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One variant of the HTC 10 to be powered by the Snapdragon 652 SoC with 3GB of RAM?

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One variant of the HTC 10 to be powered by the Snapdragon 652 SoC with 3GB of RAM?
On April 12, HTC is expected to unveil its latest flagship phone, the HTC 10. According to a new rumor, there will be three variants of the device that will be introduced on that date. One model will be powered by the Snapdragon 652 SoC, with 3GB of RAM and 16GB of native storage. This unit will be priced at the equivalent of $584 USD. Another model will contain the Snapdragon 820 chipset, 3GB of RAM and 32GB of ROM. Pricing for that variant is expected to be at the equivalent of $768 USD.

The third variant of the HTC 10 will also carry the Snapdragon 820 SoC under the hood, but will feature 4GB of RAM and 128GB of native storage. This is the top-of-the-line HTC 10, priced at the equivalent of $905 USD.

All three versions will come with a 5.15-inch Super LCD 5 screen, featuring a 1440 x 2560 QHD resolution. Each of the trio will have a 12MP rear-facing camera with dual tone LED flash, OIS and a zippy laser auto focus. A 3000mAh battery is on board all three, and Android 6.01. is pre-installed along with Sense 8.0 on the trio.

We suggest that this information be taken with a grain of salt. And even if there is some truth to this lower powered version of the HTC 10, its launch might be limited to developing markets. And speaking of a launch, the latest buzz has the HTC 10 released on April 13th. That is the very next day following the phone's introduction.


source: MyDrivers (translated) via PhoneRadar

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posted on 28 Mar 2016, 01:40 3

1. w1000i (Posts: 65; Member since: 22 Jul 2015)


SD652 is an updated version of SD810

posted on 28 Mar 2016, 02:08 15

6. Arch_Fiend (Posts: 2033; Member since: 03 Oct 2015)


Adreno 510 doesn't hold a candle to the Adreno 430 hell it can't even beat the adreno 418 in the Sd808 so no the Sd652 isn't an updated Sd810.
https://gfxbench.com/compare.jsp?benchmark=gfx40&did1=27060154&os1=Android&api1=gl&hwtype1=GPU&hwname1=Qualcomm+Adreno+%28TM%29+430&D2=Samsung+Galaxy+A9+%28SM-A9000%29

posted on 28 Mar 2016, 02:39 1

14. vincelongman (Posts: 4106; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)


In terms of CPU its better
It has the newer A72 cores, which has better perf/watt even at 28nm

But yea, the Adreno 510 isn't as fast as than the Adreno 420 and 418
Its about 20-5% slower than the 418 depending on the benchmark

posted on 28 Mar 2016, 03:04 7

18. NoToFanboys (Posts: 1126; Member since: 03 Oct 2015)


+1.
I kinda dislike these chips where their CPU and GPU aren't in the same league, it's like a PC with i7-4770 CPU and only GT730 graphics card.

posted on 28 Mar 2016, 03:49

20. Arch_Fiend (Posts: 2033; Member since: 03 Oct 2015)


LOL my PC is kinda like that but it's ok because when I need more GPU power i'll just buy a better one and power supply.

posted on 28 Mar 2016, 04:44 4

24. NoToFanboys (Posts: 1126; Member since: 03 Oct 2015)


I dream of a modular phone where you would be able to replace its tiny GPU or CPU. LOL

posted on 28 Mar 2016, 04:56 3

25. Arch_Fiend (Posts: 2033; Member since: 03 Oct 2015)


Yes that would be awesome.

posted on 28 Mar 2016, 07:05

30. jove39 (Posts: 1819; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


Well Adreno 510 has similar performance as Adreno 330...I consider this step in right direction. S6xx series never packed this kind of gpu power.

posted on 28 Mar 2016, 11:57

39. Arch_Fiend (Posts: 2033; Member since: 03 Oct 2015)


The S6xx GPU is more powerful than the Adreno 510.
https://gfxbench.com/compare.jsp?benchmark=gfx40&did1=27447856&os1=Android&api1=gl&hwtype1=GPU&hwname1=Qualcomm+Adreno+%28TM%29+510&D2=Samsung+Galaxy+S6+%28SM-G920x%2C+SC-05G%29 It lose in onscreen scroe duh to havng a QHD screen but offscreen is what you use to copare the GPU without the screen res of the phones and the S6 wins in that regard.

posted on 28 Mar 2016, 13:59

41. dazed1 (Posts: 318; Member since: 28 Jul 2015)


BS, the 652 destroyes 808, and its even better vs 810 in cpu tasks, gpu performance is not important once you reach certain level, gaming on phones sux anyway.

posted on 28 Mar 2016, 14:08

43. Arch_Fiend (Posts: 2033; Member since: 03 Oct 2015)


Sorry but I disagree.

posted on 28 Mar 2016, 05:10

26. S-R-K (banned) (Posts: 304; Member since: 15 Mar 2016)


This is confusing. A S600 series is better than the S800?

