HTC did not have a profitable 2015, but the company hopes the upcoming M10 will be able to turn its fortunes around. According to Venture Beat, the HTC Perfume (believed to be called M10 at launch) has the best specs HTC has ever packed into a phone—a top-of-the-line Snapdragon chip, tons of RAM, a fingerprint scanner, improved UltraPixel camera, and a screen to rival Samsung.
According to Evan Blass (AKA @evleaks), HTC will stick with AMOLED for the M10 after having a good experience with the AMOLED panel on the A9. It will be 5.1-inches and 1440p, much like the rumored Galaxy S7. Inside will be a Snapdragon 820, 4GB of RAM, and 32GB of storage. Blass says that HTC is also going back to its custom UltraPixel sensor for the rear camera, but it's boosted the resolution to 12MP from 4MP in older phones.
Like the A9 and M9 Plus, HTC will have a fingerprint sensor on the front of the Perfume. It will run Android 6.0.1 with Sense 8, so it will be able to take advantage of the fingerprint integration in Marshmallow. One notable change for the M series, this phone will reportedly drop Boomsound speakers. Many details of the physical design are not final, so Venture Beat's source wasn't able to offer specifics. HTC is expected to have an event to announce the M10 some time this spring.
- Venture Beat