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HTC 10 takes performance to a new level with the power of Snapdragon 820

Apr 12, 2016

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What’s the best way to describe the HTC 10, the newest smartphone in HTC’s portfolio? Simply put, the whole is greater than its great parts.

The HTC 10 is the company’s latest flagship smartphone—the culmination of 12 months of detail-obsessed, no-stones-unturned imagination. It marries powerful hardware with advanced software to meet the demands of today’s speed- and performance-hungry users.

Powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor with X12 LTE, the HTC 10 offers users a host of superior, unique features, including a bold, new design, stunning graphics and audio, and an industry-leading camera.

Featuring 12 million UltraPixels, the smartphone’s camera boasts Qualcomm Spectra ISP, a new technology that brings DSLR-like capabilities to a smartphone. In addition to ultra fast auto-focus, the HTC 10’s camera has auto white balance and auto exposure to correct brightness. With its camera launching as fast as 0.6s, those random, amazing moments that always seem to happen when you’re least expecting them don’t have to be missed by load lag. And this world class camera experience extends to the front camera as well, with what HTC claims is the world’s first optical image stabilization (OIS) enabled front camera together with larger pixel sensor and ƒ/1.8.

The HTC 10’s features are more than just linear. The smartphone’s Snapdragon 820 processor integrates a Qualcomm Kryo CPU, our most advanced 64-bit architecture, engineered so users can double their workloads while doubling their power savings. And the Qualcomm Adreno 530 GPU supports up to 40 percent faster graphics and 40 percent more power efficiency over previous generations. The result is superior graphics primed for gaming.

This powerful boost in graphics and performance allows the HTC 10 to provide stunning 4K Ultra HD video capture and playback. And in addition to its visual prowess, the Snapdragon 820 powers some impressive audio as well. Stereo 24-bit Hi-Res audio recording is designed to provide 256x more detail than regular recordings across twice the frequency range. The brand new BoomSound Hi-Fi edition speakers deliver remarkable clarity, and with a combination of expert audio tuning and best in class components, the HTC 10 features up to 10x lower distortion and 2x more power output than other available devices.

Featuring Qualcomm TruSignal Antenna Boost, a technology designed to optimize signal strength no matter how the phone is being held, the HTC 10 can experience up to 30-percent fewer dropped calls, up to 49-percent faster data in poor signal conditions, up to 20-percent longer battery life, and better indoor coverage compared to other commercial devices without antenna tuning technology. Paired with blazing fast X12 LTE, powerful, reliable connectivity makes the HTC 10 ideal for those whose appetite for performance is rivaled only by their need to stay connected.

Available from some retailers and operators dependent on region, the HTC 10 will feature the latest in-box fast-charging technology. Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 is designed to deliver improved thermal management and an up-to 50-percent charge in just 30 minutes—up to 4X faster charging than conventional charging technology.

True to the spirit of HTC, the HTC 10 hits all the highest marks on the fundamentals as well as advanced applications. Apps launch twice as fast on an HD display that’s 30 percent more colorful than its predecessor, creating a cinematic feel for users. The smartphone also boasts a 50 percent more responsive touch than the previous model, satiating the demands of even the fastest swipers, typers, and tappers among us.

The HTC 10, with the help of the Snapdragon 820, continues the company’s tradition in excellence in both power and performance. The smartphone comes in carbon grey, glacier silver, and topaz gold, and is expected to be available starting in mid-April.

Qualcomm Snapdragon, Qualcomm Spectra, Qualcomm Kryo, Qualcomm Adreno, Qualcomm TruSignal, and Qualcomm Quick Charge are products of Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.

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