Taiwanese smartphone maker HTC is all set to unveil the company's flagship HTC 10 (aka One M10) April 12. To provide better perspective on the upcoming marquee phone, we have sifted through numerous reliable reports and lined up a list of key features, which are more likely to make the cut in the HTC 10.
Design and build quality:
Last month, HTC released the first teaser image confirming the new smartphone will boast metal body. In the picture, the device features chamfered metal edge, probably made of high-grade aluminium. The 2015 model of HTC One M9 series also boasted full-metal cover, but there was no distinctive change in terms of design language over its predecessor and got panned by technology critics and fans.
This time, the company is expected to incorporate more visually-appealing and ergonomic design in HTC 10. Leaked images of the device have indicated that it will feature physical home button, which will also doubles up as fingerprint-based screen unlock button.
As far as display is concerned, it is expected to sport 5.2-inch super LCD 5 series screen with QHD (2560x1440p) resolution.
Processor, RAM and storage:
Last week, American chip-maker released HTC 10 teaser onTwitter confirming the device will house Qualcomm processor but refrained from revealing the name of the CPU series. Going by the current scenario, HTC 10 in all probability will house the Snapdragon 820 quad-core SoC (System-on-Chip), which is seen in Samsung Galaxy S7 series, LG G5, LeEco Max Pro, Xiaomi Mi 5 and other rival brands.
It is also expected to come packed with 4GB RAM and 32GB/64GB storage options.
In the past one month, the company has released two HTC 10 camera-related teasers claiming the new device will come with "World class" photography hardware. One of the teasers showed the device featuring two camera modules placed side-by-side hinting it might come with dual-lens camera on the back.
It is believed that HTC 10 will house top-notch 12MP Sony IMX377 camera featuring 1.55mm lens, laser autofocus and PDAF (Phase Detection Auto Focus).
As far as the front camera is concerned, HTC 10 is expected to come with high-end selfie snapper with OIS (Optical Image Stabilisation).
Popular Australian photographer Kisha Bari posted her selfie reportedly taken by HTC 10 with OIS feature on. Once the word got out in the media, it was immediately taken, but it was too late as some bloggers had taken the screen shot and put it on Reddit.
If this turns out to be true, HTC 10 will be the world's first smartphone to boast front-camera with OIS.
HTC 10 is said to come with 3000mAh battery. It is enough to power a 5.2-inch phone for a whole day under mixed usage. HTC 10's most recent teaser also promises the same. Many believe that the company will incorporate power saving feature and also fast-charging technology in the new phone.
HTC 10 is expected to come with Android Marshmallow OS out-of-the-box, so it will support the NFC (Near Field Communication)-based cashless Android Pay feature and fingerprint-based input.
If the sources of Chinese blog My Driver are to believed, HTC 10 will come in two variants — 3GB RAM/32GB and 4GB/128GB storage — for ¥4,999 Yuan (around $786/Rs. 51,200) and ¥5,888 Yuan (around $904/Rs. 60,300), respectively.
If history is any indication, HTC 10 is expected to be made available for purchase on the unveiling day in select markets. Last year, HTC released One M9 soon after the unveiling of the device in the U.S. and later made it available in other markets.
The company is hosting HTC 10 unveiling event at three different cities — New York City, London and Taipei — simultaneously April 12.
Watch this space for more updates.
Expected features of HTC 10 (aka One M10):
|Model||HTC 10 (aka One M10)|
|Display||5.2-inch Super LCD 5 QHD (2560x1440p) screen|
|OS||Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow|
|Processor||Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 quad-core CPU|
|Battery||3000mAh (if not more) with power saving technology and Fast charging technology|
|Add-ons||Metal body, fingerprint sensor, NFC (Near Field Communication), Bluetooth, Wi-Fi,|