The HTC 10 is finally here. Initially, I heard news that it is not coming to Singapore. Nevertheless, the official news is out. HTC 10 will be available in Carbon Grey color exclusively on Lazada.SG from 1st to 15th August 2016 for SGD 898. It will be available on all key channels from August 16th 2016 onwards.
HTC 10 Specifications
Here is the specs of HTC 10.
- SIZE: 145.9 x 71.9 x 3.0 – 9.0mm1
- WEIGHT: 161g1
- DISPLAY: 5.2 inch, Quad HD (2560 x 1440 pixels, 564 pixels per inch) Super LCD 5 with curved-edge Gorilla Glass
- Android™ 6 with HTC Sense™
- Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 820
- Quad-core, 64-bit, up to 2.2Ghz
- Total storage: 32GB (available capacity varies4)
- RAM: 4GB
- Expandable: microSD™ expansion supports additional memory cards up to 2TB with Flex Storage (optional cards not included)
- 12MP HTC UltraPixel™ 2 (1.55μm pixel size)
- Laser autofocus
- BSI sensor
- Optical Image Stabilization (OIS)
- f/1.8 aperture, 26mm focal length
- Dual tone LED flash
- 4K video recording with Hi-Res Audio
- Slow motion video recording at 720p, 120fps
- Modes include Auto-HDR, Panorama, Pro mode with manual control and 12-bit RAW format support, Hyperlapse, Zoe capture, Video Pic, and continuous shooting up to 8fps
- 5MP (1.34μm pixel size)
- BSI sensor
- Optical Image Stabilization (OIS)
- f/1.8 aperture, 23mm focal length
- Full HD 1080p video recording
- Modes include Auto-HDR, Auto Selfie, Voice Selfie, and Live Make-Up
- HTC BoomSound™ Hi-Fi Edition
- Dolby Audio™ 4
- Personal Audio Profile
- Hi-Res Audio certified
- Hi-Res Audio earphones
- Hi-Res Audio stereo recording
- Three microphones with noise cancelation
- 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
Varies by region
- 850/900/1900/2100 MHz
4G LTE™ (up to 450Mbps)
Varies by region
- Asia/Europe: FDD B1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 12, 20, 28, 32; TDD B38, 40, 41
- America: FDD B1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 12, 13, 17, 20, 28, 29, 30
- Japan: FDD: B1, 3, 5, 7, 13, 17, 19, 21, 26; TDD B38, 41
- Support Cat 9 LTE: downloads up to 450Mbps, uploads up to 50Mbps
- Nano SIM
- Ambient light sensor
- Proximity sensor
- Motion G-sensor
- Compass sensor
- Gyro sensor
- Magnetic sensor
- Fingerprint sensor
- Sensor Hub for activity tracking
Varies by region
- GPS + GLONASS + Beidou (Europe and Asia)
- USB 3.1 Gen1, Type-C
- 3.5mm stereo audio jack
- Bluetooth® 4.2
- Wi-Fi®: 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4 & 5GHz)
- Google Cast™
- HTC Connect™ for wirelessly streaming media from the phone to compatible multi-room audio systems, TVs, portable speakers and home entertainment systems
- Capacity: 3000mAh
- Talk time on 3G/4G: up to 27 hours
- Standby time on 3G/4G: up to 19 days
- Power saving mode
- Extreme power saving mode
- Quick Charge 3.0 with cool charge: up to 50% charge in 30 minutes
- Display color personalization
- Ice View case
- Motion Launch
- Quiet ring on pick-up
- Pocket mode
All units of measurement may vary slightly according to manufacturing tolerance.
Platform version may be different after software updates.
Network bands in regions may be different, depending on the mobile operator and your location. 4G LTE™ only available in select countries. Upload and download speeds also depend on the mobile operator.
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The battery claims herein may vary based on cellular network, location, signal strength, feature configurations, app and phone usage, and many other factors. Actual results may vary.
Specifications may be different after software update and are subject to change without prior notice.
