HTC Revealed Flagship Phone HTC 10 Ahead of Tuesday Launching

By Staff Writer

Apr 12, 2016 06:19 AM EDT

HTC is the leading Taiwanese brand for smartphone and tablet. On Tuesday, the company will launch its new flagship phone: HTC 10. Prior to launching, the company revealed its smartphone which will be available in three different colors.

Mashable reported that the video posted on Twitter, on Monday, seems to be official. The video also matches the image previously leaked and the phone descriptions. It also depicted that the smartphone will be available in three colors: gold, silver and black with a large and bumpy camera sensor on the back.

HTC will also dropped the word "One M" from the HTC 10, so its new flagship will be officially called HTC 10. Previous version was last year's HTC One M9. This new HTC 10 is a 5.2-inch display with a quad HD equipped with 4GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage.

Its rear camera, which was seen as bumpy in the video, is a 12-megapixel "ultrapixel" camera and also coupled with a 5-megapixel front camera. Its 3,000mAh battery provide enough juice to power up the device. HTC 10 will be powered by the latest in the Qualcomm product line, Snapdragon 820.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 is geared with X12 LTE that supports the enhanced connectivity with 33% faster peak download. The Adreno 530 GPU also offers better performance in graphics and computing capabilities and a major upgrade in power and battery efficiency.

The new camera is powered with an improved Spectra Image Signal Processor (ISP) technology, which is capable to capture up to 25 megapixels picture with zero shutter lag. Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 is built with Samsung technology in Samsung foundries facility. The Korean manufacturer is the inventor of 14nm FinFET process technology that boost performance and power efficiency significantly which is planted in Snapdragon 820.

Tech Crunch reported the new HTC 10 will join a new stable of Android handsets that includes the Samsung Galaxy S7 and LG G5. HTC is a long time partner of Google as a pioneer in Android Smartphone. The company was the first manufacturer which sold the first smartphone with Android OS in 2008 with its HTC Dream.

As a long time partner of Google, HTC has a privilege of access to Google technology. Recently, the Taiwanese electronic company also become the first VR producer with Google virtual reality applications pre-installed. HTC Vive, its VR headset, will be launched this April along with HTC 10 smartphone.

In his Gizmag review, a virtual reality and mobile columnist and editor Will Shanklin praised the feature in HTC Vive which provide another level of immersion. He wrote, "That's what separates the Vive from Facebook's Oculus Rift. There will be more layers of immersion revealed in the years and decades to come, but right now room-scale VR is the leading edge – and the Vive owns it."

The Taiwanese company unveiled its new smartphone before the launched on April 12, which available in three colors. HTC has also prepared to launch its VR headset this month.

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