The year is up and running and companies such as Samsung and LG have already done their part with the release of Galaxy S7/S7 Edge and LG G5 respectively.
It is now the turn of HTC and having failed miserably with last year’s HTC One M9, even after trying to make amends with the One A9, the Taiwanese maker seems to be coming in with a bang. The company has been teasing this upcoming flagship on social media using the hashtag #powerof10. This phone is expected to be as powerful as the recently unveiled Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge as well as the LG G5.
HTC 10 release date set for April 12
HTC has announced that it will be releasing its next flagship in an event on April 12. While there is still no idea of whether the company will keep using the letters it has been using to name its flagships or not, it is likely that they will be dropped. The company has also said nothing about what features or specifications the upcoming HTC 10 will hold. But since it is a flagship, it is expected to pack the 2016 flagship specs. Still, numerous leaks have been doing rounds all over the web with some coming from renowned leakers while others coming from the company itself.
While expectations were high that the HTC 10 (M10) would be released during the MWC 2016, the company only managed to post an outline of the phone on its Tweeter account. It is after this that leakers started doing their thing, with popular man Steve Hemmerstoffer, popularly known as @OnLeaks, coming in with quite an amazing list of specs for the purported HTC 10.
Rumored HTC 10 specs
If everything goes @OnLeaks way, then the upcoming HTC 10 will carry a similar screen size to the Xiaomi Mi 5 – 5.15 inches. However, HTC is expected to go with a 2K QHD resolution, just like Android other flagships. Under the hood, the phone will pack a Snapdragon 820 chipset that is supported by a RAM of 4GB. Just like Samsung Galaxy S7, HTC 10 will probably come with a 12MP camera on the rear in addition to a USB Type-C port.
HTC is aware of the tough competition that awaits its flagship and as a result, pricing will be a very crucial factor. However, with many people beginning to lose their taste for premium devices, it will take a fight from HTC 10 to pick up from where the HTC One M8 left.