This morning the folks at HTC revealed a piece of the puzzle that is the HTC One M10. This device may end up being called the HTC One 10, or One M10, or just One again – we’re not entirely sure at the moment. What is sure is HTC’s aim, that is to drum up as much excitement for the release of the smartphone as possible, well before its release. Of course. They’re going to need it. There’s a real uphill battle waiting for them when they arrive.
Samsung has a Galaxy S7 and a Galaxy S7 Edge. LG just revealed their new LG G5. Both device families have their own VR headsets. Both have top of the line specifications. What’s HTC going to have to do to compete with the lot of them?
Not necessarily beat them on features.
The specs war is over. It has been for a while now.
Evidenced by the relative lack of change between generations in screen size, density, battery size, etcetera in the LG G4 vs G5 and the Samsung Galaxy S6 vs S7.
That battle is kaput.
Now comes the time for revealing unique weapons like plug-and-play batteries and phone grips. LG has both of those things. Or in Samsung’s case: reinforcement of an already strong VR headset proposal.
What’s HTC to do?
NOTE: The official HTC teaser above (modified by SlashGear) relates directly to the leaked backside image we wrote about just this morning. Have at it if you dare.
First – and they appear to be doing this right from the start – HTC need to reinforce the fact that they’ve been designing very fine looking smartphones for many years. The silver border we see in the preview image shared by HTC this morning gives us a glimpse of what’s to come.
Next – they’re going to have to find a way to connect the HTC One M10 and a VR headset. They’ve got the HTC VIVE, but that’s not mobile. In fact it’s the least mobile of the VR headsets headed to market today, with its room-scale VR action needing sensors and so forth.
HTC is going to have to… wait. What’s that?
Team up with Google to release one of several manufacturer-unique VR headsets for the mobile world? Why, of course!
Consider an HTC-made Google Tango VR headset. Consider that right now. Stick around as we see it (maybe) come to fruition at Google I/O 2016.
That’ll be taking place May 18th – 20th. We’ll be there!