HTC’s 2016 flagship smartphone has been in the news for a long while. From rumors about a possible MWC unveiling to leaked renders revealing everything there is to see, the HTC 10 can’t launch soon enough. Earlier speculations had pegged the launch date for April 11 but the ever reliable Evan Blass (@evleaks) now claims it would be launched on April 19 instead. Also Read - HTC Desire 20+ launched with 48-megapixel quad rear camera setup
In case it wasn’t obvious, I’d say that Tuesday, April 19th — the date on the screen — is nearly a lock for HTC 10 launch. Also Read - HTC Wildfire E Lite smartphone design leaks onlineAlso Read - HTC Wildfire E Lite listed on Google Play Console
Evan Blass (@evleaks) March 5, 2016
Although there is no official confirmation from HTC yet, a closer look at the screen on leaked press renders reveal Tuesday, April 19, which could likely be the date set by HTC to launch its smartphone.
The leaked press renders and live photos offered a glimpse at the smartphone s design. As usual, HTC is going with the metal unibody design. In terms of looks, the HTC 10 carries the One A9 design with a physical home button on the front that also houses the fingerprint scanner.
At the back, we can see the camera module with dual-tone LED flash and laser-assisted auto-focus module. A closer look at the images shows thick chamfered edges as well. Also, it seems like the HTC 10 will be missing the BoomSound stereo speakers, something that was the highlight of the previous One series flagship smartphones.
HTC 10 specifications and features: As of now, rumors claim that the HTC 10 would sport a 5.2-inch WQHD display. The smartphone will either be powered by Qualcomm s Snapdragon 820 quad-core chipper or an unknown MediaTek SoC, which will be market dependent. With 4GB of RAM, the HTC 10 could likely be offered in 16GB, 32GB and 64GB storage options along with a microSD card slot for further expansion.
Camera has been one department where HTC had been focusing for all these years. While the 4-UltraPixel camera didn t quite cut it for users and critics, HTC seems to be giving another shot with a slightly higher resolution 12-UltraPixel camera sensor. As HTC s CFO Chialin Chang mentioned last month at MWC 2016, the HTC 10 will come with a very very compelling camera experience . Up front, an 8-megapixel selfie camera is expected. Both, the front and rear cameras are also rumored to include optical image stabilization.
With Android 6.0 Marshmallow wrapped under HTC Sense 8 UI, connectivity options such USB Type-C, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, 4G LTE, Bluetooth and GPS are likely to be in tow.