Lately, the rumour mill has been dominated by reports about the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S7 and the LG G5, but what about the HTC One M10 – the Taiwanese phone maker’s next flagship? A new rumour claims to have the inside scoop on the device.
HTC One M10 unveiling
The new rumour comes to us courtesy of ITHome. It claims that HTC’s next flagship will be called the “HTC One M10,” and the reason why we haven’t heard much about the device is that it was delayed.
According to the rumour, top HTC execs have turned down a number of prototypes from HTC’s hardware design team. This suggests that the HTC One M10 will be completely redesigned from the ground up. We recently heard that HTC’s upcoming flagship will borrow a few design elements from the mid-range HTC One A9, but to what extent still remains a mystery.
The rumour adds that HTC originally planned to introduce the HTC One M10 at Mobile World Congress 2016, which kicks off in Barcelona, Spain on the 22nd of February. Both Samsung and LG are expected to lift the lid on their new flagships a day before MWC 2016 kicks off in the country. So what went wrong? According to the rumour, setbacks have plagued HTC’s design process, which has forced the Taiwanese smartphone maker to push back the HTC One M10’s unveiling to a later date.
The source of the rumour claims that HTC is now planning to lift the lid on the HTC One M10 in a special event in March. As for the device’s launch, HTC is said to be gearing up for an April release.
Currently, not much information is known about the HTC One M10. What we have learned is the device will rock the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 SoC under the hood (the same processor expected to be on board the LG G5 and the Samsung Galaxy S7/S7 Edge headed to the US and China). 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.
Of course, since this is anything but official, take this information with a pinch of salt.
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