There’s been a lot of hype building up to the eventual reveal of the HTC 10. The Taiwanese company is in a tough spot and it looks like a lot of whether they will sink or swim is riding on their upcoming flagship device.
We’ve seen some spec leaks and rumours in the past and now thanks to everyone’s favourite leakster we have even more information on the 10’s display — it’s LCD.
In the past, rumours have pointed towards the HTC 10 featuring a 5.1-inch quad-HD panel mounted on the front and according to @evleaks, that panel will be Super LCD 5 instead of an AMOLED panel like the one on the One A9.
Super LCD 5 is a variant of the LCD display that has no air gap between the outer glass and the actual display component. This is done to reduce glare and increase visibility. It is also supposed to be more frugal with power consumption.
Speaking of power consumption, @evleaks has also revealed that the HTC 10 would have a large (for HTC’s standards) 3,000 mAh battery juicing up the device. Battery capacities upwards of 3,000 mAh is a rare sight on HTC devices, so this is definitely a welcomed addition if it proves true.
On the inside, the 10 supposed to pack a powerful Snapdragon 820 quad-core processor with 4GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage. It’s also said to feature a front-facing fingerprint scanner and home button combo along with 2 capacitive buttons.
Unfortunately, it looks like HTC have done away with one of their flagships biggest features — the BoomSound front-facing stereo speakers. A bummer, but at least it’s said to get a USB Type-C port with support for quick-charging.
The HTC 10 has a lot to prove if it’s going to save HTC from the downward spiral that it’s caught in. Previous smartphone flagships have promised much but faltered in the delivery, especially when it came to optics.
HTC are making similar promises with the 10, previously boasting “world first, world class” cameras on both the front and back of the device. This time, the stakes are a little different though as the HTC 10 would actually have to make good on that promise if HTC wants to keep from sinking.
That’s a tall order especially considering how stacked the smartphone camera market is right now. Could it possibly be better than the phenomenal Samsung Galaxy S7/S7 edge‘s 12-megapixel Dual Pixel shooter? I guess we’ll have to wait to find out.
What do you guys think of the HTC 10?