The HTC 10 (One M10) features some kind of new "boom" sound

The HTC 10 (One M10) features some kind of new
Yesterday, HTC confirmed that its next-generation flagship smartphone - initially known as One M10, but probably called just HTC 10 - will be officially announced on April 12. Today, the company has more to share about its new handset: according to a teaser tweet posted minutes ago (see below), the device will come with some kind of new "boom" sound. As you probably know, BoomSound has been among the trademark features of HTC's previous flagship phones - including the One M9, One M8, and One M7. All these handsets delivered superior sound thanks to a combination of dual front-facing speakers, built-in amps, and software optimization.

What HTC is seemingly trying to tell us with the new teaser image is that, while the speakers of the HTC 10 have a smaller footprint, they'll still be just as powerful as the ones that older One M flagships are offering. Of course, we'll have to wait until we actually test the upcoming smartphone to see if that's true.

"Boom" audio aside, the HTC 10 is expected to feature a Quad HD Super LCD 5 screen (measuring 5.1 inches, or 5.2 inches), "world first, world class, front and back" cameras, 4 GB of RAM, a 3000 mAh battery, and Android Marshmallow with Sense 8.0 UI. Like other flagship smartphones of 2016 - including the Samsung Galaxy S7 and the LG G5 - the HTC 10 will likely be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor.

What do you think of the HTC 10 thus far?


source: HTC (Twitter)

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43 Comments

1. NoAllegiance unregistered

I was confused for a split second, thought I saw Audi in the first picture.

31. SYSTEM_LORD

Posts: 1168; Member since: Oct 05, 2015

I was saying this for a while now. They're using the earpiece as a speaker alongside the bottom one. It's not hard to have the sound directed from the bottom speaker split between towards you and perpendicular. This would actually give it a wider stereo aspect. HTC is looking good, here. I just hope a custom ROM comes out that lets me choose my resolution...QHD for photos and movies, HD for everything else!

32. engineer-1701d unregistered

Like I said before if it has boomsound I could deal with it and I'll get that and replace my Galaxy S7 not feeling this S7 as much as I wanted to

36. nithyakr

Posts: 161; Member since: Jun 20, 2014

If the HTC 10 is what it's claim to be (World class Camera, Boom Sound, SD 820, QHD Screen, 4Gig of Ram and 3000 mAH battery, Buttery smooth Sense Skin and of course new design) it's gonna be a very tight race against GS7. I'm an iPhone 6 User and I'm excited for HTC 10. If it does deliver, I'll consider buying the HTC and switch back to Android.

2. Adreno

Posts: 755; Member since: Mar 12, 2016

I hope thew new "boom" sound is real like the one on the M9! Not fake or shenanigan. Just saying.

3. Arschsalat

Posts: 158; Member since: Feb 29, 2016

4. alexp999

Posts: 77; Member since: Mar 16, 2016

So I guess that is confirmation the front facing stereo speakers are gone, it's going to be one front facing (earpiece) and one side/down firing. :(

14. Karlman23

Posts: 10; Member since: Mar 08, 2016

Don't worry!! I'm sure it will sound even better that the m7, m8, m9. When it comes to sound HTC knows what they're doing. It will probably be louder and more surround. You'll hear.

20. TerryTerius unregistered

I kind of doubt that. There isn't a whole lot of getting away from the fact that the sound is no longer being directed at you. It may be louder and clearer with superior bass... But it's no longer front facing, which was kind of the point. I loved the M8 when I had it, specifically for that reason. Maybe they figured out a way to steer the audio towards you, but it seems like it would've just been easier to have front facing speakers.

33. Jimrod

Posts: 1605; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

If they wanted to be flash they could have the high frequencies directed out from the front and the lower ones from the bottom, would work fine and probably be clearer than having full-range drivers doing everything.

