HTC One M10 image leak shows a logo-free front

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After the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge leaked out one week ago, it’s time for another upcoming Android flagship to show its face.

An image that appears to show the HTC One M10 has made its way online. Shared by Evan Blass, the photo shows a device with a fingerprint reader, camera, and notification LED on its face, as well as power/lock and volume buttons on its side. Notably, the HTC-branded strip found on the front of the One M7, M8, and M9 is missing from the M10.

Another notable change between this alleged One M10 and past HTC flagships is a lack of BoomSound speaker grilles. It’s rumored that the One M10 will not have the front-facing speakers that HTC has touted with its past flagship smartphones.

Overall, this One M10 looks more like HTC’s One A9 than past One M flagship phones. The front of this One M10 does look a bit cleaner than past One M phones thanks to the removal of the HTC strip on the front, which is sure to please quite a few people. However, there will probably be just as many folks that are upset over this device’s lack front-facing BoomSound speakers.

The rumor mill has suggested that the One M10’s spec list will include a 5.1-inch 2560×1440 display, Snapdragon 820 processor, 4GB of RAM, 32GB of storage, a microSD slot, and Android 6.0.1. There are some notable upgrades from the One M9 in that list, including a higher-res display and added RAM. One other feature that’s rumored to be coming with the One M10 is a 12-UltraPixel rear camera, which is a switch from the One M9’s more traditional 20-megapixel camera. If the rumor holds true, it’ll be interesting to see how HTC’s UltraPixel tech performs.

The HTC One M10 is expected to be announced at a dedicated event after MWC 2016. And while there’s no solid info about a T-Mobile version yet, T-Mo has offered the One M7, M8, and M9, so there’s a good chance that it’ll carry the One M10 as well.

Sources: @evleaks, VentureBeat

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  • Dang. Boomsound was really the last thing that kept me going with HTC. If it’s gone on the M10, then I guess I’ll be going Nexus this round.

    • Andrew Singleton

      so… HTC :)

    • patt

      so you don’t use headphones?

      • Not usually.

        • patt

          So when you are on a bus or plane or whatever you play your music out loud?

        • I tend to use my phone at home for watching videos and listening to music much more often than I do out in public. Of course I use headphones in public, but when I’m home, I’d much rather not.

        • MattPortland

          Soundbar, mate.

  • sosarozay300

    wow another iphone look like from HTC, nice one HITLER TECH COMPANY

    • Stigasawuswrecks

      You mean the iPhone copy that Apple copies in the first place?

    • MattPortland

      WTF does Hitler have to do with a cell phone manufacturer?

    • OZ
      • sosarozay300

        the htc m7 has a rounded back with flat sides, the iphone has a flat back with rounded sides, the htc m10 (perfume) has rounded sides just like the iphone, if you made the front of the device all black you would think it was a iphone 6 shell

        • OZ

          HTC has been delivering rounded cornered phones for the entire One family. So the iPhone takes it and makes the back flat, and it’s not a copy. I get it.

      • MattPortland

        They all copy each other. Does this battle really need to be drawn out again?

        • OZ

          Fair enough. That’s the point i wanted to get to.

        • MattPortland

          Well, I really meant that for sosarozay. It’s just a topic that has been beaten like a dead horse. Borrowing, copying, stealing designs is probably as old as manufacturing itself.

    • Frankwhitess

      What is a Hitler tech company??

      • MattPortland

        He’s referring to HTC (High Tech Computer), I have no idea why he’s “Hitlerizing” it.

  • Steve Griffin

    Wonder if they will make a Windows version?

    • OZ

      They should not. That is just a waste of resources for a market share of less than 2%.

      • kgraham182

        How is it a waste resource, they literally would have to make only one model. Then at the final process install Android or Windows, hell leave the bootloader open and Microsoft could do the rest like they did with the Xiaomi Mi 4

        • steveb944

          Waste of software R&D resources and having left over stock of an item very few purchase.

        • itskai

          LOL they have left over stock regardless because nobody apparently is buying their Android versions either. So may as well at least try to change the flavor up.

        • patt

          WP is a waste

        • itskai

          Says someone who likely has never used it.

        • patt

          right because you would know that :D

        • AS118

          Windows Phone works fine, and it’s good, but I agree that it’s a waste because HTC would probably lose money on making it, shipping it, advertising, handling returns and support, et. et. al.

          They would most likely lose money, which is why I wouldn’t be shocked if they didn’t do it. I like Blackberry, and want BB OS to succeed, but am not shocked that they went with Android with the Priv and their upcoming phone, and am also not shocked that they’re doing well because of it.

          Just because other people don’t agree with me or like what I like doesn’t mean that I think they suck or that the product I like is awesome and deserves to succeed. If the company can’t sell enough to justify keeping a product around, well then, regardless of how much I enjoy it, the product is a commercial failure.

        • Fox Gabann

          You sound desperate. That’s not a “Smart” move. Why spend money on something you won’t recoup later?

        • itskai

          And again who is wasting the resource/money? Not HTC….Xiaomi has done the same thing and Microsoft apparently has been working with them.

          Build the hardware and let Microsoft do the rest and you sell the product. Considering WIndows 10 is free for them to use, not much money if any is going to be going to it.

      • Steve Griffin

        Even at 2% that still amounts to thousand’s of phones. With a more user friendly an all out better OS. HTC was the first to make a WP the HD7 which I used for almost 3 years. People are easily influenced by their friends and family on what to use.

