Everyone, at least by now, knows that MWC 2016 will not be the place where the HTC One M10 launches. The plan is to host a standalone event in March or April to give the company’s newest products the ability to get as much attention as possible rather than likely being overshadowed by Samsung and LG in Barcelona later this month. Joining the One M10 as a fresh HTC product launching in 2016 will be a smartwatch known internally has Halfbreak. Interestingly, the two devices will not be made available in the United States at the same time.
Evan Blass’s sources tell him that the HTC smartwatch will launch weeks before the One M10.
Small consolation, HTC fans: you’ll be able to pick up the watch before the end of April.
— Evan Blass (@evleaks) February 11, 2016
While the One M10 should be available in the U.S. the week of May 9, the smartwatch is apparently going to be sold before the end of April. Blass, a few weeks ago, said that the HTC smartwatch should “be out” in April as well. So everything appears to be lining up as predicted, but we shouldn’t assume an announcement is coming this month like December’s claim read.
The One M10 is expected to finally put HTC up near the top of the pack in terms of specifications, a spot it has been missing from for almost two years. And that’s exactly where this company needs to be after going through yet another tough quarter. Behind the 5.2-inch Quad HD display is said to be Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 820 processor, 3GB of RAM, and Android 6.0 Marshmallow covered by HTC Sense. Those are the type of things we really want from a flagship right now.