HTC has finally unveiled the HTC 10 after weeks of build up and leaks. They’ve dropped the One and M monikers from the name and this time it’s simply known as the HTC 10. HTC is in need of a comeback this year, and this looks to be the device that they need to release.
The design is nothing we haven’t seen already a dozen times in previous leaks. It’s an all metal unibody with huge champhered edges. Which HTC claims makes it feel good in your hand. The front is very similar to last year’s A9 with the fingerprint scanner on the front, which I reviewed recently. The big difference being that they incorporated capacitive buttons flanking the fingerprint scanner here. Instead of including navigation keys on screen.
HTC finally jumped up to QHD including a 5.2 inch 2560×1440 Super LCD 5 screen. The 10 also packs a Snapdragon 820, 4GB of RAM, 32GB/64GB of storage with microSD up to 2TB, 3000mAh battery, and a USB-C port. HTC claims that the battery will keep it running for up to two days. Plus they have quick charging 3.0.
They also brought back Ultrapixels with a 12MP f/1.8 rear facing camera. It has a pixel size of 1.55µm the same of the Nexus 6P and 5X, and includes OIS plus laser focus. Not only that but the front facing 5MP f/1.8 camera also includes OIS. They really stepped up their camera game this year, and after reviews of the M9 they needed to.
While they lost the two front facing speakers. HTC still says they have BoomSound using two speakers on this phone. One being a tweeter in the earpiece and the bottom facing speaker being for bass. There is also a 24 bit DAC inside to provide you with high quality audio through the headphone jack. They also did some tweaking with Google on the software. Removing many duplicate apps such as calculator or calendar. This is a breath of fresh air compared to other OEMs who load up several duplicate apps that cannot be uninstalled.
The HTC 10 will set you back $699 and come in Grey, Silver, or Gold. At the moment they don’t have the Gold up for pre-order on their page. The HTC 10 won’t be sold through AT&T stores, but can be bought unlocked and will work on the AT&T and T-Mobile networks just fine. The Verizon and Sprint models will be coming soon. You can also do financing through the HTC page. It also includes HTC’s Uh Oh protection, which will replace your device once within a year if damaged.
Source: Android Guys