HTC announced its new flagship for 2016 earlier today, simply called the HTC 10. The HTC 10 doesn’t do anything ground-breaking, but judging by the hands-on reaction from the tech media, it has been winning praise as being a solid all-rounder.
One of the key features is the camera, which HTC says is the “best smartphone camera available on the market today”. DxOMark appears to agree, awarding it the highest camera score ever given and tying it in first place with the Samsung Galaxy S7.
The HTC 10 includes a 1/2.3-inch 12MP (1.55um per pixel) camera on the rear with OIS, f/1.8 aperture and laser autofocus. The rear camera uses the Sony IMX377 sensor. The front-facing camera is 5MP and also includes OIS and f/1.8 aperture. RAW format functionality is also included as well as 4K video recording with 24-bit Hi-Res audio recording.
Sound has been a hallmark for HTC ever since the M7 was launched. This has been refined with the HTC 10 with the introduction of BoomSound Hi-Fi edition speakers. This includes two speakers as before, but one speaker concentrates on the tweeter and the other, the woofer.
In terms of design, the HTC 10 has a 5.2-inch Quad HD (2560 x 1440 pixels) display and metal body with chamfered edges, with the glass front curving into metal body. Other features include a Smapdragon 820 chipset, 4GB RAM, 32GB/64GB internal storage, 3000mAh battery.
We wanted to ask our readers what they think of the HTC 10. Does Sony have its work cut out? Do you plan to buy the HTC 10 and if so, what is it that attracts you? Or do you plan to wait to see what Sony has in store? We’d love to hear your thoughts below.
Via HTC Blog.