According to a new rumor originating in China, high-ranking HTC officials have sent back multiple prototypes proposed by the hardware design team. After a few years of iterative designs, it looks like HTC is about to bring out a completely redesigned flagship. HTC previously said that upcoming M-series phones will draw some inspiration from the HTC One A9, but the extent of this similarity is currently unknown.
The source of the rumor claims that HTC had previously planned to formally introduce the One M10 in late February at MWC 2016 in Barcelona, but that this is not going to happen following the setbacks that the company encountered with crafting the appropriate design. We're already confident that both the Samsung Galaxy S7 and the LG G5 will be announced at the 2016 edition of the Mobile World Congress.
Allegedly, HTC will unveil the One M10 in March at a dedicated event while the commercial launch of the HTC One M10 is said to follow in April.
At this point, we don't have too much information regarding the specs of the HTC One M10, but this new rumor says that we should expect to see a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 chipset, a 23 MP rear camera, a fingerprint scanner, and a 3,000 mAh battery. Furthermore, the HTC One M10 is said to come with IP68-certified dust and water resistance, which make the M10 the first water resistant phone in the M series.