With their launches just over a week away, the LG G5 and Samsung Galaxy S7 have really started coming into focus lately, as leaks and rumors continue to condense into what’s becoming a more and more reliable-looking picture of the flagship hardware. And while we have shades of that with the One M10 (aka Perfume), there’s more than a bit of extra uncertainty over in HTC’s camp. Rumors continue to cast doubt on how the phone will be branded, and we’re facing the possibility that it could be months and months before shoppers have the chance to lay hands on the hardware. As we continue to look for answers, we’re turning to some slightly off-the-beaten-path sources, one of which brings us the render you see above – not an official pic, admittedly, but a mockup based on the growing body of One M10 information.
Whipped up by user hamdir over on the XDA forums, the image is based on a combination of “insider information” and measurements gleaned from last week’s publication of a front-on shot of actual hardware.
Sure, it might be making a few assumptions that won’t necessarily pan out (maybe most notably around back), but it’s undeniably a look that takes heavy inspiration from existing HTC hardware, like a combination between last year’s flagship One M9 and the more recent One A9 – which we’ve been expecting to lay the groundwork for the One M10’s look.
Perhaps the best question for the moment isn’t whether or not this mockup is wholly accurate, but if it’s a look you’d want for the phone. Could a One M10 like this tempt you to hold off on that G5 or GS7 purchase and give HTC a chance to make its case?