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HTC 10, Not HTC One M10, Announced As Flagship Smartphone, Including Specs, Price, Features, and Release Date

( [email protected] ) Apr 13, 2016 11:42 AM EDT
There was a lot of talk about what HTC's newest flagship would be, and part of it was the name.  After last year's HTC One M9 (a phone that many thought was a disappointment, but I personally have used and think it is just as good as any other Android phone) it would appear that would be the last phone to have the HTC "One M" label.  This year's flagship is not the HTC One M10, the HTC M10, but just the plain HTC 10.  This is what is known about the new HTC's new flagship smartphone, the HTC 10 with its specs, price, features, and release date.
The new HTC 10 flagship smartphone. HTC

There was a lot of talk about what HTC's newest flagship would be, and part of it was the name.  After last year's HTC One M9 (a phone that many thought was a disappointment, but I personally have used and think it is just as good as any other Android phone) it would appear that would be the last phone to have the HTC "One M" label.  This year's flagship is not the HTC One M10, the HTC M10, but just the plain HTC 10.  This is what is known about the new HTC's new flagship smartphone, the HTC 10 with its specs, price, features, and release date. 

The HTC site describes all of the new Android smartphone's best features, such as 24-bit Hi-Res sound within a brand new all-metal unibody.  The company promises that "every element of the HTC 10 has been designed, refined and perfected.  It has been tested to freezing at -20 to 60 degrees Celsius and it can take the everyday bumps, knocks, and scratches. 

The screen is a 5.2 inch Quad HD with a resolution of 2560 x 1440, with a curve edge Gorilla Glass which "seamlessly merges into the metal body".  The speakers are a "gold standard" of sound quality to make music sound so much better on this particular Android device.  Considering that the HTC One M9 had stereo speakers on the front of the body, it is not known whether or not the HTC 10 has a similar design. 

The company also wants to highlight the performance saying that apps will launch faster and run smoother, with things just "working brilliantly" with a screen that is 50 percent more responsive.   The CPU Speed is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 Quad Core 64-bit up to 2.2 GHz with 32 GB of ROM and 4 GB of RAM. 

The company really wants to brag about the cameras.  The HTC 10 has the world's first Optical Image Stabilization in both front and back cameras, with one of the highest smartphone camera rankings ever from DxOMark of 88.  It also has 12 million UltraPixels, with faster laser autofocus and much more, such as high resolution photos in low-light. 

Another great feature is its ability to be optimized for up to 2 days of use, and it can charge faster than ever with up to 50 percent in just 30 minutes.  The battery is a 3000 mAh with talk time of 27 hours, and standby time of up to 19 days.  In case you are wondering, there is a fingerprint scanner that works at the touch of a finger in 0.2 seconds, recognizing the fingerprint from almost every angle and position. 

The HTC 10 is available for pre-order on the HTC Store Unlocked for $699.00.  The HTC 10 will be available on Verizon Wireless, T-Mobile, and Sprint "soon."