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Based on the specs, it seems that HTC has gotten everything right. However, will it be too late into the game? Nobody knows now since they have been very quiet in Singapore for quite a long period of time.
In terms of design, HTC is still sticking to its chamfered edges. One of the biggest update, in my opinion, is the camera. Finally, there is OIS in the camera and surprisingly, they did it for both rear and front camera. Nice!
As for battery capacity, it is not the biggest but it seems that HTC is confident that their battery management can make it last. Here are a list of things that you might want to know before reading the Press Release.
- Configurations and inbox accessories such as earphones and the 3.0 Rapid Charger may vary from country to country. Please check with an authorized retailer or operator for availability.
- Battery life may vary based on cellular network, location, signal strength, feature configurations, phone usage, and many other factors. Actual results may vary.
- Battery tests are conducted in HTC laboratories using specific HTC devices.
- All benchmarks (with the exception of DXO) have been produced as a result of testing both HTC and competitor products in HTC labs.
Remember to check out how you can get freebies for being the first to own the handset with the information below.
Power of 10: HTC’s engineering excellence delivers obsessive craftsmanship, unparalleled performance and imaging leadership
Singapore, 26 July 2016 – HTC today unveiled the latest flagship smartphone, HTC 10. Playing to the Power of 10 – symbolizing greatness and independence – this newest addition to the HTC phone family combines a world class camera with gold standard audio, bold new metal unibody design and unparalleled performance. The HTC 10 delivers everything that you would want from a flagship device.
Designed to Perfection
Inspired by light and sculpted to perfection, the HTC 10 employs a new approach to design where bold contours are carved out of solid metal. Capturing the light beautifully, the chamfered edges boast a slimmer, more slender look with its full glass front merging seamlessly into the metal body.
Passionate about the small details, it’s not just the materials that come under scrutiny when we create a new handset. With the HTC 10, our design teams worked tirelessly to build a phone where the power button has been beautifully crafted, where the speakers deliver a sleeker look and better sound quality and where the fingerprint sensor recognizes your finger from almost any angle.
It is also important that we got the build absolutely right. Mercilessly engineered to handle everyday knocks, bumps and scratches, the HTC 10 was subjected to over 168 hours of extreme temperature tests, ranging from a freezing -20’C to a scorching 60’C, plus over 10,000 drop, bend, scratch and corrosion tests.
With HTC 10 we’ve delivered what we believe to be the best smartphone camera available on the market today. With the world’s first optically stabilized, larger aperture f/1.8 lenses on both the front and rear cameras, new larger sensors, 12 million of our new generation UltraPixels (1.55um per pixel), faster laser autofocus powering the main camera and a wide angle lens and screen flash on the front UltraSelfieTM camera, this smartphone delivers brilliantly sharp, low light and high-resolution photos whether behind or in front of the lens.
With the camera designed to launch in as little as 0.6 seconds, and a 2nd generation laser autofocus that gives you focused shots faster, it’s quick enough to even work in burst mode. All the settings are also conveniently located at your fingertips with Pro Mode still offering advanced options for more experienced photographers, including RAW format functionality.
Boasting a DxOMark score of 88*, this is one of the highest camera quality scores of any smartphone to date and is the result of tens of thousands of hours spent fine tuning each element to deliver world-class photos and videos.
Best in sight, best in sound
But it’s not just the imaging that puts this smartphone at the top of its game – the HTC 10 combines vivid 4K video with the world’s first stereo 24-bit Hi-Res audio recording, capturing 256 times more detail than standard recordings, across twice the frequency range and enabling you to bring to life your recorded content as if you were actually there in person.
Built for audiophiles, the HTC 10 is certified for Hi-Res audio and has been designed to make music sound the way that the artist intended. A headphone amp that delivers two times the power of a conventional headphone amp, the ability to upscale from 16-bit to 24-bit audio and high performance digital to analogue conversion combine beautifully to produce ten times lower distortion than other devices on the market, delivering an all round audio performance that cannot be beaten.
