On 12th April HTC announced their brand new flagship smartphone called the HTC 10. It’s been over a year since they produced a flagship, with that time spent going into R&D to make a phone that rivals Samsung’s Galaxy S7 and Apple’s iPhone 6S. And oh boy there’s a lot in this phone.
THE PHONE HAS HAS THE WORLD’S FIRST OPTICAL IMAGE STABILISATION BUILT INTO THE FRONT CAMERA
So the main thing HTC needed to up their game on was their cameras, with previous phones being not up to snuff with the competition. This time HTC has made a camera worth talking about with it having a 12 Ultrapixel, laser focused sensor, this means that photos should look fantastic even in low light with instant focusing. That’s not the only thing, as the phone has the world’s first optical image stabilisation camera built into the front camera. YAY to less blurry photos and videos.
One thing HTC has always done well is it’s sound technology, with that being the case here. Not only does Boomsound makes a return with the speakers and headphone jack upscaling music from 16 bit to 24 bit, meaning High-Res audio. They’re so confident it’s good they even supply headphones! Not only that the 3 microphone setup captures 256 times more detail than other phones, delivering High-Res audio, another world first.
THE 3 MICROPHONE SETUP CAPTURES 256 TIMEs MORE DETAIL THAN OTHER PHONES, DELIVERING HIGH-RED AUDIO, ANOTHER WORLD FIRST
The only thing that is missing from the flagship specs is that it has a quad-core processor. Which compared to the Samsung Galaxy S7 or even the mid-range HTC A7 is not a powerful, which might detract power users. The upside from this is that it’s less battery intensive meaning longer battery life.
There’s a lot of features I didn’t cover, but the video above does very well to cover the points. The HTC 10 will be shipping later this month costing £569 sim free. With it coming in gold, silver and grey variants.