According to the latest report, HTC will release its most advanced smartphone in 2016, claimed by one source who has spent time with a prototype. Stated by the source, the One M10 features a 5.1″ QHD display, which is reported to look like the AMOLED variety, and will also feature a 12 UltraPixel camera with assisted laser focus on its backside.
At 12 UltraPixels, users should not only have larger pixels to capture more light in low-light settings, but the resolution of photos will be greater, meaning added detail for all shots you take. Previously, HTC’s UltraPixel did not make a great first impression, as the 4MP resolution was not great enough to stand it up against the best of Samsung or LG. This change should help tackle that issue.
As for software, the One M10 is said to ship running Android 6.0.1, with Sense 8.0 UI on top. To go along with software enhancements, HTC is placing a fingerprint home button on the bottom frontside, just as we saw with the One A9. This matches previous reports stating that the One M10’s design would be taking a few design cues from the A9.
Internally, the report goes on to claim most of the same we have already heard or expected; the One M10 will have a Qualcomm-made Snapdragon 820 processor, 4GB of RAM, possible microSD slot for expandable storage, and 32GB of onboard storage.
One missing feature, which will surely upset those hardcore HTC fans, is the lack of BoomSound speakers. For years, the audio was a highlight on One devices, but in 2016, HTC appears to be moving away from delivering heavy bass tones from dual front-facing speakers. This choice is probably attributed to HTC’s desire to create a slimmer, shorter device. And possibly, it could mean we shouldn’t expect a HTC “black bar” on the frontside.
The source claims that HTC will indeed not be showing off the One M10 at MWC next month, and instead, will hold a separate event later this year.
Are these specs painting the picture of a device you might want to own?