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Check out these high quality, leak-based renders of the HTC 10 (M10)

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Check out these high quality, leak-based renders of the HTC 10 (M10)
Since the launch of the much lauded One M7 almost three years ago, HTC has struggled to woo the consumer market. Lack of significant design alterations and generally hit-and-miss camera tech have been cited as key reasons behind the company's slump in the smartphone arena. But the Taiwanese firm is not ready to give up just yet, with recent fighting talk having touted a device with "world first, world class" camera capabilities. As for the handset's appearance, we've had the odd sighting, and now one designer has delivered some high-res mock-ups to give a clear picture of what's next from HTC

Though these are just renders, they are in-keeping with what we've seen and heard so far. Very similar to a few snaps of the device shared recently by OnLeaks, it would seem that HTC has found a good balance between revitalizing the traditional form factor while preserving the company's agreeable design ethos. Though expected to arrive in an assortment of fanciful shades, this concept by Leoside only offers a look at what the device could look like in the more conservative black / gray and silver combos. Still, with the Galaxy S7 duo having soaked up the plaudits for their unquestionably premier design, the HTC 10 could, based on these images, give Sammy et al more than a run for their money. 

There's no telling whether the leaks, and therefore these renders, are anywhere close to what HTC has in the works. Still, if the company's next big thing did look like the renders seen below, would you be tempted to part with your money?

Do let us know what you think of these mock-ups via the comments. 

 

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posted on 18 Mar 2016, 12:36 20

1. Arschsalat (banned) (Posts: 158; Member since: 29 Feb 2016)


I prefer On-Screen-Buttons

posted on 18 Mar 2016, 12:47 5

5. josephnero (Posts: 555; Member since: 16 Nov 2011)


So do I Arschsalat

posted on 18 Mar 2016, 12:58 6

8. j2001m (Posts: 2789; Member since: 28 Apr 2014)


All means nothing as dxomark as made s7 there best cam it's tested anyways
http://www.dxomark.com/Mobiles/Samsung-Galaxy-S7-Edge-Mobile-Review-A-new-champion

posted on 18 Mar 2016, 13:11 1

13. Ordinary (Posts: 2178; Member since: 23 Apr 2015)


Lol no surprise there

posted on 18 Mar 2016, 15:24 3

30. amats69 (Posts: 1377; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)


is your comment related to the article? im just wondering for you bringing up it here..

posted on 19 Mar 2016, 01:02 1

52. ibend (Posts: 3545; Member since: 30 Sep 2014)


maybe just to inform PA's writer.. so they can write article about that, ASAP

posted on 19 Mar 2016, 09:39

58. j2001m (Posts: 2789; Member since: 28 Apr 2014)


That's, right, they keep an eye for my posts and then make articles about it, it's happened many times, but as its good news, they may not make one, it's been over a day now with no article

posted on 18 Mar 2016, 16:18

36. Hoggington (Posts: 142; Member since: 23 Feb 2016)


Although there is a HUGE omission from that Dxomark test and score.

Which sensor was tested? The Sony or the Samsung fabbed sensor?

I sent them an email, asking for clarification. As the thread on XDA cleary shows...there is a very noticeable difference between the two sensors. Even the field of view is slightly different between the two. Seems as if the majority consensus is saying the Sony sensor is a tad bit better in some regards.

That Dxomark score is in limbo until we know what sensor they used.

posted on 19 Mar 2016, 01:08

53. ibend (Posts: 3545; Member since: 30 Sep 2014)


maybe LG G5 can beat that :-/
btw, I wonder when one phone hit 100 scores (since each new best camera always have at least 1 point higher than the last best camera) will they continue to 101, 102, ... ?
but maybe that wont happen until Galaxy S15

posted on 20 Mar 2016, 09:50

64. UglyFrank (Posts: 1583; Member since: 23 Jan 2014)


G5's main rear sensor is the same one as last year so I doubt it.

posted on 18 Mar 2016, 13:01

10. Adreno (banned) (Posts: 755; Member since: 12 Mar 2016)


I too, but isn't it good to try out capacitive ones?

