HTC is about to unveiled its new HTC 10 smartphone.
One of the major contenders in the smartphone market that has risen to fame over the past few years, HTC, has been somewhat quiet. However all that is about to change this month as HTC plans to unveil its latest flagship smartphone in the form of the HTC 10 on April 12th, in just one weeks time. The HTC 10 is first true successor to the HTC One M9.
According to the various rumours circulating the inter web which were posted in early March. The M10 will include a physical home button, similar to what a lot of the iPhone lovers have come to know and love. A large bevelled edge and an aluminium design that doesn’t include the dual front facing speakers that we have come to associate HTC smartphones with.
Underneath the hood on this smartphone we can expect to see a 5.2 inch QHD phoe and will run the latest Android 6.0 Marshmallow and HTC’s regular Sense user interface (UI).
What will set the HTC 10 above its competitors, according to rumours, is its 12 megapixel UltraPixel 2 rear camera which is equipped with laser, yes we did say laser, autofocus system and OIS-enabled f/1.8 lens. The second feature that will set this smartphone apart from the competition is the Snapdragon 820 processor, 4GB RAM, 32GB of storage plus a MicroSD slot and even USB-C charging.
The HTC 10 Press Event
HTC has been through some difficult times over the past few years, what were once periods of strong growth have gone to losses amidst rapid dying sales. This reduction in sales is mainly down to competition from the likes of Samsung, Huawei, Oppo and Lenovo. However at this event it is expected that HTC will show that they still have what it takes to produce a world class and Android powered smartphone.
Certainly their silence over the past few months could be proof that they have avoided direct competition with Samsung and LG in order to ensure the HTC 10 sticks with us.
However, it is not all rough seas, in the midst of calm it has been reported that HTC and Google are once again working together on the impressive Nexus program. HTC has also moved into new markets in the form of the HTC Vive a virtual reality headset that has already received some excellent reviews and should help keep HTC a float once it goes on sale in April.
We love the sound of the HTC 10 and it may help HTC recover and turn around the past few dark months. The phone, will need to blow the minds of users, be well advertised and not too pricey, question is can HTC do it? What are your thoughts?