HTC has unveiled its flagship for the year 2016 in the form of the HTC 10. During the launch HTC launched two variants called the HTC 10 and the HTC 10 Lifestyle. Like a true successor the HTC 10 is powered by a Snapdragon 820 Quad Core Processor.
The HTC 10 is the successor to last year’s HTC One M9 and yes, HTC has dropped the One branding from their flagship products. The new HTC flagship sports a 5.2 inch Super LCD display with a Quad HD resolution. The new HTC joins phones like the Samsung Galaxy S7, the Xiaomi Mi5 and the OnePlus 3 that made an appearance earlier which have the Snapdragon 820 chipset. The smartphone also has 4GB of RAM on board and comes in 32GB and 64GB storage models. The phone has a microSD card slot which accepts cards upto 2TB.
In terms of camera, the phone has a 12 Mega Pixel (Ultra Pixel 2.0) sensor at the back with f/1.8, Laser Auto focus, Dual LED flash and Optical Image Stabilization (OIS). At the front, the 10 has a 5 megapixel camera with f/1.8 along with OIS and a Screen Flash feature for the low light selfies. This is the first phone to have OIS in both the front and the rear camera.
HTC has kept the legendary BoomSound speakers intact and the HTC 10 gets the traditional stereo speakers as well. In terms of the software the phone runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow with their own Sense UI on top. HTC has optimised Sense UI and is said to be faster than the earlier versions of the UI. Alongside the HTC 10 they also launched the HTC 10 Lifestyle which is a slightly toned down version of the phone. The Lifestyle variant gets a Snapdragon 652 instead of the the powerful Snapdragon 820. The RAM is also reduced to 3GB from the 4GB in the other variant. Thankfully the good camera setup is still present along with the BoomSound speakers.
While the HTC 10 was highly anticipated in India, some fans might be disappointed to know that HTC is only launching the HTC 10 Lifestyle in India as seen on their website. At the moment the price and the availability of the device is unknown.