Tuesday, April 12, 2016

HTC 10 - its official

HTC has  unveiled their flagship smartphone for 2016 , the phone , a successor to the M9 launched last year brings several improvements in order to compete with the flagship smartphones of today .Strangely , HTC has decided to drop the One M branding from this years handset and it has gone with a more direct HTC 10 nameplate instead. The phone , which is said to bring HTC back into the limelight focuses on refinement as well adopting a more mainstream design inspired from the successful A9 launched last year .The new phone is expected to go on sale this month.

UPDATE - pricing for the HTC 10 are as follows
U.S -int full price - $700
GB- GBP 570
EU - EUR700-800 depending on state , Germany - EUR700 , France - EUR 750 ,Rest of EU - EUR ~800


The HTC 10 comes with a 5.2" AMOLED display ,this is HTC's first time in a long time since they used this display technology in a flagship smartphone S-LCD.The display packs a resolution of 2560x1440p and it is protected by Gorilla glass 4 .
Processor , Ram & storage
The HTC 10 packs a 2.2 Ghz Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 Soc , this processor also comes with 4GB of RAM .The storage options in the phone include a 32GB option and a 64GB option .Both options will come wih 2TB of MicroSD expansion capability

HTC's main selling point for this phone is going to be its signature 12MP camera , this has the following specs
(HTC UltraPixel™ 2 with 1.55μm pixel)
Laser Autofocus
Optical Image Stabilisation (OIS)
ƒ/1.8 aperture and 26mm focal length (80° wide angle)
Dual tone LED flash
Pro mode with manual control and 12 bit RAW format support
Slow motion video (720P@120 fps)
4K video recording with Hi-Res audio
The secondary camera is a 5mp one with optical image stabilization and 1080p recording .
Battery and others 
The HTC 10 features a 3000 mAh non removable battery , this is said to give up to two days of battery life but that depends on usage and on how well Sense 8 holds up with Android 6.0 Marshmallows doze feature . The phone also packs a USB type C port and supports Qualcomm  quickcharge 3.0 . The phone also packs a a dedicated DAC which can outout 24bit hi res audio .
The phone also comes with a fingerprint reader which , like the A9 , is front mounted . The phone , upon release this month will come in Carbon Grey, Glacier Silver, Topaz Gold, and Camellia Red.

Written by Rakitha for MasHD

Sources - HTC.

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