In this age of constant leaks and supply chain spy photos, you really have to wonder what point there is to having a big fancy launch event for a phone. The latest to fall foul of having a leaker rain on its parade is HTC, which has had its HTC 10 reveal trailer posted online a day ahead of the phone's official reveal:
The promo clip, complete with moody close ups and a laser-cut construction far removed from the realities of Chinese production line manufacturing, shows the HTC 10 from every conceivable angle (albeit in rendered form), showing off a metal unibody design that retains the curves of previous HTC One flagships, but with angular edges more akin to the company's Desire or A9 products. It looks pretty legitimate to our eyes, revealing a single rear camera lens and the inclusion of a USB-C port – a first on a HTC flagship.
Elsewhere there's what appears to be a physical home button / fingerprint scanner under the main display, and a speaker grille to blast those Boomsound choooons out of, presumably. There's no sign of tech specs in the clip though, which have previously pointed towards a Snapdragon 820 processor, 4GB of RAM and 32GB of built-in storage.
So, with this being probably as good a pre-release look at the phone as you're going to get, what are you thoughts? Enough to sway you away from an LG G5 or a Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge? Or even convert from iOS? We'll have the full, official details on whatever HTC is planning to reveal tomorrow following the 1pm launch event, so head back then for more.