey, don’t come into my house and tell me to leave. You’re lucky I gave you an easy setup to brag about yourself being a grown up. Just say thank you or shut your yap.

  • Chris Okaly

    looks like the earpiece is going to double as a speaker

  • Eric

    By the time they give us any real info on the phone, most will have purchased other phones. HTC hasn’t wowed anyone enough in recent years for the smoke and mirrors to work.

    • Btort

      have you seen the reaction from people when they found out the g5 is 799 off contract? plus htc is known to have a better android skin than lg and samsung, almost as smooth as stock android

      • Goran

        Itsv799 CAD….price in Canada….but even 620$ is much. Lg g5 has no chance against s7.

    • Idris Alnoor

      To come late is better than not coming at all

      • neo905

        That’s what she said…

        • Ordinary Geek

          He was wide open for that one…

    • Idris Alnoor

      I am waiting for its release

    • Johnny Dwyer

      They haven’t wowed anyone enough in recent years? Did they not ” WOW ” APPLE?, Did they not ” WOW ” SAMSUNG, LG, SONY, OPPO. and every other manufacturer that produces smartphines? HTC changed the way smartphones are today more than any manufacturer out there. Maybe if you stopped being a narrow minded fanboy you would see that. HTC is the reason ALL flagship smartphones come with a premium build. Take a look at EVERY OTHER SMARTPHONE THAT existed before the HTC EVO. No other manufacturer changed the way smartphones are as much as HTC. Apple may have started the craze, but it was HTC who changed things up in a big way 2 times.

      • =

        You are stupid shit… Just go to some tree and hang yourself…

        • Anthonydotcom

          You need a hug.

          • Michael Dexter Monroe

            and a friend….lmao

      • lbird

        Well said ,Perfect accually. I can’t wait to buy one.

      • Michael Dexter Monroe

        Yes, HTC did change the way phones were made. They set the standard for build quality (EVO and ONE M series), design (antenna lines on metal device M7), User interface (no one beats Sense), speaker technology (Boomsound), headphone output (Harman Kardon), bigger screen (HD2, Original EVO), update speed (90 days), warranty (uh oh protection), cameras (dual cameras and different effects) and other features that they need to bring back before other companies do (kickstand).
        Now it seems like every new top phone has dual cameras (or the features of a dual camera), metal build (Iphone, LG, ect), front facing speakers (Nexus, Blackberry ect), bigger screen (Note, Nexus ect),
        HTC really has what it takes to be the absolute best at making phones, but for whatever reason, the management seems to be the worst in the phone business. I’m going to hold on to HTC as long as I can. If this phone is not up to par, I’ll get the M9 until next year, then if there still is not nothing from HTC, then I’m switching to another company.

        • Eric

          HTC has a very small R&D and marketing budget compared to these other companies unfortunately. Im hoping that 3 year nexus rumors are true. HTC did some great things while partnered with valve on the HTC Vive.

      • thelastguyX20

        Irony ensues when you make yourself look like the biggest HTC fanboy ever. You probably like the gimmicky ultra pixel BS that screw them over big time and screw themselves further by just giving us a crappy Camera and nothing anything riveting.

        That being said, I really hope HTC with redeem themselves with the 10… If not, I expect an acquisition by LG.

        • Ordinary Geek

          To be fair, the UltraPixel concept is precisely what is coming to market now in other phones (like the Samsung Galaxy S7 among others), just with a higher megapixel count. Other companies caught on to the idea of higher aperture lenses bringing in more light, and making better pictures, and bringing down the megapixel count in relative to that. I always believed that HTC would have had greater success with the One M7/M8 if they’d brought it out with 8 or 12 UltraPixels instead of 4. It was gimmicky in HTC’s execution, but much more effective in Samsung’s. That was one in a long line of bad decisions by HTC. Now other companies are executing on what is essentially the same idea, with greater success. And sadly, this is starting to look like the script for HTC: They innovate, yet experience very little success. A year or so later, other manufacturers incorporate their ideas into the current generation of phones, with much greater success on their end. We’re seeing the same thing now.