It's what I do. It's what tech nerds do.

posted on 18 Mar 2016, 13:34 11

19. RebelwithoutaClue (Posts: 2708; Member since: 05 Apr 2013)


My last three phones had on screen buttons. Using capacitive ones now (S7 Edge). Despite being a splendid phone, one of my criticisms are those buttons (and that they are in the wrong order)

posted on 18 Mar 2016, 14:52 7

26. Kakarotto (Posts: 253; Member since: 07 Dec 2010)


They are not in the wrong order. Many of us prefer back button to be closer to a thumb. And unless a phone is totally bezel-less(which doesn't happen these days), it is clearly illogical to waste screen space for buttons and leaving unused bezel underneath.

posted on 18 Mar 2016, 15:51 1

34. RebelwithoutaClue (Posts: 2708; Member since: 05 Apr 2013)


While it is closer to the thumb, having the back button on the left feels more natural and you don't have to bend the thumb that much to press it. For me (and according to Google's standard) they are in the wrong order. And you don't waste screen space, since most apps can open full screen mode (or forced into it). And onscreen buttons are more customizable (not only in looks but also in numbers), many occasion I have 5 buttons instead of 3 on my other phone (G3)

posted on 19 Mar 2016, 02:22 2

55. phonearenarocks (Posts: 268; Member since: 26 Mar 2015)


U from the US? The reason for asking the question is that to the British and to the folks from Asia there is a different take on the natural feeling...like the way electric switches are turned on, the way a bottle of Shampoo/Oil is placed on a table, the direction of traffic movement on the Roads, everything is the reverse...the placement of back button is also in the other side and it feels natural to us folks out here. It is subjective but I prefer back button on the right.

posted on 19 Mar 2016, 06:56

57. RebelwithoutaClue (Posts: 2708; Member since: 05 Apr 2013)


No I'm from the Netherlands. Don't know if our light switches are different and as you can see, I don't use shampoo. But we drive on the right side of the road. I guess the side of the back button is personal for everyone (regardless of place of birth).

posted on 19 Mar 2016, 16:06

63. xtradax (Posts: 12; Member since: 13 Dec 2014)


Yeah it is personal, I am from North Africa and the first thing I did was changing the order from left to right, I use back button a lot so I feel my thumb doing it easily on right, and for multitasking I instead use "Edge launcher" which I change to the right side too :D

posted on 18 Mar 2016, 13:12 21

15. Rocket (Posts: 186; Member since: 24 Feb 2014)


I prefer capacitive!

posted on 18 Mar 2016, 16:40 5

40. FrankUnderwood2 (Posts: 210; Member since: 01 Oct 2015)


me too

posted on 18 Mar 2016, 19:43 3

43. Adreno (banned) (Posts: 755; Member since: 12 Mar 2016)


Capacitive sucks.

posted on 18 Mar 2016, 13:39 1

21. max1c (Posts: 54; Member since: 11 Oct 2014)


Everyone does. People that don't never used the on-screen navigation... That's the only thing that I hate about my new GS7E.

posted on 18 Mar 2016, 14:23 8

25. volcano (Posts: 339; Member since: 25 Jan 2013)


Thankfully its not on-screen buttons

posted on 18 Mar 2016, 15:28 1

32. amats69 (Posts: 1377; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)


i prefer capacitive! this design is almost perfect but the finger print scanner ruined the design. why on earth htc didnt put that in the center???

posted on 18 Mar 2016, 16:40

39. Good-Is-Better (Posts: 74; Member since: 12 Nov 2015)


Surely there will be an option to use On-Screen buttons for you.

posted on 18 Mar 2016, 17:00

41. engineer-1701d (Posts: 3266; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


there should be no buttons home button with finger scanner under front glass.
not a fan of the this really wanted to be not feeling my gs7 this year time to change again. but it looks like the m7 and m8 had a baby and found out you got a bit of apple speakers on your ass for your finger to cover when using it.

posted on 18 Mar 2016, 19:46

44. Adreno (banned) (Posts: 755; Member since: 12 Mar 2016)


Your concept isn't as creative as you paint it to be.

