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

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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