The HTC One M9 was a major fail. It had all the makings of a great phone, but the same design as the year prior (like Apple) yet was criticized for it. However, the shortcomings with the camera, battery life and other things kept it from succeeding, not just the design.
In 2016 HTC will completely abandon the design and go with something different. A few photos have recently leaked about it, not to mention the name. We're hearing it will be called the HTC 10, have a brand new design, a beautiful metal frame, and a Samsung-like hardware home button. The image above is the latest leak.
The HTC 10 should be announced in March, and released in mid to late April, according to reports and rumors.
HTC has stated it looks to completely change things in 2016, but we don't have any idea yet what that means. I have a feeling it will be something similar to the HTC One A9 but better, bigger, with a fingerprint scanner and some other fancy features to compete with Samsung and LG. They need to make changes, and fast. Last year the One M9 was released in March, and we're expecting the same in 2016. It could be a tough choice between whatever HTC has brewing, and the new Galaxy S7.