THE HTC ONE M10 might be the company’s last effort for the smartphone market and, this is a do or die situation for HTC.
2016 is the survival year for HTC – Win or loose , Do or Die
While many have been expecting a launch at MWC in February, new rumours claim that HTC’s next flagship smartphone may debut at a launch event in London on 11 April.
Specs and rumours
HTC One M10 – also referred to as simply the HTC O2 – will offer a fairly major revamp compared with that which its predecessor offered over the HTC One M8 before it.
In terms of design, the smartphone is tipped to look a lot like the HTC One A9, which itself looks a lot like Apple’s iPhone 6 and iPhone 6S handsets with its chamfered metal body and visible antenna lines. There’s also talk that the HTC One M10 will offer resistance against water and dust, similar to the speculation currently surrounding Samsung’s soon-to-be-announced Galaxy S7.
Improving on its predecessor, the HTC One M10 is expected to use Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor, after analysts blamed overheating problems linked to the Snapdragon 810 for poor sales of the One M9.
According to some reports, the HTC One M10 will pack a 6″ ( 1440 x 2560 ) QHD screen, However, newer rumors point for 5.2″ display.
On the camera front, HTC may sport a 20.7 MP with f/1.9 aperture sensor on the rear of the One M10. However, newer rumours courtesy of LlabTooFer, a developer turned reliable HTC tipster, claims the smartphone will be sporting a lesser-specced 12MP Sony IMX377 camera sensor, with 1.55 um pixel size, laser auto-focus, and phase detection auto-focus.
The front-facing 5-megapixel Ultra-Pixel camera will be powered by Samsung s5k4e6 sensor, according to the leak.
There’s also talk 3,500 mAh battery and a choice of 64GB or 128GB built-in storage. It’s unclear whether there will be a microSD slot on-board the handset.
There’s no word yet as to how much the HTC One M10 will cost. If anything like its predecessor, however, it’s likely to be around £600 SIM-free, or £35 per month on a two-year contract.