After about tons of leaks and rumors, the HTC 10 has finally been announced by the Taiwanese smartphone maker. It is the smartphone which is very critical for HTC if it wants to change its days which have not been quite good for the company for about couple of years.
The HTC 10 features a metal unibody design with chamfered contour and dual-textured finish. The most interesting about the phone is that it is the world’s first smartphone to have optical image stabilization (OIS) for both the front and rear camera. There is a 12MP UltraPixel rear camera with f/1.8 aperture, laser autofocus, and support for 4k video recording. As for the front camera, it has a 5MP shooter with f/1.8 aperture.
The phone has a 5.2-inch Quad HD display with curved edge Gorilla Glass. HTC has launched the HTC 10 in two variants: Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 with 4GB RAM and Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 with 3GB RAM. These variants are targeted at specific markets depending upon their needs. To give you an idea, the US market will be getting the Snapdragon 820 variant and Indian market will get the Snapdragon 652 variant. HTC has named the lower SoC powered variant as the HTC 10 Lifestyle.
The HTC 10 is available in 32GB and 64GB internal storage options but as for the HTC 10 Lifestyle, you will only get the 32GB variant. All of these storage variants support storage expansion up to 2TB via microSD card.
The whole package is powered by a 3000mAh battery with support for Quick Charge 3.0. HTC has said that it can give you 50% of charge within 30 minutes. The phone will be shipping with HTC Sense UI based on Android Marshmallow v6.0. In the latest software, HTC has introduced a feature called Freestyle which lets you add widgets, stickers, and app icons anywhere on the home screens.
With the HTC 10, you will also get BoomSound Hi-Fi speakers with Dolby Audio. Even the earpiece included with the phone are Hi-Fi certified for providing a great sound experience. There is a fingerprint scanner on the front which is integrated with the physical home button.
HTC has not revealed information about the pricing and availability of the phone for all the regions but HTC USA’s website has listed the unlocked HTC 10 for $699 (about Rs. 46,434).