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New HTC 10 (M10) photos show the smartphone powered on, capacitive keys visible

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New HTC 10 (M10) photos show the smartphone powered on, capacitive keys visible
We may still be several weeks away from the official unveiling of HTC's next-gen flagship smartphone - allegedly called HTC 10, not M10 - but that doesn't mean we can't already take a look at the device. Recently, various photos and renders of the HTC 10 have been leaking out all over the web, and we now have two new images to show you.

Revealed by a commentator on Disqus, the new photos show a black-and-silver variant of an HTC 10 that's been powered on in China (in Beijing, to be exact). We can clearly see that the handset features a home button flanked by capacitive keys, plus a prominent front-facing camera. Mind you, that home button should include a fingerprint scanner. On the back, the device has a single camera (possibly a 12 MP UltraPixel one) with dual LED flash and what appears to be a laser auto focus sensor. There seems to be no sign of the dual BooomSound speakers that we can find on HTC's older flagships (One M9, One M8, One M7). Is anyone sad to see these go?

All in all, the HTC 10 looks like a blend between the One A9 and the One M9. According to previous rumors, the smartphone sports a 5.1-inch Quad HD (1440 x 2560 pixels) display, being powered by Qualcomm's high-end Snapdragon 820 processor.

The HTC 10 could be launched on April 19, likely being available in at least four color variants. Who's looking forward to buying one?


source: Disqus via Nowhereelse

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posted on 11 Mar 2016, 09:30 16

1. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10456; Member since: 14 May 2012)


This just may me the best HTC phone they have ever made.

posted on 11 Mar 2016, 09:35 14

3. natypes (Posts: 1092; Member since: 02 Feb 2015)


The M7 was pretty fantastic.

posted on 11 Mar 2016, 09:41 9

6. rubyonrails3 (Posts: 266; Member since: 01 Oct 2014)


M8 was even better

posted on 11 Mar 2016, 10:38

20. natypes (Posts: 1092; Member since: 02 Feb 2015)


Was that the one everyone was crazy for? I couldn't remember, but one of them got lots of accolades.

posted on 11 Mar 2016, 10:59

23. sniper1087 (Posts: 508; Member since: 31 Dec 2011)


The M7 for sure

posted on 12 Mar 2016, 01:55

42. KONICHIWA-ANNYONG (unregistered)


Yeah, like the 4mp camera...

I would say the M8 was the fail in the One line.

posted on 11 Mar 2016, 19:37 1

39. GMS85 (Posts: 209; Member since: 26 Sep 2012)


My M8 is still kicking.. Legendary M8

posted on 11 Mar 2016, 09:44 3

10. maherk (Posts: 3724; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


I am going with the A9. Owning one made me realize how underrated this phone is.

posted on 11 Mar 2016, 11:23 4

25. nodes (Posts: 725; Member since: 06 Mar 2014)


maybe it's a great phone, but clearly it's not original.

HTC One M7 is the best yet in recent years.
Original and really stunning design.

posted on 12 Mar 2016, 04:52

51. KONICHIWA-ANNYONG (unregistered)


Underrated? I would buy one if it wasn't so expensive for its price. Mid range specs in a highend price.

posted on 12 Mar 2016, 01:55

41. KONICHIWA-ANNYONG (unregistered)


Lol... serious?

THis is the most 'un-HTC' like phone, ever (besides the back).

THe front is... iPhone 3g? Samsung?

But the truth: Where the F is Boomsound, which is what makes HTC, an HTC?? Without it, they're squarely playing against Samsung, LG and others too like Motorola .

Dafuq is HTC thinking...

posted on 12 Mar 2016, 06:06 1

52. amats69 (Posts: 1432; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)


FYI Boomsound is still there. because BOOMSOUND is not the SPEAKERs!. It is the Tech that inhance the sound Quality. only the front firing speakers are gone. so stop crying

posted on 11 Mar 2016, 09:33 4

2. Hoggington (Posts: 282; Member since: 23 Feb 2016)


Sexy device, no doubt. Hopefully that earpiece doubles as a speaker. Don't know if any of you noticed.... Onleaks showed a screenshot from the 10's audio settings. There was an option that said "speakers", plural. Take it for what it is, but if there was only one speaker...it probably wouldn't have said " speakers".

We'll find out soon enough.

posted on 11 Mar 2016, 09:37 3

4. manojmcn (Posts: 533; Member since: 16 Jul 2015)


Better looking than G5. But front design is leaning towards a Samsung style a little. If so, what extra does it offer to gain customers? That may hold the key to the success of the model.
Sure it can beat the One M9 because it had miserable sales. But a high turn around needs a lot more value adds.

posted on 11 Mar 2016, 09:40 8

5. w1000i (Posts: 73; Member since: 22 Jul 2015)


This phone has the best sound technology ever ,

Called MQA ... Look at the bottom back of the second picture

HTC patterned with MQA at CES 2016

posted on 12 Mar 2016, 01:57

43. KONICHIWA-ANNYONG (unregistered)


Who cares... People won't notice.

