At 8AM EST today HTC made their newest flagship the HTC 10 official. The device which comes as no surprise due to the numerous leaks in the past few months. It boasts an impressive set specs with Hi-Fi audio, a premium build and impressive imaging performance being emphasized.
HTC is no stranger to aluminium, the beautiful chassis of the HTC 10 is a testament to that. It is crafted from a single piece of aluminium and features both chamfered edges and subtle curves.
The imaging setup is a 12MP Ultrapixel rear camera and a 5MP front facing camera both with OIS and f/1.8 aperture. The rear camera also features laser autofocus and a dual-tone flash. HTC touts the 10’s DxOMark score of 88, which places it among the current best.
The HTC 10’s audio performance is no slouch either. It has a 24bit DAC for Hi-Fi audio output and BoomSound™ Hi-Fi edition speakers. In some markets high performance in-ear headphones will also be included.
Other notable specs include Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 820 64bit quad-core processor, a USB type C with Quick Charge 3.0, a fast finger print sensor, and a 3000mAh battery.
What about pricing and availability you say, this may be where the let down happens. The HTC 10 will be a Bell exclusive in Canada with availability beginning in early May. The phone is also available direct from HTC and unlocked for $999CDN, only the 32GB model will be sold unlocked in Canada.
There is however a launch promo available to Canadian which applies a $100 discount: HTCCA1008
Here are the specs in detail:
|Dimensions and Weight||145.9 x 71.9 x 3.0 – 9.0 mm, 161g|
|Display||5.2 inch, Quad HD (2560 x 1440 pixels), Pixel density at 564 ppi (pixel per inch), Super LCD 5, Curve edge Gorilla Glass, Display colour personalisation|
|Platform Android||Android™ 6 with HTC Sense|
|CPU Speed||Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 820, Quad Core, 64bit, up to 2.2GHz|
|Memory||ROM: 32GB / RAM: 4GB (Config 1), Available storage for users: about 23.1GB. Available storage for users: about 52GB, Extended memory: microSD™ up to 2TB, Flex Storage supported|
|Main Camera||12MP (HTC UltraPixel™ 2 with 1.55μm pixel), Laser Autofocus, BSI sensor, Optical Image Stabilisation (OIS), ƒ/1.8 aperture and 26mm focal length (80° wide angle), Dual tone LED flash, Self timer up to 10 seconds, Face detection, Pro mode with manual control and 12 bit RAW format support, Auto-HDR, Panorama, Continuous shooting up to 8 fps, Zoe capture, Hyperlapse, Slow motion video (720P@120 fps), 4K video recording with Hi-Res audio, Video Pic|
|Front Camera||5MP (1.34μm pixels), Autofocus, BSI sensor, Optical Image Stabilisation (OIS), ƒ/1.8 aperture and 23mm focal length (86° wide angle), Live make-up, Auto selfie (smile selfie, still selfie), Voice selfie, Self timer up to 10 seconds, Auto-HDR, Full HD 1080p video recording|
|Network||2G/2.5G – GSM/GPRS/EDGE, 850/900/1800/1900 MHz, CDMA: 800/1900 with EVDO Rev A, 3G UMTS, 850/AWS/900/1900/2100 MHz, 4G LTE (up to 450Mbps), FDD: Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 12, 13, 17, 20, 28, 29, 30, Support Cat 9 LTE, download up to 450 Mbps, upload up to 50 Mbps|
|Location||GPS + GLONASS + Beidou (#UHL SKU), GPS + GLONASS (#WL SKU, #UHL Japan)|
|Sensors||Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor, Motion G-sensor, Compass sensor, Gyro sensor, Magnetic sensor, Fingerprint sensor, Sensor Hub|
|Connectivity||NFC, BT 4.2, Wi-Fi®: 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4 & 5 GHz), Display Port, Chromecast, DLNA™, AirPlay™, Miracast™|
|Sound/td>||HTC BoomSound™ Hi-Fi Edition, Dolby Audio™, Personal Audio Profile, Hi-Res audio certified, Hi-Res audio earphones, Three microphones with noise cancellation, Hi-Res audio stereo recording|
|Battery and Charging Speed||Capacity: 3000 mAh, Talk time on 3G/4G network: up to 27 hours, Standby time on 3G/4G network: up to 19 days, Power saving mode, Extreme power saving mode, Quick Charge 3.0 with cool charge, Up to 50% charge in 30 min|
|Buttons Keys and Connection Ports||3.5 mm stereo audio jack, USB 3.1 Gen 1, Type-C, Capacitive keys|
|Gesture and Others||Motion Launch, Support Ice View case, Sensor Hub for activity tracking, HTC Connect, Quiet ring on pick up, Pocket mode, Flip to Mute|
|Audio supported formats||Playback: .aac, .amr, .ogg, .m4a, .mid, .mp3, .wav, .flac|
|Recording: .aac, .flac|
|Audio supported formats||Playback: .3gp, .mp4, .avi, .mkv|
|Recording: .mp4, .mkv|