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The HTC 10 (One M10) features some kind of new "boom" sound

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The HTC 10 (One M10) features some kind of new
Yesterday, HTC confirmed that its next-generation flagship smartphone - initially known as One M10, but probably called just HTC 10 - will be officially announced on April 12. Today, the company has more to share about its new handset: according to a teaser tweet posted minutes ago (see below), the device will come with some kind of new "boom" sound. As you probably know, BoomSound has been among the trademark features of HTC's previous flagship phones - including the One M9, One M8, and One M7. All these handsets delivered superior sound thanks to a combination of dual front-facing speakers, built-in amps, and software optimization.

What HTC is seemingly trying to tell us with the new teaser image is that, while the speakers of the HTC 10 have a smaller footprint, they'll still be just as powerful as the ones that older One M flagships are offering. Of course, we'll have to wait until we actually test the upcoming smartphone to see if that's true.

"Boom" audio aside, the HTC 10 is expected to feature a Quad HD Super LCD 5 screen (measuring 5.1 inches, or 5.2 inches), "world first, world class, front and back" cameras, 4 GB of RAM, a 3000 mAh battery, and Android Marshmallow with Sense 8.0 UI. Like other flagship smartphones of 2016 - including the Samsung Galaxy S7 and the LG G5 - the HTC 10 will likely be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor.

What do you think of the HTC 10 thus far?


source: HTC (Twitter)

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posted on 23 Mar 2016, 11:37 10

1. NoAllegiance (Posts: 151; Member since: 21 Mar 2016)


I was confused for a split second, thought I saw Audi in the first picture.

posted on 23 Mar 2016, 16:51 3

31. SYSTEM_LORD (Posts: 450; Member since: 05 Oct 2015)


I was saying this for a while now. They're using the earpiece as a speaker alongside the bottom one. It's not hard to have the sound directed from the bottom speaker split between towards you and perpendicular. This would actually give it a wider stereo aspect.

HTC is looking good, here. I just hope a custom ROM comes out that lets me choose my resolution...QHD for photos and movies, HD for everything else!

posted on 23 Mar 2016, 16:55

32. engineer-1701d (Posts: 3272; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


Like I said before if it has boomsound I could deal with it and I'll get that and replace my Galaxy S7 not feeling this S7 as much as I wanted to

posted on 23 Mar 2016, 23:22

36. nithyakr (Posts: 149; Member since: 20 Jun 2014)


If the HTC 10 is what it's claim to be (World class Camera, Boom Sound, SD 820, QHD Screen, 4Gig of Ram and 3000 mAH battery, Buttery smooth Sense Skin and of course new design) it's gonna be a very tight race against GS7.

I'm an iPhone 6 User and I'm excited for HTC 10. If it does deliver, I'll consider buying the HTC and switch back to Android.

posted on 23 Mar 2016, 11:39

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


I hope thew new "boom" sound is real like the one on the M9! Not fake or shenanigan.

Just saying.

posted on 23 Mar 2016, 11:40

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


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GML4D_QxWeI

posted on 23 Mar 2016, 11:42 3

4. alexp999 (Posts: 68; Member since: 16 Mar 2016)


So I guess that is confirmation the front facing stereo speakers are gone, it's going to be one front facing (earpiece) and one side/down firing. :(

posted on 23 Mar 2016, 12:42 1

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


Don't worry!! I'm sure it will sound even better that the m7, m8, m9. When it comes to sound HTC knows what they're doing. It will probably be louder and more surround. You'll hear.

posted on 23 Mar 2016, 13:23 8

20. TerryTerius (Posts: 1594; Member since: 10 Apr 2014)


I kind of doubt that. There isn't a whole lot of getting away from the fact that the sound is no longer being directed at you. It may be louder and clearer with superior bass... But it's no longer front facing, which was kind of the point. I loved the M8 when I had it, specifically for that reason. Maybe they figured out a way to steer the audio towards you, but it seems like it would've just been easier to have front facing speakers.

posted on 23 Mar 2016, 17:56

33. Jimrod (Posts: 1097; Member since: 22 Sep 2014)


If they wanted to be flash they could have the high frequencies directed out from the front and the lower ones from the bottom, would work fine and probably be clearer than having full-range drivers doing everything.

posted on 26 Mar 2016, 12:41

48. robertkoa (Posts: 87; Member since: 27 Apr 2014)


Terry- not always true.

I have the exynos International Unlocked Alpha 850M Galaxy Alpha.

