HTC has unveiled a new flagship smartphone that has been in news for a long time, the HTC 10 – ditching ‘One’ and ‘M’ series monikers. The handset resurrects UltraPixel technology back to its rear camera. The flagship will be available in two variants employing different Snapdragon processors, which is market dependable; however, all other specs will remain the same. The HTC 10 and HTC 10 Lifestyle are the two variant of the phone.
The HTC 10 has a 5.2″ screen with QHD resolution (2560 x 1440 pixels), it’s a Super LCD 5 with a curved edge Gorilla Glass. It runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow powered by 4GB of RAM with two choices of storage option – 32GB and 64GB. Both features external microSD support (up to 2TB) if you need more. It is backed by 3000mAh battery with Quick Charge 3.0 which can be charged up to 50% in 30 minutes.
Aforementioned, the phone comes with different processors. The HTC 10 for US and European markets will be powered by quad-core Snapdragon 820 chipset clocked at 2.2GHz. While the Indian and other market dependable device is named a HTC 10 Lifestyle that packs Snapdragon 652 chip clocked at 1.8GHz.
The highlight of the phone is its camera unit. Though, its sensor has few megapixels, but it is UltraPixel one. The rear of the phone is equipped with a 12MP UltraPixel camera with large pixels (1.55µm), a bright f/1.8 aperture, OIS and Laser AF. The camera can shoot 12-bit RAW, 4K 2160p videos and Hi-Res audio. There is a 5-megapixel front-facing camera ((1.34µm pixels)) as well featuring autofocus, BSI sensor, optical image stabilisation (OIS), and f/1.8 aperture.
The HTC 10, as touted, features the BoomSound tech with the company claiming handset “engineered for audiophiles.” Instead of stereo speakers, the handset is equipped with two-way speaker – tweeter (high frequencies) and woofer (low frequencies). There are three microphones will noise cancellation as well. Connectivity options on the HTC 10 include Bluetooth 4.2, NFC, DLNA, GPRS/ EDGE, 3G, and 4G.
The unlocked HTC 10 edition will be available from the company’s official website at $699 (approximately Rs. 46,500). Color options include Glacier Silver and Carbon Grey. The company says that the handset will start shipping in early May and will come with HTC’s Uh Oh Protection, which will offer users one replacement at no charge within the first 12 months for a cracked screen or water damage.