HTC One M9 has been a great disappointment for HTC fans and was extremely criticised by users and industry experts alike. The phone smeared HTC’s good name in the market and did not sell well at all. The phone intended to look great, offer great specs a premium smartphone experience, but it failed miserably. But its successor, the HTC One M10, is coming soon, and it will be exciting to see what improvements and additions the phone will carry to bring back HTC into the market.

As the MWC 2016 is just next month and the M10 will be unveiled at the event, doing a practical comparison of the HTC One M10 vs HTC One M9 is worth the effort. Shall we start?

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One M9

Design, Display, Software

The One M9 gets a 5-inch FullHD Super LCD3 display with Gorilla Glass 3 and a nice 441ppi pixel density. In comparison, the M10 will surely get a 5.5-inch display with 2K resolution at least, and rumors also suggest that it can be a 6-inch 4K screen.

Talking about the design, the One M9 carried over the same design of the One series with some polish and enhancement here and there; it did look beautiful but not different. However, it has been unofficially confirmed that the HTC One M10 is going to get a design similar to the HTC One A9.

As for the software, the One M9 flaunts Android Lollipop and is now getting the Marshmallow update. The HTC One M10 will surely come pre-installed with the latest Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow with HTC’s Sense UI over it.

Processor, Storage, Battery

The HTC One M9 is powered by the Snapdragon 810 with an octa-core processor and Adreno 430 GPU with 3GB of RAM. However, the One M10 will surely be getting the latest Snapdragon 820 quad-core CPU with Adreno 530 GPU, and there’s gonna be at least 3GB of RAM with a high possibility of 4GB RAM.

As for the onboard storage, the One M9 gets 32GB internal memory. So the HTC One M10 will most likely get 64GB of onboard storage at the least. A 2840mAh battery is used to power up the M9, and the M10 is rumored to get a 3000mAh battery.

Camera and Other Bits

One of the highlights of the HTC One M9 was supposed to be its 20MP primary camera and 4MP UltraPixel front camera, but this setup failed to perform well and offers mediocre images despite more megapixels. The HTC One M10 is going to fix this with a rumored 23MP main camera with f/2.0 aperture (at least) and Optical Image Stabilisation along with the ability to capture 4K videos.

The One M10 will pack a fingerprint sensor (probably an ultrasonic one) and might also get an iris scanner. Wireless charging seems less likely, but it’s still a possibility. USB-Type C will be there for sure. The HTC One M10 will be priced around $700 and is most likely going to be unveiled at the MWC 2016 in March. More details are expected to leak out soon, so stay tuned.