HTC has been teasing out its next phone for the past few weeks with a series of tweets highlighting new features such as the cameras and speakers. Now, the latest HTC 10 reveal appears to confirm that the company will swap its usual on-screen buttons for capacitive controls on the new device.
— خليجي اندرويد (@khalijyandroid) March 29, 2016
We weren’t able to trace the new teaser image back to an official HTC account, but it’s almost identical to earlier images released by the company. This time, the focus seems to be on the capacitive buttons located on either side of the phone’s fingerprint reader/home button. The picture also hints at an angled bezel around the front of the HTC 10, similar to the design we’ve already seen on the back of the device.
Capacitive buttons may not seem very important, but it’s actually a pretty big change for HTC. The company has offered on-screen buttons on all its major phones for a few years, leaving the bottom bezel free for a speaker or more recently a fingerprint reader. The HTC 10 may ditch the usual front-facing logo as well, giving the device a cleaner look overall.
The HTC 10 is also rumored to offer premium hardware, including a Quad HD display and a 12-megapixel camera with laser autofocus. The company will officially unveil the device on April 12.