The HTC One M9 was launched in the first quarter of last year, and in 2016, the HTC One M10 release date is also slated to happen in the starting quarter.
The smartphone will not be showcased at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2016 event next month, but the Taiwanese tech company will hold an exclusive launch event in March.
@LlabTooFeR, a well-known tipster, had a few months ago revealed the HTC One M10 was internally known as the HTC Perfume, GSM Arena reported. With the announcement of the HTC One M10 getting closer, several details about its specifications and features have unsurprisingly surfaced.
According to iHTC One M10 blog, the HTC One M10 will be the first smartphones in its series to arrive with a Quad HD resolution screen. The HTC One M9 came with a 5-inch full HD screen. Like its predecessor, the HTC One M10 is expected to feature a 5-inch display.
Chipset and RAM
The same leakster has now revealed on Twitter that the HTC One M10 will be launched in two CPU editions. One variant will be powered by Snapdragon 820 chipset. This variant will be aimed towards users in the U.S. and Europe.
Another variant of the HTC One M10 will be powered by a MediaTek processor. In the past, HTC had launched the HTC One M9+ and HTC One M9e with MediaTek processors. It is not known whether the HTC One M10 will feature the Helio X20 SoC which houses a 10-core CPU. This variant will most likely be aimed at an Asian audience.
Both chipsets are expected to be supported by 4 GB of RAM. Rumours are rife that its external storage will support up to 200 GB of microSD. It will also feature a native storage of 32 GB.
Camera and Other Features
The One M10 is expected to feature a 27 MP camera with support for optical image stabilisation. Other features that are expected to be available on the HTC One M10 include a dust and water resistant chassis and a fingerprint scanner.
Price and Release Date
As stated before, the Taiwanese company will hold a dedicated unveil event for the HTC One M10 in March, before it begins selling from April. The device is pegged to be priced around $650 (AU$926) to $800 (AU$1140).