OMG!!! I've waited for HTC to get their act together and hoped they would finally move their front phone styling to all glass design like the Moto/Nexus 6 did. There was a render which in my opinion would make HTC's phone the most coveted of all time.
They had it nailed on the rear (super hot and sexy) of the phone if anything they should have followed steps to remove the lines for the antenna in M9 but this attached render would have made the phone a global smash end of story..
If this design shows up on any smartphone this year in flagship class I'll buy it no questions asked... Especially this year with so many 4-6Gb RAM and fast camera/processors how could they lose?
The removal of Boom Sound is going to put a nail in their coffin. My GOD WHAT WERE YOUR DESIGN PEOPLE THINKNG!!!!
We don't need another Samsung or F*ng iPhone. I'm so Android for the reason of choice in styling so why does HTC have to join their ranks when the design I've attached with a really great set of loud stereo speakers and super sexy front end could smash world sales records.
Samsungs are butt ugly even with metal phones and great features... but HTC has the best back facing design I've ever seen on a smartphone and to go messing with that (WHY???) according to these new renders this is a HUGH mistake.
No stereo speakers on M10 is going to kill them and that dam ugly two tone front was keeping me away from models M9 on down not to mention the lack of the big brother 5.5-5.8" cause I like the larger phones.
I'd deal with any lack of feature equal for looks of the phone any day..
Now I'd love to have all there is the instant zoom, OID, stellar sound etc these days but HTC is following Samsung whose falling more on their face every year because they don't listen to their customers on design period end of story.
The latest S7 is not a success and really won't be.. Following a company that only gets their loyal fan base from last years successes is slowly starting to fade into the sunset.
If they are failing then why is HTC following them maybe that is the real reason HTC is suffering so badly they don't listen to their customers.
We as customers are not supposed to do business with you just because your HTC it's because you're giving us what we all want. No one was even as close to knocking it out of the park as HTC WAS as you can tell I'm washing my hands on them because they don't know the first thing about leading via servitude they are following what they think are leaders and losing not only their customers but mostly their identity.
As of today nothing makes them unique and worthy of my wallet.. Shame on the people who advised HTC execs to move in this direction you just cost them more loss and probably the company and that goes even with their 3 year Google Nexus deal.
Unless the people at Google force HTC's hand on the design I've shared and the Nexus is to bring these mentioned things back to the table they are doomed and should pack it all up now and get out of the game while they still have money to do something else.
Failure to see that commercial / cosmetic and functional appeal are important in the USA is where the smartphone OEM's all go wrong. Apple is boring they have not changed the design of their super ugly iPhones in a decade. I can say if Apple had of made more chassis options or even one that looked like what I posted I would have jumped ship and started rocking an Apple but they are butt ugly and never did like them or be seen dead with one.
Class, style and cosmetics are important, but so are stereo speakers and a phone better be a dam good phone first before it tries to be anything else, and deliver loud speakers, noise canceling features with rock solid no lag dialing experience. If you can't make a dam good phone then why throw a pile of other lack luster features in and think you can be king of anything in the telecom world. Make a great phone first, then camera and then sound system.. You have two of the three now..
Focus on these things and deliver quality and be the best and everyone will always have to return to you because you're the only one who is THE BEST and given that it would not hurt to follow Moto on unbreakable screens with alloy metal frames the Nexus 6 rocks. Follow that instead of the coat tails of Apple and Samsung or the likes of others and BE YOURSELF.. My GOD how many people have to learn the hard way..
Bad bad move HTC, how dare you not listen to your customers you'll get what you deserve.. Sorry but this is a serious deal for many people getting rid of that stereo design EPIC FAIL OF ALL TIME..
Get it together, come on HTC we in America love a good comeback story..
To all who may read this if you agree with what I've said and don't have the guts to say it like I did then share this all over the social stratosphere and hope and pray someone from HTC reads it before it's too late for us all..
See this image I spoke of now this is how to do it..
A solid phone is expected....hopefully WITH the front-facing speakers. I usually the phone (the main thing that one is buying) with speakers rather than jamming it in my ear, which works fine on the M7 that I have. Due for a replacement. Keeping the speakers would close the deal. No front-facing speakers means still looking....
