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Introducing Our Newest Flagship: The HTC 10
 
 

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The word is out and the curtain has been lifted – today we’re launching our latest flagship phone, the HTC 10. This phone is the product of key customer feedback and our obsessive attention to detail, and features a world-class camera, gold-standard audio, a bold new metal unibody design and unparalleled performance. Want to know more? Keep reading.

Designed to Perfection

We employed a new approach to design with the HTC 10, which you can see in the all-metal body’s bold contours. The chamfered edges boast a slimmer look, and the full-glass front merges seamlessly into the metal body.

Don’t worry – we didn’t sacrifice durability for beauty. Engineered to handle the knocks, bumps and scratches of everyday use, the HTC 10 was subjected to more than 168 hours of extreme temperature tests, and more than 10,000 drop, bend, scratch and corrosion tests. So you know you’re getting a phone that can handle the slips and bumps of everyday life.

World-Class Camera

We truly believe that the camera on the HTC 10 is the best smartphone camera available on the market today. It features:

  • The world’s first optically stabilized, larger aperture f/1.8 lenses on both front and rear cameras
  • New larger sensors
  • 12 million new generation UltraPixels (1.55um per pixel)
  • Faster laser autofocus powering the main camera
  • Wide angle lens and screen flash on the front UltraSelfie™ camera

All that means this smartphone delivers brilliantly sharp, low light and high-resolution photos no matter which camera you’re using. And you still get the robust editing capabilities of Pro Mode, including RAW format functionality.

Best in Sight, Best in Sound

Take that camera and combine it with the audio capabilities of the HTC 10. You get vivid 4K video with the world’s first stereo 24-bit Hi-Res audio recording, which captures 256 times more detail than standard recordings across twice the frequency range.

Built for audiophiles, the HTC 10 is certified for Hi-Res Audio and has been designed to make music sound the way artists intended. A headphone amp that delivers two times the power of a conventional headphone amp, upscaling capabilities that can take audio from 16-bit to 24-bit, and high-performance digital-to-analog conversion all combine to produce ten times lower distortion than other devices on the market. With the HTC 10 you get an all-around audio experience that cannot be beaten.

The all-new Personal Audio Profile system allows you to create a unique profile tuned to your individual hearing, dynamically adjusting sound frequencies to each ear. Re-engineered HTC BoomSound™ Hi-Fi edition speakers feature the same separated tweeter and woofer design you see in leading acoustic systems, but combined with a dedicated amplifier on each speaker you get sound clarity that is unprecedented on a smartphone.

To complete this amazing audio experience, we’ve made sure the HTC 10 comes with the best Hi-Res Audio certified inbox earphones yet. These headphones feature an 8 micrometer-thin aerospace polymer diaphragm and 70% oversized drivers to give you richer sound and twice the frequency range.*

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Performance at its Best

This phone isn’t just great hardware, though. In the HTC 10 we’ve delivered what we believe to be best-in-class software by focusing on the fundamentals. Apps launch twice as fast as what you’re used to, and the next-generation quad HD display is 30% more colorful and 50% more responsive to touch than its predecessor. This means even the smallest or fastest finger movements track perfectly.

And because security is at the front of everyone’s minds these days, we created a fingerprint scanner that unlocks in 0.2 seconds and has been algorithmically designed to recognize you faster and more accurately over time.

Engineered to last longer, the HTC 10 boasts the latest Qualcomm snapdragon 820 processor with enhanced LTE and a new PowerBotics system, which improves battery life by 30%, delivering up to two days’ charge. Each phone also comes with Boost+, making it easier to launch apps. Boost +’s App Lock function also adds a new layer of security byletting you lock any pp you choose, and App Manager provides an instant fix in those moments an app isn’t behaving.

The in-box quick charge 3.0 Rapid Charger, with improved thermal management, charges the battery up to 50% in just 30 minutes.

Controlled by You

We’ve reduced the number of duplicative and pre-loaded apps and bloatware and integrated the best of both HTC and Google to create a more streamlined experience that lets you decide what you want on your phone.

