HTC 10 smartphone could borrow from the HTC One

With two weeks to go until launch, rumours about the HTC 10 are flooding out.

The HTC 10 will borrow from the original HTC One smartphone’s design, a new leak seems to suggest.

A purported HTC marketing image for the new handset has been posted to Twitter, apparently revealing the return of capacitative keys.

Check it out:

https://twitter.com/statuses/714717915518529536

While the HTC One – also known as the HTC One M7 – featured physical touch-sensitive controls, later handsets opted for software-based controls.

But in the new picture, it’s clear that the ‘back’ and ‘overview’ or ‘recent’ buttons are level with the home button, all of which are built onto the bezel.

It appears that the home button will be physical, while the other two buttons will activated through capacitive sensors embedded within the bezel.

We’ve asked HTC to verify the leaked image, and will update this article with any response.

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The HTC 10 is set to be announced on April 12 at an online event that will be streamed worldwide.

HTC is under pressure to turn out an impressive handset after last year’s tepidly received HTC One M9. What’s more, the company is facing competition from the critically acclaimed Samsung Galaxy S7, released earlier this month.

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