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HTC One M10 (Perfume) said to come with 5.1-inch QHD AMOLED display, 12MP Ultrapixel camera

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HTC One M10 (Perfume) said to come with 5.1-inch QHD AMOLED display, 12MP Ultrapixel camera
So far, the HTC One M10 - allegedly codenamed Perfume - has mostly remained a secret, which is a surprising thing in our leak-based culture. As it turns out, however, a range of details regarding HTC's upcoming flagship surfaced online earlier today courtesy of serial leakster Evan Blass (evleaks).

Before we dive into the details, let it be mentioned that we cannot confirm the validity of this leak. However, Blass has a long history of spot-on reporting, so let's check out his claims.

While the previous handsets in the HTC M came with 1080p panels, the source claims that the HTC One M10 "Perfume" will feature a 5.1-inch display with a resolution of 1440 by 2560 (QHD) pixels. That would put the handset on equal footing with the Samsung Galaxy S6 series in terms of pixel density (576PPI). 

The previous members of the One M series all came with SuperLCD panels, but the M10 "Perfume" is said to make the transition to AMOLED displays. This wouldn't be unheard of, as the HTC One A9 also makes use of on AMOLED display.

The source quoted by evleaks also claims that the HTC One M10 "Perfume" will feature a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 chipset paired with 4GB of RAM. These are far from being surprising details given that all previous HTC One M flagships made use of Qualcomm's latest and greatest (at the time of their launch) and that most 2016 flagships are expected to come with 4GB of RAM. The phone is also said to come with 32GB of microSD-expandable internal storage.

Previously, we've heard that the Asian variant of the M10 Perfume will come with a MediaTek chipset, but this was not specified by this new report.

In the imaging department, a traditional Achille's heel for HTC's previous flagships, the source claims that the M10 "Perfume" will feature an Ultrapixel sensor, which is HTC's marketing term for a sensor with very large pixels. Previously, HTC's Ultrapixel sensors were only capable of a 4MP resolution, but, this time around, the company is said to have boosted the resolution all the way up to 12MP. Also, the camera is said to offer lightning-fast laser-based autofocus.

Both the primary and the secondary camera (whose pixel count remains unknown at this point) are said to come with optical image stabilization. OIS is a must-have for all flagship smartphones, but we've rarely seen the technology being used on front-facing cameras.

According to the same source, the HTC One M10 will ditch the Boomsound stereo speakers on the front, which have been a marquee feature for previous HTC One M smartphones. This may come as a disappointment for some, but it does give us hope that the handset will come with slimmer bezels compared to its direct predecessors. On the other hand, the handset is said to come with a fingerprint sensor embedded in a physical home button, which means that we shouldn't expect an LG G4-like front-to-screen ratio.

Unfortunately, the design of the handset was not fully discussed in this new report, with the source suggesting that the appearance of the phone has yet to be finalized.

This new rumor appears to confirm the fact that the HTC One M10 "Perfume" will skip MWC 2016, with the official unveiling allegedly planned for a later date.

What do you guys think of these rumored specs? Could the HTC One M10 be everything that the One M8 and the One M9 were not?

source: Venture Beat

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posted on 29 Jan 2016, 00:10 4

1. engineer-1701d (Posts: 3214; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


no boom front speaker fail big ti,e for htc people will not think about getting it, i was going for the m10 not the gs7 this year but not unless stereo speakers or quad speakers

posted on 29 Jan 2016, 11:52 1

27. ECPirate37 (Posts: 159; Member since: 14 Jul 2011)


I know. I feel like HTC always comes out with something good, but not great because they take away one thing to add another.

I know a lot would disagree, but if HTC came out with a phone that looked like the HTC EVO 3D, but a little larger, with replaceable battery, and expandable memory; I think it would sell.

Add boom sound across the top and bottom, (just mirroring the slim from speaker area of the EVO 3D on both ends) and the fingerprint scanner on the back. THAT would be an awesome phone.

posted on 29 Jan 2016, 00:14 7

2. TyrionLannister (unregistered)


I think HTC is coming back to form. M7 and M8 were one of the best devices of the year 2013 and 2014.

