HTC One M10 reportedly launching in the US in May - too late?
posted by Florin T. / Feb 10, 2016, 9:26 PM
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.
- Display 5.2" 1440 x 2560 pixels
- Camera 12 MP / 5 MP front
- Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 820, Quad-core, 2200 MHz
- Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
- Battery 3000 mAh(27h 3G talk time)
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Hold out for htc nexus
posted on Feb 10, 2016, 9:29 PM 0
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Google might make it this year. However, no surprise here. HTC MUST mess up with something every time!
posted on Feb 10, 2016, 10:05 PM 12
I think the back of this render is beautiful blast from the past. Like an M7 and an OG iPhone had a baby.
posted on Feb 10, 2016, 9:42 PM 3
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exynos 8890's geekbench, 1 month ago :http://a.disquscdn.com/uploads
posted on Feb 10, 2016, 9:55 PM 0
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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
posted on Feb 10, 2016, 9:59 PM 0
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.
posted on Feb 10, 2016, 11:48 PM 2
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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.
posted on Feb 10, 2016, 10:21 PM 0
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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
posted on Feb 10, 2016, 10:42 PM 0
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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.
posted on Feb 11, 2016, 1:25 AM 2
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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.
posted on Feb 11, 2016, 3:05 PM 0
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