HTC 10, a great comeback from the fallen king?

HTC on Tuesday unveiled its latest flagship smartphone, the HTC
10. Unlike the old generations the ‘One’ or ‘M’ badge is scrapped on the new
flagship by the company.
HTC confirmed that the
new flagship will come two variants featuring different Qualcomm Snapdragon
processors catering to different markets, the
HTC 10 and the HTC 10 Lifestyle.
The variants however feature the same design, audio, camera, and display, with
a similar software experience and battery life.
Prices
The unlocked HTC 10 edition will be available from the company’s
official website at $699. It will be available in Glacier Silver and Carbon
Grey. Whereas for the HTC 10 Lifestyle the prices are yet to be revealed.
Comes with HTC
Protection out of box
The company says that the handset will start shipping in early
May and will come with HTC’s Uh Oh Protection, which will offer users one
replacement at no charge within the first 12 months for a cracked screen or
water damage.
Specifications
The HTC 10 smartphone in the US will come with the Snapdragon
820 processor while the different version of the flagship listed as HTC 10
Lifestyle will pack the Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 processor. 
The US variant of the HTC 10 is powered by a quad-core Qualcomm
Snapdragon 820 processor clocked at 2.2GHz. It comes in two configurations –
one featuring 4GB of RAM and 32GB of storage and another with 4GB of RAM and
64GB of storage. Both the models support expandable storage via microSD card
(up to 2TB). 

Display
 HTC 10 features a
5.2-inch Quad HD (1440×2560 pixels) Super LCD 5 display with a pixel density of
564ppi. The smartphone also sports curved edge Gorilla Glass.
Camera
HTC 10 sports a 12-UltraPixel laser autofocus camera with dual
tone LED flash, BSI sensor and optical image stabilisation (OIS). It comes with
f/1.8 aperture and Sapphire Lens.
HTC says that the rear camera on the 10 is its new generation
UltraPixel camera with 1.55 micron pixels. Other camera features include
self-timer (up to 10 seconds), face detection, RAW format support, Auto HDR,
and Hyperlapse. The new HTC 10 flagship also features Slow motion video with
support for 720P at 120fps. There is a 5-megapixel front-facing camera as well
featuring autofocus, BSI sensor, optical image stabilisation (OIS), and auto
selfie (keep still or smile).
Sound
Sound has to be the area because of which we are in love with
the HTC flagships and The HTC 10, as touted, features the BoomSound tech with
the company claiming handset “engineered for audiophiles.” The
BoomSound Hi-Fi Edition comes with Dolby Audio and three microphones with noise
cancellation.
Battery usage and
backup
The HTC 10 packs a 3000mAh battery which is rated to deliver a
talk time of up to 21 hours on 3G networks and a standby time of up to 21 days
on 3G. HTC adds that the 10 smartphone features Power saving mode as well as
Extreme power saving mode. The HTC 10 also supports Quick Charge 3.0 with cool
charge, which means improved thermal management. The company claims that the
handset can be charged up to 50 percent in just 30 minutes.
Greatest news of all
which makes us love the phone even more
The company in its official release stresses that it reduced the
number of duplicative and pre-loaded apps as well as bloatware. With HTC 10,
the company introduced a new Freestyle Layout, which will no longer have an
on-screen grid. The company is leaving it to the users to choose their own set
of apps by allowing dragging icons, stickers and widgets anywhere on the home
screen.
So you get the experience of smooth and perfect UI of HTC Sense
and have way less annoying apps at your disposal.
Connectivity
Bluetooth 4.2, NFC, DLNA, GPRS/ EDGE, 3G, and 4G.
HTC has also said that some of the features on the phone are
different from one geographical area to another.
Special add on cover with HTC 10 (Secondary screen)
But for the time
being the new flagship offering looks fantastic and the specs also raise our
expectations. Maybe this could be the smartphone which reminds us the best of
HTC.

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