HTC 10 leaks show off the upcoming flagship from several angles


The HTC 10 is no stranger to the rumor mill, but today several new leaks have surfaced that give us a better picture of the new HTC flagship ahead of its official announcement.

First up, the name. It was previously thought that HTC’s next phone would follow in the footsteps of the One M7, One M8, and One M9 and go by the name “HTC One M10.” That’s not the case, says Evan Blass and @OnLeaks, both of which said today that the the device will be known simply as “HTC 10.”

HTC has been using its “One” branding for a few years now, but if these reports are true, the company is apparently looking to simplify. Unlike Apple and Samsung, whose flagships are commonly referred to as “Galaxys” and “iPhones,” it doesn’t feel like HTC’s “One” name ever caught on in the same way. This could be a reason why HTC would move to a simpler brand for its next phone, leaving just its name and the 10 to indicate that the device is a follow-up to last year’s One M9.

Meanwhile, several new images of the HTC 10 have made their way online. Some photos of the HTC 10 in the flesh show a device with a fingerprint reader and capacitive Back and Recent Apps buttons on the sides of the sensor. The back of the device has a chamfered edge, just like HTC’s teaser image, and there’s also a headphone jack on the top of the phone and a USB Type-C port on the bottom.

Rounding out today’s leaks is a handful of specs that purportedly came from a prototype HTC 10. They include a 5.15-inch 2560×1440 display, Snapdragon 820, 4GB of RAM, and a 12-megapixel camera.

There’s still no word on when HTC might actually announce the HTC 10, but for now, the rumor mill is starting to paint a pretty clear picture of the device. It looks like it could pack many of the specs that people want from an Android flagship in 2016, but we’ll have to wait until it actually launches before making any final judgments about it. The good news is that, considering that HTC’s past One M flagships have launched on T-Mobile, it’s likely that the HTC 10 will hit Magenta’s shelves, too.

Sources: @evleaks (1), (2), @OnLeaks (1), (2)

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  • Adrayven

    Amazing how that band across the back looks tasteful.. Oh.. yeah, it’s not a full circle like on the iPhone.. which looks dorky.

  • karlD

    YES PLEASE! and with those rumored spec’s…its on! you know this phone is going to feel sooo right your hand :)

    • 9to5Slavery

      that didn’t sound right

  • George Salcedo

    Wow, I’m impressed but going to have to sell my M9 to get this device.

    • JLV90

      Good luck finding a buyer no one wanted that phone when it came out what makes now different /s

      • George Salcedo

        I wont sell an HTC phone, I am an idiot for posting that lol

  • Joe

    Another disappointment… The design is fugly IMO, the specs are good but so are the competitions, and there is nothing special going on anymore now that they got rid of the front facing speakers.

    • PC_Tool

      Rumor has it the speaker on the front/top and the speaker on the bottom are both operational when playing music. Not sure how that plays out for “boomsound”, but if it’s the tradeoff they had to make to get rid of the logo in the front, it just might be worth a look.

    • A

      They still have the smoothest skin that only stock android rivals.

  • Bryan Pizzuti

    Single, bottom speaker. Pass.

    • brybry

      what really got me to like the M7 was the stereo speakers.
      They’re now just another run of the mill android device and not a good looking one at that.

    • PC_Tool

      Rumor is that the bottom speaker and the “earpiece” (front/top speaker) are booth “boomsound” speakers…we’ll have to wait and see, I guess.

  • Shadowleo

    Looks like the galaxy s7… I’ve been an HTC m user since the first 7. Looks like I might be getting the g5 this time around.

    • AS118

      I hear you, it basically does look more like an HTC-ified S7.

      • Shadowleo

        Htc/iPhone/s7 had a 3 way baby.

        • AS118

          That’s a pretty good description, actually.

  • riverhorse

    What’s with all these little flagships targeting the 7 Dwarfs?
    I want a Snow White / Donald Trump phone: 6~7 inches.

    • 9to5Slavery

      donald trump has small hands. but the others have no money in their hands.

