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

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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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posted on 10 Feb 2016, 21:29

1. eman99 (Posts: 393; Member since: 03 Aug 2010)

Hold out for htc nexus

posted on 10 Feb 2016, 22:05 12

8. Johnnokia (Posts: 1144; Member since: 27 May 2012)

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

posted on 10 Feb 2016, 22:15 2

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

posted on 10 Feb 2016, 22:15

9. Punchy506 (Posts: 129; Member since: 10 Jan 2016)

Because the nexus 9 was so great, right?

posted on 11 Feb 2016, 03:04 3

26. Arch_Fiend (Posts: 3371; Member since: 03 Oct 2015)

The nexus 9 is awesome.

posted on 10 Feb 2016, 23:19

15. zeeBomb (Posts: 2304; Member since: 14 Aug 2014)

if you buy this phone, its too late

posted on 10 Feb 2016, 21:30 1

2. danny_a2005 (Posts: 268; Member since: 06 Oct 2011)

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

posted on 10 Feb 2016, 21:41

3. martinjhm271 (Posts: 38; Member since: 16 Aug 2015)

i can't wait.

posted on 10 Feb 2016, 21:42 3

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.

posted on 10 Feb 2016, 22:44

14. NoToFanboys (Posts: 2979; Member since: 03 Oct 2015)

Couldn't agree with you more.

posted on 10 Feb 2016, 21:55

5. martinjhm271 (Posts: 38; Member since: 16 Aug 2015)

exynos 8890's geekbench, 1 month ago :

posted on 10 Feb 2016, 22:03

7. Supraman21 (Posts: 393; Member since: 09 Jun 2010)

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

posted on 11 Feb 2016, 01:18

21. johanbiff (Posts: 414; Member since: 31 Mar 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)

posted on 11 Feb 2016, 02:49

25. Avishek (Posts: 46; Member since: 25 Sep 2014)

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

posted on 10 Feb 2016, 21:59

6. GreekGeek (Posts: 1276; Member since: 22 Mar 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

posted on 10 Feb 2016, 23:48 2

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.

posted on 10 Feb 2016, 22:21

11. Derekjeter (Posts: 1087; Member since: 27 Oct 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.

posted on 10 Feb 2016, 23:54 2

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.

posted on 10 Feb 2016, 22:34 1

12. BLSEOTB (Posts: 334; Member since: 24 Mar 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.

posted on 10 Feb 2016, 22:42

13. Clars123 (Posts: 938; Member since: 16 Mar 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

posted on 10 Feb 2016, 23:22

16. 1ofdakoolkidz (Posts: 23; Member since: 30 Jul 2012)

Maybe a year too late...!

posted on 10 Feb 2016, 23:27 1

17. Mreveryphone (Posts: 1323; Member since: 22 Apr 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

posted on 11 Feb 2016, 01:07

20. sagemda (Posts: 34; Member since: 20 Dec 2012)

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

posted on 11 Feb 2016, 01:25 2

22. johanbiff (Posts: 414; Member since: 31 Mar 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.

posted on 11 Feb 2016, 01:58 1

23. QuadFace (Posts: 158; Member since: 19 Aug 2013)

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

posted on 11 Feb 2016, 02:08 1

24. GMS85 (Posts: 215; Member since: 26 Sep 2012)

My HTC M8 is still kicking and working pretty fine!

posted on 11 Feb 2016, 11:34

27. Coconut00 (Posts: 485; Member since: 13 Jan 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.

posted on 11 Feb 2016, 15:05

28. ben.r (Posts: 53; Member since: 29 May 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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