HTC 10 64 GB seemingly not coming to the US

HTC 10 64 GB seemingly not coming to the US
Officially announced yesterday, the brand new HTC 10 can already be pre-ordered in the US, though for now you only have the choice of getting a 32 GB unlocked variant, in either Glacier Silver, or Carbon Gray. If you plan to buy the handset, but you're tempted to wait until a 64 GB model becomes available, maybe you shouldn't. While the HTC 10 64 GB will be released in some markets, the US doesn't seem to be among them.

Jeff Gordon, Senior Global Online Communications Manager at HTC, took to Twitter to mention that "the US is getting [the] HTC 10 in 32 GB" - in response to a fan inquiring about the 64 GB variant. Of course, the new HTC flagship phone supports microSD cards (up to 2 TB), so the memory can be expanded - thus, you won't be stuck with just 32 GB (which, in terms of user available memory, actually means about 23 GB).

At the moment, an unlocked HTC 10 32 GB costs $699.99, but you can use a promo code to get the price down to $599.99. The new smartphone should start shipping in early May. Verizon, T-Mobile, and Sprint will all offer the device on select plans, while AT&T doesn't seem to be interested in carrying it.

Replacing the One M9, but looking more like the One A9 (at least when viewed from the front), the HTC 10 runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow with Sense 8.0 UI, and brings plenty of attractive features - including front and rear cameras with OIS, a 5.2-inch Quad HD Super LCD 5 display, Qualcomm's powerful Snapdragon 820 processor, and 4 GB of RAM. Until we get the chance to thoroughly test the handset, check out our HTC 10 specs review.


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35 Comments

1. Bjray

Posts: 199; Member since: May 29, 2014

Is there some rule or law why OEM's can't release large NAND size phones in the US, besides Apple? I mean really...

2. TBomb

Posts: 1505; Member since: Dec 28, 2012

Because how else would Apple be able to be the best in the US?

4. jdrch

Posts: 107; Member since: Jul 08, 2014

I just asked him that on Twitter. Join the convo, hopefully we can change their mindhttps://twitter.com/jdrch/status/720313544554651649

5. jdrch

Posts: 107; Member since: Jul 08, 2014

In all fairness, the 6P has a 128 GB option, but no microSD *sigh*. I really don't understand why OEMs are doing their darnedest to skimp on local storage.

6. jellmoo

Posts: 2597; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

Pretty much to keep costs down and limit the number of SKUs that a carrier will stock.

16. torr310

Posts: 1661; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

It's simple... You are paying $100 for the extra 32GB NAND on iPhone but you could get 128GB of SD Card for less on Android phones!

20. MrHate

Posts: 318; Member since: Feb 09, 2015

But that is no reason not to make it unavailable. And besides almost every internal storage on flagships is faster than the external microSD card. Not by a lot but there is still a difference.

24. AViator

Posts: 47; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

I think it is all about cloud and data :D the more you use cloud the more the data you consume = more profit for the telco company.

3. jdrch

Posts: 107; Member since: Jul 08, 2014

Welp, guess I'll wait for the X Pure 2 or Droid Turbo 3.

7. manojmcn

Posts: 634; Member since: Jul 16, 2015

Seems the carriers are forcing the low capacity. They want users to go cloud and drain the data so that they can charge more.

9. natypes

Posts: 1110; Member since: Feb 02, 2015

Ding ding ding

13. av911 unregistered

They also sell unlocked, so, carrier has nothing to do with it.

30. Hoijh

Posts: 3; Member since: Mar 31, 2016

No, it's more about HTC decision based on their sell statistics. It just means they aren't confident enough they will outsell s7, and taking the low risk route. Reasonable, since they were rock bottom last year. Cloud and data drain applies only for Google and Apple.

8. Shocky unregistered

Hopefully it will come to the UK. First device that gets released with SN820 or better with a decent camera and 64GB+ gets my money. Going from a Galaxy S6 128GB to 32GB feels to much like a downgrade.

12. Furbal unregistered

Hoping my mate 8 gets some better camera software, it takes decent photos using pro mode but it is its only weakness. Honestly liking it more than my former 6p.

10. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

Wouldn't matter to me, I would get SD card anyway and they are fast enough

11. emcdonald75

Posts: 160; Member since: Nov 07, 2012

This was going to be the phone for which I leave the iPhone 6S Plus for, but now I will wait on iPhone 7 Plus. I am tired of the United States being overlooked for higher capacity upgrades even if we have access to a microsd card. We should always have an option. We already pay a trillion dollars for these phones anyway. This is a fight about options and choices, and the fact that HTC and Samsung are removing those choices away from the United States citizenry. That is all.

21. haikallp

Posts: 319; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

just buy an SDCCARD dude. it's much cheaper

22. Napalm_3nema

Posts: 2236; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

It is much cheaper, but not even comparable. The iPhone's storage dusts the fastest SD cards. I still preordered a 32GB HTC 10, but I will definitely miss the storage speed of my 6S Plus when I'm not using it.

26. Jimrod

Posts: 1605; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

While I agree the iPhone's storage is faster (fastest currently available in a mobile phone) I think the SD Card storage makes a lot of sense - the 32GB should cover most apps and you can use the SD card for more memory hogging content such as films and music, where speed isn't particularly important, like using an external hard drive on a PC.

28. Shocky unregistered

Indeed, the performance difference is huge, you can get 128GB fairly cheap but it's not the same . Also adaptable storage isn't being supported, manufacturers don't want them to compromise the experience with their devices. Until we have sdcards that support 200MB/s+ and an interface and SoC that can handle it then they won't will jump on-board. We have neither right now, from tests I've done with a Galaxy S7 (Exynos) the sdcard performance was limited by the interface/SoC and not the sdcard, only providing about half the performance it was capable of..

14. hwb01

Posts: 355; Member since: Apr 17, 2014

Does theveryone HTC 10 let you use the SD card as internal storge, like in stock Marshmallow?

15. hwb01

Posts: 355; Member since: Apr 17, 2014

I don't know what theeveryone is, great job auto correct

17. Alter

Posts: 231; Member since: Mar 25, 2016

Yes I just looked it up and the HTC 10 supports the adoptable storage feature of Marshmallow.

23. hwb01

Posts: 355; Member since: Apr 17, 2014

Well then a high quality and fast SD card would be better than a 64gb model.

18. Hoggington

Posts: 356; Member since: Feb 23, 2016

The screenshot of their Boost app, shows 24 gigs of usuable internal storage it looks like.

34. Shocky unregistered

Bloatware. :-(

19. dtwhsieh

Posts: 2; Member since: Dec 07, 2013

I don't mind 32GB. But I am holding out for Glacial Silver with white front.

25. Mercedes-Benz

Posts: 403; Member since: Jan 18, 2015

I really don't mind the 3 as you can easily insert a class 10 sd card. 4gb of ram is also overkill on a smartphone, s820 + 3gb ram would be enough

27. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

I much prefer having at least 64GB internal SSD storage. Even though it'll mostly remain in the phone, the MicroSD card would be going back and forth between my Surface Pro, MicroSD to USB adapter and the SmartPhone. That way, I can rely on the phone without any expansion, and use the expansion for just those large album and app backups, similar to how I'm currently doing on my OnePlus One (only 22GB remaining).

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