          • King_Android

            HTC problem is execution. No point of having the best players in the world, if they don’t play well together. Lakers ’04.

      • Eric

        Haha, a little touchy are we? If you thought about what I actually wrote, I used the term “in recent years.” This would imply that they had wowed us in the past but recently not so much. HTC has fallen way behind in the smartphone market, and was especially criticized for last years flagship. They are noted as “bleeding” in the smartphone department.

        This doesn’t mean i am not a fan of HTC, because I am. This doesn’t mean I dont think HTC is capable. We have seen how well HTC can do when partnered with some one, as we are seeing with the HTC VIVE. Budget and lack of marketing funds is HTCs biggest problem, so I have high hopes for the potential rumor that they are partnering with Google. I would really love to be blown away by the 10, and I am hoping the crazy benchmarks are sign of a light skin or stock android, but we will see..

        I simply pointed out that not many are waiting around and expecting to be blown away by HTCs next phone. With all the hype around the S7 and G5, many will already have purchased a new phone by the time we actually see what HTC is offering. The only reason I don’t have a S7 in my hands right now is becasu I still couldn’t get over touch wiz.

        • Johnny Dwyer

          Oh I agree! I was totally disappointed with the M9. I said 2 or 3 months after the M8 was released that the M9 would make or break HTC. I said all that year that now that HTC has people’s attention again, the M9 was the phone to blow us away. When they started showing leaked photos of the M9 is did not believe they were true. And if they were true then Peter Chou had to step down. Well he did, but it don’t seem Cher Wang is any better suited for the job. No matter what though I’m still going to love there devices. I have the Note5 and M8. And my M8 still operates smoother and more consistent than my Note5. I’m a performance guy first, and HTC is unmatched in that department.

      • King_Android

        Actually I hate to say it, but the smartphone we know of today we owe it all to Apple and Steve Jobs. Yes they may have changed up the design but Apple pioneered the way. They blew the world away. HTC cant say that nor will theyever be able to say that. I love HTC but I cant give them that much credit. Apple changed the layout of what we consider a smartphone nowadays. Nothing has remotely even come close to the radical change.

    • rock

      You obviously never owned one to know they’re amazing devices. Feel sorry for you. And what eactly do you mean? Every one model has been stellar, only thing noticeable is their lack of innovation on m 9, but thats IT

      • William Krueger

        I agree. I owned the M8 and loved it. Never once cared about the below average camera. I impulse bought the S7 because I was due for an upgrade and became weak with the nice deal Verizon was giving on it.

      • Mail carrier

        I had the EVO 3D as my first real smartphone. It was a great phone for four years ago, got into Galaxy s3, then s4(which was a turd IMO), then the Nexus 6. Still loving the whole Nexus thing, and I feel HTC could have the stuff to make the best Nexus ever, or thats my hope anyway

      • Eric

        My first smart phone was an HTC EVO. My comment is in terms of HTC falling behind the last few years, and really struggling. This is particularly true with the M9. I would love to see the M10 to be amazing, however there are not allot of people waiting around for HTCs release because they are expecting to have their minds blown.

        With how much marketing LG and Samsung can afford to do, missing the boat on releasing the phone (and/or information on it), is only costing HTC potential customers. Thats my point.

    • Mail carrier

      I’m not thrilled by anything recently released, the s7 is bug ridden, I don’t really care for the g5 or its friends, while it’s a neat concept, all the accessories are more than likely g5 specific and won’t interchange with newer models. This HTC looks decent, I hope it is because the HTC Nexus will be totally awesome with vanilla Android and Boomsound technology!

      • Eric

        I didn’t get the S7 for similar reasons. Amazing hardware, but still lacking in software experience. Seeing what HTC did with valve has me excited for a HTC + Google partnership. I have high hopes for the next nexus.

