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.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.