Information about the yet to be announced HTC One M10 (code named Perfume) is rather scarce at the moment, but, if a tweet is be believed, it seems HTC’s next flagship will look a lot like one of the phone maker’s most current devices.
Will look a lot like the HTC One A9
The tweet comes from serial leakster Evan Blass (popularly known on Twitter as @evleaks). Blass suggests that the upcoming HTC One M10 will look a lot like the mid-range HTC One A9 (pictured above).
Here’s the tweet:
If you like the A9, you'll love the M10.
— Evan Blass (@evleaks) January 26, 2016
According to past reports, the HTC One M10 was originally scheduled to make its official debut at MWC 2016, which kicks off in Barcelona, Spain on the 22nd of February. This is when Samsung and LG are expected to lift the lid on their new flagships – the Samsung Galaxy S7 and the LG G5 respectively. However, after executives reportedly turned down several prototypes, the device’s unveiling was pushed to March instead. This suggested that the device would be completely redesigned. It seems, however, that HTC’s executives decided to go with a design we’ve already seen with the HTC One A9. the HTC One M10 is expected to be available in stores sometime in April.
Currently, we don’t have a lot of information on the HTC One M10. We’ve learned that the device will feature two different processors, depending on the market. Units headed to the US and Europe are said to feature the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 SoC, while units headed to the Chinese market are said to feature a MediaTek-based SoC under the hood. In the photography department, the One M10 is expected to feature a 23-megapixel rear-facing camera. Like a lot of today’s flagships, the upcoming HTC flagship is said to feature a fingerprint scanner. To keep the lights on, a 3,000 mAh battery is said to be on board. Lastly, the HTC One M10 is expected to come with IP68 certification, which means it will be dust and water proof. If true, this also means that the M10 will be the first HTC flagship that will be protected from the elements. The HTC One M10 should run Android 6.1 (Marshmallow) out of the box with HTC’s Sense 8.0 slapped on top.
Of course, since this is anything but official, take it with a pinch of salt.
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