posted on 28 Mar 2016, 05:41 1

27. MSi_GS70 (unregistered)


I already see this disappointing.. Guyz BET first release will be with crappy sd 652 and you will have to wait year to sd820 to release and once it will be about to release you will be again disappointed they released it with old sd810 with pathetic 16gb.. Rip htc

posted on 28 Mar 2016, 10:30 2

38. perfectnine (Posts: 121; Member since: 11 Mar 2016)


Wow your eyes must be so good. Are you the sales officer of HTC? Has HTC ever done that with their previous flagships? Why would they even release the 652 before the 820 version? There is no reason at all to do so. Please enlighten.

posted on 28 Mar 2016, 14:00

42. dazed1 (Posts: 318; Member since: 28 Jul 2015)


You got no idea, 652 is very strong cpu.

posted on 28 Mar 2016, 01:42 3

2. amro99 (Posts: 105; Member since: 29 Nov 2012)


Pricing is too dumb to be true!

posted on 28 Mar 2016, 02:11 11

7. Arch_Fiend (Posts: 2033; Member since: 03 Oct 2015)


IKR, if the HTC 10 launches with a price $100 more than the S7 then it will be DOA.

posted on 28 Mar 2016, 08:56

35. superguy (Posts: 290; Member since: 15 Jul 2011)


I agree. If HTC prices the 4GB version at $900 just for the extra RAM and internal storage, then it's not worth it to me.

That puts it at 3 GB, 32GB on HTC vs 4 GB, 32 GB on Sammy. As this will compare more to the S7 than the edge, $768 is still even more than the S7 and for what?

The only thing HTC may offer over Sammy at this point is an unlockable bootloader, but even those can be had if buying an Exynos version outright for about the same as a US version. Or if people find a way to unlock the US versions (progress is being made, but still unclear if it'll happen).

If this rumor is indeed true for specs and pricing, what is HTC really bringing to the table? Hate to say it, but Samsung has pretty much set the price ceilings for this generation's phones.

posted on 28 Mar 2016, 02:18 7

11. Fardon (Posts: 95; Member since: 24 Nov 2014)


It wont cost $900...
You cannot simply convert prices from another currency to US, theres so many other factors to take into consideration.

It'll be usual android flagship pricing.

posted on 28 Mar 2016, 01:44 7

3. keithtae (Posts: 341; Member since: 25 Mar 2015)


Hmm. In other words, please give htc money while they give you junk products once again. :)

posted on 28 Mar 2016, 01:48 3

4. launernoon (Posts: 52; Member since: 05 Mar 2016)


Htc is not what it used to be, so if they are selling it at a premium price - acceptable.

And now they are messing with the chip set too? Putting in a mid range chip and selling it at a high end price?

Htc, do you really think a fan like me really is willing to pay a premium for such a dissapointing product?

What is htc doing lately? Even the G5 is a dissapointment with the same exact chip set.

posted on 28 Mar 2016, 02:18 4

10. perfectnine (Posts: 121; Member since: 11 Mar 2016)


652 would have no problems handling Android 6.0 and Sense 7.0, since it is an upgrade over the 810. I don't think that is considered "mid range". Nobody is forcing you to buy the 652 version too, you can always buy the 820. So stop complaining about things that do not even affect you.

posted on 28 Mar 2016, 02:35 5

13. joelcane (Posts: 18; Member since: 05 Mar 2016)


No, it's not an updated version of 810.

posted on 28 Mar 2016, 02:43 2

15. perfectnine (Posts: 121; Member since: 11 Mar 2016)


My bad then. I may have been misinformed. But looking at the performance of 617 on the A9, I have confidence that the 652 will run smoothly too. Let's just wait for the phone to be released, then we judge alright?

posted on 28 Mar 2016, 02:50 2

16. joelcane (Posts: 18; Member since: 05 Mar 2016)


Yes, we shouldn't judge it by now. But 652 is definitely not an upgraded version of 810.

posted on 28 Mar 2016, 04:09 1

21. rubyonrails3 (Posts: 246; Member since: 01 Oct 2014)


If A9 had 652, it would be still in my pocket.. A9 was awesome phone my main complaint was week GPU or say SoC was not powerful enough for games and graphics related things.. other is battery.. but I could live with that battery if phone had powerful SoC inside. but even SD617 runs One A9 smooth better than my Moto X pure or LG V10(part of reason was 1080p display)

posted on 28 Mar 2016, 02:57 1

17. SYSTEM_LORD (Posts: 354; Member since: 05 Oct 2015)


The 652 version would actually be good, provided that the screen is actually FHD

posted on 28 Mar 2016, 01:51 5

5. Derekjeter (Posts: 810; Member since: 27 Oct 2011)


Here is where allowing Apple to charge those high prices will start taking a toll. If these are the true prices HTC is so dead. What are you thinking with those prices??

posted on 28 Mar 2016, 03:06 1

19. NoToFanboys (Posts: 1126; Member since: 03 Oct 2015)


Don't ever underestimate the power of brands.

posted on 28 Mar 2016, 07:33

31. AppleVersusAndroid (unregistered)


It's called premium pricing:

"It is used to maximize profit in areas where customers are happy to pay more, where there are no substitutes for the product, where there are barriers to entering the market or when the seller cannot save on costs by producing at a high volume."

