While Samsung, LG, and even Sony are all gearing up for media events at MWC 2016 in Barcelona, we’re still uncertain about HTC’s plans for unveiling their next flagship device. Last week we heard that HTC plans to reveal the device after MWC at their own event. Yesterday a report surfaced courtesy of Evan Blass (@evleaks) detailing several specs for the HTC One M10, codenamed ‘Perfume’. We previously heard the M10 would run 6.0.1 with Sense 8.0 out of the box, and Blass’ report corroborates that theory. Additionally, the report mentions that the M10 will take several design cues from the recently released One A9, including a fingerprint sensor embedded in a physical home button.
As for the hardware specs, Blass confirms a Snapdragon 820, 4 GB of RAM, 32GB onboard storage, and the possibility of a micro SD slot. All of those are pretty standard specs for 2016. The phone will have a 5.1″ QHD display, which may be AMOLED, and will also feature a 12 UltraPixel camera with assisted laser focus. The downside here is that the report also mentions that there will be no BoomSound speakers on the M10. It looks like HTC is finally giving into the thinner, lighter, and smaller bezels trend, and BoomSound isn’t going to make the cut. It will be interesting to see if HTC can mass market the device to the general public, because they are undoubtedly going to lose some hardcore fans if they nix BoomSound. I’m probably giving HTC one more chance to make it in my top two rotation this year, but they need a real hit in the camera and battery life departments for me to be impressed.
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