Now that it’s officially rumor season, we’ve been hearing an increasing amount of leaked specs and features that might be present on the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S7, S7 Edge and LG G5. One major manufacturer we haven’t really heard much about as of late is HTC, specifically regarding the upcoming One M10 flagship. As the successor to last year’s One M9, HTC’s next flagship needs to be innovative, unique and appealing to customers, as it’s no secret that the company has been experiencing some financial woes as of late. It turns out the device might just be what consumers have been asking for, at least if this new leak turns out to be true.

This rumor comes to us from prominent tech leaker @evleaks, writing for VentureBeat. Mr. Blass supposedly talked to a source that had hands-on time with a One M10 prototype. Referred to internally as the ‘Perfume’, the One M10 will reportedly feature a 5.1-inch Quad HD (1440 x 2560) display, which looked to be of the AMOLED variety. It’ll also come with HTC’s Sense 8.0 user interface atop Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow. A fingerprint sensor will also be present below the display, similar to the scanners present on the One A9 or the Galaxy S6.


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Under the hood, the device will likely feature a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 with Adreno 530 GPU, which shouldn’t really come as a surprise. HTC has been pretty adamant about including the latest top-of-the-line processors in its handsets, and Qualcomm’s 820 chipset is one of the best currently available. It will also supposedly feature 4GB of RAM, as well as 32GB of on-board storage and microSD expansion. VentureBeat says the prototype device had 23GB of internal storage available to the user upon boot. The tipster said the device’s external appearance may still be subject to change, so they were unwilling to comment on the aesthetics. The leaker did mention, however, that there will be no Boomsound speakers present on the M10.

It’s no secret that HTC has struggled with imaging over the years. The One M8 toted the company’s in-house built UltraPixel sensor on the back, which ended up disappointing many users in the end. Then the company switched to a more traditional 20MP sensor for the One M9, which turned out to be yet another disappointment. Surprisingly, HTC might be changing its ways yet again, as the M10 will supposedly launch with a 12 UltraPixel rear-facing camera. While the front-facing sensor’s resolution wasn’t specified, both the rear and front cameras will offer optical image stabilization (OIS).

We’re still not entirely sure about pricing or availability details, though previous rumors suggest the device could launch at a standalone event in March. What are your thoughts on the rumors so far? If this leak proves true, do you think HTC has a shot at winning back consumers? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.

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  • Милен Стефанов

    There’s absolutely NO MATTER what the specs will be- if they DON’T change the design and put great camera (not good- GREAT) M10 will be just another disaster…

    • Marc Perrusquia

      It’s people screaming for a redesign that ruined boomsound for the rest of us.The m8 and m9 were beautiful, I’d be absolutely fine with the same design to keep the awesome front facing speakers.

      • Милен Стефанов

        Don’t give a fuck about that shitty speakers- they can stay… Important thing is to remove FUCKING BLACK BAR + to change the design. If they don’t M10 will be their last phone…

        • Marc Perrusquia

          Clearly you haven’t had front facing speakers on a phone, they’re incredible. The Black Bar was actually necessary for display drivers and other components. I highly doubt you would have bought the phone anyway. I’m really hoping this is just a time where evleaks is wrong, HTC Boomsound is a game changer.

      • Sebastian Bartlett

        They are ugly, the massive chin on the M9 in particular ruined it, pretty fat too and just not attractive. Feels good but doesn’t look good

      • echo1284

        Nicely said Marc, I agree. I love the M9 design. Carry it now, if they screw up the 10 ill purchase another 9 :D

  • sonicboomin

    once again no plus size screens, fail again, market gone for buyers who want a plus size screen. they will bomb again

  • Michael Dexter Monroe

    If I want a GREAT camera, I’ll get a real camera. As long as the camera is above average, I’ll be happy. I’m even fine with the design of the M8/M9, But if they take away the front facing speaker’S, I’m jumping to Samsung or LG.

  • Tony Tone

    Fingerprint scanner on the back, boomsound on the front, BATTERY, BATTERY, BATTERY. screen size is perfect for my liking.

    • Ismail Akram

      My only disappointment so far is not stereo speakers..

  • Michael Pilutti

    The company that started the Boom Sound trend isn’t going to include it in the same phone line-up it started in? God, someone fire their CEO, this phone is gonna be a flop.

    • David Košič

      Apparently front facing speakers don’t sell phones so they need to try something new. It also makes the phone bigger

      • FYLegend21

        not by much – take a look at HTC One X9, it has BoomSound but has much smaller bezels. The only thing is they now use a better excuse for the bezels which is capacitive buttons which I consider a welcome return (since Butterfly s there hasn’t been a high-end HTC with 3 capacitive buttons). Galaxy S6 still has quite a bit of space take up top and bottom. HTC just gave them a bad name by repeatedly leaving the black bar there and then claiming it was because there were internal parts. Teardowns suggest there’s nothing there (not saying there isn’t, perhaps only the LCD circuitry but they could just compact this more…)

    • Sebastian Bartlett

      What boomsound trend? Barely any phones have front facing speakers let alone boomsound.

  • Say What??

    Where are the six inch options with large batteries?

    • sonicboomin

      i agree 100% many android users will not downgrade in screen size, I won’t

  • Imran Shaikh

    No Boomsound would be a deal breaker for me as that was the biggest highlights on HTC phones.

    • i_say_uuhhh

      Same with me, in fact I can thank the HTC M7, and HTC Desire 816 for helping me decide that any other phone needed to have front spacing speakers.

      • Sam Bradfords Chicken Legs

        Desire 816 has really nice speakers and i only paid 150 for mine on amazon prime.

  • “No boomsound”


    They’re done.

    • Nibbler

      samsung and lg arn’t done?

      • jasonlowr

        They don’t have front speaker on their flagship to begin with

  • Edin Arnautalic

    Whatever, if the battery is below 3000mah they can keep their shiny phone

  • FlipJumpman

    No Boom Sound = No Go! Terrible mistake.

  • No boomsound when the industry is taking off towards it. A huge selling point of the nexus 6p. HTC seriously needs better management. They always build in or leave out something that’s a major deal breaker. Farewell HTC, I’ll be loving my 6p. Also no big screen? Cmon guys?

    • Btort

      the 6p doesn’t even come close to having great sounds as a m8, it’s loud but not as crisp. at least the 6p had better quality than the moto pure, that phone was loud but sounded like shit at high volumes

  • Badelhas

    My only concern is no boomsound speakers. The rest sounds perfect.

  • jnadke

    First of HTC/Samsung to update their last-gen phones to Android 6.0 for Sprint gets my business.

    • jnadke

      LG already won it unless they flop and release a phone with worse features, since the G4 got Android 6.0 last month.

  • Marc Perrusquia

    No boomsound, I’m not buying, I had my heart set on this phone to be my secondary device with the 6p. No I’ll probably look at the G5, really hope this isn’t true.

  • BenGezarit

    I hoped that HTC will up their game with this one…..since i am looking to switch from LG….
    But 5.1inch screen? Common guys! Pixel camera is disaster, no front speakers and i’m sure it will be a small battery.
    It is definitely not my playground.

  • nebulaoperator

    HTC no matter what you do with camera sort it out! Stereo speakers must be too.

  • Shams Uddin

    Boomsound speakers and stereo sound recording a must. Screen size is perfect. It’s a phone not a phablet!!

  • STZ .

    I really liked my M8. sense UI was not my favorite, but folders in the app drawer was a good feature. If this has all the good qaulites of the M8 with a nice amoled screen, I will consider this phone

  • Giles Peach

    if no boom sound means smaller bezels, I could live with that. As long as it still has a front facing speaker(s). Everything else looks good on paper, but having a camera that can compete with the best is a must.

  • Zv3r

    Boomsound was stupid anyway, it took enormous space and not many people really expect a great sound directly from their phone, but use headphones

  • 29

    qhd on a 5.1inch screen- hope the battery is atleast 3500mah and they better be bundling a vr headset.

  • Ferro

    If my 4 ultra pixel m8 takes better pictures than my friends’s iPhone 6 and even sometimes better than their Samsung g6 I wonder how the 12 ultra pixel with auto laser focus and OIS would be, the legendary HTC is gonna make all other smart phones it’s bitches again ?

  • Ahsan

    I want Front boom sound speakers battery timing should be doubled and camera well front should be good if mean it should have natural colours
    Design M9 was good just need to move volume buttons on left side and they can use finger print reader on from not a home button display amoled will be good and screen to body ration like lg
    Love you htc I had htc m8 and I still prefer htc m8 over Samsung s6

  • RockStar2005

    No BoomSound speakers?! I’m gonna hope that what this author saw was NOT a finished model.

    They better use the Sony camera sensor instead of Toshiba, which Sony bought anyway. They need to improve their camera. It’s gotten better, but it still hasn’t been able to compete with Sony, Samsung, and Apple. 2K screen, 4GBs of RAM, 32 GBs of internal memory, MicroSD card slot, AMOLED screen……HTC has a lot going for it! Just give us the rest……OIS?! Great! Gorgeous look, waterproofing?!! I hope so! Stop holding back HTC! Stop!