HTC had a disastrous year, disappointing its fans with the One M9 which was almost identical to its predecessor, on the outside. Indeed, the phone doesn’t look bad at all, featuring an aluminum back (brushed metal finish) which is curved on the edges and has two lines at the top and bottom, but the only difference between it and its predecessor was the different shape of the camera lens. So, HTC is trying to get back on its feet and will bring a totally improved One M10 which will be praiseworthy.
Gospel Herald wrote that the One M9 “failed to meet the expectation of the phone users” and it’s time for the Taiwanese manufacturer to reinvent itself, in order to please its fans with new features and other improvements.
It isn’t known when the One M10 will be released, but it the rumors say that it will come with a 16MP rear camera which will support OIS and will be covered by a sapphire lens, while it will offer a laser autofocus. Phone Arena has a different opinion, claiming that the main shooter will have a resolution of either 13MP or 20MP, while the camera on the front side will support a resolution of 5MP, replacing the old 4MP Ultrapixel camera.
The processor will most likely be a Snapdragon 820, which will be launched at the beginning of 2016, and the operating system will be Android 6.1, but it will be skinned by Sense 8. The 5-inch screen will move from a Full HD resolution to 2K or 4K, while the battery will be increased from 2840 mAh to 3500 mAh, supporting more than one day of a moderate use.
The One M10 will sport a fingerprint scanner, but it’s not sure if the sensor will be placed on the front side, below the screen, or HTC will integrate a physical button on the back, like LG and Huawei did with their Nexuses for Google. What is certain is that the BoomSound stereo speakers will make their way to the One M10, because most of the HTC devices benefit from this audio technology.
According to Christian Today, the flagship is expected to be launched in March 2016.