HTC 10 is most awaited flagship of HTC and HTC lovers are waiting for it to hit the stores. The HTC 10 is here, and it's packing Ultrapixels, Hi-Res Audio, a heap of customization and of course, a premium all metal design.
We have compiled some important information about the features of HTC 10, also the release date. Has the Taiwanese firm done enough to differentiate the 10 from the HTC One M9? Read through all the details below and let us know your thoughts in the comments.
let's first discuss the release date and price. Here we go.
- What is it? HTC's new flagship smartphone
- When's it out? May 2016 worldwide
- What will it cost? US$699.99 (£569.99, around AU$900) SIM free
HTC 10 Release Date and Price.HTC 10 has already been unveiled but still it will take some time to read the end-user. There are perceptions that HTC 10 will be available to all users till May 2016. We are also not sure about the price mentioned above, but HTC is accepting pre-orders on their website at the specified price. This price is for HTC10 Simfree.
HTC 10 Design:HTC has a history of not making any major change in the trademark design of their flagships and still the history repeats and there is not much changings in design.
HTC was expected to make some major changes to the design of its flagship range with this installment, and while it has gone to town with the chamfered edges on the rear it's not the reimagining we were expecting/hoping for.
What you do get with the HTC 10 is another premium, all metal handset which certainly looks and feels the part. It may not be an entirely fresh new look, but it still works.
With the dimensions of 145.9 x 71.9 x 9mm (3mm at its thinnest) the HTC 10 is taller and wider than the HTC One M9, Samsung Galaxy S7 and iPhone 6S, and it's also thicker than the Apple and Samsung devices.
HTC has made unique change to front, as it has removed the HTC logo from the front screen, giving the user cleaner 2.5D glass look. HTC 10 is available in different colors for color lover's. HTC 10 is available in Topaz Gold, Carbon Grey, Camellia Red and Glacier Silver.
HTC 10 Display:HTC 10 display has been given a boost with a QHD resolution across 5.2 inches. That's up from the 5-inch, full HD offering on the One M9, and puts the HTC 10 in line with the competition from the Galaxy S7, LG G5 and 4K Sony Xperia Z5 Premium.
While HTC hasn't used AMOLED screen technology (it's Super LCD 5), it claims the display on the 10 looks like it could be, as it's boosted color saturation and brightness for a better look.
It also claims the HTC 10 has the world's fastest touchscreen, with very low latency - that means instant reactions whenever your finger prods the display.
HTC 10 Power:HTC 10 battery will work more time than normal as HTC 10 packing Qualcomm's Snapdragon 820 processor and 4GB of RAM - matching the setup in the LG G5 and American variant of the Samsung Galaxy S7.
The HTC 10 should have no trouble anything, from intensive games to multiple applications at the same time.
There's also 32GB of internal storage and a microSD card slot allowing you to build on that with cards up to 2TB in size.
HTC 10 operating system:The HTC 10 runs the latest version of Google's mobile platform - Android 6.0 Marshmallow - but that's been coated in the firm's well-known Sense UI.
One of HTC's key focuses for the 10 is the software experience, and it says it has delivered a unified and polished UI.
The apps HTC has developed for the 10 use Google's Material design, to ensure they're in-keeping with the rest of the Android Marshmallow system.
Place the stickers anywhere on your home screen - you're not confined to a grid layout - and they can then be used to launch applications. You can even remove the text label, making the stickers appear to be part of your background image rather than an app icon.
HTC 10 camera:HTC admitted during our briefing that the camera had been a weakness in recent handsets, but it reckons its fixed it this time round and went as far as to claim it's trounced the iPhone 6S.
HTC prefers to call them ultrapixels though, thanks to the large 1.55um pixel size. This helps draw in more light, and there's optical image stabilization (OIS) in action too improving low light shots and keeping things steady and blur free.
The HTC 10 has a rear facing 12MP camera - which is fast becoming the megapixels of choice with this phone joining the likes of the Galaxy S7, iPhone 6S and Huawei P9 in the 12MP camp.
A second generation laser autofocus joins the 12MP snapper on the rear, and HTC reckons it can be ready for a shot in 0.2 seconds. The camera app itself, HTC claims, also launches in a swift 0.6 seconds.
There's new stuff round the front too, with a 5MP UltraSelfie camera the first in the world to sport OIS, for better low light selfies, and steadier, smoother video.
HTC 10 battery:HTC has packed in a 3000mAh battery inside the 10, the same size you'll find in the Samsung Galaxy S7 and larger than the 2840mAh power pack in the One M9.
It claims you'll get two full days from a single charge, although we've seen other firms make similar claims in the past with a very different reality - so we'll see how it performs during our in-depth review.
There's a USB-C connection on the base of the HTC 10, with the phone embracing the new port type, and you'll also benefit from Quick Charge 3.0. That will see 50% of your battery return in just 30 minutes.
HTC 10 audio:BoomSound has been a real success story for HTC, and it's kicked things up another notch on the HTC 10.
Gone are the dual front facing speakers, with one forward pointing tweeter located in the earpiece, while a bass speaker is located on the base of the handset. HTC's reasoning for this is bass doesn't need to be directional, so its placement shouldn't be an issue.
Getting to HTC's audio enhancements and the HTC 10 boasts BoomSound Hi-Fi Edtion, with each speaker getting its own individual amp, and a third amp dedicated to the 'best in class' headphone jack. HTC even bundles a set of hi-res earphones in the box with the phone.
Are you going to buy? Let's discuss in the comments below.