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Everything you need to know about the brand new HTC 10

HTC 10 Specs

The brand new HTC 10 might look familiar on the outside but it’s time to forget everything you know about HTC’s flagship phones and get ready for something fresh and new. In fact despite all the leaks and rumors, the HTC 10 may very well be the most surprising new smartphone of the year. Two-day battery life… a class-leading camera that tied Samsung’s Galaxy S7 for the title of world’s best smartphone camera in DxOMark’s testing… blazing-fast speed… and that’s just the beginning.

Here’s everything you need to know about the hot new HTC 10.

First things first — be sure to check out our earlier coverage of the phone from this morning:

We definitely recommend reading those posts for all the in-depth details you need. But if you’re looking for a broad overview of the key points, you’ve come to the right place because you’ll find everything right here in this post.

Let’s start at the end: The HTC 10 is available for preorder in the U.S. beginning today, April 12, for $699.99 on HTC’s website where you can also pay in installements. That sum gets you an unlocked model compatible with AT&T and T-Mobile’s networks, and preorders will start shipping in early May which is also when the phone is set to hit Verizon, T-Mobile and Sprint store shelves.

AT&T will apparently not be selling the phone directly.

As for the phone itself, it features an all glass and aluminum housing that is reminiscent of HTC’s M series phones, but more refined. The back sports a prominent polished, chamfered edge that is just 3mm thick at its thinnest point. The result is a phone that feels terrific in the hand.

HTC’s new 10 is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor and it features a 5.2-inch Quad HD LCD display, 32GB of storage and microSDXC support up to 2TB, 4GB of RAM, a huge 3,000 mAh battery HTC says will last for two days on a charge, and a killer 12-megapixel camera that received the best score DxOMark has ever given a smartphone camera.

This new flagship HTC phone is also the first smartphone to ever feature optical image stabilization on the front-facing camera in addition to the rear camera, and it’s the first Android phone to support Apple AirPlay audio streaming out of the box.

The HTC 10’s full specs follow below.

HTC 10

SIZE: 145.9 x 71.9 x 3.0 – 9.0mm

WEIGHT: 161g

DISPLAY: 5.2 inch, Quad HD (2560 x 1440 pixels, 564 pixels per inch) Super LCD 5 with curved-edge Gorilla Glass


  • Android™ 6 with HTC Sense™


  • Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 820
  • Quad-core, 64-bit, up to 2.2Ghz


  • Total storage: 32GB or 64GB (available capacity varies)
  • RAM: 4GB
  • Expandable: microSD™ expansion supports additional memory cards up to 2TB with Flex Storage (optional cards not included)


Main Camera

  • 12MP HTC UltraPixel™ 2 (1.55µm pixel size)
  • Laser autofocus
  • BSI sensor
  • Optical Image Stabilization (OIS)
  • f/1.8 aperture, 26mm focal length
  • Dual tone LED flash
  • 4K video recording with Hi-Res Audio
  • Slow motion video recording at 720p, 120fps
  • Modes include Auto-HDR, Panorama, Pro mode with manual control and 12-bit RAW format support, Hyperlapse, Zoe capture, Video Pic, and continuous shooting up to 8fps

Front Camera

  • 5MP (1.34µm pixel size)
  • Autofocus
  • BSI sensor
  • Optical Image Stabilization (OIS)
  • f/1.8 aperture, 23mm focal length
  • Full HD 1080p video recording
  • Modes include Auto-HDR, Auto Selfie, Voice Selfie, and Live Make-Up


  • HTC BoomSound™ Hi-Fi Edition
  • Dolby Audio™
  • Personal Audio Profile
  • Hi-Res Audio certified
  • Hi-Res Audio earphones
  • Hi-Res Audio stereo recording
  • Three microphones with noise cancelation



  • 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
  • 800/850/1800/1900 MHz (Japan) 


Varies by region

  • 850/900/1900/2100 MHz
  • 850/AWS/900/2100 MHz (America)


  • 800/1900 with EvDO Rev. A (America)

4G LTE™ (up to 450Mbps)

Varies by region

  • Asia/Europe: FDD B1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 12, 20, 28, 32; TDD B38, 40, 41
  • America: FDD B1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 12, 13, 17, 20, 28, 29, 30
  • Japan: FDD: B1, 3, 5, 7, 13, 17, 19, 21, 26; TDD B38, 41
  • Support Cat 9 LTE: downloads up to 450Mbps, uploads up to 50Mbps


  • Nano SIM


  • Ambient light sensor
  • Proximity sensor
  • Motion G-sensor
  • Compass sensor
  • Gyro sensor
  • Magnetic sensor
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • Sensor Hub for activity tracking


Varies by region

  • GPS + GLONASS + Beidou (Europe and Asia)
  • GPS + GLONASS (America and Japan)


  • USB 3.1 Gen1, Type-C
  • 5mm stereo audio jack
  • Bluetooth® 4.2
  • Wi-Fi®: 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4 & 5GHz)
  • NFC
  • DisplayPort
  • DNLA™
  • Miracast™
  • Google Cast™
  • AirPlay™
  • HTC Connect™ for wirelessly streaming media from the phone to compatible multi-room audio systems, TVs, portable speakers and home entertainment systems


  • Capacity: 3000mAh
  • Talk time on 3G/4G: up to 27 hours
  • Standby time on 3G/4G: up to 19 days
  • Power saving mode
  • Extreme power saving mode
  • Quick Charge 3.0 with cool charge: up to 50% charge in 30 minutes


  • Display color personalization
  • Ice View case
  • Motion Launch
  • Quiet ring on pick-up
  • Pocket mode
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