HTC refuses to give up, despite their poor performance in the market the last few years, and they just announced their latest flagship phone, the HTC 10.
The phone screams HTC in its design. While the front resembles the HTC One A9, the rear is more reminiscent of the company’s previous flagships, the phones that made up the M series. And that’s another thing: this phone isn’t part of either the M or the A series, it’s just the HTC 10. And, on paper, it seems to pack a punch.
The phone is powered by the Snapdragon 820, the latest flagship processor from Qualcomm’s stables. This is the same processor found in the LG G5 and some variants of the Samsung Galaxy S7. The HTC 10 also has 4 GB of RAM, which should be plenty for all use cases for the foreseeable future. The phone has a 5.2 inch quad HD LCD 5 display with Gorilla Glass on top for protection.
HTC has packed in all the bells and whistles into this phone, including a fingerprint scanner and a USB Type C port. The battery is a decent 3,000 mAh in capacity and can be charged via QuickCharge 3.0 technology.
HTC is making a lot of noise about the camera. In the past, HTC’s phones have been criticized for packing in sub-par cameras and the company promises that these issues have been addressed. The phone has a 12 MP camera on the back with dual LED flash and laser autofocus. The front facing camera is a 5 MP unit with a wide angle lens.
HTC 10 delivers what may well be the best smartphone camera available today. With innovations like the world’s first OIS front and back, 12 million UltraPixels, faster laser autofocus and more. A DxOMark score of 88, one of the highest camera quality scores of any smartphone so far, shows we’re definitely on the right track.
HTC is also boasting about the audio technology on this phone. BoomSound is back, which should make many fans happy. The phone also has a headphone amp which can output twice as much power as most smartphones.
HTC 10 sets a new gold standard in sound quality with its brand new BoomSound Hi-Fi edition speakers, Personal Audio Profile and Hi-Res audio earphones. All of which works beautifully with HTC 10’s certified 24-bit Hi-Res audio. Music has never sounded this good on a smartphone.
The phone is made mostly of Aluminium, just like all the previous HTC flagships. The phone certainly looks good in the pictures on HTC’s website though I’ll reserve final judgement until I actually get one in my hand.
The phone is certainly very appealing in theory. The phone is available for pre-order now on HTC’s website. HTC seems to be playing it safe with a nice design and decent specifications, and I can’t wait to check this one out.
[button link=”http://www.htc.com/us/smartphones/htc-10/” icon=”fa-external-link” side=”left” target=”blank” color=”285b5e” textcolor=”ffffff”]Source: HTC[/button]