After a lot of leaks and rumour rounds, the HTC 10 has finally gone official. It comes with a refreshed design with chamfered edges on the back with all aluminium design. HTC has included a lot of amazing features, and has improved in every aspect that the HTC One series lacked in the past.
The HTC 10 sports a 5.2-inch LCD 5 display with a resolution of 1440 x 2560, and is covered with 2.5D Gorilla Glass. Its front also houses the earpiece just above the display with a 5 MP selfie camera that supports f/1.8 aperture OIS, making it first in the industry to sport OIS on the front camera.
It sports a quad-core Snapdragon 820 64-bit processor and is accompanied by Adreno 530 on the international variant, and the Indian variant will come with an octa-core Snapdragon 652 processor and Adreno 510. The higher end variant will have 4 GB RAM, and the Indian variant will have 3 GB RAM. Internal storage will have an option of 32/64 GB, that will be expandable up to 2 TB via microSD card.
Running on Android 6.0 Marshmallow, the HTC 10 is the first device to come with Sense 8.0 UI out of the box. Similar to the HTC One A9, this device will also have a fingerprint scanner on the front, with two capacitive Android navigation buttons on its sides. HTC claims that the new fingerprint sensor technology can unlock your device within 0.2 seconds. Unlike speculated, the HTC 10 do come with BoomSound speakers powered by Dolby audio, and will produce high resolution 24-bit audio. The bottom speaker will act as a sub-woofer for a better and louder sound experience.
HTC has also made changes to the camera optics of the device, which makes it even better for clicking pics and videos. The new 12 MP sensor supports the HTC’s Ultrapixel 2 technology with dual-tone LED flash, f/1.8 aperture, Laser AF, OIS, and 4K video recording. The device is 9 mm thick at its thickest point, and 3 mm at the thinnest. It weighs 161 grams, thanks to the complete metal design.
Both the variants of the device support 4G LTE connectivity, and all the other connectivity features, including Bluetooth 4.2, WiFi, GPS and NFC. It also supports the USB Type-C port for charging and data syncing. It is powered by a 3000 mAh battery, that comes with Quick Charge 3.0. HTC claims that the battery can last for 2 days of normal usage.
The HTC 10 will be available in Carbon Grey, Glacier Silver, Topaz Gold, and Camellia Red colour, starting from US$699 (Rs. 46,420 approx.) for the Snapdragon 820 variant and will roll out starting from early May. Indian pricing and availability is still not known.
HTC 10 Specifications
Display: 5.2-inch (1440 x 2560 pixels) Quad HD Super LCD 5 display with 2.5D Gorilla Glass
Processor: Quad-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 820/Octa-Core Snapdragon 652 64-bit processor with Adreno 530/510 GPU
Memory: 3/4 GB RAM, 32/64 GB internal storage, expandable memory up to 2 TB with microSD
OS: Android 6.0 (Marshmallow) with HTC Sense 8.0 UI
Camera: 12 MP (HTC Ultrapixel 2) camera with dual-tone LED flash, 1.55um pixels, f/1.8 aperture, Laser AF, OIS, 4K video recording; 5 MP autofocus front-facing camera with 1.34um pixels, f/1.8 aperture, OIS, 23mm focal length, 86-degree wide angle
Audio: HTC BoomSound, Dolby Audio, three noise cancellation microphones
Additional Features: Fingerprint Sensor
Dimensions: 145.9 x 71.9 x 3.0–9.0 mm; Weight: 161 grams
Connectivity: 4G LTE, WiFi 802.11 ac/a/b/g/n (2.4 and 5GHz), Bluetooth 4.2 and GPS with GLONASS, NFC, USB Type-C
Battery: 3000 mAh battery with Quick Charge 3.0