HTC’s Senior Manager of Online Communications, Jeff Gordon, dropped a nice bit of news for those who are here in the United States wanting an HTC 10. The latest flagship from the company will start shipping this week, unlocked, according to Gordon’s tweet.
@Eak1570 Unlocked HTC 10 begins shipping in the US next week.
— Jeff Gordon (@urbanstrata) April 29, 2016
It is great news for those who have been wanting to get the device unlocked and not with a carrier commitment. While the Tweet did not give any indication on shipping times, it is good to know that orders can happen this week.
The HTC 10 has been well received by many who have reviewed it already and it certainly seems that HTC has addressed some of the biggest concerns with previous flagship phones, particularly
around the camera.
When you look over the specs of the 10, it is a true flagship device. It has a 5.2″ Super LCD display with a curved edge. That display renders an amazing 2560 x 1440 resolution at 564ppi. This
display will be super sharp and easy on the eyes for sure. It is powered by a 2.2GHz quad-core Snapdragon 820 processor and has 4GB of RAM. Storage on board the HTC 10 will be either 32GB or 64GB but you can expanded that up to an additional 2TB (that’s right, terabytes) with the MicroSD slot. Like most flagship devices today, the HTC 10 sports a fingerprint reader and is also using the new USB Type-C connector.
Where the real improvements for this phone have come however are in the cameras. The rear camera is a 12MP f/1.8 aperture shooter with laser autofocus while the front camera is a 5MP unit that is also a f/1.8 aperture. The rear camera is using a 1.55µm pixel size so the photos should be crisp, something that has not been the case in previous HTC phones. The improvements around the cameras along will make the HTC 10 stand out from previous models but wrap up this entire package of specifications and you have a serious device for the market.
If you want to get your hands on the HTC 10, you can still pre-order it from HTC directly.