And with our new Freestyle Layout, your screen interface is no longer confined to a grid of apps. Instead, you can get creative by dragging icons, stickers and widgets anywhere you like. Layer them, group them, link stickers to apps or get rid of screen icons altogether – the choice is yours.

The latest version of HTC Themes also provides you with access to thousands of professional-looking themes that come with their own icons, backgrounds and sounds, so you can truly customize the look of your phone.

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Accessories and Availability

An all-new semi-transparent, front cover Ice View case will be available to pair with your HTC 10, so when that next call or message comes in, or when you need to skip a track or snap that perfect shot, you’ll be able to do it without having to open your smartphone’s case.

The HTC 10 will be available from April 2016 in four color combinations: Carbon Gray, Glacier Silver Topaz Gold and Camellia Red.*

To learn more about the new HTC 10, go to www.htc.com/htc-10/.

*Please check with an authorized retailer or operator in your area for in-box accessories and color availability.

  • Barry Paulus

    No pre-orders for Verizon?

  • Lea Tyler

    Is this going to be available for Verizon anytime soon?! I’m still using the DNA, (which is barely hanging on at this point) because I’ve been waiting for something better.

  • HTC Social Team

    Hi Lea, hi Barry,

    In the US, Verizon, Sprint and T-Mobile will all be carrying the HTC 10. They’ll be announcing colors, availability and pricing in their own timeframes. On our site, we are carrying the unlocked version, which is available for pre-order and will be compatible with AT&T and T-Mobile networks.

  • Rohaq

    I’ve preordered in the UK, and I think it’s the 32GB version – is there an option to upgrade my order to 64GB?

    • Unique

      I think I’m going to wait and see what the early adopters think about this phone before I hunt down a 64gb – I cannot find it anywhere and the UK site seems to be shipping on 32GB which I know I will use up quickly. I have a 128GB Evo+ card which I could use for adaptive storage but again this feature is sitll a bit flakey

    • Jordan Sacks

      There isn’t any 64gb option.

  • David Agee

    I have been an HTC fan for years. My first android phone when i switched from Blackberry was an HTC. I had motorola droid after that and really disliked it. It was okay but I missed my HTC badly!!! Finally got back to HTC with the M7 which in my opinion at the time of introduction was the best mobile device to have ever been made. You should have seen the faces on iphone users when I would change the channel on their tv or turn on their stereo. Than and they would gawk at how pretty the phone was and ask “what is that?” Literally, this was the first phone I have ever had that I refused to put in a case because it was so beautifully designed. A work of art. I want you to know that I still have this phone and it still runs very fast. I have to factory reset every so often to keep it running that way but it doesn’t take long to get everything back the way I want it. Obviously I have been waiting for the release of the HTC 10 with great anticipation as I have said that I would continue to get HTC phones from here on out. However, i must say that aside from the obvious phone, messager, and browser, the IR Blaster was the feature I used the most. I hear that not a lot of people used it and I think that is because most of the people i talked to with samsung, htc, and LG phones that had it, did not even know about it. I think it was poorly marketed. I used this device as a universal remote that never needed batteries and was always in my pocket. This phone literally controlled everything in my office and home. Sadly, I cannot give up this option and am afraid that I will be switching to the LG G5. There are a lot of people that argue that STB’s are controlled through wifi and music is controlled via wifi and bluetooth, which I have but the simplicity of being able to control it all through IR is still very real. Why haven’t the dish and cable companies switched their remotes to something other than IR? Because it is universal and simple that’s why. And to be able to download the codes even without wifi, well that’s even more simple. I think this is a big mistake on HTC’s part. You guys have built your company on being different and that was one thing that certainly set you apart. The new phone looks awesome and I hope it works well for you. Good luck!

  • Panos S

    So I hear that the video recording offers 24bit audio res. Is the 24bit recording available on voice memos, or accesible to any audio recording apps? (without the video is the key question?)