Let OEMs try out new stuffs.

posted on 18 Mar 2016, 12:36 8

2. abdoualgeria (Posts: 311; Member since: 27 Jul 2015)


The real succesor to the one m7

posted on 19 Mar 2016, 00:31

51. emmawilliam834 (Posts: 151; Member since: 09 Feb 2016)


The M7 is still the best looking smartphone around.

posted on 18 Mar 2016, 12:39 12

3. waqarzec (Posts: 49; Member since: 09 May 2013)


It's Damn beautiful

posted on 18 Mar 2016, 12:42

4. Skimshaddy (Posts: 32; Member since: 23 Feb 2016)


Much better HTC

posted on 18 Mar 2016, 14:59

28. rubyonrails3 (Posts: 247; Member since: 01 Oct 2014)


But its not real I think its just made up by someone based on leaks. if this is HTC 10 is its seems to be most beautiful phone ever ;) at least for me

posted on 18 Mar 2016, 12:50 1

6. dorianb (Posts: 591; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)


I like the look of the phone and all. My only caveat is that it looks like they recycled the design of their Butterfly/DROID DNA from a few years ago.

posted on 18 Mar 2016, 12:52

7. cripton805 (Posts: 1422; Member since: 18 Mar 2012)


Now that I have stereo speakers. I cant see why HTC would take them off. Maybe to reduce the footprint, but theyre so great.

posted on 18 Mar 2016, 13:07

12. Adreno (banned) (Posts: 755; Member since: 12 Mar 2016)


@cripton805

To reduce the cost of production.

Previous HTC flagships, despite feeaturing BoomSound, did not sell well.

So, it doesn't come as a suprise if the HTC 10 comes without BoomSound.

HTC's losses alot of cash already.

posted on 18 Mar 2016, 15:22

29. amats69 (Posts: 1377; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)


it still has boomsound for sure using earphone/headphone...coz boomsound is not the speakers. its the front firing speakers with boomsound tech that is gone this time.

posted on 18 Mar 2016, 19:48

45. Adreno (banned) (Posts: 755; Member since: 12 Mar 2016)


BoomSound actually is the SPEAKERS!

Educate yourself, man.

posted on 18 Mar 2016, 19:54

47. Adreno (banned) (Posts: 755; Member since: 12 Mar 2016)


If HTC ditches BoomSound, their speakers and put standard ones, it will become lame, like Samsung speakers.

The front firing speakers will lose both the hardware and algorithm of HTC's BoomSound.

Very bad news for HTC users.

posted on 18 Mar 2016, 13:01 3

9. newbey123 (Posts: 555; Member since: 19 Mar 2012)


Looks great. Will buy one if there is a 5.5'+ version. 5' is too small at this point.

posted on 18 Mar 2016, 13:19 5

17. sorin8181 (Posts: 2; Member since: 18 Mar 2016)


5 is perfect size (maxim size), i need a phone, not a phablet. There are a lot phablet on market, but we need a phone!!

posted on 18 Mar 2016, 13:01 2

11. manojmcn (Posts: 406; Member since: 16 Jul 2015)


This will smash LG G5 if marketed, priced properly provided the camera is really good.

posted on 18 Mar 2016, 13:12

14. Adreno (banned) (Posts: 755; Member since: 12 Mar 2016)


What smah?

