It’s turning out to be a season of flagship smartphones that we seem to be approaching what with HTC rumored to launch the One M10 device in April. It’s April 11 to be specific with the venue being London, both of which has surprised many given that it supersedes an event as big as the MWC scheduled in between.
HTC’s current flagship, the One M9 was launched on April 10 thought that was not before the phone had made a splash at the 2015 edition of MWC.
Rumor mongers further have it that the One M10 is codenamed HTC Perfume and comes with some impressive hardware specification that points to something really sweet smelling coming our way.
To begin with, it is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 chip that would be making up the core of the handset, suitably aided by an Adreno 530 graphics chip, 4 GB of RAM along with 32 GB of internal storage. The latter is further expandable via microSD cards though the exact figure isn’t available right now. Running the entire show will be the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow operating system with a layer of Sense 8.0 UI built on top.
Looks wise, the upcoming One M10 does not break any new ground vis-à-vis its predecessor the One M9 though it’s a lot similar to the One A9. For one, it’s going to be a 5.2-inch display upfront, lit up by 1440 x 2560 pixel QHD display with AMOLED technology. Both of these mark an improvement over the One M9 on two counts – while the display gets enlarged by 0.2-inches, there is a huge increment in the pixel count considering its 1980 x 1080p displays that HTC had kept its flagships restricted too for the last three years.
There is a new oval shaped home button on the front as well, one that is believed to hide a fingerprint sensor as well. However, there is no front facing speakers this time while the new One M10 also seems to give the famous BoomSound speakers a miss too.
On the camera front, the One M10 is expected to come with a 12 UltraPixel rear camera assisted by laser autofocus. There is a front-facing cam as well (resolution unknown) with both benefitting from Optical Image Stabilization technology.
As for a launch in the US, it’s likely to happen sometime the week of May 9th.