    • HTC Social Team

      Hi Pano,

      24-bit hi-res audio is not just limited to video. 🙂

      • bsr

        That’s good to hear. How will one be able to record in 24-bit hi-res audio without video? Will there be a native HTC app to support using it as an audio recorder only? Or will it be necessary to use a 3rd party app? If the latter, which apps will be able to make use of the full hi-res capture?
        I’m really pleased HTC spends so much time making audio class-leading – it’s what sealed the deal for me. (oh, and I have a much-loved M8!)

        • T3R0

          I got the 10, and I can confirm the stock voice recorder do have hi-res recording, with 24bit 96Khz FLAC loseless.

          • bsr

            That’s great to hear! Thanks. Just waiting for my delivery…

  • Alb

    Will the HTC Sense music player return? It would look great along with these music specs.
    I had a HTC One M7 and the music player was by far the best, but I’ve heard the recent HTC’s don’t have this player anymore.

  • Erik Ronao

    One thing got me confused, Qualcomm quick charge 3.0 supposed to fill up a battery of 2750mAh something capacity with 80-85% in just 35 mins. It says in Qualcomm’s website. So why in here, quick charge 3.0 but claiming to charge just 50% in 30 mins? Please clarify, I hope it’s just a typo or else if not, HTC 10 doesn’t really support QC 3.0. If the info here is true, it doesn’t even closely resemble results for a QC 2.0 which fills up about 60% in 30 mins.

    Please clarify this. And correct the learn more page.

  • veloci

    What I would like to see in a new phone from HTC.

    Screen size: 4.5 to 4.7 inches. Anything about that is too big for my taste. (Anything about 140mm in physical size (length) is too big.) The iphone 6s size is just perfect. Please do that.
    Battery life. 3000mAh is OK, but i think its a big problem fitting it in a small body. I would be happy with 2 days of battery life, the number of mAh is not the issue.
    Resolution. Seriously, Full-HD is fine. Even you know that. Please don’t go higher and kill battery.
    Boom Sound. Would really appreciate if the same tech as the HTC 10 were present.
    Waterproof and dustproof. This is absolutely essential. One of the two reasons why I won’t be buying the 10 (the second being the large size). Water destroyed my one m7 and dust infront of the camera made my camera useless much before.
    Camera. No more complaints. You guys did the perfect job with the 10. But please don’t downgrade the smaller phone by removing OiS or something of that sort.
    IR remote. Could you please bring it back?

    In summary, please take the 10, compress the size, add water/dust proofing, add IR remote and leave everything unchanged. Please. (You can keep battery life the same by balancing smaller battery capacity with smaller resolution, hopefully.)

    I am still waiting for a worthy successor to the m7. I hope the 10 mini will be that.

  • Crimea

    Use code HTC10 for discount, i randomly found this out on techradar review! i paid £517 including delivery for the pre-order! device is amazing, the main reason why i’m leaving iphone to HTC is the high spec android but reduced bloat! Top androids have so much bloat and so far from stock droid, it ruins experience. Prime example is samsung! I’m hoping HTC 10 is fluid as they say! The only thing i worry is NOT having regular google updates for security patches! Don’t fail on that HTC or i’ll have to go back to iPhone.

  • Javier Lozada

    I honestly hope the rumors are NOT true about HTC not offering the 64GB version in North America. I am a Sprint customer and held on to my M8 for two years for this. It would be a major disappointment if I could not have that version available to purchase and a major FAIL on HTC’s end.

  • Shawn Lu

    When will gold color be available

  • KevinBrooks

    I’m checking with the authorized retailer I hope…. you guys. I pre-ordered from the site, but can’t seem to find any information regarding what in-box accessories are included. So, what comes with it if we order it from your site? I’m also curious, and I’m fairly certain I know the answer, but would there be a way to use the headphones (USB C) and charge the phone at the same time? Just thinking of scenarios.

  • KevinBrooks

    I’m checking with the authorized retailer I hope…. you guys. I pre-ordered from the site, but can’t seem to find any information regarding what in-box accessories are included. So, what comes with it if we order it from your site? I’m also curious, and I’m fairly certain I know the answer, but would there be a way to use the headphones (USB C) and charge the phone at the same time? Just thinking of scenarios.

