HTC One M10 said to come in Snapdragon and MediaTek-powered variants
posted by Mihai A. / Jan 21, 2016, 11:54 PM
In a status update on Twitter earlier today, LlabTooFeR, a source that provided us with reliable HTC-related information in the past, said that he expects to see two variants of the HTC One M10.
The tipster says that the US and European variant of the HTC One M10 will come with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 chipset. This information doesn't strike us as surprising, as the 820 is Qualcomm's latest and greatest and HTC has been using top-of-the-line Snapdragon chips in all of its previous HTC One M flagships. Furthermore, previous rumors also suggested that the Snapdragon 820 will power the One M10.
The interesting bit of the rumor comes as LlabTooFeR also said that the Asian version of the HTC One M10 will come with a MediaTek CPU. While HTC has a history of launching MediaTek-powered smartphones in Asia, the company has previously equipped MediaTek chips on modified devices such as the HTC One M9+ or the One M9e.
If this info turns out to be accurate, then the HTC One M10 will be the first smartphone from the company to launch in two CPU versions. However, this would definitely not be a move we haven't seen before. Samsung, the largest smartphone maker on the planet, has routinely launched two CPU versions of its Galaxy S iterations.
Earlier today, we told you that the HTC One M10 might skip MWC 2016. Allegedly, the company had previously planned to launch its new flagship at the trade show in late February but was forced to delay the One M10 for a March unveiling and an April launch.
At least the Mediatek X20 is a lot more capable than the X10. Here's to hoping they don't release tons of variants and the M10 owners feel cheated.
posted on Jan 22, 2016, 12:10 AM 2
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Let's just hope the mediatek version is cheaper, that would be a good option for those who don't play intensive games on their phones.
posted on Jan 22, 2016, 12:24 AM 1
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Only ppl like you are moron enough to say thats seret6. HTC product are amazing the camera in latest model where not thats good but otherwise they have the best sound quality for speaker and headphone of ALL phone maker. They also have very good build quality and quick update.
posted on Jan 22, 2016, 8:21 AM 0
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I just hope HTC isn't making the new Nexus as rumored. HTC has lost it's magic. If they make it I will be keeping my 6P, that would be the first time Nexus 4 that I don't get a Nexus.
posted on Jan 22, 2016, 12:28 AM 1
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MediaTek? No thank you. Htc never learn. They deserve where they are now.
posted on Jan 22, 2016, 1:56 AM 3
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Exactly, even after launching m9 which is the worst flagship of all time, they still dont learn and dont want to improve
posted on Jan 22, 2016, 3:12 AM 0
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Worst flagship of all time.. with about same battery life as more than half 2015 flagship. Better multi tasking ( no load time even with up to 10 apps switching between them ) than most flagship including samsung. More snappy and fluid UI than most flagship including Samsung. Nearly the best speaker on the market. Nearly the best headphone jack quality on the market. Again nearly the best selfy camera in the market. So you are not happy because its Main camera was a bit subpar? No phone is perfect dude grow up!
posted on Jan 22, 2016, 8:24 AM 0
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I don't get the point why they have 2 variants of their flagship phone. Seriously, SD is more powerful than MT by ten folds, why do they have to release one strong and one weak variant? In contrast to Samsung, SD and Exynos were near identical..
posted on Jan 22, 2016, 3:49 AM 0
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Kind of odd decision but I think it has its own good. MediaTek is like AMD in PCs while Qualcomm is pretty much like Intel. Probably to slash price tag.
posted on Jan 22, 2016, 6:42 AM 0
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NO they'll use Mediatek to earn more per unit. Looking at their history they won't slash the price. HTC clings on to the winning strategy: If we can't sell enough phones, let the ones we sell be severely overpriced.
posted on Jan 22, 2016, 8:11 AM 0
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