At a launch event held in the capital today, HTC unveiled its latest flagship, the HTC 10 for the Indian audience. Priced steeply at Rs. 52,990/- the device will be available for purchase starting June 5 with the first 500 buyers getting the HTC Ice View cover for free!
The HTC 10 was launched globally in April this year. Sporting a very premium all-metal design, the smartphone boasts of a beefy Snapdragon 820 and 4GB of RAM. The 10 comes with a 5.2″ QHD screen with Gorilla Glass protection and in 32GB and 64GB internal storage variants.
The smartphone comes with 12 Ultrapixel primary shooter complete with Optical Image Stabilisation (OIS), f/1.8 aperture, Pro Mode, a 12X slow motion mode and 4K video recording. The secondary camera is a 5MP auto focus unit. The entire package is powered by a 3000mAh battery and runs on the latest Android 6.0 Marshmallow. HTC has already shared its plans for Android N update for its flagship One series. There is also a fingerprint scanner on the front that also doubles up as a home button.
There is also the now standard, USB Type C port with Quick Charge 3.0; you can get 50 percent charge by plugging in for just 30 minutes. As for HTC’s signature Boom Sound, the company has fitted the HTC 10 with a 24-bit audio experience throughout the smartphone with BoomSound HiFi. The phone also has personal audio profiling with DAC support and Dolby surround sound output in ‘Music’ and ‘Theatre’ modes.
With the high-end smartphone market quite heated up, it will be very interesting to see how HTC fares specially against the Galaxy S7, Xperia Z5 Premium and the upcoming LG G5.