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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28 Comments

1. eman99

Posts: 409; Member since: Aug 03, 2010

Hold out for htc nexus

8. Johnnokia

Posts: 1158; Member since: May 27, 2012

Google might make it this year. However, no surprise here. HTC MUST mess up with something every time!

10. engineer-1701d unregistered

i think this could be htc last if not next to last year. they just keep messing up now boom sound and late

9. Punchy506

Posts: 129; Member since: Jan 10, 2016

Because the nexus 9 was so great, right?

26. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3934; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

The nexus 9 is awesome.

15. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

if you buy this phone, its too late

2. danny_a2005

Posts: 339; Member since: Oct 06, 2011

I hhope this is not true, I really want this phone, please bring boomsound speakers back :(((

3. martinjhm271

Posts: 45; Member since: Aug 16, 2015

i can't wait.

4. Unordinary unregistered

I think the back of this render is beautiful blast from the past. Like an M7 and an OG iPhone had a baby.

14. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Couldn't agree with you more.

5. martinjhm271

Posts: 45; Member since: Aug 16, 2015

7. Supraman21

Posts: 467; Member since: Jun 09, 2010

s**t. And the US gets the Snapdragon :/

21. johanbiff

Posts: 415; Member since: Mar 31, 2015

Must be fake, that Multicore is just too much(don`t get me wrong, if it`s true im a happy camper since im not in the US)

25. Avishek

Posts: 46; Member since: Sep 25, 2014

The multi-core is a fake one. Somebody must have messed up with the 6. I think it might be 6266.

6. GreekGeek

Posts: 1276; Member since: Mar 22, 2014

Too little too late....You don't want to release a phone after an S7 / LG G5 frenzy not unless you price it fairly...like below $350

18. TerryTerius unregistered

If I remember correctly, Samsung and LG only make something like $20-30 per smart phone they sell. And even then, there's a reason Samsung and Apple are basically the only two smartphone manufacturers on earth making any real money. People need to realize that these rock bottom price smart phones are coming from manufacturers either losing money on every device, breaking even, or making such miniscule profits that it is not even worth mentioning. What you see as a fair price for consumers, indeed comes at a cost. The cost of materials is only a small slice of it. There's labor, intellectual capital, shipping, marketing, production, and so on. The only way to sell at these low prices and make any money is to basically use slave labor, cut wages, or have phones made of much cheaper materials. That's how the fashion industry for example has made a killing lately with such cheap clothes. They are basically outsourcing their manufacturing to places with appalling work environments and pennies in wages. What we need aren't cheaper phones, we need better paying jobs.

11. Derekjeter

Posts: 1438; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

Oh HTC when will you be back to creating great things like the HTC EVO, The Incredible. Please stop with this M7,M8,M9,M10 bull spit. Android race is down to Samsung and LG.

19. TerryTerius unregistered

Isn't Huawei selling significantly more phones than LG now? They just haven't been selling them in Europe or America as much, but if I remember correctly that is something they planned on changing this year.

12. BLSEOTB

Posts: 334; Member since: Mar 24, 2015

Dead on arrival. Everyone will have a G5 or S7 during that time and wont bother with a htc phone unless it brings boomsound.

13. Clars123

Posts: 1071; Member since: Mar 16, 2015

They better have some mind-blowing design or super distinguishing feature the Galaxy S7, S7 edge and G5 sales will be in full swing by then..they need a miracle if they're to divert attention from them

16. 1ofdakoolkidz

Posts: 23; Member since: Jul 30, 2012

Maybe a year too late...!

17. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1789; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

Lg loyalists who don't like the G5 and are hell bent on disliking samsung may wait and gravitate to HTC... But that still may not be enough

20. sagemda

Posts: 34; Member since: Dec 20, 2012

HTC : Dead and gone - T.I. feat Justin Timberlake.... best fitting song for htc

22. johanbiff

Posts: 415; Member since: Mar 31, 2015

HTC can`t compete with LG or Samsung on the same level, I think it`s wise to let the dust settle a bit before releasing the phone, but it could also backfire.. I usally wait 2-3 months after the S-series is released just to see what else will come, im guessing im not the only one to do so.

23. QuadFace

Posts: 179; Member since: Aug 19, 2013

HTC should make two versions of the phone, one with boom sound and one without, I think it will make sense.

24. GMS85

Posts: 216; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

My HTC M8 is still kicking and working pretty fine!

27. Coconut00

Posts: 485; Member since: Jan 13, 2015

May isn't too late. It worked for the LG G3. I think HTC will benefit from this move since at MWC they will be overshadowed by the G5 and especially the S7.

28. ben.r

Posts: 53; Member since: May 29, 2015

I absolutely loved the M7, but haven't seen much in the subsequent releases. It's quite depressing to see what HTC has done since. Still, I really hope it doesn't suck. If it releases without the customary glaring oversights, I'll probably buy it.

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