HTC is reportedly doing a rebranding of its flagship series. If reports are true, the company may be considering dropping the “One M” from their flagship brand and calling their next flagship simply the HTC 10. According to a report in Tech Times, two known tipsters in the smartphone industry have tweeted about this change in name.
Evan Blass, who is known for his handle @evleaks, recently tweeted that the company will go with the simple name “HTC 10.” OnLeaks, on the other hand, showed a blurred out photo showing just the phone’s model number, HTC 10. OnLeaks also used the hashtag #HTC10 in the tweet.
While official information about the phone has been scarce, rumors have been flying around, fuelling speculations about what the next flagship will look like and whether it will be better than the HTC One M9. According to the report, the company has started teasing the device, posting a teaser image of the new phone with the hashtag “#Powerof10.” This may be an indication of the direction the company is taking in terms of the name.
Another Tech Times report listed the phone’s rumored specs according to tipster Blass. The device’s display will be a 5.1-inch Quad HD AMOLED screen. Under the hood, it is said to be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 paired with 4 GB of RAM. Internal storage options for the device will be 16 GB, 32 GB and 64 GB. It will come pre-installed with Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow.
In terms of the device’s camera, HTC is said to be equipping the device with a “very, very compelling” camera. According to HTC CFO Chialin Chang, they are making this announcement based on what they have seen in the market so far, referring to the cameras on recently-released flagships.
The other rumor about the device is that it will come with a variant that runs on Windows 10 Mobile, but Blass was not too optimistic about this.