        My hopes are raising a bit for the 10 though. Boomsound is apparently back, even after initial renders do show it. Also, the 10 just supposedly wiped the floor with the S7 in a benchmark test. This is a stretch but I am hoping that this means HTC is running stock or close to stock Android. I may actually buy it instead of holding out for the next nexus.

    • Paul Mcnevin

      Have purchased other phones lol. I’ll read 100’s of reviews before buying a high end smartphone. Naive.

      • Eric

        You will, but many have already purchased the S7 and pre-ordered the G5. My point is they have missed the boat on potential customers. I never said every customer.

        • Paul Mcnevin

          Yes that’s because they are good phones, you can’t blame people. There’s no concrete numbers on S7 or LG sales yet, that’s just presumptuous. Every manufacturer will have missed the boat with different release dates. The dogs on the street know HTC have struggled. They should have sacked producers and designers of the M9. Here’s hoping the 10 will be as good as the hype. I think it won’t be and its the usual hype.

  • David Onter

    You´re misinterpreting the graphic. The teaser shows the current speakers (from the M8/M9) at the top and the new one (“the new boom”) below. This also matches with the rumors. There will be a single, bottom-facing speaker.

    • hunger strike

      The M8/9 speaker holes are all lined up, not like the staggered holes in the image above. That is definitely not the M8/9 speaker.

      • David Onter

        Then this is a closeup of the telephone speaker slit at the top. But there will only be one speaker and it will be at the bottom. No stereo front-facing setup.

    • neo905

      Incorrect. The top grille is obviously the top speaker in the renders and the bottom grille has 5 slits just like the render for the bottom speaker. So yes, there will be two speakers.

      • Michael Dexter Monroe

        I do not understand how you think the speaker pic HTC officially released looks anything like the leaked pic of the silver phone from all angles at the beginning of this article. I have M8, my friend has a M9, and the pic HTC officially released does not look like those two device top or bottom speakers. the M8 and M9 have four dot speaker joles that are lined up directly on top of one another. The HTC pic has dot speaker holes that are five high and staggered on top of each other. And if you look at the silver phone pic above, there is no way that top speaker even resembles the pic HTC released, no matter how big you blow it up…I tried.

        • neo905

          I don’t want to keep arguing about this. The new Desire 825 is already set up like this that is why they never showed the front of it but stated the boom sound is on the top and at bottom. Google it if you don’t believe me.

        • Chris

          Settle down..

    • Michael Dexter Monroe

      I have a M8, and the pic above is not from the M8. The M8 speaker grills are four dots high, and they are stacked on top of each other. The pic HTC just released show a speaker grill that is five dots high, and stacked in a staggered configuration.

  • Andrew Singleton

    *eyebrow raise*

    • Noel

      *Nuff said*

    • Chris

      Nerd alert

  • Michael Dexter Monroe

    I’m sitting here reading all of the comments so far, and some of you people sound absolutely silly. Let me be the one to let everyone know some things about the new HTC 10. NO ONE KNOWS NOTHING YOU DINGBATS.!!. Stop trying to act like you know what the future phone from HTC will look and be like. They may launch multiple devices and have only shown the public one so far….again NO ONE KNOWS.

    I can only hope that the new phone will have Boomsound front facing, or front/bottom facing speakers. I currently have the M8, and it has served me well over the past two years, but it is time for a upgrade. The Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge is absolutely gorgeous, the LG G5 looks really interesting also. I cannot do the HTC A9, any Iphone, so I guess my choice will be the S7, G5, new Nexus phone or just get a M9 until HTC gets it right if they mess the M10 up.

    • neo905

      Ummmm. HTC is telling us in this tweet that there will be Boomsound. That isn’t speculation at this point.

