As already evident from press invites sent out last week, HTC is all set to launch its latest flagship smartphone - the HTC 10 - on April 12th. Oddly, the 'M' branding has been dropped this time around, most probably to refresh the range of products that the company has to offer.
The launch event will be held simultaneously in three cities across the world - New York, Taipei and London. It will also be broadcast all around the world, via HTC.com.
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A lot of rumors, renders, leaks and confirmations have emerged for the past few months now and here is GizBot's final rumor roundup building towards the actual launch of the HTC 10 on April 12.
With the world moving towards this new technology for charging and data syncing, it is but natural for HTC to finally incorporate the USB Type-C port on their upcoming flagship smartphone, the HTC 10. With a reversible connector and fast charging support, the port will help offer better battery performance during regular daily usage.
Debuting with the Le Max Pro recently, Qualcomm's Snapdragon 820 is the processor that might be powering the new HTC 10. A quad-core 64-bit chipset, the Snapdragon 820 succeeds the infamous flagship Snapdragon 810 processor of 2015. Clocked at 1.8 GHz, the processor will be accompanied by the Adreno 530 GPU for improved graphic performance.
HTC has always been known to experiment with the camera sensors on their latest flagships but 2016 is expected to be different. The HTC 10 is expected to sport a 12MP camera sensor, the same camera as on the Galaxy S7. The rear camera module will be backed by a Sony IMX377 sensor, Laser Autofocus Sensor and Optical Image Stabilisation (OIS). Apart from that, the front of HTC 10 is tipped to boast a 5MP UltraPixel camera making use of Samsung S5K4E6 sensor with support for 1080p recording.
As seen in the renders that have leaked, the HTC 10 is looking like a complete overhaul from the previous One M8 and One M9 flsgship devices from HTC. It has a metal unibody and the design is expected to have been borrowed from various OEMs. Some reports revealed that the company is working on a whole new refreshing design coming out of their traditional philosophy.
Shunning the boring White and Black color options, HTC has gone ahead and added two new colors for the HTC 10 launch - Carbon Gray and Topaz Gold. Aiming to reach a wider audience with this new addition, the two colors are glossy and will add a certain luster to the overall look and feel of the device.
As is already known, the HTC 10 will be released to the public on 12th April 2016. According to some reports that are coming in, the phone will start selling off the shelves from April 15th itself, although only in Taiwan initially. Prolific smartphone leaker, @evleaks, recently stated that the US launch is expected to be around the second week of May - a month after the Taiwan launch.