You are in for a treat with the unveiling of the HTC 10 — said to be one of this year's most anticipated new smartphones – a promo video was leaked on Twitter a day ahead of its official release 12 April 2016.
The HTC 10 is the successor to the HTC One M9, the 10 is a powerful and an undoubtedly beautiful phone. Some of its features include - a 2-inch, QHD display (1440 x 2560), a Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 820 chipset, 4GB of RAM, fingerprint sensor and multimedia features. The HTC 10 is available in four colours: carbon grey, glacier silver with a white front, glacier silver with a black front, and finally topaz gold.
The HTC 10 delivers great sound due to its dual speakers, coupled with some fancy software technology, which means your music and movies are going to sound incredible on it.
The device runs Google's Android 6.0 Marshmallow operating system with HTC's Sense user interface skinned on top. HTC has gone for a deeper integration with Google. This means that the only web browser you see is Chrome, the only music player you have is Play Music and the only gallery you have is Google Photos.
HTC have out-done themselves in the race to get back in the running for best Android phone 2016, which the Hauwei P9 stands a good chance in.
However, some say that the new HTC fails to offer the same hardware performance and value as its Android competitors. For instance, its new performance is comparable to the Google Nexus 6P, which is odd because the 6P is cheaper, and therefore should be in a different league. Another downfall is that apparently the battery doesn't last as long as the Samsung Galaxy S7 and LG G5, and there are times when its camera exposure is not great.
CNET believes that, “(w)hile those competing handsets could stand to have better audio quality like the 10, HTC's flagship phone ultimately doesn't have all the other things that elevate a good phone into a great phone”.
The HTC 10 costs £569 (around R11 700.00) and can be pre-ordered directly from HTC. Use the promotional code HTC10 and you'll get it for just £512.99, including Express delivery. (We have no idea how long this code will remain active for and if it is applicable to South Africa, but thanks tech radar @JamesRWP for the tip.)
The above information is taken from reliable sources who have mixed opinions. However, TechTrader is keen to do a proper write up when we get our hands onto the device.
We know we aren’t supposed to judge a book by its cover — or, listen to what everything you read or watch (props to HTC on their great introduction video) — but the HTC 10 sure looks like an incredible device.