The start of the calendar year is always an exciting time as most Android manufacturers gear up to announce their 2016 flagship smartphones. One of the most anticipated is HTC‘s flagship, and although the Taiwanese manufacturer has fallen on hard times, it’s always interesting to see what they come up with. Thanks to leaker @evleaks, we now have what is likely out first look at the front of that device, expected to be called the HTC One M10, and most astute mobile fans will notice one glaring omission.
The lack of a HTC branding bar.
HTC flagships of old all had a black branding bar at the bottom of the device, much to the chagrin of HTC’s loyal fans as the black bar appeared to be a waste of space. Fast forward to this year, the One M10 has disposed of this black bar as well as its iconic BoomSound dual speakers. In fact, at a glance, you’d be hard pressed to identify anything as characteristic of HTC, but perhaps that’s what they were going for. We’ll have to see what device actually turns up when HTC does announce it though doesn’t seem like they’ll be doing so at MWC 2016.
And to think I wasn’t going to get through this whole article without mentioning how much it looks like an iPhone. Wait, dammit.