HTC One M10 release date, specs: enhanced features include Snapdragon 820; tipped to release as early 2016

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After the slower-than-expected performance of HTC’s HTC One M9 flagship last year, the upcoming One M10 is expected to have better features than its predecessor.

According to the Christian Post, consumers and critics are expecting the M10 to feature upgrades in water and dust resistance, camera specifications, battery and display.

Rumors circulating around the media are pointing to HTC actually putting these improvements into practice with its next flagship smartphone.

The Deccan Chronicle, for instance, reported that the M10 will indeed have water and dust-proofing capabilities. In addition, the smartphone will reportedly be powered by Qualcomm’s newest cellphone processor, the Snapdragon 820.

The Snapdragon 820 itself is touted as an improvement over the Snapdragon 810, which suffered overheating issues in the various phone models it was equipped in.

The website HTC One M10+ also pointed out that the M10’s processor will be supported by an impressive 4 GB of RAM. In addition, the website claimed that HTC will make the phone capable of Dual SIM, which comes with support for 4G networks as well as the other 2G and 3G infrastructure.

It will also be powered by the latest Android software, Android M.

As for the battery, the Venture Capital Post (VC Post) said that the M10 will have a 4000 mAh battery. It will also have a 27 megapixel main camera, a 5 megapixel front camera and storage options of 64GB and 128GB.

There are also improvements coming to the display, reports suggested. The Latino Post said that HTC will up the display resolution of the new phone to 1440×2560 pixels, and will employ a Corning Gorilla Glass 4 cover for its 2.5D display.

The Christian Post also added that there could be another phone from HTC, to be unveiled near the end of this year.

HTC One M10+ also reported that the M10 will be equipped with new capabilities like fingerprint scanning, wireless fast charging, Touch ID, Iris Eye technology and improved multitasking features. The website said that the smartphone could be released by March, since the M9 was unveiled March 15, 2015.