HTC One M10 to bring Quad HD display, laser focus 12MP camera

The One M10 could be the HTC smartphone you've been waiting for. Photo: HTC

The One M10 could be the HTC smartphone you’ve been waiting for. Photo: HTC

HTC’s next-generation One M10 will finally deliver the upgrades fans have been calling for, according to the latest reports. That includes a super-sharp Quad HD display, a fingerprint scanner, and an UltraPixel camera that doesn’t suck.

“HTC is preparing its most advanced smartphone ever,” reports VentureBeat. It’s part of the Taiwanese company’s plan to recapture the market share it has been shedding in recent years amid increasingly strong competition from rivals like Apple, Samsung, LG, and more.

“Powered by Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow and skinned with HTC’s Sense 8.0 UI, the 5.1-inch Perfume was tipped as the company’s first global release to offer a 1440 x 2560 QHD [AMOLED] display,” the report adds.

This will be a big improvement over the 1080p LCD screens HTC is currently shipping in its latest flagships. The competition has been shipping Quad HD displays for several years now, and HTC fans have been missing out — but not for long.

The wait for a fingerprint scanner will also be over, VentureBeat claims, with the One M10 set to be “HTC’s first widely distributed flagship device to offer a fingerprint scanner, embedded in a Samsung Galaxy-like home button.”

The One M10 is also expected to have Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 820 processor, 4GB of RAM, 32GB of storage as standard, and a much-improved 12-megapixel rear-facing UltraPixel camera with laser-assisted autofocus.

It’s thought HTC will announce the One M10 after Mobile World Congress next month at a dedicated press event.