The penultimate HTC 10 leak
Many in the mobile tech media ranks have admitted to being at least a little excited for the HTC 10. In the 36 hours or so before the Taiwanese manufacturer officially launches the new Android phone, there’s been no need to struggle through the pre-event ennui, much less to say the pre-availability ennui.
GSM Helpdesk out of the Netherlands has gotten hold of pictures of a black unit, towed alongside a spec summary.
We see affirmation of the 5.2-inch Super-LCD 5 screen with resolution of 2560 x 1440 as well as the removal of software navigation keys — they’ve been reformed as lit capacitive keys flanking the physical home button that also serves as a fingerprint sensor. That sensor is said to make unlocks in 0.2 seconds.
Standard 2016 flagship specs play in from here: a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 with 4GB of RAM comes alongisde the 32GB or 64GB of storage while the f/1.8 OIS-equipped “12-Megapixel Ultra Pixel camera” can snap RAW files as well as 4K video with 24-bit stereo sound. We’re not sure if HTC’s marketing team will blast its UltraPixel marketing term as heavily as it has in the past, but there’s a f/1.8 5-megapixel selfie camera with optical image stabilization. Oh yeah, don’t forget about USB 3.1 and Fast Charge 3.0 — if that Type-C connector is plugged into a proper block, you’ll see that 3,000mAh battery charge up from none to half-done in half an hour. Dolby-enhanced BoomSound Hi-Fi comes into effect when you plug in. Jack out and you’ll have “slender,” “front-facing” speakers that are said to outperform against the One M9’s output.
While we may wait until mid-May before official availability, the event’s on Tuesday, 8am Eastern. That’s when we shall compare and contrast the stats from the speculation.