Almost a year since HTC introduced its HTC One M9, they are not going to replace it anytime soon at the upcoming MWC 2016. The One M9 is very well built but it isn’t up to mark when compared with its flagship rivals.
After the release of the One A9, HTC is still sticking to its polished metal unibody looks and the next flagship may not be surprisingly different. The folks at the Taiwanese smartphone brand are working on a new flagship dubbed as the “HTC Perfume” and it is likely to be the One M10 flagship when it launches.
Serial leakster @evleaks has gotten a couple of juicy details of what the next HTC flagship might be. According to his source that’s close to the project, the device will get a 5.1″ Quad HD AMOLED display and it will run with Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 820 processor. He is also told that it will be equipped with 4GB of RAM and a minimum of 32GB of on-board storage. Like all HTC flagships so far, the storage is still expandable via microSD.
HTC isn’t going to kill off its UltraPixel camera feature anytime soon. The main camera at the rear is said to be having a 12MP UltraPixel shooter that’s assisted with Laser AutoFocus while the front gets a 5MP shooter. What’s interesting is that both front and rear cameras are said to be assisted with Optical Image Stabilisation.
Like the One A9, the biggest letdown would be the lack of HTC’s famed Boom Sound stereo speakers. It will also get a fingerprint scanner in front that doubles up as a home button.
In terms of appearance, @evleaks had shared a front shot of the device as shown below and it somewhat looks like a Meizu smartphone. According to another source, the One M10 will not feature HTC branding at the front and the device will be more heavily packed with camera features. He has even shared a mock-up of what it might look like as shown above.
From the design, it looks like a tweaked version of its HTC One A9 which many have mocked for resembling too much like an iPhone. In terms of availability, it could be launched towards the end of April or early May, which by that time, the Galaxy S7 would be widely available worldwide. What do you think? Is the HTC One M10 worth waiting for?