      “Here comes the new boom. You’ll hear it. #powerof10” – HTC

      • Michael Dexter Monroe

        I hear you, but if you look carefully at the pic of the speakers, they do not match up. The bottom looks similar, but the top does not look close to what the pic above shows compared to the other pic HTC released when they displayed the phone from all angles. Or I could be wrong, maybe HTC did not release that all angle pic. This is what leads me to believe that there may be more than one device being released.

        • neo905

          The holes in the top pic are blown up, that’s why. You can’t see the holes in those speaker grilles unless you magnify it. That is why there is so many of them and it still doesn’t fit on the advert. Either way, I am not worried about the sound on this thing anymore. HTC knows what they are doing in that department. It is the camera I am still worried about.

        • William Krueger

          Excellent point

    • Johnny Dwyer

      Still have my M8 as well, best phone I ever had. I also have the Note5 which is night and day compared to past Samsung devices. I owned the Note2 and 3 which both sucked bad. I will say the Screen and camera is pretty awesome on the Note 5, but as a overall phone it still can’t touch my M8. Performance is what matters to me most, and Samsung is still playing catch up to HTC in that department. I did have a chance to give the S7 edge a short test run. Have to admit that snapdragon 820 is a beast. If it performed good running TouchWiz, I can imagine how it’s going to be with Sense. Anyways hope the M10 meets your satisfaction when it’s announced.

      • Michael Dexter Monroe

        Me too.

    • Anthonydotcom

      You will hate touchwiz. Dont believe the reviewers. Touchwiz is still tacky, bloated, and somehow still causes the phone to studder. My Nexus 6 and Moto X and M8 always felt buttery smooth next to my S6 edge. Dont buy into Samsungs hype machine.

      • Michael Dexter Monroe

        yea, I hear you and that’s why I’m afraid of Samsung. There’s a guy name Flossy Carter that do phone reviews, and he likes the Samsung, but he said they still lag. He said his HTC M8 and M9 never lags when compared to every other phone.

      • Chris

        Doesn’t do it to mine. Problem is you have idiots running roge apps

    • Chris

      Knowing you you probably will steal a phone

  • M3D1T8R

    Awesome news! Maybe the 2nd speaker is bottom facing instead of front facing to some how save bezel. As long as the top “earpiece” speaker functions as front facing, together with the 2nd one, it should sound pretty great. This goes a long way toward easing what was my biggest concern with this, the apparent loss of front facing speakers.
    Just may end up replacing my OG Moto X with this…

  • Isa Love

    I only use HTC phones and the reason I use them is for boomsound

  • Noel

    Went to my local Best buy today and held a bunch of phones in hand to get a feel of their size.
    I could not believe holding a 5″ screen phone and considering it to be small…even the Nexus 5X.
    I guess after using the Note 4 for some time now has changed my view. But I found the size of the Droid Turbo 2 to be ideal for me.
    I say this because rumor has the HTC 10/M10 to have a 5.15″ screen. It will take a lot for me to buy a device that size…u will have to give me a really big battery and more. I hope HTC will consider or has a bigger screen version of this device in the works.

    • neo905

      Yet Apple is coming with a 4″ phone. Very backwards.

      • Evan Willis

        Actually thats kind of an interesting idea. I mean, a lot of people still have the iPhone 5 and 5S

        • neo905

          Well, people still have phones running Froyo as well.

          • Evan Willis

            If someone wants a small phone, let them have it. They have a lot of advantages and a certain niche audience

          • neo905

            I guess. But for $700? Outside the US the price is a bit steep.

          • Michael Dexter Monroe

            I totally agree

          • Chris

            They need to move on. Flash eirther get a larger phone or don’t have a phone at all

          • Evan Willis

            Whats wrong with a small phone with updated specs? Seems OK to me, they run about the same if they have the same spec sheet

      • Noel

        Absolutely no way I will buy a 4″ screen phone. I think 4.5″ screen should be the minimum for those who like small phones.

