HTC One M10 could come with laser auto-focus and a name change

HTC One M10 could come with laser auto-focus and a name change
HTC One M10 could come with laser auto-focus and a name change
The "Perfume" smartphone may be referring to a second HTC smartphone outside of the One M10.

Rumors on the upcoming HTC One M10 (supposedly codenamed "Perfume") are becoming more frequent as we move closer to MWC 2016. Existing speculations claim that the HTC flagship will sport a 12 MP rear camera with laser auto-focus and new tweets from leaker @LlabTooFeR are adding fuel to the fire.

Accordingly, the HTC phone will use an Exmor R IMX377 sensor for its rear camera with PDAF (Phase Detection Auto-focus). The setup is expected to be very similar to the current rear camera as found on the Huawei Nexus 6P. The base specifications for the IMX377 include a capture resolution of up to 3024 x 4032 pixels (12.3 MP), video recording of up to 4K UHD, a relatively large sensor size of 1.55 microns, and an f/2.0 aperture. The sensor will supposedly provide better low-light performance, though specifications may change once it is implemented onto a device.

In addition to the camera, HTC may also be considering a name change to better distinguish the flagship from its earlier incarnations. As such, "Perfume" may be the codename for a different smartphone altogether.

The Taiwanese manufacturer recently reported less-than-stellar financial results ending Q4 2015 with profits deep in the Red. Nonetheless, HTC CEO Cher Wang remains confident that its 2016 lineup will bring the company back on its feet by the end of the year.


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Ronald Tiefenthäler/ Allen Ngo, 2016-02-13 (Update: 2016-02-13)
Allen Ngo
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After graduating with a B.S. in environmental hydrodynamics from the University of California, I studied reactor physics to become licensed by the U.S. NRC to operate nuclear reactors. There's a striking level of appreciation you gain for everyday consumer electronics after working with modern nuclear reactivity systems astonishingly powered by computers from the 80s. When I'm not managing day-to-day activities and US review articles on Notebookcheck, you can catch me following the eSports scene and the latest gaming news.