Everyone hears things differently, which is why the HTC 10’s all-new Personal Audio Profile system enhances your audio experience even further. By creating a unique profile that is tuned to your individual hearing, it dynamically adjusts specific sound frequencies to each ear, allowing you to hear music the way that the artist intended. Re-engineered HTC BoomSound™ Hi-Fi edition speakers feature the same separated tweeter and woofer design as leading acoustic systems and combine with a dedicated amplifier on each speaker, adding to the experience and delivering sound clarity unprecedented on a smartphone.
Great audio deserves great earphones so we have made sure that our flagship phone comes with the best Hi-Res audio certified inbox earphones yet. Featuring an 8µm thin aerospace polymer diaphragm and 70% oversized drivers, the listener is treated to richer sound and twice the frequency range, enabling you to enjoy the best audio experience right from the get go.
Performance at its Best
Whilst the HTC 10 nails it on the hardware, we have also delivered what we believe to be best in class software by focusing on getting the fundamentals right. With apps that launch twice as fast and that perform to the highest standard and a next generation quad HD display that is 30% more colourful, creating a true cinematic feel, and that is 50% more responsive to touch than its predecessor, even the smallest and fastest of finger movements track perfectly.
This attention to detail doesn’t stop there! With security high on people’s agendas, we have created a fingerprint scanner, which unlocks in a lightening fast 0.2 seconds and which has been algorithmically designed to recognise you faster and more accurately over time.
Engineered from the inside out to last longer, the HTC 10 boasts the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon processor with enhanced 4G LTE. Each device also comes with Boost+ which is designed to make your phone faster, to consume less power and to provide effective security and application management features. This includes smart boost, which automatically optimises your memory, a game battery booster, which uses less battery during gameplay, and a new PowerBotics system, which auto detects and shuts down apps that use excessive power, improving battery life by 30% and delivering up to two days charge.
Not only does Boost+ optimize performance, making it easier to launch apps, but its App Lock function also adds a new layer of security by enabling you to lock any app you choose, whilst App Manager provides an instant fix for when an app isn’t behaving.
The HTC 10 also includes the latest in-box quick charge 3.0 Rapid Charger with improved thermal management, so the battery can be charged by up to 50% in just 30 minutes – ideal for people who find their phone running low on juice before the end of the working day.
Controlled by You!
By reducing the number of duplicative and pre-loaded apps and bloatware, and integrating the best of both HTC and Google, we have created a more streamlined phone that enables you to decide what you want on your handset.
With HTC’s specially created new Freestyle Layout, you no longer have an on-screen grid that dictates the layout. Instead you can get creative by dragging icons, stickers and widgets anywhere you like. Layer them, group them, link stickers to apps or get rid of screen icons altogether, the choice is yours.
The latest version of HTC Themes also provides you with access to thousands of professional looking themes that each come with their own icons, backgrounds and sounds so you can customize your phone based on your own personal style.
Accessories and availability
To further streamline your experience, the HTC 10 offers an all-new Ice View case with a semi-transparent and highly versatile single front-cover case. So when that next call or message comes in, or when you need to skip a track, or snap that perfect shot, you can do it without even opening your smartphone’s case. It’s simplicity, without sacrificing protection.
The HTC 10 will be available in stunning Carbon Grey colour exclusively on Lazada.SG from 1st to 15th August 2016 for SGD 898/-. The HTC 10 will be available on all key channels from August 16th 2016 onwards.
Special Offer on purchase of HTC 10:
- Lucky 500 buyers will get Mini + free
- Lucky 100 buyers will get Ice View covers free
HTC Corporation aims to bring brilliance to life. As a global innovator in smart mobile devices and technology, HTC has produced award-winning products and industry firsts since its inception in 1997, including the critically acclaimed HTC One and HTC Desire lines of smartphones. The pursuit of brilliance is at the heart of everything we do, inspiring best-in-class design and game-changing mobile and virtual reality experiences for consumers around the world. HTC is listed on the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TWSE: 2498). www.htc.com
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