The much-awaited HTC 10 smartphone has finally been officially unveiled by the company. The phone had gone through many leaks and conjecture, which revealed much information about it even before its launch. In fact, just a few hours ahead of the HTC 10 launch, the phone was spotted in a leaked promotional video, which gave a good look at the specifications of the flagship smartphone.
The HTC 10 is the latest flagship from the Taiwanese smartphone manufacturer that is struggling to retain its dwindling market shares. The company's new flagship has been packed with powerful specifications to take on its rival's high end flagships for this year. Here we take a look at the top features of the HTC 10 to see what all it brings against its competitors.
HTC 10 dons a high-grade aluminium metal body, which is in line with the leaks, rumors and teasers. The unibody design gives it a premium look and is more appealing. It resembles the One A9, but this one certainly looks even better than its predecessor.
The missing One Moniker:
Don't get confused with the name of the HTC 10, due to the missing 'One' from the name of the phone. HTC has this time dropped the 'One' moniker from its new flagship in favor of a simpler name, called the HTC 10.
A crisper Display with more pixels:
The HTC 10 smartphone dons a 5.2-inch display of Quad HD quality that has 2K or 1440X2560 pixels resolution. The display should offer sharp and crisp visuals, and reproduce colors well.
High processing power:
As expected, the HTC 10 houses Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor that is considered to be the most powerful chipset from Qualcomm. This is the same CPU that has recently been seen on Samsung Galaxy S7, LG G5, LeEco Max Pro, Xiaomi Mi 5 and other rival brands. It is more efficient and powerful, and conserves battery. The SoC is paired with 4GB of RAM and is available in 32GB/64GB storage options.
In the last few months, HTC hinted powerful camera capabilities on the flagship HTC 10 smartphone. The teasers hold true, with the phone released with dual-lens camera set up with two camera modules placed side-by-side on the back. It flaunts a 12MP Ultrapixel camera featuring large 1.55µm pixels, OIS, laser autofocus, and PDAF (Phase Detection Auto Focus). The phone seems pretty appealing for the selfie enthusiasts, considering that it features a 5MP UltraPixel high-end selfie snapper with OIS up front.
The smartphone features a fingerprint scanner integrated in the physical home button below the display. This can be used to unlock the screen and for better security of the data on phone.
A refreshed interface:
The HTC 10 is powered by Android Marshmallow with HTC Sense 8 UI running on top of it. It is the new, toned down version of the Sense UI that has been developed to offer smoother sailing of the product. The new UI brings an array of customizations and extra features in order to enhance user experience.
HTC 10 packs in a 3000mAh battery, with higher battery efficiency and power saving mode. The battery is believed to be good to last for a whole day under mixed usage. Also, it has fast-charging technology that pumps up the power faster to give significant battery backup even in a few minutes of battery charge.
Interesting Audio quality:
HTC 10 features the new 'BoomSound' tech to improve the audio experience significantly. HTC skipped its BoomSound speakers with the previous flagship device, the One A9, however this time it brings it back with a boom!
HTC 10 will be available starting April 15 in the US however, its India launch will happen later. It will come in two variants, with price starting from $700 in the US, which is approximately Rs. 48,000.