It surprised me because much louder , fuller and clearer than the AT&T Alpha..I hear Reverb tails etc.and the volume is equal to HTC One 8 Mini.( not the large HTC One M8).
With two of these speakers top and bottom firing ...they could move as much air as One M8..

posted on 23 Mar 2016, 11:45 1

5. Xperia14 (Posts: 374; Member since: 01 Sep 2015)


Please have IP68!

posted on 23 Mar 2016, 11:49 4

6. zeeBomb (Posts: 1864; Member since: 14 Aug 2014)


Hmm. I guess the earpiece will also be a speaker too.

posted on 23 Mar 2016, 11:55

9. ZeneticX (Posts: 63; Member since: 27 Feb 2014)


as expected... since the earpiece on those leaked pictures look pretty big, suitable as a front facing speaker

posted on 23 Mar 2016, 11:55

10. vishalaestro (Posts: 81; Member since: 08 Dec 2013)


HTC can only win with better battery life and camera than it's competitors

posted on 23 Mar 2016, 14:07

22. w1000i (Posts: 66; Member since: 22 Jul 2015)


That is the new stranded in mobile world

posted on 23 Mar 2016, 11:59

11. ErronBlack (Posts: 5; Member since: 23 Mar 2016)


HTC seems to think all consumers are Tech Experts. They don't seem to get what people love about smartphones anymore. Hopefully this one will gain them some lost cred

posted on 23 Mar 2016, 12:07

12. MichiGo (Posts: 169; Member since: 09 Sep 2014)


Last chance HTC. Solid Specs, Solid processor (SD 820) and no SD 615 BS, for the love of all thats holy reduce the bezels and remove that bloody HTC black bar on the front, Decent price please. If HTC tries to post up with the Galaxy S7, LG G5 price range it will be buried. 3000+ mAh battery with a good battery life is a must, MicroSD a must, QHD for sure and for the love of God a decent camera...

posted on 23 Mar 2016, 12:19 2

13. Balance93 (Posts: 1; Member since: 23 Mar 2016)


Its CONFIRMED AT LAST. look everyone, i have been following all of Htc rumors regarding the 10. At first, people complained first about ''No BoomSoumd".

Most comments were "No BoomSound, No Htc for me".
Then, they complained about the rendered designs and camera. Htc announces a great camera, photos leaks showing a good looking handset, and finally they announce boom sound.

Its like they are giving every one whatever they want. But people would still complain. Cant wait to see the next "No X, no htc for me"

posted on 23 Mar 2016, 13:08

18. sumpil (Posts: 48; Member since: 02 Feb 2016)


Someone has already started above, they want IP68 certification

posted on 23 Mar 2016, 15:27 3

26. marorun (Posts: 3393; Member since: 30 Mar 2015)


I also want a lightsaber but in life you cant get everything.

posted on 24 Mar 2016, 08:55

45. perfectnine (Posts: 129; Member since: 11 Mar 2016)


and if everything is included, they would want the phone to be thin ahahah

posted on 23 Mar 2016, 23:25

37. belovedson (Posts: 986; Member since: 30 Nov 2010)


How the heck do you k of it has good build a good camera etc

posted on 23 Mar 2016, 12:46 3

15. Coconut00 (Posts: 474; Member since: 13 Jan 2015)


Evleaks tweeted about this a while ago. HTC will say it has boomsound because boomsound is a marketing term, it doesn't mean anything. It won't have front facing stereo speakers and I doubt the single bottom facing speaker is as good as the front facing ones on the M9.

posted on 23 Mar 2016, 13:11 2

19. sumpil (Posts: 48; Member since: 02 Feb 2016)


The teaser clearly shows 2 speakers, the long ear-piece(Speaker) and the bottom speaker.

posted on 23 Mar 2016, 15:24

24. Leboragio (Posts: 3; Member since: 21 Oct 2015)


yes i see in comments no one mention the other long speaker everyone is complaining for the bottom one, and no one yet have heard how it plays music !

posted on 23 Mar 2016, 12:46 1

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


Seriously, people need to relax and wait to see the #10 before they criticize it.

posted on 23 Mar 2016, 12:54 1

17. poptart (Posts: 45; Member since: 28 Nov 2014)


I highly doubt their audio will sound better then the XPlay series from Vivo. Especially this new XPlay 5.

posted on 23 Mar 2016, 15:28 2

27. marorun (Posts: 3393; Member since: 30 Mar 2015)


The M9 sound better than the Xplay.