There are no substitutes for Apple iPhones. Yes, there are Android phones, Windows phones, BB10 phones, etc. But Apple has built an image of its brand, and it is an image that people like. My first smartphone was a Samsung Galaxy Fascinate, then S3, then S4, Note 3, Note 4, and Note 5. I even had a Lumia at one point before settling on an iPhone 6S Plus. I will admit the camera on my iPhone isn't as good as the Note 5's, but I love how clean the OS is. I like how it integrates with my Macbook Pro, it is seamless.

Top of the line Ford Taurus SHO will start at around 40,000 dollars. The base model of a 3 series BMW starts at around the same. A 5 series starts at 50,000. They both do the same things, they have some similar features, some different ones, some had them before the other and vice versa. It's all a matter of preference.

I really like iOS and I, like many others, are average phone users who use their phones to call, text, watch videos, use a few other apps, and that's about it. All phones can do those things, it's just a matter of picking which one appeals to you best.

posted on 28 Mar 2016, 02:15 1

8. jesus_sheep (Posts: 223; Member since: 18 Apr 2015)


Nobody is going to be wooed by this phone. HTC have totally lost the plot. It's better for them to sell themselves off to Huawei and look another way. Not sure if the new CEO was the turning point because the M9 was a good phone. It just lacked camera capabilities. This is a dire attempt from HTC and they should save themselves from going extinct by stop being desperate and accept the reality.

posted on 28 Mar 2016, 02:32 1

12. perfectnine (Posts: 121; Member since: 11 Mar 2016)


You should just wait for the phone to be released and observe the reception before judging it too early. Something you feel that doesn't attract you does not mean that it would not be attractive for others.

posted on 28 Mar 2016, 05:43 2

28. Eclectech (Posts: 203; Member since: 01 May 2013)


Wow... what an overreaction. Can we wait for HTC to unveil it first?

posted on 28 Mar 2016, 02:16 4

9. Fardon (Posts: 95; Member since: 24 Nov 2014)


652 is exclusive to Asia...

Pricing is inaccurate too, you cant simply just convert another regions pricing to US Dollars and think its correct. $900 dont be so silly.

posted on 28 Mar 2016, 04:22 2

22. nodes (Posts: 681; Member since: 06 Mar 2014)


i'm sure, it'll be priced below S7.

posted on 28 Mar 2016, 07:52 1

32. ibend (Posts: 3536; Member since: 30 Sep 2014)


it must be below S7..
even if it priced higher, the price will be dropped really fast since it just wont sell..

posted on 28 Mar 2016, 09:33

36. BLSEOTB (Posts: 330; Member since: 24 Mar 2015)


It should be priced lower than the G5

posted on 28 Mar 2016, 04:33 2

23. Zylam (Posts: 663; Member since: 20 Oct 2010)


Prices in the rest of the world cannot be converted to US, right now the SE is 8xx Aus dollars while it's 399 in the US. If you convert US 399 to Aus, it's around 550, yet we have it for 800 something.

This is normal and there's plenty of factors as to why this happens. My guess is it'll be 550, 650 and 750 US tops or perhaps better for htc: 499, 599 and 699.

posted on 28 Mar 2016, 06:58 6

29. MichiGo (Posts: 168; Member since: 09 Sep 2014)


RIP HTC

posted on 28 Mar 2016, 08:07

33. ibend (Posts: 3536; Member since: 30 Sep 2014)


its fine if they use underclocked SD820 for cheaper model just like xiaomi's.. but using SD6xx for a flagship variant is just too much -_-

posted on 28 Mar 2016, 08:36

34. tiara6918 (Posts: 2021; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)


cher wang is copying xiaomi from the design to the pricing of different variants. Has anybody noticed that yet?

posted on 28 Mar 2016, 10:24 1

37. perfectnine (Posts: 121; Member since: 11 Mar 2016)


You might as well talk about how every manufacturers are copying each other by designing a rectangular phone.

posted on 28 Mar 2016, 12:57

40. Mercedes-Benz (banned) (Posts: 403; Member since: 18 Jan 2015)


S820 with 3GB ram is the sweet spot .
I dont think we need more than 3gb of ram on a smartphone

posted on 29 Mar 2016, 08:02

44. tokuzumi (Posts: 929; Member since: 27 Aug 2009)


$900 will definitely not be the price when it arrives in the US. No one would buy it. They better keep it in the $600-650 range.

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