I don't like laser autofocus though. It doesn't work for objects farther than 1 m or so. phase detection is more reliable.

posted on 29 Jan 2016, 02:42

12. Marduch (Posts: 46; Member since: 04 Feb 2015)


You are glad of HTC´s using burning out and washing out Amoled? Morover, Samsung is not willing to supply other brands (Nokia, Oneplus, Nexus 6p) with last generation Amoled types..these panels "suffer" from low brightness, just about cca 360 nits :((

posted on 29 Jan 2016, 02:59 2

14. TyrionLannister (unregistered)


If Huawei can use a last gen AMOLED, so can HTC. I guess they are just cheaping out getting older gen. panels.

Nexus 6P panel is extremely close to the panel of Note 5. They look identical, just that note 5 is slightly more efficient(acc. to anandtech).

posted on 29 Jan 2016, 05:24

16. Marduch (Posts: 46; Member since: 04 Feb 2015)


Nexus 6P´s panel has about 100 nits less brightness than Note 5.
"This means it's about as bright as the Moto Nexus 6, the Huawei Mate S, and the Meizu PRO 5. It's certainly bright enough for viewing during the day though it falls short of Samsung's flagship range."

posted on 29 Jan 2016, 05:51

18. DoggyDangerous (Posts: 757; Member since: 28 Aug 2015)


HTC doesnt have much money to put costly components. They will, most probably, use cheaper components to have more profit. I hope that this new rumored 12mp ultra pixel camera will take HTC from bottom to the top. I will welcome shorter bezels too bcoz HTC is a bezel king in android world.

posted on 29 Jan 2016, 15:13

29. marorun (Posts: 2918; Member since: 30 Mar 2015)


they should had come out with 12 ultrapixel instead of 4 ultrapixel its would had destroy the camera on other smartphone at the time.

Now this camera will possibly be as good as the best but i dont expect it to be the best.

16 to 20 ultra pixel would be killer.

posted on 29 Jan 2016, 15:11

28. marorun (Posts: 2918; Member since: 30 Mar 2015)


All newer sensor have phase detection so this one will probably have both like the LG G4.

posted on 29 Jan 2016, 21:51

33. TyrionLannister (unregistered)


G4 doesn't have phase detection. It uses contrast detection when laser fails. That's why it uses imx134, not imx240

posted on 29 Jan 2016, 00:37 7

3. zeeBomb (Posts: 1734; Member since: 14 Aug 2014)


No boomsound...that saddens me. But can HTC make a comeback? That is the question.

posted on 29 Jan 2016, 00:39

4. Djz89 (Posts: 261; Member since: 25 Aug 2014)


please use better screens than the lumia 950.

posted on 29 Jan 2016, 00:44 3

5. Af1rPA (Posts: 657; Member since: 12 Jun 2014)


And we're back to Ultrapixel. Sigh..

posted on 29 Jan 2016, 02:24 1

11. Hyperreal (Posts: 221; Member since: 08 Oct 2013)


nothing wrong with 12 MPX ultrapixel. at least on paper.

posted on 29 Jan 2016, 17:29

32. darkskoliro (Posts: 1076; Member since: 07 May 2012)


You idiots realise that the Sony A7SII is also 12MP? So does that $3,000 camera become useless all of a sudden?

posted on 29 Jan 2016, 01:17

6. Cyberthing (Posts: 123; Member since: 18 Nov 2014)


I don't think they can make a significant hit again. Don't get me wrong, I want them to do well but they almost seem like they refuse to listen to feedback or reception.

posted on 29 Jan 2016, 01:21 2

7. SenorThrottles (Posts: 220; Member since: 23 Dec 2015)


It feels like HTC is just trying to make their phones more like Samsung's...

posted on 29 Jan 2016, 02:05

8. bugsbunny00 (Posts: 1981; Member since: 07 Jun 2013)


not again!,...

