As it turns out, HTC will not be using the design philosophy of the flagship “One M” series any more. Instead, the company will apparently settle for the well-received "One A9" design. The design elements of the upcoming HTC One M10 have been captured brilliantly by folks at XDA Developers.
Based on the render, the One M10 looks similar to the A9 with flat back panel and beveled sides. The camera unit has been mounted beneath the top antenna line. Stereo speakers pertaining to the front and the back are missing from the M series. The M10 is believed to be of the same overall size as the A9. However, the screen size will be slightly bigger by 0.1-inch, GSM Arena reported.
According to past rumors, the HTC One M10 will carry a 5.1-inch AMOLED display and a QHD screen resolution. Under the hood, Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 820 processor will power the device.
The handset will be backed by a killer 4 GB of RAM and will come equipped with 32 GB of native storage space. A microSD card slot will also be part of the phone.
Recently, the reliable tipster LlabTooFeR tweeted that the M10 will house a 12-megapixel Sony IMX 377 sensor with a pixel size of 1.55 µm. This unit will support laser autofocus and phase detection autofocus.
Speaking of front camera, HTC will reportedly use an UltraPixel sensor. To be specific, a 5-megapixel Samsung s5k4e6 sensor with 1.34 µm pixel size will be mounted at the front. In comparison, this sensor is seemingly smaller than the 2 µm one seen in the original UltraPixel cameras. Plus, both front and back cameras will support OIS, according to GSM Arena.
As far as the release date goes, the HTC One M10 is expected to be unveiled not at the MWC 2016 event as rumored earlier, but on Apr. 11.
As always, readers should note that the Taiwanese tech giant has not confirmed any HTC One M10 specifications, release date or design changes thus far.