Later this month, Samsung and LG will be hosting events in Barcelona during MWC 2016 while HTC skips the conference to launch the One M10 at a later date. The reason for this is that HTC needs to be in the spotlight all on its own and avoid being overshadowed by two of its biggest competitors. So, until we finally see the company announce the handset, we’ll have rely upon leaks and reports to get an idea of what the One M10 will offer. Evan Blass, who exposes devices rapidly and accurately, revealed yesterday that the handset won’t have the annoying logo-stamped black bar below the display like the One (M7), One (M8), and One M9 did. But now we know what the front of the next One installment should look like.
Blass returned today to share an image of the HTC One M10 roaming around in the wild.
The image (seen above) shows the front of the One M10, which, yes, does heavily resemble Apple’s iPhone. We see that the black bar is indeed gone and a fingerprint scanner is integrated below the display. And that would align with a previous report that the handset will have a home button similar to the ones found on Samsung’s devices. It seems HTC is going to ditch on-screen buttons and stick with a somewhat physical home button, solving one of my biggest complaints regarding the HTC One A9.
Display size seems reasonable, likely assuring everyone that it won’t be above 5.5 inches. Sources say the display will measure 5.1 inches and have Quad HD (2560×1440) resolution.
Other specifications for the One M10 are said to include Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 820 processor with 4GB of RAM, an Adreno 530 GPU, and 32GB of internal storage.
Again, don’t expect the One M10 at MWC 2015 in a few weeks because HTC wants to go solo with an event that should be scheduled for March or April.