The HTC 10 can be pre-ordered in USA and European countries now, after it was announced couple of weeks back. Earlier, there was no information about an operator partner in UK and only an unlocked unit could be pre-ordered there. However, now Three has officially joined hands with HTC and became the first operator partner for the HTC 10. The telecom carrier is now taking pre-orders.
In order to purchase the 10 in UK from Three, the customer needs to pay £49 upfront, if they opt for the £38 per month plan (price goes up by £5, if there is no recurring method for payment). This contract will give unlimited minutes and texts along with 1GB of data every month. In case you want unlimited data as well, you can opt for the £57 plan but the upfront cost of £49 remains the same.
The HTC 10, according to Three’s estimation, will be delivered starting from May 6, 2016. Lets have a recap of the specifications to refresh our memory.
HTC 10 Specifications
The HTC 10 sports a 5.2-inch (2560 x 1440 pixels) Quad HD Super LCD 5 display which comes wrapped with 2.5D glass. It is powered by a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 64-bit processor along with Adreno 530 GPU. It comes with 4 GB of RAM and 32 / 64 GB of internal memory, which can further be expanded up to 2 TB via microSD card. The smartphone runs on the latest Android 6.0 Marshmallow OS out of the box with HTC’s Sense 8.0 UI on top. It supports Freestyle Layout which will let the user place Stickers all over the wallpaper, with each sticker representing an application.
On the camera front, the HTC 10 has a 12 megapixel (known as HTC Ultrapixel 2) rear camera with dual-tone LED flash, f/1.8 aperture, 1.55 µm pixels, Laser Auto Focus, Optical Image Stabilization (OIS). It is capable of recording 4K videos as well. It has a 5 megapixel front-facing camera with f/1.8 aperture, OIS, 1.34 µm pixels for selfies and video calling. According to HTC, this is the first smartphone in the world to sport dual OIS. It comes with a full metal body which is 3.0 – 9.0 mm thick (curved) and weighs 161 grams. The fingerprint sensor is embedded into the home button and it features the iconic HTC BoomSound, Dolby Audio, three noise cancellation microphones and 24-bit hi-res audio as well.
The HTC 10 comes with 4G LTE, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (Dual Band), Bluetooth 4.2, NFC, USB Type-C and GPS with GLONASS as connectivity options. The smartphone packs in a 3,000 mAh battery under the hood with Quick Charge 3.0 support.