Why is HTC missing from CES 2017 schedule?
Why is HTC missing from CES 2017 schedule?REUTERS/Pichi Chuang

Fans are probably just a few weeks away from catching the first glimpse of HTC's next-generation smartphone dubbed as the One M10 aka Perfume, and it may look very different from what they perceive.

It's been reported that the upcoming HTC One M10 will come with a unique design, which is likely to be completely different from its predecessors. Popular leakster Evan Blass @evleaks has claimed on his Twitter page that the flagship smartphone will not have the black bar as seen in the company's premium devices released so far.

"R.I.P. Branded HTC strip. Never has a logo been hated so much, by so many," tweeted Evan Blass.

The leaskster also shared the alleged picture of HTC One M10 with no HTC-branded black bar. It looks different from the One M9 with an oval-shaped home button like the one seen in Apple's iPhone devices. The company had earlier said that the bar covers the BoomSound stereo speakers, so there are possibilities of sound being compromised in the upcoming device for bigger display.

HTC One M10 is expected to be unveiled in March before it is released into the market in April, reported ItHome (via Gsmdome). It contradicts earlier reports that said it would be announced at the upcoming Mobile World Congress 2016 (MWC 2016), which starts on 22 February. 

HTC is yet to reveal any detail about its upcoming flagship device, but reports have claimed that it will come with features like a 5.1-inch QHD display with 1,440x2,560 pixels, an IP68 certification for water and dust resistance, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor, an Adreno 530 GPU, and Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow with HTC Sense 8.0 UI.

The device is also expected to come packed with a 64GB/128GB internal storage with a microSD card slot, a 4GB RAM, a 23MP main camera, and a 3,500mAh battery.