HTC 10 live photos surface to show glimpse of One M9 successor

Days ahead of its formal launch, a couple of live photos of the HTC 10 surfaced online. The rumoured smartphone is likely to be the successor to the company’s last year launched One M9.

HTC hasn’t revealed any details about the HTC 10 though some previous rumours reported it as the One M10. But today, squealer OnLeaks claimed that the new smartphone will be simply called the HTC 10. He’s also the man behind the live shots of its “prototype” that emerged through a recent tweet. Furthermore, he leaked some specifications too.

A compact one

If we judge the images, the upcoming HTC flagship would be a compact one compared to the large-sized Samsung Galaxy S7 and LG G5 that both were unveiled at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) last month.

HTC 10 in a compact outfit (Image Source: OnLeaks)

It appears to have a fingerprint sensor on the front along with two capacitive buttons. Also, there is a USB Type-C port on the bottom that might be compatible with fast charging technology.

Specifications

The HTC 10 is rumoured to sport Xiaomi Mi 5-alike 5.15-inch display with Quad HD (2560×1440 pixels) resolution. Further, it is claimed to be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 chipset with Adreno 530 GPU and 4GB of RAM as well as a 12-megapixel primary camera sensor.

A clear picture

Following the leaked live photos, talebearer Evan Blass, who often reveals upcoming announcements using @evleaks account on Twitter, brought an official render of the HTC 10.

HTC 10 could sport premium metal build (Image: Evan Blass)

The render shows the new smartphone in silver color option. Moreover, it sketches the same design that debuted in the leaked shots but in a more clear manner.

Blass isn’t the first one who managed to leak the render of HTC’s offering. It was divulged by an XDA Developers forum member last month.

Powerful hardware

Considering the latest round of rumours by OnLeaks and Blass, the HTC 10 will certainly be a high-end offering for 2016. It wouldn’t have a massive build but powerful hardware to be in the race of latest Android flagships.

Earlier this week, HTC released the first teaser video of the One M9 successor. The video didn’t reveal any details about the smartphone itself. However, it gave out a clear message that it is developing something new “in a good way”.

HTC hasn’t even announced any of its events to publicly unveil the new smartphone. But the new leaks are pushing a thought that this could happen sometime in the coming future.