48. robertkoa

Posts: 88; Member since: Apr 27, 2014

Terry- not always true. I have the exynos International Unlocked Alpha 850M Galaxy Alpha. It surprised me because much louder , fuller and clearer than the AT&T Alpha..I hear Reverb tails etc.and the volume is equal to HTC One 8 Mini.( not the large HTC One M8). With two of these speakers top and bottom firing ...they could move as much air as One M8..

5. Xperia14

Posts: 1208; Member since: Sep 01, 2015

Please have IP68!

6. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

Hmm. I guess the earpiece will also be a speaker too.

9. ZeneticX

Posts: 63; Member since: Feb 27, 2014

as expected... since the earpiece on those leaked pictures look pretty big, suitable as a front facing speaker

10. vishalaestro

Posts: 81; Member since: Dec 08, 2013

HTC can only win with better battery life and camera than it's competitors

22. w1000i

Posts: 247; Member since: Jul 22, 2015

That is the new stranded in mobile world

11. ErronBlack

Posts: 5; Member since: Mar 23, 2016

HTC seems to think all consumers are Tech Experts. They don't seem to get what people love about smartphones anymore. Hopefully this one will gain them some lost cred

12. MichiGo

Posts: 173; Member since: Sep 09, 2014

Last chance HTC. Solid Specs, Solid processor (SD 820) and no SD 615 BS, for the love of all thats holy reduce the bezels and remove that bloody HTC black bar on the front, Decent price please. If HTC tries to post up with the Galaxy S7, LG G5 price range it will be buried. 3000+ mAh battery with a good battery life is a must, MicroSD a must, QHD for sure and for the love of God a decent camera...

13. Balance93

Posts: 1; Member since: Mar 23, 2016

Its CONFIRMED AT LAST. look everyone, i have been following all of Htc rumors regarding the 10. At first, people complained first about ''No BoomSoumd". Most comments were "No BoomSound, No Htc for me". Then, they complained about the rendered designs and camera. Htc announces a great camera, photos leaks showing a good looking handset, and finally they announce boom sound. Its like they are giving every one whatever they want. But people would still complain. Cant wait to see the next "No X, no htc for me"

18. sumpil

Posts: 91; Member since: Feb 02, 2016

Someone has already started above, they want IP68 certification

26. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

I also want a lightsaber but in life you cant get everything.

45. perfectnine

Posts: 201; Member since: Mar 11, 2016

and if everything is included, they would want the phone to be thin ahahah

37. belovedson

Posts: 1061; Member since: Nov 30, 2010

How the heck do you k of it has good build a good camera etc

15. Coconut00

Posts: 485; Member since: Jan 13, 2015

Evleaks tweeted about this a while ago. HTC will say it has boomsound because boomsound is a marketing term, it doesn't mean anything. It won't have front facing stereo speakers and I doubt the single bottom facing speaker is as good as the front facing ones on the M9.

19. sumpil

Posts: 91; Member since: Feb 02, 2016

The teaser clearly shows 2 speakers, the long ear-piece(Speaker) and the bottom speaker.

24. Leboragio

Posts: 5; Member since: Oct 21, 2015

yes i see in comments no one mention the other long speaker everyone is complaining for the bottom one, and no one yet have heard how it plays music !

16. Karlman23

Posts: 10; Member since: Mar 08, 2016

Seriously, people need to relax and wait to see the #10 before they criticize it.

17. poptart

Posts: 49; Member since: Nov 28, 2014

I highly doubt their audio will sound better then the XPlay series from Vivo. Especially this new XPlay 5.

27. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

The M9 sound better than the Xplay. The M9 sound better than the M8 and M8 better than M7 so logicaly the 10 will sound better than the 9. But hey doubt all you want.

29. poptart

Posts: 49; Member since: Nov 28, 2014

I had to give up on the m9 and get me a XPlay 3s for that same reason. The 3s sound was above and beyond what HTC was offering. Spent $650 on a htc phone I gave away to my son looking for that perfect sound phone arena and every US based site were gushing about. Never again will I let myself be let on by phone sites that truly know nothing other than what's sold here in the US.

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