        • Chris

          Or people should get over it and use 5 inches. Guys quit wearing skinny jeans

  • I don’t understand,where are the speakers if these are the pictures

    • Michal Bursak

      It is obvious that the bottom five holes on the teaser picture are the grille of the speaker at the bottom of the phone. Now the question stands, where on the phone is the top element from the teaser pic? I guess it’ll be where the top speaker normally is.

      • neo905

        Well, obviously it will be where that top speaker grille is in the renders.

  • Xchris

    HTC are setting themselves up for the biggest fail in their history or the coolest phone ever. Hope it is the latter!

    • DCJ12

      Agreed. If this phone doesn’t knock it outta the park HTC is done. Anyone think HTC might have been trolling us with the ‘leaked’ pics?

  • Goran

    I am very disappointed that amoled is ditched. … to me, more important is audio output for headphones and audio software….we’ll see soon but i am afraid it’s just dog barking.

  • James Tunnissen

    Love my M7…and if HTC brings back the dual speakers with upgraded camera I will finally upgrade!

  • Peter

    Or you could buy some decent speakers and cast/airplay to them instead of listening to music on your phone’s tiny speaker, however good they might be ? And if you’re listening to music outside, using the speaker instead of headphones, then you should stop immediately.

    • neo905

      Unfortunately, I can’t take my Great Room home theatre with me around the house and in the backyard and garage when I am out and about and not sitting on my ass.

    • Bro not many people are listening to music using BoomSound speakers unless you want some white noise or you’re with a group of friends.

      Those speakers are excellent for games and movies. And it’s great NOT having to wear headphones to enoy them.

      • Idris Alnoor

        I use to watch u tubes for long periods and I hate using headphones for they are dangerous to the ear

        • KeyserSoze

          “I hate using headphones for they are dangerous to the ear”

          So you don’t know how to turn down the volume?

      • Michael Dexter Monroe

        First let me say that I’m not trying to be a smart ass, but you should really speak for yourself. I use my external speakers all the time, and that’s no lie or exaggeration. When I had my older phones with speakers on the back, i used headphones more, but ever since I have had front facing speakers, I tend to use them A LOT more. And I don’t have any white noise or any distortion with the sound, even at maximum volume. HTC really did a great thing bringing this feature to the smartphone. Now if they would only bring back the kickstand……

        • “Bring back the kickstand”

          Agreed.

        • fourthstooge

          Michael, you are right on. I have an M9, and it’s great. I love the FF speakers. I have been posting this to get manufacturers to understand this point:

          What everyone seems to forget is that a successful successor device needs to have all the great technology available in the market that can be packaged together. The reason the M9 didn’t do well is because it ran hot initially, the camera was poor, and had no Image Stabilization, and it did NOT have a biometric reader of some type that is needed for future secure commerce transactions.

          Note though that any company that removes a great feature like front-facing STEREO speakers from an existing product on its next iteration has engineers with mushy brains. If this ends up being true, then it’s likely that the “Perfume” phone will be another weak seller, like its predecessor. Even Samsung brought back a microSD slot on the Galaxy S7. There are NO good reasons to remove the stereo speakers. Right? One keeps improving, not removing good stuff. Time will soon tell us how mushy those brains are. The Galaxy S7 Edge is the way to go till some company can create a follow up flagship device with FF stereo speakers.

          If smartphone users think that stereo speakers should not be part of their multi-media experience when using the device, then they should ask themselves, “would they buy a TV without stereo speakers – like it was in the 70s – great mono sound?” If you added speakers to your TV, would you face the speakers towards your couch, or would you face them to the side or back walls? If the smartphone plays back HD video, then the smartphone should play back stereo sound. It just makes sense. Of course, both large and small multi-media smart devices should also have jacks for earplugs or headphones when privacy is required. This just makes sense too. Right?

