All You Needed to Know About HTC One M10 before its Launch
22 Mar 2016
For those who were disappointed that HTC failed to launch any new gadget in Barcelona, brace yourself for the HTC One M10 in the coming weeks. Though we don‘t have much in the way of official communication from the Taiwan company, there are enough rumours and insinuations in the tech world to help us predict when this smartphone will be launched and its outstanding features.
Upgrading HTC One M9?The gorgeous and powerful HTC One M9 did not do justice to the previous trend of 5 Star reviews of HTC phones. If the HTC One 10 is to make a potent impact and challenge the dominance of the newest Samsung Galaxy ranges (S6 and S7) or even LG G5, it is important for the battery, camera and design of the HTC One M9 to be upgraded.
So, when should we expect HTC One M10 to be launched? Our antennas have picked different dates in March and April 2016. Based on leaked phone renders and the respective home screen dates, Tuesday April 19 will either be the launch or release date. A source close to the firm, though, indicates that we may witness the launch of the gadget in late March or on April 11 in London.
Should HTC fear rivals?Customers in the smartphone market are spoilt for choice already and this should inspire the Taiwanese firm to go to take extra measures to create a niche in the crowded marketplace. Apart from Samsung and LG devices, Sony Xperia Z5, iPhone 6S, iPhone 6S plus, the iPhone 7 we expect in September, the HTC One M9 is also a viable option for buyers. Whether HTC One M10 can stand up to this competition and become popular is anyone’s guess.
What are the expected design and specs of the HTC One M10? From official statements from HTC’s CEO, a teaser as well as rumours doing rounds a miniature revolution is on the way.
The designWhile opinion is divided, there are arguably more people who believe the HTC One M9 is one of the most stylish phones in the market than those who don’t. How much better can HTC become in designing a new phone?
A little bird tells us the HTC One M10 will be an amalgamation of HTC One 9 and A9 (this phone resembles an iPhone) designs encased in shinning metal!
Display screenInstead of the 5-inch 1080 that HTC has exposed us to before, you should expect a 5.5-inch quad HD display.
The processor and memory capacityThe processor is expected to be the newest Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 type that you find in LG G5 Samsung Galaxy S7, in addition to 4GB RAM and a matching AGRENO 530 GPU. Look out also for advanced storage device from the 32 GB in HTC One M9.
Water resistanceOur sources tell us the HTC One M10 is likely to be water resistant. This is going to be one heck of a stunt to pull off considering the affinity of HTC to metallic devices.
Battery capacityThe new phone is also likely to have a 3000mAh battery, a welcome upgrade from the 2840mAh we are used to. In these days of constant travel, have at least two extra days of battery power is desirable. This will definitely be a relief to customers who were dismayed when the One M9 came with a lower battery capacity that its predecessor, the One M8.
ChargingBuyers are also expected to enjoy the increasingly popular wireless charging that HTC One M9 lacks.
A more powerful cameraAfter the HTC Chief Financial Officer confirmed that the One M10 will come with a larger-focus camera, rumour indicates a 23MP capacity instead of the 20MP in HTC One M9. In the One M9, HTC had ditched the UltraPixels in One M8 and opted for the rear camera. In both cases, the firm failed to convince consumers on its ability to create a powerful and effective camera.
This is what Chialin Chang; the CFO had to say earlier about the camera to expect in HTC One M10, “We can confidently say that HTC will have a very, very compelling camera experience. We're making this comment after we've seen what's going on in the market."
Fingerprint scannerIt is now becoming a norm for tech companies to install fingerprint scanners on mobile devices and HTC must not be left behind. Having installed this technology in HTC One M9 Plus and Max varieties, it would only be fair to continue with this trend if HTC is to compete with the likes of Google, Samsung, Apple and Sony.
What more?From the tech intelligence we have gathered so far, we are about to see a phone with more powerful speakers and boom sound and a redesigned power button (to differentiate it from the volume tab) in the soon-to-be-launched HTC One M10.
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