    • AS118

      To be honest, I feel like everybody should learn from Samsung and Apple and release 2 flagships. 1 big and 1 small. Not everyone has the same size hands and the same tastes and needs.

      • sorandkairi

        ??? You do realize that Apple JUST starting doing that right, like just once. HTC had 2 flagship phones last year…

        Maybe I’m not understanding your comment though.

  • MattPortland

    Why are these crappy ads running on this site?

  • Apple

    Hey Hey Hey nice looking phone but i only use IOS. Great job HTC

    • AS118

      Oh I see what you did there, Mr. “Apple”.

    • Chilehead

      Embrace your choice. I choose to keep an open mind.

    • Jason Crumbley

      So, since you can’t beat Android, when are you joining us?

  • AS118

    Ugh, that’s an “HTC Galaxy” and it apparently has no boomsound. It’s kind of facepalm worth that everything after the M7 seems to have gotten worse and worse. They should just release something that looks more like the M7 already.

    Or do what LG did with the G5, but do it with a boomsound phone.

    • George Salcedo

      The M8 and M9 look almost identical to the M7 so if that’s what u want then buy those devices. The 10 looks very nice actually better then I expected

  • AS118

    Yeah, no more hipster troll carwashes, unfortunately. And my car is dirty…

  • PaulC

    Looks like HTC 10 if you want USB C, Galaxy S7 if you want micro-usb

  • Realest Ever

    Looks like I will be switching to the Gold Nexus 6p , I will get better updates, unrealesed features, smooth android experience like the smooth experience I have come accustomed to ,and a fingerprint sensor on the back like I prefer. No IR Reader on the top, which is why they probably got rid of sense TV anyway. Like they took away HTC Backup, IR reader & HTC Sense, Boomsound Speakers, all features that I valued and made their phone different from the competition. I have been a loyal HTC person since I pre-ordered the G1 back in 08, so it will be sad , but I always told myself if I switched it would be to a Nexus phone so this year its happening gonna sell my HTC One M9 for T-mobile this month

  • Rob

    As someone with a Note 5, it sucks that HTC removed Boomsound… That and the 5.2 inch screen pretty much kill it for me. The only reason to carry an HTC brick was Boomsound… I want to see a 5.5 with SD820, 4GB, front facing speakers, 32gb internal plus SD, 1440p… The 820 is barely an upgrade for me but I have an Exynos with a dead core on the A57 cluster plus I miss real custom ROMs… Going from 5.7 to 5.2 is a sacrifice I won’t be making without Boomsound with those bezels…
    Sucks because I really don’t want to give Samsung my business… I guess I’m just going to waste my JUMP (I’ve been eligible for over a year now because I only used one of my two… M8 -> Note) and keep waiting… But man the USB Type-C is so much more than reversible… They don’t break like the microUSB cords (or even worse, devices) I keep having to replace… And then there’s Sense which I’ve used since WinMo 5.5… I hate TouchWiz……. I’m jonesing for a new phone and I’m not paying 779 for the Edge… Who the hell wants the most important part of their phone to have two more places to break it AND pay more for the chance to do it?! I hate to say it but HTC is dead after this year. As a long time user of HTC……. They’re retarded. Can’t market for crap and now think the A9 design is good for the American market… Fail… I swore off LG after the G2x debacle that forced me to pay full price for an HTC Sensation……. But what I’ve seen of the G5… RIP HTC…

  • Jack

    I’ve always been an HTC since fan since their very first devices I started back then with the HTC Evo 3D then MyTouch and lastly the HTC Amaze but after that I stopped and went with the Galaxy Line and since the galaxy s4 I’ve been a fan of them got the s6 then the s6edge and now I’ve preordered the s7edge and currently waiting on it (damn it Samsung hurry up)

  • Jason Crumbley

    Not into it. I’m sure it will be a great phone, just not for me.

  • Ordeith

    They really should consider releasing a Windows 10 version of this phone. They’d be passing up an excellent marketing synergy if they don’t.

    • JLV90

      Eh Microsoft has pretty much given up on Windows phone for now at least. Even android and iOS get Microsoft apps before Windows does

      • Ordeith

        How did your comment escape from the rock you’re under?