        • OZ

          I do not think HTC wants to play niche market share. At least, the size of their company doesn’t justify it.

          BTWm I am former WP user, for several years (since the CE days).

        • itskai

          Except they are essentially a niche player in a Monster OS’ marketshare. Less HTC devices are sold than Lumia…that is sad in itself since it runs Android which is supposedly the best according to its asinine fanboys lmfao

        • AS118

          You’re an asinine fanboy if you call other people that for liking another OS. I don’t mind Windows phones, but that doesn’t mean I hate Android or iOS.

        • Fox Gabann

          You sound desperate. If you put yourself in the body of a business man, that is not a logical move. And besides, Microsoft tried to get the influence (word of mouth) going for years and its landed them right a 2% market share.

        • itskai

          I love how he sounds desperate (To you) for stating that he wants an HTC version. Personally, I find all Non-Lumia windows phone useless so I don’t care if HTC makes one(HA) and I certainly would never spend money on Android as it is crap and IOS because I have no need for it but I do know there are windows fans who do want non-lumia phones and there is nothing wrong and very little risk/loss with HTC flashing Windows 10 on their devices. They already did so with the M8 windows.

      • itskai

        They should considering it costs them nothing or next to nothing as it is simply flashing WIndows 10 on the phone. They did the same thing with the M8 windows for their existing M8 android phones.

        There is nothing wrong with having two different OS for the same model….and it does at least expand their sales to a broader range of customers. Obviously, Android isn’t saving HTC even with Android’s monster marketshare and not saying, WIndows 10 would but considering the only major player in Windows 10 is Microsoft’s Lumia, HTC could have been a viable alternative. Similarly to 2012, when HTC, Samsung and Nokia released their flagship WP. At the time, the ground was set for all 3 and HTC was originally the one leading the pack as the HTC 8x was on all 4 carriers to the Lumia 920s one carrier and then HTC screwed up and Nokia dominanted. Considering Lumias do outsell HTC(even if there is not enough to save Windows itself) that is still about 5-7 million per quarter HTC could add to their numbers.

  • lastxit

    Never really cared about the “boomsound” speakers much as I currently use headphones or a bluetooth speaker. If this device can match the slim profile of the iPhone, and provide similar or better sound quality using earbuds (this has been my biggest gripe around the android handset world), then I’m more than halfway interested. Add water resistance, bio-metrics, 4K display, a decent shooter, a fair price, and I’m 100% on board. Love the iPhone form factor, can’t stand iOS. Really liking what I’m hearing from the HTC camp so far. *edit – forgot about fast charge, sdcard support, dual sim, big battery.

    • MattPortland

      I doubt you’ll see a 4k display on it.

      • AS118

        Even qhd is kind of wasteful, I’d prefer 1080p for longer battery life, plus it’s hard to tell the difference most of the time.

    • steveb944

      It’s Qhd so far, that’s already more than enough.

  • looks really nice

  • Matthew

    Can u please show us the back? It better have that brushed aluminum still…

    • MattPortland

      Or?

      • gmo8492

        Their sales will take a bigger nose dive than the M9 did.

        • MattPortland

          I don’t think it will matter much. It could be an amazing device, I don’t think HTC knows how to market a modern smartphone properly.

      • Matthew

        It’s galaxy s7…

  • Sushimane

    Wonder if it comes with boomsound.

  • BRob

    I’m just worried they won’t be around in two years to support the phone. Seriously considering switching over to Samsung for stability.

    • itskai

      lol at Samsung and Stability in the same sentence.

      • BRob

        Laugh if you will, but nobody is worried about Samsung exiting the phone business within two years! When a company like HTC has zero stock value in this space it’s time to worry.

        • Tell me again how Samsung updates their phones quickly.

        • BRob

          How can I tell you “again” about something I never mentioned? Sounds like you have an issue you need to address in another thread.

        • You imply that Samsung actually supports their phones.

        • BRob

          Your inference is your own. My comment reflects the very real issue about whether HTC will be a company in the phone business in the very near future. If you’ve read the Samsung is also in that boat, I’d love to see that story too.

  • dontsh00tmesanta

    many that thing looks perfect…..but no boomsound kills it.

    • At least the single speaker is front-facing

      • dontsh00tmesanta

        lol….wait what? the ear piece?

        iPerhaps if the single speaker was like the motog and nexus 5x

  • Mike Thaler

    We left HTC when they imitated Apple and no longer had replaceable battery OR memory card slot. The did bring back memory, I believe, with latest model.

    • Deihmos

      You might as well stop using smart phones or settle with an old model.

      • Mark

        Which was Samsung’s last model with removable battery, the S5? I might look at finding one of those in a year if there’s a current OS out there for it.

        • AS118

          You might want to look into recent LG phones, like the G4 or G Stylo. They still have removable batteries and microSD slots. The G5 may as well. We’ll know by the end of this month.

          The curved LG phones have sealed batteries though, due to the difficulty of making the batteries removable with the odd shape.

        • Remember that certain phones are not compatible with T-Mobile’s band 12 LTE. the S5 is one of those devices.

    • SD cards only went away with the M7. They came back with the M8.

  • I’m just a friend of friend

    It pity HTC lost it way. It not hard to make the M series phones great again since they already have the build quality down. Just add finger print screen, make the bezel super small and throw in Sony camera.
    Boomsound speaker where since and having Instagram integrated with that Blinkfeed was dope.
    I wish I can design next M11