Leaked HTC One M10 pic appears to confirm a number of recent rumors

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After a quiet couple months, HTC One M10 (aka Perfume) rumors started picking back up a few weeks back, talking about everything from launch plans, to handset design, to the phone’s internal hardware. And while all that added up to giving us a better understanding of the next flagship in HTC’s pipeline, we still hasn’t seen the phone that was to become the manufacturer’s big early-2016 hero device. That’s in stark contrast to the LG G5, which has been leaking like a rusty sieve, and even the Samsung Galaxy S7, which recently found itself the subject of a few convincing enough renders. But now the curtain may finally be rising on the One M10, as a leaked pic attempts to give us our first glimpse at the phone’s actual hardware.

While the above shot only offer a single heads-on look at the phone’s face, what we see does manage to conform with a number of the rumors we’ve heard about the direction HTC’s taking with this model. For instance, the glass-all-over motif is much more reminiscent of the HTC One A9 than the One M9, and we’d previously been told to expect a very A9-like One M10.

That extends to the physical home button here and its presumed integrated fingerprint scanner. While the shape of the button here differs from the One A9’s, its presence was certainly something we’ve been expecting.

Other changes on the phone’s bottom half include the absence of HTC branding, as well as the loss of a secondary speaker, seemingly confirming rumors of HTC dropping the stereo front-firing Boomsound speakers that had long been a mainstay of One M-series flagships.

Does apparent confirmation of all those rumors mean that the rest of what we’ve heard to expect from the One M10 is largely on the money? We’re not sure yet, but it’s looking increasingly likely that this phone will represent a pronounced departure from HTC flagships of years past.

Source: Evan Blass (Twitter)

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