There has been an air of uncertainty hanging over the launch of the Snapdragon 652 powered HTC 10 Lifestyle in India in the past few days. HTC doesn’t appear to have made up its mind about what hardware to ship out to the country, with changes to specs and contradictory statements coming from the company.
Faisal Siddiqui, HTC’s president for South Asia, said: “We are pleased to announce that global flagship HTC 10 is coming soon to India. Stay tuned for the announcement and the availability date.”
The new flagship from the Taiwanese smartphone manufacturer features a 2K display, an aluminium unibody design and the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor. Pre-orders for the smartphone are now open in the US, which is priced $699.
HTC 10 will come with new BoomSound technology, Dolby Surround Sound and best in class DAC. There’s also an HTC 10 Lifestyle version, which will have a Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 processor.
The HTC 10 comes with a 5.2-inch QHD display. It runs Snapdragon 820 processor coupled with 4GB of RAM. There’s another variant, which was earlier speculated to launch in India, comes with Snapdragon 652 processor with 3GB of RAM. The smartphone has 32GB and 64GB storage variants, and also supports microSD for expandable storage up to a whopping 2TB.
For photography, the HTC 10 has 12-Ultrapixel 2 camera with OIS, laser autofocus and 4K video recording support. It also includes Pro mode, Auto HDR, HTC Zoe, hyperlapse and slow motion mode. The HTC 10 has a ‘stereo 24-bit Hi-Res audio recording capabilities, which is able to capture up to 256 times more detail than standard recordings.
The smartphone has a 5-megapixel front facing camera with OIS. Other key features of the smartphone includes fingerprint scanner, Dolby Audio, BoomSound Hi-Fi edition and a 3,000mAh battery with Quick Charge 3.0 support. Connectivity features include 4G LTE support, USB Type-C port, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.2, NFC.