HTC’s almost certainly not going to launch its next flagship smartphone at MWC this year alongside the likes of Samsung and LG, but the handset we’re expecting to debut as the One M10 should still only be a few more weeks away. So while it’s still probably right around the corner, the phone has so far managed to avoid much of the torrent of leaks that have managed to reveal so much of the Galaxy S7 and LG G5 – we’ve heard enough about the phone, sure, but pictures of actual hardware have been remarkably hard to come by. A couple weeks back, we did get just that, though, and today the same source is following things up with a new image, this time of the One M10 in white.
This time, leaker Evan Blass either seems to be coming around to the idea of the phone launching as the One M10, or is resigned to people calling it that anyway, because he’s backing down from his tendency to describe the hardware by its Perfume codename and instead suggesting, “Let’s call it HTC One M10 in white.”
Up top, this is a good match for that last leak, with earpiece, front-facing camera, and a much more visible prox sensor all lining up nicely with what we’ve already seen. There’s no sign of a notification LED, though, but that could just be hiding under the white facade.
Down south, though, things are a different story, and while we’re again looking at a physical home button (presumably packing a fingerprint scanner), the button shape is no longer the squat component we saw before, but instead a much more elongated, almost Samsung-looking component. We’re not quite sure what to make of the change, but it’s clearly different hardware. Could that previous shot be of earlier-stage prototype hardware? We’ll need to see even more of the M10 before we get a better sense of just how the phone will be released.
Source: Evan Blass (Twitter)