The next flagship smartphone from the Taiwanese tech company HTC, known as the HTC One M10, is reportedly set to debut during the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2016 to be held in Barcelona, Spain late in February.
It has been the annual tradition of HTC to launch its flagship smartphone during the MWC event since the HTC One M7 was launched back in 2013 so unveiling the HTC One M10 in the same event next year would not be surprising.
What seems to be quite unique and surprising is the report that the upcoming HTC flagship smartphone shall debut with Android 6.1 Marshmallow out of the box, notes The Times of India.
The report could be a little tricky since previous reports about the firmware update to Android 6.0 Marshmallow indicate that it would likely come out in June 2016.
Thus, it is unlikely therefore that the HTC One M10 could debut with the latest Google mobile operating system onboard when it is launched in late February. The safer bet is that it could come out with Android 6.0 Marshmallow onboard.
Interesting rumored features
Another interesting information about the HTC One M10 is the fact that it is reportedly being called under its code name as HTC Perfume. In addition, it shall also feature HTC’s Sense UI version 8.0.
As far as specifications go, the reports suggest that the HTC One M10 would come out with a 6-inch screen with 4K resolution, a microSD card slot that is capable of expanding up to 2TB, a generous 4GB of RAM, and dual SIM support.
It shall also come with a 20.7-megapixel rear-facing camera and a 5-megapixel front-facing snapper. It shall also feature a 3,500 mAH battery. There are reports that it shall also come with a smaller 5-inch variant.
According to Expert Reviews of UK, the HTC flagship smartphone may be launched in the MWC 2016 event in February alright but it is likely to make it to the retail markets either in March or April.
Still, that does not qualify it to come out with Android 6.1 Marshmallow for its mobile OS so it is likely that it will come out with Android 6.0 Marshmallow instead.
HTC has a long history of using Qualcomm Snapdragon processors for its flagship smartphones. It is likely that the Taiwanese tech giant will keep its tradition and use the top-of-the-line Snapdragon 820 processor.
The new chipset is the first to be manufactured using a power-efficient 14nm process, something that should boost the battery life of the handset, which is an improvement over the HTC One M9, whose battery drew flak from users when it came out in April this year.
The chipset also features a new Krio 64-bit processor which promises to provide lots of power while remaining cool, another improvement from its predecessor, which suffered from overheating.
The new processor also features better 3D performance because of the new Adreno 530 GPU, a faster modern chip for quicker mobile connections, better camera image processing, and a new audio processor for better surround sound virtualization.
HTC would like to be recognized in the smartphone business as one of the better handset makers in the world so when its HTC One M9 was released to the markets in April this year and got all sorts of complaints, the company knew it had to do something to redeem itself.
Immediately going back to the drawing board and buckling down to work, reports have it that the HTC One M10, the next flagship smartphone of the Taiwanese tech company, is almost ready. And the ceaseless leaks and information about its specifications and features appear to be based on something concrete.
Latest reports say that the HTC One M10 is to be the best offering from the company yet because HTC wants to erase the stigma of the complaint-ridden HTC One M9 from its memory.
High among the changes that the HTC One M10 shall bring forth is its more reliable and long-lasting battery, which is to be a great improvement from the underwhelming performance of its predecessor. In addition, the upcoming flagship smartphone of HTC will reportedly feature wireless charging.
As far as release date is concerned, there are reports that the HTC One M10 will come out after the launch of the midrange HTC One X9 which is due to be released in the first quarter of next year.