  • KevinBrooks

    I’m checking with the authorized retailer I hope…. you guys. I pre-ordered from the site, but can’t seem to find any information regarding what in-box accessories are included. So, what comes with it if we order it from your site? I’m also curious, and I’m fairly certain I know the answer, but would there be a way to use the headphones (USB C) and charge the phone at the same time? Just thinking of scenarios.

  • KevinBrooks

    I’m checking with the authorized retailer I hope…. you guys. I pre-ordered from the site, but can’t seem to find any information regarding what in-box accessories are included. So, what comes with it if we order it from your site? I’m also curious, and I’m fairly certain I know the answer, but would there be a way to use the headphones (USB C) and charge the phone at the same time? Just thinking of scenarios.

    • Erik Ronao

      According to news articles, it won’t come with the HiFi earphones, at least in the US and Canada, but will be available for UK and Asia customers. But the quick charge 3.0 capable charger will be included in the box.

      • KevinBrooks

        I’ve also heard it from some news articles, but have yet to find any official statement regarding that from HTC. It seems that it should be up to the retailer, so getting it directly from HTC might be different than getting it from a carrier. Not sure, because HTC seems to be keeping quiet on everything. =-/

  • KevinBrooks

    I’m checking with the authorized retailer I hope…. you guys. I pre-ordered from the site, but can’t seem to find any information regarding what in-box accessories are included. So, what comes with it if we order it from your site? I’m also curious, and I’m fairly certain I know the answer, but would there be a way to use the headphones (USB C) and charge the phone at the same time? Just thinking of scenarios.

  • lani

    Waiting on white front phone to be available in North America – Silver or Gold backing are fine but kind of hate the black front. I may switch to Bell to get this phone.

  • Micheal Farquharson

    When is the gold version going to be released? Why cant you pre order now?

  • Tarun Sankhla

    I would love a phone that has everything that the HTC 10 has but with a larger display say 5.7 inches. That would be like a dream come true !!!

  • paul

    So I just read a blog that said that you can have install payments to your new HTC 10. Has anybody done this or does anyone know anything about ? I’m trying to contact HTC service center and they keep referring me to Paypal and then Paypal keeps referring me to HTC. I just want to know if its true or not….

  • Unique

    64GB version in (England UK) where can I pick this up ??

  • Andre

    Is coming this week, .First HTC One M7, second HTC One M9 and now HTC One m10….Nu Iphone or Samsung for me any more….

  • Erik Smith

    David and veloci could not be more correct. Listen to them and rule the android kingdom!

  • Ammar Sag

    The thing I like the most about HTC is the feel of the phone, it’s just perfect

  • J Love

    This is insane and I deeply regret not researching the HTC 10 before purchasing. I just received the phone today and the first thing I looked for was the IR blaster!!! I’ve been with HTC since the M7 and never looked back until the M9. Progressively HTC has gotten worse especially the camera and I was anxious to get my hands on this new HTC 10. Now that the IR Blaster is gone I’ll stick with the M9 and search for a different manufacturer. Based on David Agee’s stellar comment I’ll look at the LG as well. I’ll follow up with a phone call to HTC to complain about his but WTH were you guys thinking!?!?! Improve the phone not take away, geezus!

  • Gungrave223

    Finally another HTC phone that I would love to but unfortunately way too damn small tragic

  • Paul

    I posted this same comment in the “audio” blog but since there’s more activity here have decided to repost it…
    I am a musician and audio engineer and so sound quality is very
    important to me. My decision to purchase a HTC 10 was because of the
    specs and reviews of its audio. But I have noticed an area that could
    hopefully be improved.
    It is great when using headphones. Playback
    from the speakers is weird, though. When playing a test recording I’ve
    determined the L channel is all highs, and the R has a lot of bass. I
    realize that’s the function of each of those speakers, but the overall
    sound doesn’t provide an accurate mix of L&R channel information.
    Could a software or firmware update combine, i.e. sum the L&R
    speaker channels to mono but keep the output from the headphone jack
    that really nice hi-quality stereo?