HTC’s next flagship phone, possibly called the One M10, is still at least a few months away, but speculation is already starting to heat up. A new report claims to reveal several important details, including the company’s possible launch plans and some of its hardware.
I'm expecting 2 versions of the device: Qualcomm 820 (for EU and US markets) and MTK based (Mainly for China and South-East Asia)…
— LlabTooFeR (@LlabTooFeR) January 21, 2016
According to LlabTooFeR, who’s typically pretty reliable when it comes to HTC rumors, the company may actually offer the One M10 in two different variants. The U.S. and Europe will get a Snapdragon 820-powered smartphone, while Asian markets could end up with a MediaTek chip instead. Both models will run Android 6.0.1 along with a new Sense 8.0 UI from HTC.
The leak, which refers to HTC’s smartphone by its rumored codename “Perfume,” also notes that the device may be announced at a special standalone event. That makes sense, since the One M10 is expected to skip Mobile World Congress next month for a launch in the spring.
The One M10 may also pack a 3000mAh battery and a 23-megapixel rear camera. The company has had issues with its camera in the past, but hopefully it can find a solution for this new device. HTC is also rumored to introduce a new water-resistant design with an IP68 rating.
We may not get an official look at the One M10 until March, but it probably won’t be too long before the first images of HTC’s next phone start to leak. Stay tuned.