HTC 10 smartphone has been launched in India, at a price of Rs 52,990. The company has also launched five more phones, the new HTC Desire 628 starting at Rs 13,990, and HTC One X9 dual-SIM smartphone at Rs 25,990. HTC Desire 825 will cost Rs 18,990 and goes on sale in June.
HTC 10 will go on sale from June 6, while HTC One X9 will go on sale from June 20. HTC 10 was globally unveiled in April, and is the make-or-break smartphone for the Taiwanese company, which used to figure in the list of top smartphone vendors till a few years back.
Sales for the company have fallen drastically, and HTC has been trying to make a comeback in the premium segment. Given the Rs 50k plus pricing, HTC 10 will compete with premium smartphones like Samsung Galaxy S7, S7 edge and LG G5.
HTC 10 features a 5.2-inch 2K display, an aluminium uni-body design and the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor clocked at 2.2 Ghz. The smartphone comes with new BoomSound technology, Dolby Surround Sound and best in class DAC. It has 4GB RAM, and 32GB storage space. There’s a micro-SD slot as well with 2TB capacity.
HTC 10 features a 12 megapixel camera with HTC’s Ultrapixel technology. HTC has included OIS in the rear and front cameras, and the rear camera supports 4K recording and comes with an f/1.8 aperture. The pixel size is 1.55μm. The front camera is 5 megapixels with 1.34 μm pixel size.
HTC 10 runs Android 6 with HTC Sense, which appears to be very closer to stock Android. HTC says that there is no duplication of apps. The battery is 3000 mAh, and HTC is promising up to 27 hours of talk time on this smartphone. The smartphone supports Quick Charge 3.0 and the HTC 10 can get to 50 per cent charge in just under 30 minutes.
The smartphone supports USB Type-C charging. In terms of connectivity, it has Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4 & 5 GHz) support for Chromecast, AirPlay, and Miracast. There’s also a fingerprint sensor on the front button.
HTC Desire 628 Dual SIM has a 5-inch HD display, 1.3GHz octa-core processor, 3GB RAM and 32GB storage space, a 13-mp rear camera with a f/2.0 aperture and a 5-mp selfie camera. It has a 2200 mAh battery and supports 4G LTE support. The HTC Desire 628 dual-SIM has a support microSD card with 2TB backup.
HTC One X9 features a 5.5-inch full HD display, Mediatek X10 octa-core 64-bit processor with 3GB RAM and 32GB storage. It has a 13-mp with 1.12 μm pixels with OIS support, and a 5-mp with 1.12 μm pixels. The battery is 3000 mAh.