Today, HTC unveiled their new device that they have been working on for the last year.
The HTC 10 is their current flagship device, developed using customer feedback.
Their newest device combines a world-class camera with gold standard audio with a new metal unibody design
According to HTC, their new phone has better sound quality and the fingerprint sensor will recognise your finger from almost any angle.
During development the device was put through a multitude of stress tests; subjected to over 168 hours of extreme temperature tests ranging from -20’C to 60’C along with over 10k drop, bend, scratch and corrosion tests.
“With HTC 10 they have delivered what they believe to be the best smartphone camera available on the market today. With the world’s first optically stabilized, larger aperture f/1.8 lenses on both the front and rear cameras, new larger sensors, 12 million of their new generation UltraPixels (1.55um per pixel), faster laser autofocus powering the main camera and a wide angle lens and screen flash on the front UltraSelfie™ camera, the phone delivers brilliantly sharp, low light and high-resolution photos whether behind or in front of the lens.”
The camera is designed to launch in as little as 0.6 seconds, and a 2nd generation laser autofocus that gives focused shots faster, it’s quick enough to even work in burst mode.
But it’s not just the imaging that puts this smartphone at the top of its game – the HTC 10 combines vivid 4K video with the world’s first stereo, 24-bit, Hi-Res audio recording – capturing 256 times more detail than standard recordings across twice the frequency range and enabling you to bring to life your recorded content as if you were actually there in person.
The HTC 10 boasts the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon processor with enhanced 4G LTE. Each device also comes with Boost+ which is designed to make your phone faster, to consume less power and to provide effective security and applications management features. This includes smart boost, which automatically optimizes your memory; a game battery booster, which uses less battery during gameplay; and a new PowerBotics system, which auto detects and shuts down apps that use excessive power – improving battery life by 30% and delivering up to two days charge.
Not only does Boost+ optimize performance, making it easier to launch apps, but its App Lock function also adds a new layer of security by enabling you to lock any app you choose, whilst App Manager provides an instant fix for when an app isn’t behaving.
The HTC 10 also includes the latest in-box quick charge 3.0 Rapid Charger with improved thermal management that can charge the battery up to 50% in just 30 minutes – ideal for people who find their phone running low on juice before the end of the working day.
It will come in two variants with different Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ processors to cater for different market needs. They will both offer the same design, audio, camera and display, with a similar software experience and battery life. In the U.S., the HTC 10 will come with the Snapdragon 820 processor.