After lots of hype, HTC has today launched its flagship HTC 10 smartphone on its official website. The HTC 10 comes with a tagline “Power of 10” and the company claims that the latest flagship offers more than just a new design, camera and performance. The HTC 10 will be a perfect replacement for the likes of Samsung Galaxy S7 and LG G5 among others. The smartphone is the successor of HTC One M9 that launched last year and is an upgrade in every department. The HTC 10 is priced at $699 (approx Rs. 46,400) in the US and there is no information about the pricing of the smartphone in other markets.
Coming to the specifications part, the HTC 10 flaunts a 5.2-inch (2560×1440 pixels) 2K Super LCD 5 display that is 30% more colorful, offers a pixel density of 564ppi, and dual edge Gorilla Glass laid on top for protection. Under the hood, the smartphone comes powered by Snapdragon 820 quad-core processor clubbed with Adreno 530 GPU in the US and the UK while the Indian and Chinese variant of the HTC 10 comes equipped with Snapdragon 652 octa-core processor paired with Adreno 510 GPU. It supports dual sim dual standby and runs on latest Android 6.0 Marshmallow based HTC Sense 8.0 UI overlaid.
On the camera front, the smartphone sports a 12MP UltraPixel rear camera with laser autofocus, OIS, dual-LED flash and a 5MP front-facing shooter with a screen flash for video chats and stunning selfie images. The HTC 10 camera features “the world’s first optically stabilized, larger aperture f/1.8 lenses” on both the front and rear cameras. The camera also comes with other interesting features like RAW support, 4K video recording with Hi-Res Audio, Pro Mode, 12x slow motion mode and much more. The company also claims that the HTC 10 comes with “the world’s first stereo 24-bit Hi-Res audio recording, capturing 256 times more detail than standard records, across twice the frequency range.”
The Snapdragon 820 variant comes with 4GB of RAM, 32GB/64GB of built-in storage while the Snapdragon 652 version features 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage. Both the variants come with a microSD card slot for further expansion of memory upto 2TB. Connectivity options on the device include 4G-LTE, NFC, Bluetooth 4.2, Wi-Fi, GPS/A-GPS and microUSB Type-C port for faster transfers. The device features full-metal unibody design and also includes a fingerprint sensor integrated into the physical home button for enhanced security. It comes backed by a 3000mAh battery and also supports Quick Charging technology. The HTC 10 comes in Carbon Grey, Glacier Silver, Topaz Gold, Camellia RedGlacier Silver, Topaz Gold and Camellia Red color options and is expected to be available later this month. Stay tuned for more updates!