Please don't remove your boom sound speaker...it's great.I love htc and I miss using htc one m9.
So far HTC's customer service/tech support in asia (where I live) has been very responsive and quick to react. So no complaints there.
I do hope there's gonna be the front facing stereo speakers again. Loved that in my M7 and M8. Didnt get the M9 because of the way it looked and i switched to Sony's Xperia Z series which has a more buggy UI than HTC's Sense. I think so far HTC does have one of the most stable and fluid UI (aside from stock android)
The HTC's i've used have always been reliable and durable. Dropped many times but only cosmetic damage to the body and never the screen for some reason.
Will get the M10 if it does look good and the pricing isn't ridiculously expensive.
Barsylyk, 25 Feb 2016If you hate HTC so much why wasting your precious time and coming here and bother your fingers... moreLol, I used a few seconds to type that comment. I'm just tired of hearing about HTC. If the M10 is doa, then maybe I can't stop hearing about their crappy phones.
H.elp T.his C.ompany, 25 Feb 2016Good to see some people have a brain.If you hate HTC so much why wasting your precious time and coming here and bother your fingers to type a comment? You are getting paid from competitors or what
Robin Waren, 25 Feb 2016Samsung has the worst company in Android ecosystem. Never ever buy a Shitsung phone again in m... moreI never ever could reach 6 hours of SOT on my M8. Only pathetic 5 hours with such a small screen while my 6" Nexus 6 max is currently 6 hours... And I thought it had worse battery than the M8 did, but fortunately seems like the straight opposite in real life usage.
Robin Waren, 25 Feb 2016Samsung has the worst company in Android ecosystem. Never ever buy a Shitsung phone again in m... moreYou can disable flipbord, and the camera opens in under a second when you double click the home button. The battery tests on here, Phone Arena, Anandtech disprove your claims about battery life.
xeroxxxxxxxxx, 25 Feb 2016Sry but they removed it .No it's not gone. It never left. HTC never officially said anything about the M10 at all. These rumors about no front speakers are pure speculation. Not facts. The A series dis not include front Wales on the A9 or the A17, why would you assume the M series would drop them based on what they did with the mew A series? Let's not assume, you know what is said about assuming.... right?
ABADDON, 25 Feb 2016is anybody really anger to have any smartphone from this pathetic struggling company? I don't ... moreDear child, What exactly are you doing here? I can see you are mocking every htc fan. Its ok. Say whatever you want son, but stay in school.
There's another leak on the HTC One M10 which shows the back side of the phone. It also has chamfered edges just like the one released from HTC. If you look at the picture closely, it has the power button on the side which possibly means that the Boomsound speakers will be returning!
they should polish the A9 design with more battery and higher screen to body ratio. Also they should stick with their super LCD3 which was more proven at their hand rather than amoled. Nothing else is required.
Samsung has the worst company in Android ecosystem. Never ever buy a Shitsung phone again in my life.
My S6 has the worst battery life ever despite being a flagship! The Touchwiz lags when scrolling the homepage to flipboard page. Open camera app require a ridiculous 2 secs.
My father's M8 is much faster than this Samsung crap which provides min 6 hrs SOT.
Now eagerly waiting for HTC M10 which will be the best battery life phone.
Anonymous, 24 Feb 2016HTC and reasonably priced phones... Not happening.Then complain about apple, they have been over priced for a long long time for their specs.
I am so glad I bought the HTC A9 over my partners IPhone. freedom of android and the sexiest feel hardware in store.
[deleted post]Agree. Samsungs touch wiz is absolutely awful and the main deterrent from buying.
Looking very much forward to the M10. as the A9 is extremely beautiful zappy handset.
If HTC want to be considered by the mainstream, they have to listen to what people desire in their phone.
Good screen, Expandable memory, Good size battery, Replaceable battery, up to with the best in camera technology and most importantly is reasonable price.
I think all the above is beyond HTC capability.
I will delay buying LG G5 until we see what they come up with