The soon to come HTC One M10 is shaping up to be quite the beast. I, for one, hope this is the flagship that us HTC fans have been waiting for.
As the launch approaches, we’ve been getting little tidbits of information. But the M10’s specs have been kept quiet. Until now, that is. Courtesy of Evan Blass (via VentureBeat), we’ve gotten our first peak into the what the M10 (codenamed “Perfume”) will deliver, and it’s sounding really good.
Firstly, HTC will finally join the rest of the flagship crowd with a QHD (2560×1440 pixel) display. It is said to continue the AMOLED panel trend revitalized with the One A9. And the screen size will be slightly bumped to 5.1″ (from 5″ on the One M9). No word if there will be a larger variant (I sure hope so).
I know a lot of us are wondering what the M10 will look like. There was no word in this report about the appearance, but it’s safe to assume that it will look a lot like the A9. Evan Blass previously said in a tweet, “If you like the A9, you’ll love the M10.”
The chipset was reported as the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 (Adreno 530 graphics) and 4GB of RAM. This is pretty much expected, but what wasn’t is the return of the UltraPixel camera. Yes, it is said to make a full force comeback, tripling the capture resolution of the original to 12 UltraPixels.
The advantage of UltraPixels is larger sized pixels, to capture way more light than the traditional megapixel. It helps tremendously with those tricky low-light situations. It’s low-light performance was proven on the One M7 and M8, but the original’s low 4 UltraPixel resolution didn’t jive with many folks. Things should get interesting now that we’ll have a more competitive 12 UltraPixel sensor.
Additionally, the camera’s focusing will be assisted by a laser auto-focus. Both the front and rear cameras will generously pack optical image stabilization (OIS).
The One A9 got rid of HTC’s signature BoomSound speakers (dual front-facing stereo speakers, used in HTC flagships since the One M7). Unfortunately, this report says that HTC is dropping it from the M10 as well. We can speculate that the speakers added too much bezel; it’s a common complaint that HTC phones are tall for their display size.
As far as timing, the M10 is said to miss a Mobile World Congress unveiling. That’s all we know. No pricing or estimated launch date. Does the One M10 so far sound like a winner to you? All we know is that the company really could use a big hitter right now.