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“HTC 10” leaked to be company’s next flagship phone

by Jacob Kleinman | March 4, 2016March 4, 2016 10:00 am PDT

HTC is pulling out all the stops for its next big phone, and it looks like that could include an unexpected new name. Multiple leaks claim the new device will be called “HTC 10,” suggesting the company might be ditching its One brand entirely.

Trusted tipster Evan Blass was first with the news, sharing it on Twitter late last night. This morning, another typically reliable source, French tech blogger Steve Hemmerstoffer, confirmed the rumor with a little more evidence.

Of course, it’s possible HTC could still change the name before the device launches this spring, but the evidence is already piling up. The HTC 10 title may seem a bit odd, but it makes sense. This way the company can make a symbolic break with the past while still signifying that this is a sequel to its recent flagship phones.

The HTC 10 is expected to come with a 5.1-inch Quad HD display, a 12-UltraPixel rear camera with OIS and laser auto-focus, a Snapdragon 820 chip, 4GB of RAM and 32GB of expandable storage. Rumor has it the company is planning an event for April 11, where it could reveal the new phone along with a possible Android Wear smartwatch.

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Jacob Kleinman has been working as a journalist online and in print since he arrived at Wesleyan University in 2007. After graduating, he took a...