HTC unveils its 'ultraselfie' 10 flagship

Following yesterday’s leak, the HTC 10 has been unveiled featuring an ‘ultraselfie’ front facing camera equipped with optical image stabilisation.

HTC have always attempted to make interesting plays with smartphone cameras, and now the company’s new flagship, the HTC 10, omits the One M prefix in favour of adding a premium front-facing camera.
The HTC 10’s front-facing camera includes optical image stabilisation to combat shaky hands; the first appearance the technology has ever made on a front-facing selfie snapper.
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Ultrapixels make a return to the 10’s primary 12 megapixel camera, and is accompanied by new BoomSound audio speakers which sees a woofer on the bottom of the phone, and a tweeter on top.
More generally on the specs front, the HTC 10 arrives in 32GB and 64GB storage expandable by MicroSD (up to 2TB), with a 3,000mAh battery, 4GB of RAM, and a quad-core Snapdragon 820 chipset, accompanied by USB Type-C connectivity. The 10 includes a 5.2″ Super LCD 5 quad-HD display.
The 10 upscales audio to 24-bit quality for use with the device’s included hi-res earbuds; further, premium audio-maker JBL is working in conjunction with HTC to produce a set of high-res earbuds that connect directly through the USB Type-C port, while HTC has licensed AirPlay from Apple, ensuring the 10’s connectivity to traditionally iOS-centric devices.
HTC has once again brought a toned down touch to its Sense UI, while retaining BlinkFeed and a custom theme engine. More notably, HTC has removed several of its homegrown apps in favour of existing Google apps.
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What are your thoughts on the HTC 10? Is this enough to turn the company’s fortunes around from low M9 and A9 sales? Will you be buying one pending local arrival? Be sure to let us know in the comments below!
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