The HTC M10 is now a tad more official by way of “official” specs spilling out like a waterfall, as well as a handy promo video…and a few preview pieces. Case in point: it’s not really a surprise at this point. That said, if you were wondering what made it into the production model.
- Specs: – 5.2-inch QHD (2560×1440) Super LCD 5 display, Snapdragon 820 (quad core @ 2.2 GHz), 4 GB of RAM, 32/64 GB of built-in storage (with support for up to 2 TB via SD card), support for 4K video and 24-bit audio playback, front (5MP) and rear (12MP) cameras featuring f/1.8 apertures, USB Type C, 3,000 mAh battery.
One of the more notable additions that HTC has included compared to their biggest rivals is support for Android’s “Adoptable Storage” feature which allows you to configure the removable SD card so that it is incorporated with the phone’s built in storage. There have been numerous articles talking about both the pros and cons so we’ll spare you that here. Regardless of your stance, merely having the option is what’s key, here. On the same note of “small things”, HTC has apparently built in support for Apple’s AirPlay right out of the box. For HTC 10 owners that live in a household of Apple products, this is a pretty big, “small” thing.
We’re still waiting on final pricing but expect it to be inline with what Samsung and LG are charging for their respective flagships. That is, ~$700ish USD up front or ~$25-30/month on your typical payment plan.
Separately from the phone itself, JBL, in partnership with HTC and the HTC 10, have revealed a new pair of earbud style headphones that are a first(?) to connect via USB Type C. Not only that, because of USB Type Cs power spec, the aforementioned headphones can make use of active noise cancellation without the need for batteries, instead pulling from the HTC 10’s internal battery. Nifty. For non-HTC 10 users, a power pack is provided for noise cancellation purposes. Pricing is still MIA at the moment.