posted on 29 Jan 2016, 02:06

9. carlemillward (unregistered)


Do you think HTC has a functioning marketing division, because many people are complaining about no BoomSound stereo and even back then when they released the A9. Would be strange if their mid and low-end devices (Desire Series) have front facing speakers and their flagship doesn't.

posted on 29 Jan 2016, 02:48

13. Marduch (Posts: 46; Member since: 04 Feb 2015)


Yes , this is not good sign at all, because any lower-range phone than flaghip could´not be better in any aspect.. So I ´m afraid we won´t get boom sound in other models, until M11 with again boom sound arrives.

posted on 29 Jan 2016, 02:15

10. Astonvan (Posts: 236; Member since: 14 Aug 2015)


If the nexus rumor is real then under google's guidance htc might be able to rectify thier camera flaws.
Just being hopefull

posted on 29 Jan 2016, 02:59 1

15. Captain_Doug (Posts: 987; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


I'm OK if they get off boomsound if it means less bezel.

posted on 29 Jan 2016, 08:10

22. Marduch (Posts: 46; Member since: 04 Feb 2015)


From HTC I would better not expect anything like this kind of logic ;-/

posted on 29 Jan 2016, 05:33

17. SkyfallWalker (Posts: 73; Member since: 28 Jan 2016)


Good luck HTC :)

posted on 29 Jan 2016, 06:09

19. oozz009 (Posts: 472; Member since: 22 Jun 2015)


For HTC's sake, I hope they don't screw up with the camera again. The camera on M9 is terrible!

posted on 29 Jan 2016, 06:12 2

20. Rashaan75 (Posts: 8; Member since: 17 Dec 2015)


No BOOM sound. The thing that set HTC apart, they will get rid of. Epic Fail.

posted on 29 Jan 2016, 06:13

21. Guaire (Posts: 495; Member since: 15 Oct 2014)


2um pixel size on a 4:3 12MP sensor means 1/1.8" and it at least would required 8mm z-height for its camera module.

If such a camera module gonna be placed right behind of the screen like M7, M8 and M9, despite the thin profile of AMOLED it would mean 9+ mm thick body, assuming there won't be a camera hump.

Though I guess it's possible to putting it in a 7-7.5mm thick phone with a cam hump if they placed it in upper corner within a large bezel like iPhone 6, unfortunately.

posted on 29 Jan 2016, 15:15

30. marorun (Posts: 2918; Member since: 30 Mar 2015)


i would take a 10mm thick body round in the back like the others htc one and a bigger battery than crappy 7.5 mm thick with a bump and a crappy battery.

posted on 29 Jan 2016, 16:35

31. Guaire (Posts: 495; Member since: 15 Oct 2014)


I'll take your word for it. Though market favors thinner ones.

Also let's don't forget that HTC is good at putting less than 3K battery in a ~10mm thick phone.

posted on 29 Jan 2016, 08:22

23. Achillias (Posts: 39; Member since: 24 Sep 2015)


No boomsound is no buy. I also hate physical homebuttons. Capacitive are far better! I'm waiting on the Nubia Z11.

posted on 29 Jan 2016, 08:35 1

24. OrigPhoneGeek (Posts: 27; Member since: 11 Jun 2014)


I have to say that no boomsound speakers and having a useless fingerprint scanner along with a substandard camera will make this another failure...

I love the HTC products but they just can't seem to learn from their mistakes...

posted on 29 Jan 2016, 08:47

25. tokuzumi (Posts: 880; Member since: 27 Aug 2009)


AMOLED? I hope they are using the same panels as Samsung, otherwise, you will get a Nexus 6 like screen that can't be viewed in bright conditions. They will probably use the same sensor as the Nexus 6P/5X, but are using their "ultrapixel" moniker, which means nothing. Hopefully they add OIS, which has been sorely needed on all their devices.

posted on 29 Jan 2016, 11:21

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


"ditch the Boomsound stereo speakers..."
Goodbye htc

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