HTC’s latest flagship – HTC 10 is now unofficially available in Nepal. HTC’s smartphone has never been affordable at first release and the HTC 10 is no exception. The HTC 10 can be purchased from online store SAS Traders at the price tag of Rs. 90,000. The phone has launched a month ago and it has already hit the store through an unofficial launch.
In case you are wondering about the specs, the HTC 10 sports a 5.2-inch super LCD 5 QHD display resulting a resolution of 1,440 x 2,560 pixels with a curved edge Gorilla Glass. Inside, the smartphone is powered by Snapdragon 820 chipset with a quad-core CPU ( dual-core 2.15 GHz Kryo & dual-core 1.6 GHz Kryo) and Adreno 530 GPU. The phone is integrated with 4GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage which is expandable via a microSD card slot.
HTC has made quite few changes in it’s camera, the HTC 10 now features a 12MP UltraPixel sensor at the back with an aperture rate of f/1.8 accompanied by features like OIS and Laser Autofocus with capabilities to shoot 12 bit RAW pictures, 4k videos and Hi-Res Audio. There is a 5MP selfie shooter upfront with OIS, which is first of its kind in HTC’s history. The 5MP sensor has an aperture rate of f/1.8.
One of the most loved and praised feature of HTC’s recent flagship has been it’s BoomSound stereo speakers. Good thing is that HTC has managed to implement it’s signature BoomSound stereo speakers this time but in a different way. Instead of the dual front stereo speakers, HTC has implemented one of its speaker at the front whereas the other at the down side of the smartphone, the pair works as a two way speaker – tweeter (high frequencies) and woofer (low frequencies). Alongside the BoomSound speakers, users are also assured to get a premium headset from HTC with 70% oversized drivers and Hi-Res audio certification. With the combination of the BoomSound speakers and a premium headset, HTC 10 is no doubt a treat for music lovers.
Other noticeable features include a fingerprint scanner at the front alongside those capacitive buttons which resembles the design of HTC’s One A9. Connectivity options of HTC 10 includes, WiFi a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS as well as a Type C reversible connector. The whole phone is powered by a 3,000mAh battery with Qualcomm’s Quick Charge support and runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow on top of HTC Sense UI.
The metal body of the HTC 10 makes the smartphone quite premium in looks and feels, although the price range of this phone makes hard for us to recommend it to other users, since there are varieties of smartphones available in the market with similar features, but at a lower price tag. Except its pricing, the HTC 10 is in right track to compete against the likes of Samsung and LG, globally.