Although HTC started as an ODM, they quickly blossomed in the early 2000's offering their well-designed products as an OEM. While they gained popularity designing handsets running Windows Mobile, HTC didn't really penetrate the market until they started pursuing Google's Android OS.
It was during this time that HTC would become the poster child for Android, offering a wide range of handsets and even producing the first 'Nexus' device for Google. But the moment was short-lived, as Samsung and others began to encroach on the Taiwanese manufacturer, ultimately overtaking them in sales and popularity. HTC has struggled over the past several years, offering uninspired handsets and flagships that do not perform to their expected levels.
As we set foot into 2016, it's time for another year of new releases from the likes of Samsung, LG and others. In February, Mobile World Congress (MWC) will undoubtedly become the world stage where most companies will announce their upcoming handsets for the year. While we have already seen snippets of information via several leaks, news about HTC's upcoming handset has been scarce. While we do know that it is code-named 'Perfume', none of the really juicy details have been revealed - until today.
VentureBeat's Evan Blass was able to tap a source that had some fairly detailed news about HTC's upcoming flagship being dubbed the 'One M10'. Blass is reporting that the handset will offer a 5.1-inch Quad-HD AMOLED display, a Snapdragon 820 processor with 4GB and will run Android 6.0.1. The handset will also offer a fingerprint scanner that will be embedded into the home button, and an a new 12MP UltraPixel sensor.
Those hoping for a reveal next month will also be a bit disappointed, as it is being tipped that HTC will forego a showing at MWC and instead hold a private event at a later date.