The battle of smartphones is no longer about Apple and Samsung. As the market looks onto new players, HTC is reportedly standing out from the lot, thanks to its HTC 10 offering. Some are calling it phenomenal – is it the Android to beat?
Back in 2013, HTC gained quite the attention following the release of the HTC One M7. Critics back then praised the device, saying it is one of the few devices that only ever truly rivaled Apple’s iPhone particularly in design. However, that excitement faded until now, when the HTC 10 was revealed.
According to TIME, it could be the Android to beat. The HTC 10 was officially announced on April 10 packed with interesting features. It offers a fresh design, faster processor, improved camera and better audio among others. What is striking is that HTC decided to do away with the gimmicks like M8’s 3D photo-snapping dual camera. This does not mean the company cut back on the camera. The HTC 10 features a 12-megapixel camera with pixels at 1.55 microns. This means better photographs even under low light. The device also comes with a 5-megapixel front camera similar to Apple’s iPhone 6s and Galaxy S7.
According to Gizmag, the HTC 10 looks “phenomenal.” Judging from first impressions, the publication also calls the HTC 10 “one of the best one-two punches in recent consumer tech history” along with the Vive VR handset. Just like TIME, the report also adds that the HTC 10 is a serious contender for this year as the best smartphone. Other features include 145.9 x 71.9 x 9 mm build, Super LCD5 capacitive touchscreen with 1440 x 2560 pixels (~565 ppi pixel density) resolution, Android OS, v6.0.1 (Marshmallow), Qualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 820 and Dual-core 2.15 GHz Kryo & dual-core 1.6 GHz Kryo.