It’s not exactly a secret that HTC needs to improve their sales numbers. The company has been selling less and less handsets for quite some time now, and from being the world’s third largest smartphone manufacturer, they’re now way down in the pecking order. The company is hoping that the newly-announced HTC 10 will change things around for them. The company’s new flagship was announced quite recently, and the initial reactions seem to be quite positive. The HTC 10 is significantly different than its predecessors, and it does sport a premium design, specs and a much-improved camera, which is something many consumers have been asking for.
That being said, some Nexus-related rumors which surfaced a while back claimed that HTC is in charge of manufacturing Google’s 2016 Nexus handset (one of them at least). Many people assumed that the 2016 Nexus will resemble the HTC 10 if HTC is indeed its manufacturer, and now an HTC Nexus mockup surfaced on Reddit. Now, first and foremost, it is worth mentioning that this is not an actual leak of the upcoming device, but a mockup made by a third-party based on HTC 10’s design. As you can see, the body of the phone is quite similar to the HTC 10’s, there are several changes though. Instead of the capacitive buttons below the display, we now have a front-facing speaker, and far less bezel. The fingerprint scanner has been moved on the back of the device, and is placed right below the rear-facing camera. The 3.5mm headphones jack is still located on the top of the device, and it is centered. The overall shape of the phone is unchanged though, and we have to say that this design looks quite premium, and probably appealing to some of you.
As a reminder, the HTC 10 features a 5.2-inch QHD (2560 x 1440) display, along with 4GB of RAM and 32GB / 64GB of internal storage. The device is fueled by the Snapdragon 820 64-bit quad-core processor, along with the Adreno 530 GPU for graphics. The 12-megapixel OIS main camera, and a 5-megapixel front-facing shooter. The 3,000mAh battery is also a part of the package, and it is not removable. The phone is made out of metal, and Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow comes pre-installed with HTC’s UI on top of it.