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UPDATE: The HTC 10 officially launches in the UAE region. The smartphone is priced at AED 2399, and will be available early next month.
After all the wait, and without any livestream, HTC is back in the flagship smartphone game by officially launching the HTC 10. Yes, it’s now confirmed that the company has dropped the old “M” name scheming. Let’s get into the specs.
HTC says that the HTC 10 is made of metal rear with chamfered edges. The front has solid glass that holds a 5.2-inch LCD screen with a sharp Quad HD resolution. HTC is clearly competing directly towards Samsung’s Galaxy S7 display. The home button houses a fingerprint scanner, along with capacitive keys.
The device itself runs with the powerful quad-core Snapdragon 820 processor, along with 4GB RAM for all your multitasking needs. HTC claims that the performance of the new smartphone will be very smooth, as they have worked with Google to remove all factors that clutters the Android experience. The HTC 10 runs on the latest Android 6.0 Marshmallow, along with Sense 8 UI. You can choose models of 32GB, or 64GB inbuilt storages, along with MicroSD expansion.
HTC is back with its BoomSound dual speakers on the top and bottom of the device. HTC says that they are the first to focus on 24-bit high-res audio, and the speakers are tuned for different audio spectrums for a cleaner, crisper and louder sound. Dolby Audio technology is also included. Additionally, you can save your own audio profile that suits your ears.
HTC bets big with their new set of cameras slapped in the HTC 10. The new HTC 10 holds a 12MP UltraPixel sensor on the rear with laser AF, RAW mode, 4K video recording, 12X slo-mo mode, and hyperlapse. That doesn’t stop there. While the front camera holds a 5MP sensor, the camera is supported by a wide angle lens. The best killer features are that both the front 5MP and rear 12MP cameras are equipped with Optical Image Stabilization, and F1.8 aperture lens. Again, a serious competitor for Galaxy S7.
HTC has also packed the device with a large 3000 mAh battery, and with the new improved Doze mode of Marshmallow, expect an improvement in battery life over previous models. The HTC 10 supports Quick Charge 3.0, and holds a USB Type-C port.
The smartphone will be offered in Carbon Grey, Glacier Silver, Topaz Gold, and Camellia Red colors. HTC 10 will likely launch in the UAE this month or later. Pricing and availability will be announced as soon as we get the information. Check out the 12 minute HTC 10 promo video below