HTC's new flagship phone for 2016 comes with two optically stabilised cameras

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After much anticipation and certainly a little too much of teasing, the HTC 10 is now official and it looks like the Android flagship family for 2016 is complete. As expected, HTC is keeping their existing design from previous years and the HTC 10 builds upon the original HTC One (M7) design by throwing in chamfered edges to the formula and they finally removed the HTC logo on the front by replacing it with a fingerprint scanning home button. 

The biggest change with the HTC 10 is that HTC is no longer using the 'HTC One' branding for this device but other than that, HTC says they have kept the signature HTC One features on the new HTC 10 like the BoomSound Speakers, Ultrapixel camera and the premium aluminium build. Heck yeah, they even retained the capacitive back and multitasking buttons. 

HTC 10 Key Specifications

  • 5.2-inch QHD Super LCD display
  • Snapdragon 820 SoC
  • 4GB RAM
  • 32/64GB expandable memory
  • 12MP f1.8 Ultrapixel camera with OIS
  • 5MP f1.8 front camera with OIS
  • 3,000mAh battery
  • 145.9 x 71.9 x 9mm 
  • 161g
  • Android 6.0 Marshmallow
  • Carbon Gray, Topaz Gold, Glacier Silver

HTC 10 Lifestyle Key Specifications

  • 5.2-inch QHD Super LCD display
  • Snapdragon 652 SoC
  • 3GB RAM
  • 32/64GB expandable memory
  • 12MP f1.8 Ultrapixel camera with OIS
  • 5MP f1.8 front camera with OIS
  • 3,000mAh battery
  • 145.9 x 71.9 x 9mm 
  • 161g
  • Android 6.0 Marshmallow
  • Carbon Gray, Topaz Gold, Glacier Silver


One of the biggest problems with every other HTC flagship in the past is in the camera department and this time around HTC is still sticking with their 'Ultrapixel' technology with a new 1.55um sensor that is both optically stabilized and comes with a laser autofocus system. To back up their claims, the company also sent the HTC 10 over to DXOMark beforehand to allow them to test the camera's capabilities. The results? Well, DXOMark says that the HTC 10 lives up to the marketing hype and is just as good as the camera on the Galaxy S7 edge

But that's not all, HTC didn't stop there. Besides reinventing the rear camera, they also took the time to engineer a 5MP front camera that is optically stabilized. So you can say goodbye to all those blurry selfies. While the new front camera on the HTC 10 sound pretty impressive, HTC says the new implementation of BoomSound on the HTC 10 is better that it was before despite not having the signature dual speaker array.

Instead, HTC is opting for a single front speaker and a secondary woofer on the bottom of the device that chimes out lower frequencies and that combined gives the HTC 10 it's signature BoomSound audio. Another thing is that HTC also managed to implement a new headphone amp that is capable of upscaling 16-bit audio in to 24-bit audio so you can rest assured whether you're on your headphones or not, the HTC 10 will provide you with a pleasant audio experience 

HTC will begin taking pre-order in the US starting today (April 12) and orders will begin shipping in early May. No word as to when the HTC 10 will be arriving in Malaysia and do note that HTC has confirmed that some regions will instead be receiving the HTC 10 Lifestyle opposed to the HTC 10 which has the Snapdragon 820 SoC. Unlocked, the HTC 10 will cost $699 (~RM 2,700). Learn more about the HTC 10 here

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