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HTC’s One M10 looks like an extension of the One A9 design

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Evan Blass

We've not heard a lot about HTC's 2016 flagship yet, but a new leaked image from Evan Blass gives us what appears to be our first look at the device in white. It shows that HTC is sticking to design aspects it introduced with 2015's One A9, appearing to have dropped the prominent BoomSound stereo speakers on the front and opting for a similar-looking physical home button. The phone's side bezels seem to have been trimmed down a bit, and the company has dropped its wordmark from the bottom of the device.

It's worth noting that this new image shows a different looking home button from a picture that Blass tweeted earlier this month. The earlier picture was not explicitly identified as the new phone (codenamed Perfume but thought to be packaged as the M10 at retail), but was tweeted alongside a link to Blass's report on the M10. In it he notes that "externally, the device’s appearance may still be subject to change."

That same report includes a lot of rumored specs for the device: an integrated fingerprint sensor in the home button (just like the A9), a 1440 x 2560 AMOLED display, 4GB of RAM, and a Snapdragon 820 chipset — which we're also expecting to see in the upcoming LG G5.

The M10 is thought to come with Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow as well as the latest version of HTC's Sense user interface, but the actual launch date is unknown. There's no indication it will appear at Mobile World Congress next week, and rumors have suggested an April launch date at an independent event — perhaps in London.