Smartphone Leak Roundup: Samsung Galaxy S7, HTC One M10 And LG G5

The smartphone leaks have been coming thick and fast this month, though impending releases can have that effect. The hot devices right now -- thanks to the Mobile World Congress -- are the Samsung Galaxy S7, the HTC One M10 and the LG G5.


Just today, VentureBeat's Evan Blass (former @evleaks) provided the above front / rear shot of the G5, though the tweet it featured in has since been removed. In its place, Blass delivered the following:

As for specifications, there are no official details, but it's speculated the phone will come with a 5.3-inch 2560 × 1440 screen, 3GB RAM and a Snapdragon 820 processor. While the phone should launch tomorrow or the day after, in step with this year's Mobile World Congress, local availability is anyone's guess, though March is the likely candidate.

HTC One M10

HTC fans will be happy to hear (well, see) the following images of the upcoming smartphone, again provided by Blass.

Credit: Evan Blass / @evleaks

According to Blass' sources, the M10 will pack a Snapdragon 820, like the G5, along with 4GB RAM and a 5.1-inch 1440 x 2560 AMOLED screen. Prospective owners can apparently look forward to a 12 "UltraPixel" camera, because regular pixels just aren't good enough these days.

As of writing, the HTC One M10 has a rumoured April / May release.

Samsung Galaxy S7

Rounding out the leaks is the Galaxy S7, which had its curved visage spoiled earlier this month.

Credit: ReviewDao

Forbes' Gordon Kelly recently dug up the below image of the device's base that appears to show Samsung is sticking with micro-USB over controversial newcomer USB Type-C (as far as third-party cables are concerned).

Credit: Misaka

In terms of hardware, the latest details point to a Snapdragon 820 chip, 5.1-inch QHD AMOLED display, 4GB RAM and a 3000mAh battery.

Like the G5, the Samsung S7 should launch in the next day or so for MWC, though expect a wait until March to get your hands on one.

Top image: Evan Blass / @evleaks



    I thought the LG G5 would be the same size as the Note 5, that is disappointing. Hope some 5.7in phones are announced soon

    G5 will have 4gb ram I think, even my G3 had 3 !

    HTC are really shooting themselves in the foot by ditching Boomsound. It was one of the only things that set their phones apart; any other speakers compared with the m7 back in the day sounded like tin cans on a string. Not sure what the draw card is now without them.

    I hope that HTC release their next phone sooner. My current MTC is struggling with a failing battery that I can't replace & would rather get the latest model than the one currently out.

    Hopefully the next HTC won't be a step back like the last (current) one.

    They also really need to fix their cameras up. Too much issue with bloom & whitewash when you have strong background light.

    I was hoping the M10 would be HTC's return to form. And become the replacement for my venerable and trusty M7. But sadly, I suspect being disappointed.

    Mostly since they've ditched what made the One range stand out - high quality front stereo speakers. And instead, they seem to be adopting/copying Samsung's obsession with having a physical home button. Android has virtual home and back buttons so there is no need for a hardware button too, as evidenced by any Nexus device over the past couple of years.

    On paper, it sounds like it'll perform. But the hardware is going to be near enough the same across all the flagships, so I'm struggling to see how the M10 could rise above the pack.

    I was tempted by the 6P, but the SD820 architecture should be worth waiting for. And the S7 doesn't appeal based on experience of Samsung's reluctance to support the developer community and slow OS upgrade cycles.

    So, looks like it'll be the G5 then. The G4 received good reviews so hopefully it's successor won't disappoint. Also of appeal is that LG support (however grudgingly) bootloader unlocking.

    But I'll try to keep an open mind until after the hands-on reviews from MWC.

    All these phones look the same and are all in the $1200 to $1500 price bracket , way over priced for something that will be outdated within 12 months . $600 is my budget hope some good phones come ot soon in that price bracket ,th artery on my Huwewu mate seven the battery after 18months is starting to loose its power.

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