10 features that stand out in HTC 10

first_imgHTC finally unveiled its new high-end phone (or flagship), simply called the HTC 10 on Tuesday as its answer to Samsung’s Galaxy S7 (S7 Edge) and LG’s G5. While there’s still no word about its India launch per se (for now), the phone has been priced starting at $699 (or roughly Rs 46,413) in the US keeping it in line with rival flagship phones. Basically we can’t say that the HTC 10 is overpriced, at least not yet.The phone is every bit a flagship as its pricing pits it to be. Boasting of latest and greatest hardware and software, this is HTC’s attempt to gain some (or perhaps lots) lost ground especially after its previous flagship phones failed to set the cash counters ticking.Here are 10 key standouts of HTC’s all-new phone (or wait is that the same old thing, again!)1. The HTC 10’s design is inspired by light and sculpted to perfection, says the company. That’s a whole lot of marketing talk. You can’t help but notice that the 10 still looks all too familiar. While the front looks more or less like the HTC One A9 (a phone that drew quite an attention courtesy its resemblance to a certain iPhone), the back is more in line with how the company’s One-range phones have looked over the years. There is however a very big difference. The HTC 10 has distinct chamfers, which means this would be the first HTC One phone to have stand-out edges. This should mean that the phone in question would be less slippery. Honestly, all previous HTC One phone (no matter how good looking) have been slippery as a fish. The HTC 10 could change that.advertisement2. The HTC 10 has a 5.2-inch QuadHD super LCD 5 display with a 2560 x 1440 pixels resolution. It is 30 per cent more colorful and 50 per cent more responsive to touch than its predecessor, says the company. Super LCDs boast of lower power consumption while offering improved outdoor visibility (reduced glare) over regular LCD panels. So, that is something to watch out for.Also Read: HTC 10 with Snapdragon 820, 4GB RAM and BoomSound audio launched3. The phone has Corning Gorilla Glass 4 on the front and a physical home button (oval-shaped much like how it is on the HTC One A9) that doubles as a fingerprint scanner. The fingerprint scanner is claimed to unlock the phone in 0.2 seconds. The fingerprint sensor has been designed in a way that it would recognise the user faster over time, according to the company.4. The flagship phone is powered by Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon 820 processor with 4GB RAM and 32GB/64GB internal memory which is further expandable by up to 2TB via microSD card. The HTC 10 has another variant (which seems to be targeted towards markets like India). This one (the company calls it the HTC 10 Lifestyle) comes with an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 processor with 3GB RAM and 32GB internal memory (expandable by up to 2TB via microSD).5. The phone runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow-based Sense UI. Unlike the UI in the One A9 (another Android Marshmallow-based phone), the UI on the HTC 10 has a Freestyle Layout. This means instead of organising your apps in a grid format, you can now place icons, stickers, and widgets anywhere you like. User can also link specific stickers to apps as also get rid of icons altogether.6. The HTC 10 sports a 12-megapixel (UltraPixel) camera on the rear with f/1.8 aperture, laser autofocus, Optical Image Stabilisation and dualLED flash. The HTC 10 uses the same sensor as the Nexus 5X (and Nexus 6P for that matter) but a different (and brighter lens). The camera app can open in as little as 0.6 seconds, claims the company. The rear camera further supports RAW format and 4K video recording. 7. The phone also has a 5-megapixel camera on the front with f/1.8 aperture, autofocus, Optical Image Stabilisation and a screen flash.8. The HTC 10 supports BoomSound Hi-Fi with Dolby Audio. It has a dual speaker layout boasting of a separate tweeter and woofer design along with a dedicated amplifier for each. The HTC 10 features “the world’s first stereo 24-bit Hi-Res audio recording, capturing 256 times more detail than standard recordings, across twice the frequency range” according to the company.  Also Read: HTC 10 is world’s first Android phone to support Apple AirPlay9. The phone is backed by a 3,000mAh battery which can be charged to 50 per cent in just 30 minutes, as per the company.10. The HTC 10 is also the first Android smartphone in the world to support Apple’s AirPlay wireless audio streaming format out-of-the-box. This means it will be able to stream audio to Apple certified speakers as well as Apple TV.advertisementlast_img

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