Although nobody likes a copycat, you couldn’t help but commend Samsung for once for finding inspiration in one of Apple’s most emblematic product release tactics. Unlike in past years, when we had to wait several weeks or even months to see an unveiled Galaxy flagship actually roll out commercially, the S7 and S7 Edge have very rapidly debuted on global store shelves.
Meanwhile, HTC appears to be inexplicably putting off the announcement of its long overdue One M9 sequel and redesign, but in terms of turnaround time, the Taiwanese company may well set a new record.
It’s not a big secret anymore the HTC 10, aka One M10, will be introduced to the world online on April 12, and just three days later, the 5-incher might already be up for grabs, at least in the OEM’s homeland.
We have nothing of substance to back this rumor, really, even if its point of origin has been right about stuff like this more than once in the past. Still, there’s a 50 – 50 chance the launch date pans out, and either way, this tells us nothing of the phone’s Western availability timing.
The HTC 10 could go on sale stateside by the end of April, or it could still see daylight in May. With a 3,000 mAh battery, that’s for sure, Snapdragon 820 processor and 4GB RAM capable of great things in synthetic benchmarks, “world class” cameras, BoomSound… something, and fingerprint recognition technology disguised as a plain old home button.