HTC 10 announced

HTC 10

The HTC 10 is HTC’s flagship smartphone for 2016, combining the best of the One M9 and A9 from 2015. What we get this year is a fresh new design, with a fresh new software.

HTC’s newest innovations like dual OIS and end-to-end 24-bit Hi-Res sound makes the phone stand out from the crowd. It is crafted in a unibody design and is available in various colours. The front camera features a large pixel sensor, ƒ/1.8 lens and a screen flash, similar to the one you can find in Snapchat. The camera has been awarded a DxOMark of 88 for camera quality, which is impressive.

It is also claimed to be one of the very few phones with 24-bit DAC processing, which would be a big attraction for audio lovers. It is called the HTC BoomSound Hi-Fi edition.

When it comes to performance, the phone is packed with the latest and greatest Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor, although a variant called HTC 10 Lifestyle comes with a QS 652 processor instead. The latter will be available in certain countries including India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh.

Moving on, the phone is packed with 4 GB RAM and is available in both 32 and 64 GB variants. The display is a 5.2″ Super LCD5 which is a 2K display.

The software is pretty interesting. HTC has done a good job making it close to stock this time. And this time, most of the stock apps have been replaced with the Google ones! Looks like they’re really trying to cut down on bloatware, that is if the carriers don’t mess up.

It also has a Freestyle layout which features a lot of customisation. When it comes to navigation buttons, they have taken a Samsung approach and went back to capacitive buttons.

The battery is said to have 2 days life.

If you want to find out more about the device, you can visit http://www.htc.com/us/smartphones/htc-10/

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