The hype regarding the flagships has shifted from the Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge, and the LG G5 as the devices have started making their way onto the hands of reviewers and the general public. Now, it’s time for HTC to take the centre stage with the launch of their flagship for 2016.
There’s still some time for that though. For now, we have to rely on leaks and rumors to sate our appetite for more information on what HTC has planned. The latest round of rumors have given the HTC One M10 a new name: the HTC 10.
Coming from two separate leakers, @OnLeaks and @evleaks, the name of HTC’s next flagship will drop the “One” branding, along with the M codename. The device will simply be called the HTC 10.
The “10” in the branding will be referring to the fact that this will be the successor to the previous flagship, the One M9. @evleaks mentions that the “10” branding does not imply that the phone will run Windows 10, but we do hope that a Windows variant of the device be considered for the future.
@OnLeaks also attached “prototype specs” along with these images, namely mentioning the 5.15″ QHD display, the Snapdragon 820 and the Adreno 530, the 4GB of RAM, the 12MP camera and the USB Type C port.
That’s not all though. We also have @evleaks joining in in the HTC 10 rumor party with renders of the device:
The renders and the live images combined give us a good idea of what to expect from the HTC 10. And based on the limited information we have at hand, the device does not look too bad. If we try to nitpick, there are plenty of design choices like the offcentered fingerprint scanner, but overall, the device looks quite different from its predecessor.
Do note, despite the “confirming” set of cross leaks, these are still leaks at best. As such, they have to be treated the same way. These are not 100% representative of the final product that consumers will see in their hands, and things can change. But at this stage, they are more likely to be small deviations instead of revolutionary re-thinkings.
What are your thoughts on the HTC 10? What do you feel about HTC dropping the One branding from their next flagship? What are your thoughts on the design keeping in mind the latest renders and images? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!