"Does it have stereo speakers?"
"Yes. In fact, the technology is called..."
"I don't care what they're called, they're just stereo speakers. I'll take one!"

posted on 12 Mar 2016, 03:21

46. w1000i (Posts: 73; Member since: 22 Jul 2015)


who cares ? if this phone really has MQA and apply it correctly.

HTC can sell this phone as the best sound quality EVER for headphone users.

As M7 owner, I don't care about boomsound any more.. and the only criteria I'm looking for is loud speaker only.

posted on 12 Mar 2016, 04:48

49. KONICHIWA-ANNYONG (unregistered)


Mate, you're bluffing and don't know s**t about MQA lmao

First of all, MQA is not about loudness :/ It regards the quality of the audio. Also it's not a company - you don't 'partner' with MQA as you have mentioned. You don't know jack :/

Also, 320kbps not good enough for you? Most people can't tell the difference between 192kbps and higher bit rates. I think you're one of the posers, "OMG, only 320kbps? Audio is rubbish! Must partner up with MQA" lmao.

posted on 12 Mar 2016, 23:35

64. w1000i (Posts: 73; Member since: 22 Jul 2015)


Dear, I KNOW what I'm talking about.
And I just brought chord mojo (DAC/AMP) to pair with my M7 and I'm sure you know nothing about the real high quality in audio world.

and people can't differentiate between 320kp & 192k because many factors:
1- poor sound procesing
2- noisy amplification
and if HTC solve these problem with MQA, you will hear a big deference

SECONDED,
MQA became a company separated from meridian, HTC already shows an A9 with MQA technology in CES-2016

FINALLY,
You don't have to buy htc to be mad kide,

posted on 11 Mar 2016, 09:42 4

7. maherk (Posts: 3724; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


Is it me, or those thick chamfered edges look like someone installed a bumper case on the phone?

posted on 11 Mar 2016, 10:06 1

13. peace247 (Posts: 204; Member since: 26 Apr 2014)


Yeah me too.
Today i was playing with nexus 6p , xperia z premium, htc m9, Samsung s6, iphone 6s and i have to say s6 has the best feel and size but it was too oil magnet.

posted on 11 Mar 2016, 12:02 1

30. DoggyDangerous (Posts: 857; Member since: 28 Aug 2015)


even with bumper case edges, it looking nice. Nice from the back but ugly from front. Those big chamfered will develop scratches quickly. HTC should not forget that it is aluminum.

posted on 11 Mar 2016, 09:43 4

8. hafini_27 (Posts: 888; Member since: 31 Oct 2013)


The 2 capacitive buttons are quite small I think.

posted on 11 Mar 2016, 13:31

34. Hoggington (Posts: 282; Member since: 23 Feb 2016)


They are unusually small, indeed.

posted on 11 Mar 2016, 09:44 3

9. izim1 (Posts: 595; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


Front looks like an iPhone 3G

posted on 11 Mar 2016, 09:50 1

11. Plasticsh1t (Posts: 438; Member since: 01 Sep 2014)


looks good.

posted on 11 Mar 2016, 10:04 6

12. Lenny86 (Posts: 120; Member since: 20 Sep 2012)


i wrote by the previous article this is thick and somebody mentioned I might wrong.

THIS IS THIIIIIICK!!!!!And ugly sorry,this is my opinion.

posted on 11 Mar 2016, 10:34 2

17. marorun (Posts: 3561; Member since: 30 Mar 2015)


Ugly you can say because its a question of taste after all.

But thick? did you hold the phone? i dont think so.

posted on 12 Mar 2016, 01:58 2

44. KONICHIWA-ANNYONG (unregistered)


Sigh... HTC fanboys can't take things objectively!

posted on 12 Mar 2016, 04:23

47. Lenny86 (Posts: 120; Member since: 20 Sep 2012)


I havent hold the handset,but my vision can tell it is not a thin device as the a9 lets say.I would expect from HTC to thin down the M series after years.It is look a really massive phone and because it is rounded the ergonomic of its own makes more to look thick or chubby.Not my taste sorry.Any of you guys here can sketch or imagine a better design,comnnnnn!

posted on 11 Mar 2016, 10:08

14. amats69 (Posts: 1432; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)


For sure this phone gotta have the best music experience weve got for a phone using headphones/earphones. i just hope HTC learned from their previous mistakes and fix their camera. Design is ok to me...well let us see what HTC will offer to us this year.

posted on 11 Mar 2016, 10:15 5

15. Chuck007 (Posts: 1109; Member since: 02 Mar 2014)


Don't want to troll but I can't resist... this looks like a midend phone.

posted on 11 Mar 2016, 10:35 2

19. marorun (Posts: 3561; Member since: 30 Mar 2015)


Not at all but again all question of taste.

posted on 11 Mar 2016, 10:32

16. marorun (Posts: 3561; Member since: 30 Mar 2015)


IF they include the adoptable storage option the black one has my name on it.

posted on 11 Mar 2016, 10:34 1

18. ParsaMK (Posts: 16; Member since: 04 Mar 2016)


I really hope for Qualcomm sense ID and the best audio experience we can get
+ mediatek SoC means No thanks for me

posted on 11 Mar 2016, 10:40 1

21. biboo (Posts: 16; Member since: 11 Feb 2016)


When it comes to market samsung and lg will be domnating they are getting so late so sad for them

posted on 11 Mar 2016, 10:57 1

22. kamen (Posts: 92; Member since: 18 Jul 2011)


Have had HTC Wildfire, Desire HD (wonderful for the time), One M8.