          I also watch youTube videos on my M9. I hold up my phone and watch different types of clips with it, while I’m lying down. Those FF stereo speakers make a huge difference. I can watch John Oliver (Last Week Tonight) clips in HD, and the stereo sound is awesome. My next portable computer (which will just happen to make phone calls as well) MUST have stereo sound (without accessories), and if HTC does not offer it in a few years, then I’ll be buying someone else’s smart multimedia personal assistant device.

          Boomsound is just some hardware and software inside the device (and more importantly it’s a marketing term). It has nothing to do with where sound exits the device. In my opinion, the engineers had it right, when they designed the exits so that the direction of the sound waves moved forward and hit your face, and a strong pleasing stereo effect was achieved by having the sound exit from both sides of the screen when you held it in landscape mode, as if you were watching a small LED flat screen TV.

          LightStruk stated: I have a One M8, and I bought it specifically for the loud, front-facing, stereo speakers. I use those speakers every day! I can watch videos without cupping my hand around the bottom bezel like you have to with an iPhone, and the stereo separation is obvious. I can turn my phone around and show some friends what I’m watching, and they don’t have to alternate between pointing the speaker at their ear and watching the video. I put it on my kitchen counter and listen to podcasts as I cook. I turn on music and sit it on the table while playing with my toddler. The sound that comes out is actually tolerable!

          So, I believe Stereo FF speakers are just as necessary as a colour display.

          Hold off on your purchase of the HTC 10. You’ll just get disappointed. The new Nexus phone (built by HTC) that should be out soon will be what we all want. It will have the dual FF stereo speakers, and all of the other great specs. If you don’t believe me, then ask yourself why would HTC just use the internet to launch the HTC 10. It’s a lame launch because they know that the new Nexus is even better.

          • King_Android

            “ask yourself why would HTC just use the internet to launch the HTC 10” Bro I was thinking the same thing. I think they are using the Internet for cheap advertising, but they are really looking at the Nexus. They might make both versions or at least the more Premium version. But I said the same thing, that they are holding out from going all out for the Nexus. They know, at least I hope so, where they messed up at with the N9.

    • Chris

      What if you don’t want to carry around a bunch of nonsense accessories?

    • King_Android

      The sound from my 6P rival those of $100 BT speakers. So why spend for an external speaker when your phone isnt that much worst if at all.

  • althotos

    In May 2013, I purchased my HTC One (M7). I still have it and I still love it. It is the perfect phone for me. Perfect size, perfect display and perfect specs in the right sized package. The only bad thing was the lame 4mp camera. Other than that, I love my phone. I recently upgraded my daughter to an M8 after she broke her M7 earlier this year and I also upgraded my wife to the M9 after she had broken her M7 a few months ago. I hope my M7 will last at least another year if not longer, even though HTC put it on the EOL for software updates at the end of last year. My M7 is just perfect.

    • Johnny Dwyer

      That’s exactly how I feel about my M8!

  • Idris Alnoor

    It seems HTC is gonna be 10/10

    • Goran

      Amoled no is one less….camera not on lvl of s7….another less….

      • Matt

        Actually, it looks like the HTC camera may beat Sammy here, rumour is that the HTC 10 will have the Sony IMX377 sensor, which is a 1/2.3″ type with 1.55 micron pixels. The GS7 has the Sony IMX260 sensor, which is a 1/2.5″ type with 1.4 micron pixels. So, they are not the same sensor. Both have 12mp, but the HTC sensor is bigger.

      • Anthonydotcom

        Touchwiz, the biggest “less”. I don’t know where you’ve been but there is seriously no huge difference in smartphone cameras these days. My Moto X takes pictures just as good as my GS6 edge. Stop pixel peeping and get out and enjoy the finer things in life. I’ll personally take Sense and HTC’s build quality over Samsung, Touchwiz, lag, and their backwards navigation buttons any day of the week.

        • William Krueger

          Yes, so true. Sense is the best non Nexus skin there is IMO. I have the S7 and it does have an immense amount of nice features, but the bloat, especially on Verizon makes my hair turn grey. I am not a “rooted” so to say, but I will be. Needless to say, this version of Touch whiz is a bit toned down and slightly better. And the back button on the opposite side on my S7 is driving me batty!!

