HTC has launched their 2016 flagship phone called HTC 10. (Insert Dus ka dum jokes here)
HTC is continuously trying to regain its throne and there’s no stopping. As expected, the company today announced its flagship smartphone for 2016, the HTC 10 (no, it’s not a part of the One or M series now). Last year’s flagship, the M9, failed badly and so, the 10 features all necessary updates. HTC has also launched a second model of the flagship, the HTC 10 Lifestyle, which is basically a cheaper version of the smartphone, made for markets which are ruled by budget phones. There’s a 5.2-inch Quad HD Corning Gorilla Glass 4 screen, with 565 ppi density.
It comes with a quad-core Snapdragon 820 SoC and 4GB RAM, whereas the “Lifestyle” packs an Octa-Core lower specced Snapdragon 652 SoC and 3GB of RAM. It has 32GB of internal storage, expandable up to 2TB via microSD card. For photographers, the smartphone boasts of a 12 Ultrapixel camera with Laser auto focus, optical image stabilization (OIS), f/1.8 aperture and the company claims camera launches in just 0.6 seconds.
HTC 10 also houses a 5-megapixel front-facing camera with f/1.8 aperture and OIS. HTC says that it is the world’s first dual OIS smartphone. On the software front, it comes loaded with Android 6.0 Marshmallow, layered on top with the company’s Sense UI. HTC has always been a step ahead in terms of product design and this statement is reflected in the HTC 10 as well, which is a beautiful blend of M9 and A10. The body is all-aluminium with chamfered edges and a fingerprint sensor is embedded below the display alongside two capacitive-touch buttons.
The show stopper feature is BoomSound. HTC’s proprietary speakers that are capable of playing Hi-Res audio, so you can have your private concert right on the phone! Bring on the beats David Guetta!
Indian pricing and availability is unknown as of now, but with this spec sheet, don’t expect it to be anything below 50k.
What do you guys think of HTC’s new flagship? Let us know in the comments.
Words by Ishita Mediratta
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