Leaked photos showcase HTC's upcoming hero phone, the 10 (M10?)

Leaked photos showcase HTC's upcoming hero phone, the 10 (M10?)
It rains and pours over at HTC's, for serial leaksters OnLeaks and Evan Blass (also known as @evleaks) engaged in an impromptu Twitter duel, exchanging "not-supposed-to-be-seen" images of the upcoming HTC 10. This is supposed to be the Taiwanese smartphone maker's next hero device, and thanks to those legit-looking leaks, we have a fairly good all-around impression of its design.

This is an HTC smartphone, alright, sporting a chiseled metal body, an arched back, and an overall shape and contour reminiscent of the company's flagship M8 and M9 phones. A single camera is visible on the back, along with a dual-LED flash and what we assume is a laser auto-focus system.

The HTC One 10 is expected to be powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 820 processor with 4 GB of LPDDR4 RAM, so it should be a very fast and capable phone in the same league as the Samsung Galaxy S7 and LG G5. The leaked AnTuTu v6.0.1 screenshot shows the purported HTC 10 smartphones managed 109,336 points, which is in line with performance expectations.

The occasional teaser aside, HTC is keeping the device under wraps for now, but previous rumors claim the smartphone features a 5.2-inch Quad HD (1440 x 2560 pixels) display, a 12 MP UltraPixel rear camera with dual tone LED flash (visible in the images), a fingerprint scanner built inside the home button, and 32 GB of expandable storage space.

Although it could be officially unveiled in March, the HTC 10 might not hit the market before May. Of course, this might not turn out to be true at all, so we're better off waiting for HTC to actually announce the handset. Meanwhile, gawk at the privy photos in the gallery below!

source: OnLeaks , Evan Blass

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1. Xperia14

Posts: 1208; Member since: Sep 01, 2015

Looks good! I really hope that it has IP68 and that they use a Sony sensor this time. I'm also glad to see that they got rid of those annoying on-screen buttons.

14. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Yes the back looks pretty good :) The lack of stereo speakers make me sad though :(

121. cheetah2k

Posts: 2271; Member since: Jan 16, 2011

WTF is wrong with HTC.. Seriously is there a need for an on screen home button when most manufacturers are going away from them... Looks like a Samsung too.. Does HTC expect to sell more phones because it looks like a Galaxy phone? I just don't get it. HTC won't be getting my money


Posts: 1168; Member since: Oct 05, 2015

Alright, this looks way better than what I thought was coming. Seeings as how how it'll look even better once finalized like every phone does against their prototypes, I think this is more beautiful than the S7. I plan on using headphones/BT headset anyways, so no big loss for no BoomSound. Centered USB, type-C, AMOLED, capacitive buttons, and curved back? W00T!


Posts: 1168; Member since: Oct 05, 2015

Wait, apparently OnLeaks just posted that BoomSound is in fact in the HTC 10. I think that's why the earpiece is so big; it, along with the bottom speaker, act as stereo speakers. HTC 10 with BoomSound after all...?

64. Busyboy

Posts: 733; Member since: Jan 07, 2015

The HTC A9 has BoomSound too, and it's in the same position as the M10.

79. maherk

Posts: 6949; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

The boomsound is only triggered once you plug the headphones, it has no effect what so ever on the built in speaker.

110. engineer-1701d unregistered

The same leak was said about the galaxy s7 having a larger earpiece by 40% in order to incorporate a speaker like back in the old days I miss nextel

73. Fardon

Posts: 96; Member since: Nov 24, 2014

It uses the IMX377 or IMX378(This is listed in documents, looks like the IMX377 just with OIS see second page -http://kantatsu.co.jp/product/docs/151124%20lens%20list.pdf) So as long as HTC get processing right, they've showed clear improvement with the A9, it should be ace with OIS, PDAF and Laser Auto focus

2. kkmkk

Posts: 699; Member since: May 06, 2013

htc is seriously joking . right ? because if this there hero phone then they are died for ever it is game over for them

11. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

Phone look pretty good and unique for the back design. freaking Shamesung fanboy need to stop speaking for nothing.

68. aho13

Posts: 97; Member since: Sep 10, 2014

only from the back is this design unique ,from the front looks unacceptable to me exactly as LG G5 , those are the ugliest phones this year ,as far as design goes .

70. aho13

Posts: 97; Member since: Sep 10, 2014

shamesung fanboy ! what has a good or bad HTC design to do with samsung anyways ! he didn't even compare it to S7 .

81. keithtae

Posts: 564; Member since: Mar 25, 2015

Its shamesung, not samsung.:)

80. Hypergy

Posts: 54; Member since: Feb 24, 2016

It's ugly. You don't have to be a fan of anyone to see that. It's absolutely ugly.

89. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

What someone find ugly other can find beautiful. Beauty is a question of point of view.

83. keithtae

Posts: 564; Member since: Mar 25, 2015

The phone design is ugly, the front is iphone+ samsung button, and the chamfered edges at the back is just screaming "scratches!!!!" out loud.

31. Reza.N

Posts: 77; Member since: Sep 06, 2015

Just shut the f**k up kid and close this page.don't write these bulls**ts

69. maherk

Posts: 6949; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

I just don't like those humongous chamfered edges, they look way too off for my taste. And since they got rid of the front firing speakers, I don't see why they didn't improve on the very low screen to body ratio HTC phones has been known for, this was their chance to deliver a compact flagship with tint bezels.

78. true1984

Posts: 869; Member since: May 23, 2012

onleaks said boomsound is in fact there

82. SenorThrottles

Posts: 284; Member since: Dec 23, 2015

He's referring to front facing boom sound speakers.

91. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

Boomsound will be included but its not as good as botom speaker will fire downward and earpiece is the second speaker... So you have a point there... I personaly love those edges :) but thats a question of taste. Body to screen ratio for me is not important in fact i prefere some bigger bezel to protect the screen from side impact :) But yeah could been better but still the most interesting of the new flagship for me this year... if its can adopt a sd card as internal memory ( where LG and samsung failed to let the option there at least manually )

101. maherk

Posts: 6949; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

I am pretty sure it will be available on the m10, because they didn't take it off the A9. I am okay with everything, I can ignore the bezels just like I did with the A9, but I am not liking those huge chamfered edges

74. Dr.SamX

Posts: 244; Member since: Jan 19, 2015

What the hell are you talking about?? This looks awesome!!!

3. carlemillward unregistered

I see they stayed true to the A9 design, but with a lot more chamfered edges.


Posts: 1168; Member since: Oct 05, 2015

A9 and M7 made love and created the HTC 10

66. dil2abu

Posts: 315; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

Still they couldn't come up with a better design then M7..

92. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

M7 was amazing for its time :(

4. newbey123

Posts: 702; Member since: Mar 19, 2012

Looks pretty good, if they offer a 5.5+ version then I will pick one up!

5. Commentator

Posts: 3723; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

That actually doesn't look half-bad. HTC finally figured out how to center the USB port. Not sure if I like the chamfered edges on the back though. Weird how HTC pretty much initiated the stereo-speaker craze (to the point where Boomsound was really their defining feature) but then suddenly pulled back...

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