        • Goran

          God, after a while with s7 screen….all rest phones look so inferior:) i am in love with samsungs screens….that phone is worth buying just for that one reason. Htc never made something like that. And it seems never will.

          • Matt

            That’s because Samsung oversaturate their screens with colour, you basically become a crack addict for over-saturated colour, every other phone that shows colours as they actually are look so dull in comparison.

          • Goran

            Screen is for me most important part….whatever phone u have, u use it and stare in it. Whatever reason, samsungs screens are most pleasing for me. I just need beautiful screen and best audio output. Rest is not so important for me. All phones lag sometimes, all have certain flaws….sense or touchwiz, i have no problem with both.

  • Thamer Faisal

    It’s good ❤️

  • Marty

    Maybe Boomsound, but no AMOLED.

    • Matt

      I personally prefer S-LCD over AMOLED, less reflection and better colour reproduction. Power use is almost identical now too. LG have shown that always-on displays are possible using LCD tech.

      • Michael Dexter Monroe

        Amoled also has burn in issues

        • KeyserSoze

          “Amoled also has burn in issues”

          So does LCD.

        • Chris

          Don’t leave your screen on all day long

      • Chris

        If you want to be stuck in the past buy an iPhone.

      • Goran

        Lg g5 always on dispaly is so dim, almost unusable and poor compare samsungs.

  • Swb

    Dual speaker boomsound or gtfo.. and as others have said.. by not releasing the true specs from the very beginning all they have done is run off their customers to other phones. If the phone was anything other than sub-par compared to all the other phones available they would have been dick swinging from the beginning instead of vague nonsense lol. I predict another epic fail HTC. Sheesh..

    • Swb

      Don’t get me wrong.. I hope the m10 is phenomenal but I’m not getting my hopes up this time

  • Aki I.

    The image looks like the ear piece grill and the bottom speaker grill. So one front facing speaker and one bottom firing speaker. Doesn’t Samsung do the same now to create stereo sound?

    • Michael Dexter Monroe

      The image looks like the bottom speaker oval cut outs, but the top does not look like the earpiece speaker circles.

    • Michael Dexter Monroe

      No. Samsung only uses the bottom speaker as a loud speaker.

  • Simtopia23

    World class performance as well. A 10/10 smartphone

  • Michael Dexter Monroe

    I really do not believe HTC would put boomsound speakers on the back of their flagship device. But I will say this, to the best of my knowledge HTC has only released two official teaser pics of this new phone. The one with the beveled edges in the dark, and the one with the speakers above. I could be wrong, but the other pic above (the one with the phone from all angles) is supposedly a leaked pic, and leaked pics are not official (remember the supposedly leaked pics of the M9). If you go by the facts that HTC have released, this is what we know…
    1. There is supposed to be a really nice front and rear camera
    2. The device will have beveled edges. This does not mean the phone is entirely made of metal because the pic HTC released only shows the beveled part, the rest of the phone was dark.
    3. There will be some sort of Boomsound technology.
    4. The information release date is in April.

    Now look at what is wrong with everything that has been leaked against what HTC has released.
    1. The Boomsound speaker grills do not match up with the leaked pic at the top of this article (the one with the phone from all angles)
    2. Leakes about past HTC phones (M9) looked very official but turned out to be totally wrong.
    3. The leaked devices like the one with the phone (M10) in different colors looked like some of the phones features were misaligned from one phone to the other.
    With this little bit of information, it is easy to see why I believe in my postion. I do not discount what others are saying, but I just try to look at the FACTS and compare/contrast those to the leaks.

    • Michael Dexter Monroe

      Some other things I just noticed about the above leaked photo showing the silver phone from all angles.

