We’re now all waiting to see the upcoming HTC One M10 as Samsung and LG have already announced their 2016 flagships at MWC 2016. Apparently one of the biggest changes in going from the One M9 to the soon-to-be released successor will be found in the camera. For a long time, HTC’s phones have had cameras highly inferior to the competition. The company has worked hard in the past to change its results, but so far nothing has been very successful. The One M10’s camera, according to HTC, will be “very compelling” even with Samsung splitting pixels into two photodiodes and LG’s multi-camera approach. Could HTC really trump the experience of Samsung and LG? Maybe, but we won’t know for sure until we get proof when the phone is announced sometime this month or next.
Today, TechTastic posted an image online that has allegedly been taken from the One M10. Aside from giving us a tease of camera quality, the image’s data tells us about the camera’s technical details.
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Based on the image above shot in 16:9 aspect ratio, you can expect the One M10 to have a 12MP camera because converting it to 4:3 aspect ratio gives us the megapixel-count stated in previous leaks. But the data attached to the image also tells us the aperture is f/1.9 despite the big camera leak from last month claiming the phone would have 1.55 aperture. The Galaxy S7 and G5 have f/1.7 and f/1.8 aperture, respectively.
The One M10, which we’ve seen in black and white, should be enough to put HTC in the specifications arm race with Samsung, LG, and everyone else. It is said to have a 5.2-inch Quad HD (2560×1440) AMOLED display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 820, 4GB of RAM, and Sense 8.0 running on top of Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow.
It’s not known when HTC will announce or release the One M10, but the VP of HTC’s Creative Labs revealed it’s coming soon with “other cool stuff.”