With Samsung and LG releasing their latest flagship devices, it’s right about time for HTC to take their latest flagship swing. Enter the HTC 10, the latest mobile device with a new approach to the metal frame and gorilla glass combo, coming with a slew of revisited features. The first to utilize OIS (Optical Image Stabilization) in both the front and back cameras, the new HTC 10 brings back the dual speakers with HTC BoomSound tm and the fingerprint sensor from the HTC One A9.
Let’s go deeper into the specs…
|Dimensions||145.9 x 71.9 x 3.0 – 9.0mm|
|Display||5.2 inch, Quad HD (2560 x 1440 pixels, 564 pixels per inch)|
|Processor||Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 820|
|OS||Android 6 with HTC Sense|
|Storage||32GB / 64GB|
|Cameras||12MP HTC UltraPixel™ 2|
|Sound||Dual Speakers w/ HTC BoomSound™ Hi-Fi Edition & Dolby Audio™ 4 made for 24-bit Hi-Res audio|
|Connectivity||USB 3.1 Gen1 (Type-C), 3.5mm stereo audio jack, Bluetooth® 4.2, Wi-Fi (2.4 & 5GHz), NFC, DisplayPort|
|Sensors||Ambient light, Proximity, Motion G-sensor, Compass, Gyro, Magnetic, Fingerprint|
The HTC 10 returns to the metal frame seen in its flagship predecessors with a “bold contour carved out of solid metal” and a curved edge gorilla glass front that merges into the frame. The BoomSoundtm speakers were rearranged to the top of the face and to the very bottom on the HTC 10 to give rom for the fingerprint sensor. The volume rocker and power controls are again on the right with the power button using the more perforated texture seen in the HTC One A9. The 3.5 mm jack has been brought back to the top of the phone, while the bottom houses the new USB 3.1, Type-C port for faster charging and data transferring.
Aside from having OIS on both the front and back cameras, the main rear camera has been revisited, adding a slew of new components and features. The main camera uses a new 1.55μm UltraPixel sensor and a f/1.8 lens to give you up to 135% more light in each shot. Housing up to 12 million UltraPixels in the main camera, the HTC 10 endeavors to give you even better low light shots than its processors. Competing with other flagship devices out there today, the HTC 10 camera launches in 0.6 seconds and uses a new 2nd gen laser focus to provide for faster focused shots. Combine this with stereo 24-bit Hi-Res audio recording, and the HTC 10 is geared for 4K video recording.
On the inside, you have new features like the new HTC Boost+, a dedicated app for monitoring and allocating CPU and memory as needed. To keep the HTC 10 running light, you also have the intentional absence of legacy HTC apps that whose functions are already covered by standard Google apps.
EDIT: Our full review of the HTC 10 is live: