While most of the next-gen spotlight has found itself casted onto Samsung and LG, it’s only a matter of time before HTC also unveils its next flagship. It is still unclear if the phone will arrive at MWC later this month, though most rumors point to a release sometime thereafter. Despite a lack of launch timeframe details, we are starting to see a clearer picture of what to expect from HTC with the One M10, including the design – which is said to follow a similar path to the HTC One A9. One area that has been less clear is screen size, until now.
Initial rumors suggested we were looking at a larger 5.1-inch QHD display this time around, an upgrade from the 5-inch 1080p display on the One M9. According to well-known HTC-leaker @LlabTooFeR however, it appears that the screen will be even larger than originally suggested at 5.2-inches diagonal (QHD). We can’t say we are surprised by the claimed jump up .2-inches, as 5.2 to 5.5-inches has seemingly become the accepted standard for flagships over the last year.
Years ago, 5-inches was thought to be “massive”, and yet, ironically, it is increasingly becoming the screen size associated with “small handsets” these days, thanks in large part to ever shrinking bezels that allow manufacturers to pack larger displays into smaller spaces.
As for the HTC One M10’s other specs? While @LlabTooFeR brings us no new information, previous leaks suggest we’re looking at a Snapdragon 820 powered device with Android 6.0 Marshmallow with Sense on top. Little has been said in regards to battery, RAM, or storage configurations at this point.
What do you think, are you excited to see what HTC has up its sleeve in 2016? Or have you completely lost interest in the once-king of mobile?