HTC announced its long awaited HTC 10 flagship smartphone today, and on paper it looks like an amazing phone.
Here is what you get:
- Design: All metal construction with glass panel in front
- Display: 5.2” Quad HD (2560x1440) LCD display
- Processor and memory: Snapdragon 820 with 4 GB RAM
- Audio: HTC BoomSound (front facing speaker + subwoofer) with Dolby Audio and 24-bit DAC for Hi-Res audio
- Main camera: 12 MP HTC UltraPixel (1.55um pixel size) with OIS, ƒ/1.8 aperture, Laser autofocus
- Front camera: 5 MP ƒ/1.8 camera with OIS
- OS: Android 6 Marshmallow with HTC Sense
- Other: Fingerprint scanner, 3000 mAh battery with Quick Charge 3.0, native Apple AirPlay compatibility, USB Type-C
Solid specs and design, definitely. What stood out to me is the HTC BoomSound Audio that is known to be some of the best audio technology on a mobile device. There is also Optical Image Stabilisation on both the primary and the front cameras - perhaps the first on any phone. Interestingly, HTC has removed all duplicate apps it makes that Google provides in Android natively, allowing for a more Nexus like experience. However, features like Sound Profiles and Apple AirPlay support are excellent additions to the software experience.
The phone is said to retail at $699, according to GSM Arena. It will be available in two colours - grey, silver - but a gold version may be included.
Here is MKBHD’s video where he shares his thoughts about the phone: