HTC today announced the HTC 10, its latest flagship smarphone, which features a world-class camera, gold-standard audio, a metal unibody design and performance.
Engineered to handle the knocks, bumps and scratches of everyday use, the HTC 10 was subjected to hours of temperature tests, and drop, bend, scratch and corrosion tests.
The camera on the HTC 10 features:
- The first optically stabilized, larger aperture f/1.8 lenses on both front and rear cameras,
- New larger sensors
- 12 million new generation UltraPixels (1.55um per pixel)
- Faster laser autofocus powering the main camera
- Wide angle lens and screen flash on the front UltraSelfie camera
HTC 10’s main camera promises to give you up to 136% more light in every shot, thanks to a new generation UltraPixel sensor with OIS and a bright ƒ/1.8 lens. HTC has packed in 12 million UltraPixels (1.55um per UltraPixel) to give high-resolution photos even in low light.
You also get 4K video with stereo 24-bit Hi-Res audio recording, which captures 256 times more detail than standard recordings across twice the frequency range.
Built for audiophiles, the HTC 10 is certified for Hi-Res Audio and has been designed to make music sound the way artists intended. A headphone amp that delivers two times the power of a conventional headphone amp, upscaling capabilities that can take audio from 16-bit to 24-bit, and digital-to-analog conversion all combine to produce low distortion.
The new Personal Audio Profile system allows you to create a profile tuned to your individual hearing, dynamically adjusting sound frequencies to each ear. Re-engineered HTC BoomSound Hi-Fi edition speakers feature the same separated tweeter and woofer design you see in acoustic systems, combined with a dedicated amplifier on each speaker.
To complete this audio experience, HTC has made sure the HTC 10 comes with the best Hi-Res Audio certified inbox earphones yet. These headphones feature an 8 micrometer-thin aerospace polymer diaphragm and 70% oversized drivers.
Regarding software, HTC says that the apps launch twice as fast as what you’re used to, and the next-generation quad HD display is 30% more colorful and 50% more responsive to touch than its predecessor.
HTC also created a fingerprint scanner that unlocks in 0.2 seconds and has been algorithmically designed to recognize you faster and more accurately over time.
The HTC 10 boasts the latest Qualcomm snapdragon 820 processor with enhanced LTE and a new PowerBotics system, which improves battery life by 30%, delivering up to two days’ charge. Each phone also comes with Boost+, making it easier to launch apps. Boost +’s App Lock function also adds a new layer of security byletting you lock any pp you choose, and App Manager provides an instant fix in those moments an app isn’t behaving.
The in-box quick charge 3.0 Rapid Charger, with improved thermal management, charges the battery up to 50% in just 30 minutes.
With HTC's Freestyle Layout, your screen interface is no longer confined to a grid of apps. Instead, you can get creative by dragging icons, stickers and widgets anywhere you like. Layer them, group them, link stickers to apps or get rid of screen icons altogether.
The latest version of HTC Themes also provides you with access to themes that come with their own icons, backgrounds and sounds.
The HTC 10 will be available from April 2016 in four color combinations: Carbon Gray, Glacier Silver Topaz Gold and Camellia Red. In the U.S., HTC 10 will be available across multiple wireless providers including Verizon Wireless, Sprint and T–Mobile. In addition, HTC will be offering an Unlocked edition on www.HTC.com, which will be compatible with AT&T and T–Mobile networks and will be available for pre–orders beginning today, with shipping in early May. The Unlocked edition from HTC.com cost $699.