The HTC 10, also referred to as HTC One M10, is expected to get unwrapped on April 19. It is likely to be a major improvement over the HTC One M9 as it is rumored to come with new design changes, upgraded specs and HTC Vive VR headset support.
Citing Central News Agency (CNA) as its source, Digitimes has reported that the upcoming HTC flagship smartphone will be carrying support for its Vive VR headset. The publication has also claimed that the flagship smartphone will be launched with “HTC One 10” moniker. The smartphone will be coming with an “Ice View” feature that will let the user access the phone services of Vive.
According to BGR, the HTC Vive VR headset can support devices running on Android and iOS. It will allow users to receive phone calls and view alerts while enjoying VR experience on the gadget. However, since HTC has not made any official announcement on HTC 10 and its Vive VR supports, there is no confirmation on what kind of services the smartphone will support.
The support for Vive VR headset for HTC 10 is expected as a marketing strategy from the Taiwanese tech giant to achieve higher sales. Currently, Samsung is offering the Gear VR for free for buyers who preorder the Galaxy S7 or S7 Edge smartphone.
CNA has also revealed that the HTC 10 will be packed with a 5.15-inch Quad HD screen, a Snapdragon 820 chipset and 4 GB of RAM. It will be featuring a rear camera of 12.3-megapixela and will also arrive with a USB Type-C connectivity port.
An image of what is said to be a real HTC 10 smartphone was leaked recently. It has revealed that the smartphone will be housing a fingerprint scanner embedded in the Home button below the display with two capacitive buttons placed on its either sides.
The frontal panel is expected to house a prominent front-facing shooter. Unlike its predecessor, it won’t be housing BoomSound speakers. The metallic chassis will be sporting chamfered edge appeal. Rumors suggest that it will be offering a mixed design of the midrange HTC One A9 and the last year’s flagship, the HTC One M9.