HTC One M10 reportedly launching in the US in May - too late?

HTC One M10 reportedly launching in the US in May - too late?
Earlier today, we heard that the HTC One M10 could be officially announced on April 11, possibly under a different name. But when should we expect to see the handset hitting shelves?

Well, Evan Blass (aka the reliable and well-connected @evleaks) has it that HTC's upcoming flagship smartphone should be released in the US in the week starting May 9 - thus about one month after its announcement. If this turns out to be true, we're guessing that May is also the month when the new device will become available in other markets around the world.

According to recent rumors (plus a leaked image), the One M10 will not resemble HTC's previous flagship smartphones (One M9, One M8, and One M7), having a design that's closer to that of the One A9 from late last year. It looks like the M10 offers a generous screen-to-body ratio (at least compared to older One flagships), and comes with a fingerprint scanner that's situated below the display. Speaking of it, the display should be a 5.1-inch, or 5.2-inch Quad HD AMOLED one. Other expected features include a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor, a 12 MP UltraPixel rear camera, 4 GB of RAM, and 32 GB of expandable storage space.

If the One M10 is indeed going to be released in May, by then, customers will already have the freedom to choose between at least a few brand new Android flagship - including the Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 edge, and the LG G5 (all of which will be announced later this month, and could hit shelves starting March). Is HTC making a mistake by launching its 2016 flagship smartphone later than the competition, or is it a good idea for the company to avoid direct clashes? Only time will tell, though it's obvious that the fate of the One M10 depends on just how good the device is, as well as on its price.


source: @evleaks

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