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HTC 10 officially confirmed as the next flagship, coming soon

By Vijay Anand & John Law - on 13 Apr 2016, 9:10am

HTC 10 officially confirmed as the next flagship, coming soon

The HTC 10.

Following the a full video leak of the HTC M10 a day earlier, HTC has now officially unveiled the HTC 10, the company’s newest flagship smartphone.

As the successor to the One M9, the HTC 10 will come in two variants, each with a different Qualcomm SoC. However, it goes without saying that one of the variants will sport many of the much-needed hardware upgrades over the previous flagship, chief among which being Qualcomm’s very own flagship SoC, the Snapdragon 820.

Along with a solid, machine-cut aluminum build, the HTC 10’s display has also been given a bump up from the original M9’s (not the M9+) Full HD display, and now sports a 5.2-inch Quad HD (2,560 x 1,440 pixels) display, with a pixel density of 564 ppi.

HTC’s UltraPixel camera has made a comeback as well, but not as the original sensor that originally launched with the M7. The main camera’s UltraPixel sensor comprises a 12MP camera sensor, which is three times larger than the original 4MP camera sensor. The HTC 10’s front-facing UltraSelfie camera is also something to shout about, sporting 5MP and an aperture of f/1.8.

Don’t think that HTC’s skimped on the audio either. The HTC 10 is fitted with BoomSound Hi-Fi Edition speakers, and if that weren’t enough, the phone is also certified for Hi-Res Audio, and even has specially-designed headphone amp that upscales audio file quality from 16-bit up to 24-bit audio formats.

The HTC 10 will feature a new Freestyle Layout, which HTC says breaks away from the traditional on-screen grid layout.

In terms of functionality, the HTC 10 will now feature the company’s new FreeStyle Layout UI, which HTC says ditches the on-screen grid layout that is currently used on the OS for the majority of Android-based smartphones.

The HTC 10 will be available starting this month, with prices to be announced soon after. It will be available in the following colors: Carbon Grey, Glacier Silver, Topaz Gold, and Camellia Red.

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