      1. The seems to be a 2D glass display on the phone. 2D glass does not sit flush on a device, it sits above it a little. On the views from the side, top and bottom, it does not show the 2D glass.
      2. On the top view, you can see where someone colored in the IR black plastic to make it look silver.
      3. The camera hump looks like it protrudes out more on the top view, than on the side or bottom views.
      4. The top speaker design on the supposedly silver HTC 10 phone does not match the top speaker design from the HTC official release pic (audio 10) directly below it.
      5. The pic showing a leaked HTC 10 that did a AnTuTu benchmark test does not show the top speaker design either.

  • KeyserSoze

    HTC was just fuqing with you all with that teaser photo. There IS no BoomSound. Happy April Fools! Hahahaha, let the chaos begin!

  • Stephen Lambert

    I’ve used the HTC m10 awesome phone just going to say that

  • Nate Dougherty

    I have the HTC M7 still, fantastic phone other than the pink camera issue that plagued a lot of people including myself. The camera doesn’t bother me since I rarely take pictures, and if I need to then I’ll use my Nexus 4. I swap back between the two here and there. It’s still probably my favorite phone, and I’ve breathed new life into it by installing two custom ROMs, a Marshmallow one and a Sense 7 both on Multiboot. Best of both worlds! I might save up to buy the HTC M10 off contract if I’m thoroughly impressed since I am on an MVNO.

  • boostpastu

    Clearly the image that HTC posted shows the ear speaker as well as the bottom speaker. It will still be “Boomsound” dual speakers but from the look of it, they will not both be on the front.

    • Jared Metheny

      I came here to post the same thing. There was a rumor that Samsung was going to use the earpiece with the bottom speaker to get stereo audio. They didn’t do it but it looks like that’s what HTC is indicating.

  • Aaron S.

    Let’s hope that all of this hype is not in vain. I’ve been hoping for a device from HTC that literally stands out above the rest in every department.

    They have surely proven that they are strong in performance and optimization. Let’s see that World Class camera!

  • William Krueger

    Wish I would have waited. I got the S7 because my M8 was just kind of “done”. Too many issues with the charging port, but the phone was solid. Even with the less-than-average camera. I kept it to use as a nice little laptop type thing and such because of the awesome sound quality, especially when I want just que something up on YouTube like say Bill Burr podcast. My S7 is a wonderful device and I like it, even with the less-than-average speaker!

  • s2weden2000

    htc m10 …

  • Hartfrid Lovejoy

    Surprise! 80 little finger print scanners

  • deshawn2715

    Boom sound is still something I want when I get my HTC phones. It make the cipher complete.

  • Pompey78

    Form, battery, camera, os, sound in that order are what’s important to me. Still rocking my LG G3 at the moment but very interested in upgrading this year.
    LG G5, Samsung S7 HTC 10 and Huawei P9 all have me tempted.
    But I’d like to see carriers offer phone and smart watch bundles like they’ve done recently in the USA. That would get me to upgrade in a flash.

  • Derek

    I think there is a HUGE possibility that the HTC 10 will have a removable battery!

    Think about it. Leaked images showed replacement backs for sale. Why would you need a replacement back if the back could not come off? This leads me to think that perhaps the back will be removable, making it a huge possibility that the battery will be removable too!

    This would add to the wow factor of the 10 as it would significantly prolong the potential life of the phone.

    • nezlobnyj

      onpeplus 1&2 had replacement backs, but not battery (not until you apply heat and some force:)

  • Noel

    I like what I am reading from HTC sales hype machine…BoomSound check, world class camera. But it will require

  • Friggin clickbait! Hows about waiting until you actually have new information before posting an article?!

  • Zaki Uddin

    We need boomsound

  • Replicant Jason Booth

    At this point in the smartphone game… I’m looking for these manufacturers to step out and try something different along the lines of LGs approach. The G5 is the smoothest device I’ve ever used… Full stop. I really can’t wait to get my hands on the modules attachments.