The G5's Modular Design is unique at this point of time. And it is one of it's key selling point.

posted on 18 Mar 2016, 13:36 3

20. Fardon (Posts: 95; Member since: 24 Nov 2014)


in reality I dont think anyone really cares about the modular stuff, its a gimmick that'll be forgotten.

posted on 18 Mar 2016, 13:54 3

22. Fardon (Posts: 95; Member since: 24 Nov 2014)


dont get me wrong though it is unique and innovative but it doesn't scream must have to me.
I dont fancy making my phone any bulkier and what I've seen so far of the modules leaves me with a meh feeling.

posted on 18 Mar 2016, 14:03

23. manojmcn (Posts: 406; Member since: 16 Jul 2015)


Modular design is unique but bulky and ugly. A small section of enthusiasts can relate to such products.
Most people look for an uncomplicated experience. The add on modules are a pain to handle.
Where will you keep the modules for the majority period of time, when not used?
And who wants to pay extra for the bulky butt on a smartphone?
The back side with the protruding dual lens & the fingerprint scanner is ugly design.
Hopefully, G6 will solve these as LG will get enough time to do a redesign. This year it was
a rush to show something extra.

posted on 19 Mar 2016, 03:28

56. jokensy (unregistered)


But the back is ugly AF!

posted on 18 Mar 2016, 13:14 1

16. Rocket (Posts: 186; Member since: 24 Feb 2014)


Iphone and gs7 son= cool ;)

posted on 18 Mar 2016, 15:25 2

31. anotherfan (Posts: 22; Member since: 28 Sep 2015)


Htc one m7 and htc one a9= badass

posted on 18 Mar 2016, 13:26

18. jessyi (Posts: 325; Member since: 08 Jan 2015)


LG G5 please.

posted on 18 Mar 2016, 14:22 1

24. volcano (Posts: 339; Member since: 25 Jan 2013)


looking good more than good actually i can't wait for htc event

posted on 18 Mar 2016, 14:56 1

27. rubyonrails3 (Posts: 247; Member since: 01 Oct 2014)


Want to throw my S7 edge garbage actually just want this beauty now.. come I'm ready to sell my S7 edge for you.

posted on 18 Mar 2016, 15:40

33. barondebxl (Posts: 131; Member since: 04 Nov 2011)


Now THAT look absolutely amazing. I hope this is the real deal.

posted on 18 Mar 2016, 15:57 2

35. BLSEOTB (Posts: 330; Member since: 24 Mar 2015)


It needs at least a 3000mah battery

posted on 18 Mar 2016, 16:19

37. Hoggington (Posts: 142; Member since: 23 Feb 2016)


Pretty damn sexy looking

posted on 18 Mar 2016, 16:27

38. Lenny86 (Posts: 93; Member since: 20 Sep 2012)


Now it looks sleeker than before,7.5 mmish but that misplaced home button!Whyyyyy ????

posted on 18 Mar 2016, 18:15

42. amats69 (Posts: 1377; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)


this htc 10 render really reminds me of HTC one X.esp. the black one

posted on 18 Mar 2016, 19:53

46. stardoche (Posts: 13; Member since: 28 Oct 2012)


very nice phone if this happens to materialise. but why no frontfacing speakers? why is that? at least put top and bottom. why loose the dual speakers? my m9 put iphones and samsungs in shame when i had my speakers blasting music. when you evolve, you supposed to gain not compromise.

and please don't lose the IR blaster. i rarely use my tv guide or remote thanks to peel remote that has my tv guide integrated. very functional and practical.

I still prefer the leaked revolutionary design of m9 we had last year. don't know why that never came to life... Bummer.

Best of luck htc

posted on 18 Mar 2016, 20:00

48. Adreno (banned) (Posts: 755; Member since: 12 Mar 2016)


HTC is cutting expenses on production.

No BoomSound = less expenses in manfacfuring.

And their loses are very bad.

posted on 18 Mar 2016, 21:00

49. Gadgetex (Posts: 80; Member since: 10 Nov 2013)


Looks like s single poor built in speaker upcoming in the next HTC. Their top of the line model will feature an average speaker at best. Good luck hearing out in public

posted on 18 Mar 2016, 22:33

50. 27satz (Posts: 115; Member since: 28 Apr 2014)


Concept = 100% untrue.

posted on 19 Mar 2016, 01:18

54. Inotamira (Posts: 173; Member since: 06 Feb 2016)


If they do have a bottom second speaker, I may actually stick with HTC, but as it stands, this is just a concept, so I'll have to sit and see if they screw their devices over and completely remove the second speaker.

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