HTC One M10
HTC is expected to launch the One series flagship on 11 April Getty Images

As speculated earlier, HTC might ditch a 2016 MWC launch for its next-gen One series flagship smartphone. Instead, it might choose a later date in April. The previous One series flagship, One M9, was unveiled at the 2015 MWC convention and was available a month later. The One M8 was also launched at a separate event on 25 March, 2014, and entered the market on 10 April.

Spanish website 4GNews, based on what it claims exclusive information, reports that the Taiwanese tech major will launch its flagship Android smartphone on 11 April in London. The site further claims that HTC does not call the upcoming model One M10, but it does carry the "One" branding.

Meanwhile, renowned Twitter leakstar Evan Blass, who runs the Twitter handle evleaks, says the One M10 will go on sale starting 9 May in the US; he has not given any details on the European release.

While the latest disclosure does not provide details about the hardware specifications, earlier rumours had hinted that the smartphone was expected to pack a 5.1in QHD screen. The handset would be powered by the Snapdragon 820 chipset, coupled with 4GB RAM. The phone would run on the latest Android Marshmallow version 6.0.1 with HTC Sense 8. Other key features include a 12 UltraPixel camera with optical image stabilisation technology, laser autofocus and 32GB internal storage.