Apart from giving Samsung and LG important head starts with an April announcement of its redesigned One M9 sequel, HTC is also seeing buzz reduced by each new visual exposé. And we’ve had plenty of those lately, including two separate batches of press renders in every shade imaginable, as well as several partial real-life sightings.
Now, the HTC 10, formerly known as One M10 or Perfume, crops up in full-frontal and sexy back live pics, which truly leave nothing to the imagination. Of course, we already expected the 5.2-incher or so to sport chamfered edges meant to clearly separate it from One-series flagships, plus a wide and narrow physical home key containing fingerprint recognition technology, and two capacitive navigation buttons.
The screen bezels aren’t exactly super-slim, but they’re slightly thinner than before, courtesy of iconic Boomsound speaker scrapping that may cause quite a bit of anger among HTC’s audiophile customers.
The device’s behind is fairly minimalistic and silky smooth, made of robust metal as always, holding conspicuous antenna lines, a large centered logo, pretty generous main camera, likely equipped with a 12MP sensor and f/1.9 aperture, and a dual-LED, dual-tone flash.
The Sense UI applied on top of Android Marshmallow isn’t very discreet here, featuring large clock and weather widgets, but we strongly believe proprietary software “optimizations” will be kept to a minimum, and you’ll be able to adopt lower-profile homescreen widgets.