HTC hasn’t had the best few years—so much so that you have to begin wondering how many more years it’s going to be before the mobile division has to fold. But for now, we’re getting a new flagship smartphone in the One line through an announcement on Tuesday.
There have been a handful of rumors and leaks regarding the new HTC One, which looks to be going by the moniker HTC 10. So anticipation of the announcement, here are the five things we think we know so far:
The HTC One has always been a beautiful device. The forthcoming HTC 10 doesn’t make a lot of huge changes to the look of the smartphone, but according to recent leaks, it looks like we’ll be getting a few nips and tucks on the design of it. Most notably, there are new chamfered edges around the body of it that are rather attractive. The HTC 10 is also a bit thinner before and significantly less shiny than the HTC One M9, which was often accused of resembling a kitchen appliance.
From what we can see, the HTC 10 will be offered in four different colors: carbon gray, glacier silver (white face), glacier silver (black face), and topaz gold. Aside from the color variants, there will also probably be few different size options. The standard HTC 10 will probably come with a 5.2-inch display, but we’ll mostly likely be getting at least an HTC 10 Plus with a 5.5-inch display and possibly another sized model as well.
The HTC 10 will run on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow, but also with HTC’s custom skin Sense UI. Some leaked photos dropped, which show off a colorful, simplified interface that isn’t so different than stock Android. We don’t know a lot about what HTC is doing here, but there seems to be an emphasis on customization, which is always a good thing.
HTC has notoriously flopped with its camera for the past few years, especially compared to attempts by Samsung and LG. Some rumors are hinting toward a 23-megapixel rear camera, though other leaks are pointing to a return to the HTC’s proprietary UltraPixel tech which was featured on the HTC One M8 and would be a 12-megapixel shooter. So while it’s unclear at this moment, HTC had better have a serious gameplan in introducing us to the HTC 10’s camera on Tuesday.
In terms of specs, we’re expecting to see the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor, 4GB of RAM, 32GB of storage in the base model, and a 3000 mAh battery. One big thing missing from the leaks thus far are the beloved front-facing speakers that fans love so much.