HTC 10 smartphone has been launched in India, at a price of Rs 52,990. The company has also launched five more phones, the new HTC Desire 628 starting at Rs 13,990, and HTC One X9 dual-SIM smartphone at Rs 25,990. HTC Desire 825 will cost Rs 18,990. HTC 10 is the one we were really excited about. If the power-packed internals don’t draw your attention, the design certainly will. The phone has been launched in India at Rs 52,990 and will start selling from June 5. The HTC 10 is one of the first smartphones to sport optical image stabilisation (OIS) on the front-facing camera.
HTC 10 is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 2.2 Ghz processor and houses Android 6.0 Marshmallow with 4GB RAM. The handset offers a 5.2-inch Quad HD and Super LCD 5 display with 564 ppi, protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 4. HTC is also giving a slight boost to the selfie camera to 5 megapixels, matching the Apple and Samsung phones. It also joins its rivals in letting the screen serve as a front-facing flash. The camera unit tries to strikes balance larger individual pixels, but not as large as before. The rear camera is now 12 megapixels, the same as the latest Apple iPhones 6s and Samsung Galaxy S7 phones.It further includes features such as BSI sensor and optical image stabilization.
It comes with Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow along with HTC’s proprietary Sense 7.0 user interface atop it. We found the phone to be quite responsive, and there was nary a lag while trying it out. The Sense 7.0 UI also brings in Blinkfeed which gives you a list of news and contextual information. We couldn’t try that out completely as the phone wasn’t connected to the internet. But in terms of overall design language, the user interface is quite good looking.
The phone has all the latest wireless connectivity option from bluetooth, near field communications (NFC) to DLNA, Miracast. It promises download speed support of up to 450 mbps and upload speed of 50 mbps on 4G network. Loaded with multiple sensors, it supports features like gesture controls, voice selfie, motion detection, among others. The phone comes with 3000mAH battery and promises talk time of 27 hours on 3G or 4G network.
HTC has worked with Google to make the new Sense 8 more stock like and minimal apps on the new HTC 10.
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