HTC released a teaser announcing the impending launch on January 12 of a device that belongs to its U series. The teaser just contained the words “for U”, with the letter “U” made extra bold. At first we had thought the device was the HTC One X10 but then on closer scrutiny it certainly isn’t. But the HTC One X10 will launch sometime in Q1 2017, according to popular tipster Eva Bass (@evleaks).
Apart from revealing the HTC One X10 will launch in Q1 2017, the tipster also posted a leaked real live render of the smartphone. From the renders, it can be gathered that the HTC One X10 will not come with a physical home button but has virtual buttons which would function as home key, back button and quick app launcher. At the rear, there is a unique straight line antenna band which runs at the top and bottom edges. The rear camera sits centrally while the LED flash is located by the side of the camera. The X10 also has a rear mounted fingerprint sensor located under the rear camera. The power button and volume rocker are located at the right side of the phone.
The HTC One X10 will take over the rein from last year’s 5.5-inch One X9 phablet and it is just slightly different from its predecessor. The device is also expected to feature a 5.5-inch display with FHD resolution (1080 x 1920 pixels). Powering the device will be a MediaTek Helio P10 chipset with octa-core processor and a clock frequency of 2GHz. The graphics will be fired up by a Mali-T860 GPU clocking at 700 MHz. The X10 is also expected to pack 3GB RAM, 32GB ROM onboard as well as a 16.3MP rear camera with OIS and a 7.9MP front camera.
The HTC One X10 is expected to carry a price hovering around 2,000 yuan ($288), cheaper than the X9’s price which started at 2399 Yuan ($345).