Anonymous, 31 Jan 2016Not true. Motorola phones have front facing speakers tooMotorola has dual speaker in front like sony z3,z4,z5 and .... but htc dual speakers is far better and different.also it's clear that htc will maintaining speakers sound , quality and loudness in flagships.(if not it's like that Samsung reduces 3g of ram to 1g for GS7). I'm htc old fan and I'm assured that htc perfume has good speakers with high quality headphone.be sure that htc M10 will carries high end speakers........
Apparently many people are upset...
Front stereo speakers alternative phones.
From HTC camp: Desire 828, One X9, previous flagships (M, E, Butterfly series) and hopefully any future Butterfly will retain them.
Lenovo Vibe X3 and K4 Note (A7010 (X3 Lite))
Moto X Style. (Play has only single speaker)
Sony Xperia Z2 onwards.
I am sure there are more.
If it doesn't have stereo speakers, it's official. HTC is dead.
They were always bragging about their stereo speakers and most loved the M series because of that, at least HTC had the top spot in music among smartphones.
Removing one speaker and not concentrating on music will leave many uninterested.
Only sony will have stereo speakers from now on, nice.
without the front facing stereo speakers I'm going to have to go with the M9 or look at a different device. Huge disappointment as I was looking to upgrade from my m7. I skipped the m9 because of the chip throttling issues but now I either get that or go with some other manufacturer like LG or Sony, or Samsung.
Anonymous, 29 Jan 2016Good job assuminf that just because you don't care about the speaker means nobody else should.... moreAre you cr*zy ? Did your parents drop you on your head ? Or do you have zero comprehension skills ? I never said anything you say that I am saying. Let me make it simple for you :
There is always a better alternative ( unless in very very specific situations that 99.99% people don't encounter) to music blasting from your phone's speakers.
I refuse to accept your award , seeing that it better suits you. Keep it , I am dope like that.
DJP, 29 Jan 2016Beats are now under apple.... Apple wont give licenses to htc. Even HP laptops are no longer e... morehtc sold beats 2years ago and shifted to own boomsound. M8 and M9 were equipped with boomsound audio not beats audio.also boomsound tech is perfect and not lower than beats.
It will be a huge disappointment if HTC brings out the new Phone without the Stereo speakers!
It is a unique feature and the best Sound you can expect frome a smartphone!
Anonymous, 30 Jan 2016LCD problems are malfunctions that MAY happen. However, AMOLED problems are GOING TO happen no... moreOn top of my cute storry comment to you...to bud on what the person below me said about their S2.....how about this. Looking at my Samsung Omnia HD. From May of 2009. Which happens go be the first large scale Amoled phone display if I recalL....as well as being the first phone capable of playing and recording HD. Screen still looks beautiful.
Anonymous, 30 Jan 2016LCD problems are malfunctions that MAY happen. However, AMOLED problems are GOING TO happen no... moreHmmm, here is me looking at my now 5 year old S2 and it's superb screen in search for those so called problems?
Nope don't see any. Come up with something new please.
Anonymous, 30 Jan 2016And lcds get dead pixels, bad back lights, or randomly die. What's your point? LCD problems are malfunctions that MAY happen. However, AMOLED problems are GOING TO happen no matter what. I hope you see the difference between the "may" (it is possible to happen but not necessarily will) and the "going to" (it will happen eventually) phrases.
So the point is: AMOLED has a limited lifespan while LCD has virtually unlimited.
i really think that its time for me to convert back to android and this should be my new phone just hope that the speaker is still htc high quality
Rafe Firmino, 29 Jan 2016I think that stereo speakers is HTC Trojan horse, for geeks perhaps it is a clique, butas for... moreFront facing speakers is what kept me with the m series, if the phone does not have them that opens up my options to a lot of other phones. Also I need At least 64 gig internal storage plus a micro sd slot or no deal. I will be very sad if it doesn't
pretty amazing this will be the best available camera between all 2016 phones the device is going to have an attention from all around the globe HTC IS ALIVE AGAIN
Anonymous, 30 Jan 2016It's not thar big of a deal. Especially for the new gpus. Yes 1080p still uses less. But QHD i... moreWell first it's not 'my' qhd resolution.
Second, I have yet to see any evidence to suggest this years crop of mobile gpu's are able to adequately support graphics at native qhd resolutions ( by that I mean higher than 30fps and none of this rendering at a lower resolution and then upscaling nonsense).
Third, I agree with your point regarding battery size, persoanally I'll be very disappointed if the M10 hits the market with anything less than 3000mAh, and am hoping for a good deal more.
Lex79, 30 Jan 2016Fair enough, yet regardless, in a screen size of 5.1 inches it's completely redundant. All it ... moreIt's not thar big of a deal. Especially for the new gpus. Yes 1080p still uses less. But QHD is not that bad last year let alone this year. Complain about htc not increasing battery size while making larger thicker devices and needing to put more effort intimate efficiency. That's going to tax this worse than your QHD resolution