The M9 sound better than the M8 and M8 better than M7 so logicaly the 10 will sound better than the 9.

But hey doubt all you want.

posted on 23 Mar 2016, 15:55

29. poptart (Posts: 45; Member since: 28 Nov 2014)


I had to give up on the m9 and get me a XPlay 3s for that same reason. The 3s sound was above and beyond what HTC was offering. Spent $650 on a htc phone I gave away to my son looking for that perfect sound phone arena and every US based site were gushing about. Never again will I let myself be let on by phone sites that truly know nothing other than what's sold here in the US.

posted on 23 Mar 2016, 13:36 1

21. Hoggington (Posts: 164; Member since: 23 Feb 2016)


That picture clearly shows the bottom speaker grill and the earpiece.

Obviously, the earpiece will be used as a speaker as well.

posted on 23 Mar 2016, 14:21

23. amrtat71 (Posts: 5; Member since: 20 Mar 2016)


htc...love....

posted on 23 Mar 2016, 15:46 2

28. killer7D (Posts: 264; Member since: 18 Sep 2014)


The 10 will be my next phone!

posted on 23 Mar 2016, 15:57 1

30. poptart (Posts: 45; Member since: 28 Nov 2014)


HTC really needs to get their cameras in gear with the rest of the competition. Other than that they pretty much check off everything you want in a phone.

posted on 23 Mar 2016, 18:02 1

34. MrDeeo (Posts: 1; Member since: 22 Mar 2016)


Cameras have never been HTC's strong point. Everything else has been on par w/ every other big name. Speakers & build quality, w/o a doubt the best in the business. Specs & screen have always fallen in line w/ others. HTC Sense has always been (by a landslide, imo) the cleanest skin of any other big name. If (and that's a BIG IF) HTC does indeed produce a camera similar to anything remotely close to the Nexus 6P, it'll be hands down another phone of the year candidate.

posted on 24 Mar 2016, 03:11

42. cytyler (Posts: 15; Member since: 27 Sep 2015)


Sense is my favourite UI. No doubt.

posted on 23 Mar 2016, 19:08

35. doivee (Posts: 9; Member since: 04 Feb 2015)


It could be a really nice device. We'll have to test it to actually find that out. The camera is the largest ? For me. In the past HTC has wined & dinned us about their so called great cameras. Telling us they're great & do this & that. However for me at least they have never been good cameras. If & that's a huge IF they do come through with this so called world class or first camera. They'll most likely win me back. These device cameras are very important for many people because they're usually their main go to camera & camcorder. Not many people carry a separate cam daily. If the camera bumps out like the gs6, the lens is at high risk to be the first thing to cracked if the device is dropped with out a case. Who covers up beautiful design with ano ugly case? Im not worried about the speakers because they'll work fine even if you've got one at the ear piece & the other at the bottom. The build & quality should be great. Hopefully great battery. We'll wait & see.

posted on 23 Mar 2016, 23:57

38. robertdenaro116 (Posts: 55; Member since: 07 Mar 2016)


i want latest updates about htc one M10,,

posted on 24 Mar 2016, 00:24

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


The G5 has the best speaker at the momente according to droid life!

posted on 24 Mar 2016, 08:23

44. poptart (Posts: 45; Member since: 28 Nov 2014)


Compared to which phones exactly? Most likely phones sold in US is my guess.

posted on 24 Mar 2016, 00:50

40. andyw2100 (Posts: 1; Member since: 24 Mar 2016)


I'm almost certainly going to get this phone, to replace my HTC One M8, which I'm happy with. Personally I'd like to see an LED that can offer colors other than just orange and green, but I realize that's not likely, considering HTC phones all seem to be limited to just those two colors. I know it's not a big deal, but I have found it useful in the past, with other phones, to be able to tweak those colors for various notifications. I wonder why HTC sticks with just orange and green.

posted on 24 Mar 2016, 03:09

41. cytyler (Posts: 15; Member since: 27 Sep 2015)


I prefer sound than camera. M8 was the best phone I've ever used. Superior BoomSound, my favourite of all time. Nothing can compare to this. I doubt M10 can surpass this.

posted on 26 Mar 2016, 11:56 1

47. karkavelas (Posts: 70; Member since: 25 Oct 2013)


I think that the bottom speaker would be the Bass and the top front speaker would be the high tunes speaker.
that would be nice.

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