Forward-thinking HTC One M10 concept delivers all the design surprises HTC didn't

Forward-thinking HTC One M10 concept delivers all the design surprises HTC didn't
We know the HTC One M9 looks stunning, but ultimately, its looks are ever so last year's, aren't they? Well, if you too think HTC should ditch its "make-an-iconic-look" ambitions for a substantial design refresh, have a look at this HTC One M10 concept envisioned by Jermaine at It makes the One M10 look exactly like a top-shelf Android smartphone could look in 2016, which means a unibody metal build with Gorilla Glass and HTC's love for metal elements sprinkled on top.

If HTC tried to make a product that looked a bit like the others - namely Apple and Samsung - without losing its identity in the ocean of copycats, this would be it! Although we have to say, we aren't very fond of the scratched aluminum look - gives out too much of a "plastic imitating metal" vibe, no?

Regardless, it's obvious that quite a bit of work went into this concept, so let's appreciate the good ideas. We're seeing a USB Type C jack on the bottom, right next to the 3.5mm jack. The volume buttons are moved to the top left side, leaving the power key on the right. We like the big in-your-face metal circle surrounding the camera lens on the back - it looks like a big ol' washer, but it gives the smartphone some personality.

So, would you like to see HTC think a little different next year? And what do you think of the concept? Chime in with your thoughts below!




1. SamsungEU

Posts: 147; Member since: Dec 29, 2014

thick as a remote

14. Tooluka

Posts: 66; Member since: Nov 27, 2014

Thinness is overrated. Battery is more important.

16. Macready

Posts: 1824; Member since: Dec 08, 2014

True, but sofar HTC hasn't been able to squeeze much more juice (Mah) in a package of about this thickness. Which does lag competition.

25. iLovesarcasm

Posts: 589; Member since: Oct 20, 2014

And long as remote.

2. NopeNein

Posts: 147; Member since: Feb 04, 2015

Nice concept yeah i said that, i think i should slap myself for saying that

3. Captain_Doug

Posts: 1037; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Funny how every single HTC M# phone has the HTC black bar removed.

33. CoryMeetsWorld

Posts: 170; Member since: Oct 17, 2014

Because the people making the renders are not engineers and not don't that behind that black bar are display drivers and amps for boomsound.

4. mostafawael.1998

Posts: 241; Member since: Oct 01, 2014

These are the M10 concept images right? then why is it called "HTC One M9 concept" on each image then ?

8. canned.acid

Posts: 26; Member since: Feb 02, 2015

Coz at the end of the day they all look the same .. M8,M9,M10 ...

35. smari

Posts: 12; Member since: Mar 29, 2015

where u see this M9 ???

5. kefalin

Posts: 292; Member since: Feb 08, 2015

You know what? HTC will made M10 same as M9,with huge bezels,because it is HTC

36. smari

Posts: 12; Member since: Mar 29, 2015

like samsung or apple without bezels, sick people i see

6. Bondurant

Posts: 784; Member since: Jun 04, 2014

Mated with Samsung S6

7. realjjj

Posts: 375; Member since: Jan 28, 2014

That's rather terrible, it's like a HTC that ate a Blackberry.

9. gaming64 unregistered

What's with the brushed metal, anyway?

10. gersont1000

Posts: 473; Member since: Mar 13, 2012

Looks good except for that brushed metal.

23. ILikeBubbles

Posts: 525; Member since: Jan 17, 2011

i like the brushed..

11. sam_1995

Posts: 3; Member since: Mar 28, 2015

These are the same concept images posted by PA a months earlier before htc m9 was out of articles haa PA?

12. B-power

Posts: 258; Member since: Feb 22, 2014

So it happens again. Every year, people keep dreaming and no black bar on the concepts. Htc keeps dissapointing me. They make good phones except cough m9 cough. Time for a change HTC.

34. Jaslath

Posts: 8; Member since: Feb 17, 2015

Funny how engineering has a tendency to get in the way of dreams, right?

13. progosu

Posts: 36; Member since: Feb 21, 2015

please just stop, I won't expect anything decent from HTC ever again, I don't want to be disappointed third year in a row.

15. carlemillward unregistered

17. ankanbads

Posts: 16; Member since: Feb 25, 2015

to be honest, it doesn't look that good. The Phone Designer's concept was the best, though it doesn't matter. Nest year HTC will again release m8 part 3.

18. toyboyz

Posts: 235; Member since: Jan 22, 2010

HTC needs to quit teasing with these tasty renders that will never happen.

19. carlemillward unregistered

It is not HTC.

20. Simona unregistered

Why the NEVER make nice flat back ?? why MMUST be rounded and thick always ??

21. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

It looks like a mash up between an HTC (obviously) a Motorola (speaker grill and camera ring) and an iPhone (metal sides with breaks every so often and bottom layout)

22. hortizano

Posts: 294; Member since: May 22, 2013

Like HTC is going to ever listen to its costumers... Take the M9 and its prior renders as an example... But you can wait and see, and start the renders of the M11...

30. CoryMeetsWorld

Posts: 170; Member since: Oct 17, 2014

Please. Everything that those of us who are actual customers and what actually care about HTC has listened to. After the M7 people wanted a microSD card slot. Well what happened. It was added in the M8, Customers requested a higher megapixel camera though most of us wanted an 8 or 13 Ultrapixel camrea HTC gave us what we wanted it with a top class 20MP camera. And it is top class as the sensor is practically the same one that was used in the Lumia 930 and praised. People asked for similar bezels but not at the expense of boomsound. The M9 has much similar bezels. Everything that the true customers care about has been addressed. So stop pretending like you are an HTC customer or that they don't listen to their customers. Because you probably have never owned an HTC device in your life. You are such a pathetic loser.

37. hortizano

Posts: 294; Member since: May 22, 2013

I am not minding the advancements in design and functionality that HTC has accomplished, because they are undeniably awesome and breakthrough. My point is that all this renders modify the final product based on astronomical expectations so much, that when they out the final product this kind of pages are filled with disgruntled costumers or at least potential costumers that are, well, disrgruntled... Maybe the problem does not lay on HTC, but on people dreaming too much. And you are right, I do not own an HTC and never had. Not my cup of tea.

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