HTC 10 will likely be announced on 12 April as HTC dates events

It'll launch right around when the rumours suggested

There hasn't been a major flagship phone of late that has launched without a slew of significant leaks beforehand, but even so, there's seemingly little we don't know about the HTC 10 (a.k.a. the HTC One M10).

We've got leaked renders from all angles and in multiple colours, not to mention specs and the supposed new branding, but there's also been a likely launch target on the horizon: the week of 11 April. And sure enough, it's happening, as HTC just sent out invitations for its next big events.

HTC's press unveilings will take place on Tuesday, 12 April, with events happening simultaneously in New York (8am), London (1pm), and Taipei (8pm), plus a live stream available via the website. The company hasn't officially stated what the events are for, but the "#powerof10" hashtag on the invitation is the same seen on an earlier teaser that shows a smartphone-like silhouette.

Last year's HTC One M9 was a respectable Android flagship, but it felt underwhelming compared to the Samsung Galaxy S6 and LG G4. Now that both the Galaxy S7 (and S7 Edge) and LG G5 have come out and made strong impressions, HTC has a chance to better assert itself this time around.

As leaks suggest, the newly designed body seems to find the middle ground between the One M9 and last year's iPhone-esque One A9, with the front-facing speakers traded for a home button with a fingerprint sensor. It's a big shift away from HTC's winning design of past models, but the renders look pretty appealing.

Reports suggest a 5.1in 2K resolution display, which is said to be Super LCD rather than AMOLED, with a Snapdragon 820 processor, 4GB RAM, 32GB internal memory (with microSD support), and a 3,000mAh battery pack within. On the back, we will reportedly see a 12-UltraPixel camera.

Earlier reports suggested a release for the phone in May following the April reveal, so if you're holding out for HTC's latest take on the Android flagship, we should get a good glimpse three weeks from today. We'll be onsite to bring you our first impressions.

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