HTC had disappointing sales last year after buyer's lukewarm response to One M9 smartphone. But now, the Taiwan-based tech company is set to lure back their customers and attract new ones as they launch the HTC One M10. Forbes described the smartphone as the biggest rival of Samsung Galaxy S6.
Here's the latest update about HTC One M10's release date, specs and features.
International Business Times published that the sales of HTC decreased in the third quarter of year 2015. The company, which once trailed market leaders Samsung and Apple, lost $4.5bn (£97m, $139m) in sales last year. With the upcoming release of HTC One M10, the company aims to lure back their loyal customers and add new ones. We've searched through the internet to know the phone's best assets.
The handset is rumored to have pre-installed Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow operating system (OS) with Sense 8.0 UI right out of the box.
Venture Beat reported that One M10 is being developed under the codename "Perfume." Tech experts said that HTC might be adding some major upgrades to the phone because the company decided to change its name.
The headlines specs of M10 include 1,440 by 2560 pixel display with AMOLED technology and Gorilla Glass 4 protection. The device is also powered with a Snapdragon 820 paired with 4GB of RAM and 32GB of storage which is upgradable via a microSD card slot.Moreover, the phone is slated to have 3000mAh battery life with Qualcomm's Quick Charge 3.0 capability, which can help to power up the device by up to 83% in just 30 minutes.
The biggest improvement to date may turn out to be the M10's camera. In the age of selfies, HTC made sure that their latest flagship would have the best camera in the market. The tech company incorporated ultrapixel (UP) technology in the new device, instead of the traditional megapixel (MP).
Furthermore, M10 is rumored to come with a 12UP rear camera with f/2.0, laser autofocus, optical image stabilization and a dual-LED (dual tone) flash. These camera features is paired with fast, wide aperture, lens too.
"I believe this design could work well for HTC, as physically big pixels combined with a higher resolution will result in a larger overall sensor size - a key factor in determining final image quality," Paul Monckton, Forbes magazine writer, said in his article.
The release date and price of the HTC M10 is still unclear as latest online reports said that it might not make it to the Mobile World Congress 2016, which will happen in Barcelona this month.
Stay tuned with Gospel Herald for more updates.