HTC 10 up for pre-order already; priced at $830 with a free selfie stick
With the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge having been released and the LG G5 shipping out to early adopters over the next few days, the HTC 10 is arguably the most eagerly anticipated handset right now. Leaked ad nauseam, we've a pretty good idea of what it will look like, what kind of specs it will include, and when it could be officially unveiled. Needless to say, we're pretty anxious to see what's in store, though clearly not as excited as Romanian shop QuickMobile, which already has the HTC 10 up for pre-order on its website.
It's reasonable to believe that QuickMobile may have some early, official information. After all, retailers are often brought up to speed in advance of announcements to ensure that the all-important early sales run smoothly. But given that some of the press-style images used in the listing are watermarked by their original leaker, it's perhaps more likely that QuickMobile knows about as much of the HTC 10 the blogosphere.
The listing has the model available in gray, silver and gold and with 32 GB of on-board storage. The specs listed are in line with what we've already heard: Snapdragon 820 SoC, 5.15-inch 1440 x 2560 display (likely to be of the Super LCD 5 variety), and 4 gigs of RAM.
It has been suggested that there will be three different models of the HTC 10: one with a Snapdragon 652, 3 GB of RAM and 32 gigs of storage, a second model with a Snapdragon 820, 3 GB / 32 GB and a higher-end version packing the Snapdragon 820, 4 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage. QuickMobile's listing suggests that the top model may instead pack the same 32 GB of storage as the rest of the line, and whilst we're struggling to take the pre-order page with anything other than a pinch of salt, this notion is substantiated by a box-fresh GFXBench leak.
The store is charging 3299.90 Romanian Leu for the device, which equates to €740, £580, or $830 in U.S. currency. The rumor mill hasn't been able to nail down a precise cost as yet, though for comparison, a recent tidbit had this top-end model priced at the equivalent of $900.
The rumors are getting a little frantic, and with a fortnight still to go until the probable unveiling, brace yourselves for a few more twists and turns. In the meantime, take a look at some of the leaked images below, and let us know if the HTC 10 is on your radar by leaving a comment.