Rumor has it HTC will skip Mobile World Congress this year for a dedicated event in the spring. Now a new report claims to know exactly when we’ll see the rumored flagship phone, while also revealing one more detail.
According to Portuguese site 4gnews and what it claims is a reliable source, HTC will unveil the device at a press event in London on April 11. It’s unclear when the new phone will be available to buy, though by mid-April competing handsets from LG and Samsung should already be on the market. That could give HTC a chance to dominate the news cycle, but it may also put the company at a disadvantage.
The report also notes that HTC won’t call its new phone the One M10, suggesting it won’t be a direct iteration of last year’s One M9. According to 4gnews, the name will include “One” branding, but the rest is still a mystery.
The new phone is expected to pack a 5.1-inch QHD display, a Snapdragon 820 chip, 4GB of RAM, 32GB of expandable storage and a 12-UltraPixel camera with optical image stabilization and laser autofocus. It may also ditch HTC’s front-facing logo for a cleaner look, according to a recently leaked image.
HTC’s next phone is shaping up to be a pretty impressive device, though whether it’s enough to pull the company out of its current tailspin remains to be seen.