Evan Blass reports that the HTC Perfume, which is expected to launch as the HTC One M10, will feature a 5.1-inch 2560x1440 display. That resolution is a step up from the One M9, which has a 5-inch 1920x1080 display. The source that spent hands-on type with a One M10 prototype says that the display appeared to be of the AMOLED variety.
Another notable feature of the One M10 is its rear camera. After launching the One M8 with a 4-megapixel UltraPixel sensor and then switching to a more standard 20-megapixel camera on the One M9, HTC has apparently decided to go back to UltraPixel on the One M10. The M10’s rear camera reportedly includes a 12-Ultrapixel resolution with laser autofocus and optical image stabilization.
Several other One M10 features are standard for what you’d expect from a 2016 flagship smartphone. The device allegedly has an octa-core Snapdragon 820 processor, 4GB of RAM, and 32GB of storage, which you'll reportedly be able to expand upon with a microSD slot. Like many other flagships, the One M10 is also expected to include a fingerprint reader that will live in a Samsung-style home button, probably like the One M9+ that launched to select markets in 2015. The One M10's software is expected to be Android 6.0.1 with HTC's Sense 8.0 UI.
One other interesting tidbit from today’s report is about a missing feature. The source of today’s report says that there will be no BoomSound front-facing speakers on the One M10, a feature that was present on the One M7, M8, and M9 before it.
So far, the One M10 sounds about like what you’d expect from a new HTC flagship. That includes flagship-level features like a 2560x1440 display resolution, SD820, and 4GB of RAM. Perhaps the most interesting bits will be the One M10’s camera and speakers. Folks have debated whether HTC’s UltraPixel sensors are better or worse than more traditional cameras, and between the One M8 and M9, it seems that HTC did the same. It’ll be interesting to see how the UltraPixel tech in the One M10 performs.
As for BoomSound, that feature has been a major differentiator for HTC’s flagship phones. We’ll have to wait until the One M10 is announced before we know for sure whether or not it’s been excluded from HTC’s new flagship, but if it is, there will surely be questions as to why HTC made that decision.
Today’s report says that HTC will announce the One M10 at a standalone event, not at MWC in February. Based on today’s report, are you interested in the HTC One M10?