This abomination is truly awful:
- HARDWARE HOME!!! Really?! It is placed so close to the bottom that a good number of those will make head jumps, I guess
- boring front
- back bezel is disgusting

I could have swallowed the front if it was not for the HW/Capacitive buttons. Yes, I know that they needed to place the fingerprint somewhere, but they chose to place it on the worst possible place - better have learnt from Sony/LG.

Know one thing for sure - this is NOT my next phone.

posted on 11 Mar 2016, 12:43 1

32. LetThereBeLight (Posts: 80; Member since: 20 Nov 2014)


Agreed. Changing the awesome front stereo speakers to a HW home button is a "hell no!" for me. M7/M8 was something new, beautiful, unique and cool. This is not! Just my opinion pls don't say I'm wrong.

posted on 11 Mar 2016, 15:19

38. DoggyDangerous (Posts: 857; Member since: 28 Aug 2015)


so you can buy M8 then. It is pretty cheap now. Only problem will be the old hardware.

posted on 11 Mar 2016, 11:16 2

24. FrankUnderwood2 (Posts: 229; Member since: 01 Oct 2015)


Finally, with those capacitive buttons, HTC has got my attention.

posted on 11 Mar 2016, 11:38

26. techguyone (Posts: 199; Member since: 18 May 2013)


Those BEZELS! Oh wait it's not Sony...

posted on 11 Mar 2016, 12:42 1

31. Mizraab (Posts: 26; Member since: 23 Jul 2013)


It's funny how people were calling G5 ugly and M10 the best HTC phone. Cant they now see that M10 looks like Samsung/Iphone? And yes looking at M8 this is such an Ugly phone. #EnoughSaid

posted on 11 Mar 2016, 13:16 2

33. Predator1701 (Posts: 108; Member since: 28 Oct 2014)


I need to know only 1 thing, is the camera on pair with the competition? If so then this is going to be a killer device. Specs are all the same on flagships but in camera department that's where the magic is.

posted on 11 Mar 2016, 13:34

35. Hoggington (Posts: 282; Member since: 23 Feb 2016)


Agreed. It needs to be at least on par with the S7's camera. And it should be with an Ultrapixel sensor @ 12mp.

posted on 12 Mar 2016, 16:35

61. KONICHIWA-ANNYONG (unregistered)


"Ultrapixel" is a meaningless marketing term in my opinion.

Phones nowadays have surpassed that 'ultrapixel' sensitivity... especially the S6 / S7.

It was a big thing back in 2012? (But it only had 4MP then...)

posted on 11 Mar 2016, 22:27 3

40. Karlman23 (Posts: 10; Member since: 08 Mar 2016)


Somewhere in those Samsung executive offices, they are laughing at HTC, thinking "This is all you've got?!?! Hahaha, nice try anyway!"

posted on 12 Mar 2016, 07:47

56. Ali64 (Posts: 3; Member since: 13 Apr 2015)


نمای جلوی گوشی اصلا قشنگ نیست حاشیه های دور دستگاه خیلی زیاده البته اگه تصویر واقعی باشه

posted on 12 Mar 2016, 09:04

57. IOSANDROID (Posts: 86; Member since: 30 Sep 2015)


If they've fixed the camera this might be their saving grace, regardless of what everyone is saying in this article about its design I actually find it pretty cool and believe me or not is different enough and at the same time familiar enough, I actually like this phone!!

posted on 12 Mar 2016, 13:18

58. thedoorman82 (Posts: 1; Member since: 12 Mar 2016)


At this moment in time, I just don't like the phone, but once it is out I would have to physically look at the phone in the shop. But I think I will going for a completely different phone like LG G4 pro, if I can get that in the UK, as that looks like a very nice phone

posted on 13 Mar 2016, 06:54

66. sticker (Posts: 37; Member since: 24 Feb 2015)


Im surprised that M10 get so many attentions from its fans. HTC M10 is really something amazing.

posted on 14 Mar 2016, 17:21

69. Wiencon (Posts: 1870; Member since: 06 Aug 2014)


Blabla

posted on 15 Mar 2016, 18:10

70. epdm2be (Posts: 487; Member since: 20 Apr 2012)


oh for gods sake not another battery guzzling performance wasting QHD screen!!!

posted on 17 Mar 2016, 19:14

71. Raito (Posts: 58; Member since: 15 Aug 2014)


Better than Samsung...

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