HTC 10 brings bigger BoomSound, brighter Ultrapixels and chamfered edges
The HTC 10 has launched, and with it comes a host of much needed new features, design tweaks and upgrades as the Taiwanese firm attempts to corrects its course.
It's a direct replacement for the HTC One M9, but the eagle-eyed among you will not the "One" and "M" handles have been dropped in favor of a cleaner name.
HTC's stuck with its premium, all-metal design material, but the 10 features heavily chamfered, mirrored edges on the rear and a fingerprint scanner (and no logo!) below the screen on the front.
The 5.2-inch Super LCD 5 display has a QHD resolution while Qualcomm's Snapdragon 820 processor and 4GB of RAM are charged with running Android Marshmallow.
Android has been coated in HTC's newest instalment of its Sense UI, which brings more customization to your fingertips including Freestyle layout, allowing you to use a selection of themed stickers as app icons.
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HTC has returned to its trusty ultrapixels for the rear camera of the 10, after ditching them in favor of a 20MP snapper on the back of the One M9.
This time around you get a 12MP sensor with laser autofocus, optical image stabilization (OIS), dual tone LED flash, f/1.8 aperture and a 26mm focal length on the HTC 10. The 5MP front-facing, 'Ultraselfie' camera is the first in the world to sport OIS on this side of a device, which should give you brighter, clearer pictures.
HTC's continuing to focus on audio enhancements with the 10's BoomSound Hi-Fi Edition, with the two speakers (a tweeter on the front and bass woofer on the bottom) each getting their own amp.
There's also a third amp for the headphone jack. The HTC 10 can deliver 24-bit Hi-Res audio, and will auto up scale music to this quality. HTC's even chucked in a pair of Hi-Res earphones in the box.
The HTC 10 release date is set for May, although we're still awaiting a firm date and pricing details.
Watch our HTC 10 hands on video: