2016’s flagship smartphone from HTC comes with a simple name but a lot resting on it. The HTC 10 runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow with HTC Sense, surrounding Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 820 processor and 4GB of memory with a unibody metal casing.
The 5.2-inch 2K display gets a sheet of 2.5D curved toughened glass to protect it, while the audio gets an upgrade to BoomSound HiFi Edition, splitting the tweeter (at the top) from the woofer (at the bottom) to keep the bezels slim. A fingerprint sensor is built into the home button.
All that extra front bezel space means HTC can fit a 5-megapixel “UltraSelfie” camera with 1080p video recording, a wide-angle lens, and – in a first for smartphones – true optical image stabilization. On the rear is a 12-megapixel UltraPixel 2, also with OIS, plus a laser autofocus system and 4K video recording.
HTC claims the phone will run for two days on a charge, and get you to 50-percent of the battery after just 30 minutes on the included Quick Charge 3.0 fast-charger. Meanwhile there’s a new HTC Ice View case through which neon-style notifications and even the camera UI can be seen and interacted with.
There’s much, much more on the HTC 10 in our full hands-on.