HTC 10 Makes A Debut And Has Us Excited Already 1


HTC’s 2016 was leaked enough times in the rumors to give us a complete idea about it. Yet, that didn’t take away the excitement to see the product when it’s officially launched.

HTC never had a problem with industrial designs and the latest HTC 10 just shows off its excellence at it. It picks up hints from HTC A9 and looks even better and sophisticated. However, with new design gone are the front facing stereo speakers. But HTC continues to call it Boomsound. The new setup has a subwoofer on the bottom and tweeter under the earpiece grill. The 10 also has DAC audio support and amplifier to stream HiRes audio to the headphones.

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The HTC 10 even has chamfered edges on the back. There’s a physical button on the front which also doubles up as a fingerprint scanner.

HTC never had a problem with industrial designs and the latest HTC 10 just shows off its excellence at it. It picks up hints from HTC A9 and looks even better and sophisticated. However, with new design gone are the front facing stereo speakers. But HTC continues to call it Boomsound. The new setup has a subwoofer on the bottom and a tweeter under the earpiece grill. It also has DAC audio support and amplifier to stream HiRes audio to the headphones.
The HTC 10 even has chamfered edges on the back. There’s a physical button on the front which also doubles up as a fingerprint scanner.

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We pretty much knew all its specs already, thanks to the rumor mill. It indeed has a Snapdragon 820 processor with 4 gigs of RAM. But there’s going to be a tuned down version as well for some markets. The second version will be powered by a Snapdragon 652 processor, and have a 3GB RAM. It will be called HTC Lifestyle. HTC will make buyers cough up a premium for this one.  HTC has been teasing that its flagship will be a lot better than its predecessors. One area that HTC couldn’t really get grips on is the camera.  This year,  on paper at least,  the camera is looking better.  Regardless of the variant,  HTC 10 will have a 12MP Ultrapixel camera mated to a Laser AF and dual LED flash. The camera will have larger 1.55-micron pixels which sound good for low light photography, and there’s OIS too to keep the blur away. The front 5MP camera will also have OIS, which is first on any phone.

The display will be a 5.2-inch QuadHD (2K HD). The battery is merely a 3000 mAh one, which may or may not be able to provide enough juice for the whole setup and especially the display.

Now for the pricing part, the HTC 10 will cost $699 in the USA. The company is also offering $100 discount coupon on pre-orders. The pre-orders will start shipping in early May.


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