Officially on its own website, HTC has finall took the wraps of its 2016 flagship smartphone, the HTC 10. Hoping to take on Samsung’s Galaxy S7, LG’s G5, and Apple’s upcoming iPhone 7. More details on this alonsgide specs, price and release date can be enquired right here after this jump.
HTC’s latest attempt to save ist smartphone business is a flagship with the tagline “Power of 10”, which apparently shows up greatness and independence but at the same time the wholesome is greater than the sum of its parts. The latest from HTC offers more than just a new metal design, better camera, and improved performance.
The Taiwan-based company also notes that HTC 10 was subjected to over 168 hours of extreme temperature tests, ranging from -20°C (-4°F) to 60°C (140°F), plus over 10,000 drop, bend, scratch, and corrosion tests. Is this phone finally proves itself that it absolutely doesn’t need a case? Probably not, but one can sure dream of.
Next to speak about its camera features, brings with it the “world’s first optically stabilized, larger aperture f/1.8” on both the front and rear modules, larger sensors, 12-million UltraPixels (1.5um per pixel), laser autoficus on the back, plus a wide-angle lens and screen flash on the front. The HTC 10’s camera setup is also designed to launch “in as little as 0.6 seconds.” Raw formats support is also a go.
The company also claims that the HTC 10 features the world’s first stereo 24-bit Hi-Res audio recording, capturing 256 times more detail than standard recxordings, across twice the frequency range. It includes a headphone amp that delivers “two times more the power of a conventional headphone amp”, and the ability to upscale from 16-bit to 24-bit audio, and digital to analog conversion. While the BoomSound Hi-Fi speakers feature a seperated tweeter and woofer design, and equipped with a dedicated amplifier for each, and you can create your personal audio tuned to your individual hearing.
The HTC 10’s display is popwered by a quad-HD material, is 30% more colorful and 50% more responsive to touch than its predecessor. The company has also integrated fingerprint scanner that unlocks in 0.2 seconds and is algorithimically designed to recognize you faster over time. HTC also claims that its battery can be charged to 50-percent in just 30 minutes.
HTC, at least created a new Freestyle layout, which ultimately maens you don’t have to organize your apps in a grid view anymore. You can place icons, stickers, and widgets anywhere you like, organize by layers and groups, link stickers to apps, or even get rid of icons altogether. Google Photos now supports RAW images since HTC’s Photos app got the axe.
HTC 10 Specificaions
* 5.2-inch (2560x1440px) QHD super LCD 5 display, is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor with Adreno 530 GPU, paired with 4GB of RAM, available in two storage options: 32GB or 64GB and further expandable up to 2TB via microSD card. It runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow with HTC Sense UI 8.0.
* Camera it carries on its back is of 12MP (HTC UltraPixel 2), laser autofocus, Optical Image Stabilization (OIS), f/1.8 aperture, Pro mode, Auto-HDR, Zoe Capture, hyperlapse, 12X Slow motion mode, 4K video recording with Hi-Res Audio.
* Selfie camera is of 5MP (1.34MICROm pixels), autofocus, Optical Image Stabilization (OIS), f/1.8 aperture with ultra wide-angle lens, Live Makeup, Auto-HDR.
* It’s built with HTC BoomSound Hi-Fi Edition, Dolby Audio, Personal Audio Profile, Hi-Res Audio Certified, Hi-Res Audio Earphones, Three microphones with noise cancellation, Hi-Res Audio Stereo Recording. It also has a new Boost+ app that includes a mode called smart boost that automatically optimizes the device’s memory, help conserve battery during gameplay. The PowerBotics system auto detects and shuts down apps that use excessive power, which also let you utilize App Lock functionality, which will allow you to lock any app of your choosing.
* Connectivity options includes NFC, BT 4.2, Wi-Fi@: 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4 & 5 GHz), USB Type-C port, 4G LTE with VoLTE and single SIM card slot. Sensors like Fingerprint scanner, Sensor Hub already present and it packs a 3000mAh battery built-in battery with support for Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0. It also promises up to 2 days of battery life with normal use.
- 5.2-inch (1440 x 2560 pixels) Quad HD Super LCD 5 display with 2.5D Gorilla Glass
- Quad-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 64-bit processor with Adreno 530 GPU
- 4GB RAM, 32/64GB internal storage, expandable memory up to 2TB with microSD
- Android 6.0 (Marshmallow) with HTC Sense 8.0 UI
- 12MP (HTC Ultrapixel 2) camera with dual-tone LED flash, 1.55um pixels, f/1.8 aperture, Laser AF, OIS, 4K video recording
- 5MP front-facing camera with 1.34um pixels, f/1.8 aperture, OIS, 23mm focal length, 86-degree wide angle
- HTC BoomSound, Dolby Audio, three noise cancellation microphones
- Fingerprint sensor
- Dimensions: 145.9 x 71.9 x 3.0 – 9.0mm; Weight: 161 grams
- 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
- 3000mAh battery with Quick Charge 3.0
The HTC 10 smartphone will be available to purchase in four different colors: carbon Grey, Glacier Silver, Topaz Gold, and Camellia Red. Priced at $699 (US$ 46,420 approx.) and will roll out starting from early May.