HTC is expected to officially unveil its new flagship smartphone tomorrow, Tuesday, April 12th.
The Taiwanese device maker which once dominated the smartphone sales chart but has since fallen from glory has been hyping the device on social over the last one month using the hashtag #powerof10. Through its social media campaigns, we’ve gotten to know a little bit more of what to expect come tomorrow. Like, for instance, that HTC is not giving up on its much-maligned cameras just yet as it hopes that a better shooter on the new device may help bring back the good old days.
Another feature loved by users and critics alike, BoomSound has been rumoured to be missing has moved to dispel such rumours by teasing the feature. According to the most recent leaks, the feature may not exist in the way we have known it for the last three years: two directly front-facing speakers, one at the top and another at the bottom. As per the embedded video below, the device drops the old arrangement for a new minimalist one inspired by the Apple iPhone-esque HTC A9 launched last year. The change in design will see a physical home button take the place of the position of one of the BoomSound speakers while the upper speaker may likely be embedded in the earpiece.
With the new device, HTC will be dropping the One M- branding its flagship devices have been marketed as over the last three years. It will, instead, opt for a more simple name, HTC 10.
Expected specifications of the HTC 10 include a 5.2-inch QHD display, a Snapdragon 820 processor, 4 GB RAM, 12-megapixel ultra pixel rear camera with OIS and laser autofocus and a 5-megapixel selfie camera with OIS, a 3,000mAh battery and a USB Type-C port. Android 6.0 Marshmallow will obviously be on board. HTC is expected to add a couple of “value add-ons” to the device’s software through its custom skin, Sense UI.
As per the video above, the device will come in at least three colour options.