Last year wasn’t that great for HTC as the M9 didn’t exactly manage to kick up dust in the smartphone wars. That might soon change, with the launch of its new Snapdragon 820 CPU totting flagship, the HTC 10. We managed to spend some time with it and here is what we felt about it.
On the outside, the new HTC 10 is beautiful to look at with its all-metal unibody design and chamfered contours. The phone, though slippery feels luxurious to hold. Then there is the stunning 5.2in Super LCD5 display that offers a teary 565ppi Quad HD resolution. You also get a fingerprint sensor and if you take a closer look and you will notice the absence of dual speakers, but the phone still supports BoomSound which should have you enjoying your favourite tunes.
Dial in the Ultra
The camera on the rear is a 12MP UltraPixel 2spec and it should enable you to take decently sharp shots in low light. However, one of the big features is the inclusion of OIS (optical image stabilisation) for both the rear and the front cameras. We can see all the selfie hogs grinning already! A USB Type C port rounds up the exterior along with the openings for the tiny subwoofer (the main speaker is on the top front).
By the power of…
The HTC 10 has a ton of grunt on the inside to match its beauty on the outside. Which means the Snapdragon 820 CPU gets paired up with 4GB of RAM, ensuring that number crunching won’t be a problem and things will load up super quick. Storage comes in the form of 32GB onboard, but you can ramp it up to over 2 terabytes(!) via the provided microSD slot. With a 3000mAh battery keeping things chugging along nicely, you should be able to enjoy at least 10 hours of regular usage.
To round it up, this new offering does look promising and certainly is armed to the teeth to vie for the smartphone throne of 2016.