The Taiwanese company HTC really knows how to tease those who are anticipating their expected latest creation, the One M10. Even the name remains a mystery as One M10 is even just a nickname and is rumored to actually be called HTC 10. They have been dropping hints about the features of their newest product and techies are staying alert for any updates and the expected release of the smartphone in April.
The latest tweet from HTC includes an image of two camera lenses and reads: “World First, World Class, Front and Back. You’ll see.” This may actually prove the predictions we made that the M10 will have a killer camera. In our previous article where we featured the speculated features of the One M10, we reported that Chialin Chang, Chief Financial Officer of HTC revealed that their newest baby would have a ‘compelling’ camera. If that is true, then the HTC 10 may have a fighting chance against the newly released Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge and the upcoming LG G5. If the One M10 is all it is hyped to be, then it may be received well by the market and give HTC some hope of reclaiming its former glory.
Based on the hints that the Taiwanese maker has been dropping, the HTC 10 will most likely have a dual camera and dual-optic image stabilization sensors. It is also rumored that the device will be able to capture 360-degree videos by using both the front and rear cameras. It is expected to have a megapixel count of 12MP and a 5MP selfie shooter. It will utilize Optical Image Stabilization (OIS), Laser AF (AutoFocus), and Ultrapixel technology for the main shooter. It seems HTC is hoping to win back customers with the specs of the camera of their new device and make up for the criticisms they received for their previous smartphones.
The One M10 is also going to have a fingerprint scanner embedded in the Home button, a USB Type-C connectivity port, a Snapdragon 820 chipset, 4GB of RAM, a 5.15-inch Quad HD screen, and a metallic chassis with chamfered edges.
Another thing that has got some people excited are reports of the HTC 10 supporting the Vive VR headset. The new smartphone will be coming with an ‘Ice View’ feature that lets the user access the phone services of Vive. Users will also be able to still receive phone calls or view alerts even while enjoying the Vive VR headset experience. However, there hasn’t been confirmation from HTC about what kind of services the One M10 will support. Some are saying that the spread of the rumor of their newest smartphone supporting the VR headsets is a marketing strategy of the Taiwanese company in order to acquire more sales. They might be taking a page from Samsung’s marketing book, since it is offering the Gear VR for free if you preorder the Galaxy S7 or S7 Edge.
With or without the Vive VR headset support, many are still excitedly waiting for HTC’s new smartphone. So come April, you can see for yourself if the HTC One M10 was worth the wait.
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