HTC 10 with specs like 12MP UltraPixel camera, Snapdragon 820 SoC, 5.2-inch 2K display launched for $699

HTC 10 is unveiled with 12MP UltraPixel 2 camera and BoomSound speakers in addition to optical image stabilization support for the front-facing camera in Carbon Grey, Glacier Silver, Topaz Gold, and Camellia Red color variants. Even though you can pre-order the device starting today at $700, the handset will ship only from May.

With a punch line “inspired by light and sculpted to perfection” as per the press release leaked just minutes before the official launch, HTC 10 offers a full glass front that uniquely merges with the metal body. According to official sources, the latest flagship HTC 10 offers not only a new metal design but also a better camera and enhanced performance.

Moreover, the HTC 10 was capable of withstanding over 168 hours of extreme temperature tests, ranging from -20°C (-4°F) to 60°C (140°F), including over 10,000 drops, bend, scratch, and corrosion tests. As per the data released by the company, it seems that you need not require any particular case to accommodate the device.

On the specifications front, HTC 10 is equipped with a 5.2-inch Quad HD (2560 x 1440) Super LCD 5 display, Snapdragon 820, 4GB RAM, fingerprint sensor, and sensor hub loaded with Android 6.0 Marshmallow on top of HTC Sense UI. The handset comes in both 32GB and 64GB internal storage variants, which can be expanded up to 2TB via microSD card.

The primary camera features a 12MP HTC UltraPixel 2 sensor paired with laser autofocus, Optical Image Stabilization (OIS), f/1.8 aperture, Pro mode, Auto-HDR, Zoe Capture, hyper lapse, 12X Slow motion mode, 4K video recording with Hi-Res Audio, while the attractive front-facing camera offers a 5MP 1.34MICROm pixels sensor with autofocus, OIS, f/1.8 aperture with ultra wide-angle lens, Live Makeup, and Auto-HDR.

In addition to Dolby audio, the HTC 10 features BoomSound Hi-Fi Edition speakers, personal audio profile, and three microphones with noise cancellation. Furthermore, the handset is certified by Hi-Res audio and is capable of stereo sound recording. HTC 10, powered by a 3000mAh battery, also offers fast charging technology via USB Type-C, which is capable of charging up to 50 percent in 30 minutes.

Unlike other competing smartphones and rewinding back to the good old Nokia days, HTC 10 bundles a premium headset along with the product package.

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