HTC 10 photos leaked from retail store in Taiwan, show the metal flagship in hands-on action

HTC 10 photos leaked from retail store in Taiwan, show the metal flagship in hands-on action
HTC 10 photos leaked from retail store in Taiwan, show the metal flagship in hands-on action

Mere hours stand between us and the HTC 10's official unveiling. Taiwan's loved and maligned smartphone maker has a new flagship device prime and ready for the busy market. At this point, nearly everything about the phone is known and we feel like there's little HTC can surprise us with, but nevertheless, the HTC 10 is shaping up to be an impressive smartphone built upon the company's strong metal design heritage and a bulletproof spec sheet. Being so close to the official unveiling, it's hardly puzzling that there are HTC 10 units floating in the wild already.

Various stores in Taiwan have begun sampling the smartphone to customers and at least one of them has shared the goodness with the Internet in the form of hands-on photos. The HTC 10 doesn't look like an iPhone. It's distinctly HTC, boasting the shape of the M8 and M8 but rocking a home button, lean bezels, and featuring chamfered stripes chiseled in the sides of its aluminum body. We can clearly see the dual LED flash and laser autofocus systems to the right of the protruding rear camera. HTC has made the sides look especially thin, and those power and volume keys look polished to perfection. It's an impressive, consistent design and we can't wait to see how it will hold up when we get the chance to actually hold the phone and get a feel for it!

Being the flagship in HTC's smartphone fleet, th HTC 10 is powered by Qualcomm's hot-shot Snapdragon 820 chipset, paired with 4GB of RAM. It's got the Sense 8 interface running on top of Android 6.1, and its main camera may or may not be a 12MP UltraPixel unit, combining a good level of detail with improved low-light performance thanks to those enlarged pixels. HTC has been hyping the smartphone's photo quality like crazy and we'll see whether its "obsessive" efforts in building it will really pay off shortly. For now, enjoy the photos!


source: ePrice (Translated)

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48 Comments

1. redmd

Posts: 1910; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

That's how you do metal phones. Kudos to htc.

8. Emzie

Posts: 22; Member since: Mar 28, 2016

I like what i see - release it already HTC - FTW

14. tiara6918

Posts: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

http://imgur.com/Kf1erDN this is what happened to my m9 after one year of having it thanks to the chamfered edges. Never dropped my phone, all that damage was caused by the ugly chamfered coating on the phone

21. nithyakr

Posts: 161; Member since: Jun 20, 2014

That looks bad! Do you have coins and Keys in your pocket with your phone? But even if you do, that shouldn't be a reason for this kind of damage on a high end Metal Phone!

24. tiara6918

Posts: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

I've been very careful of my phone, i don't place it anywhere besides my pocket or on my bed. The corners feel bad to hold. Just don't know what could happen with the 10

23. perfectnine

Posts: 201; Member since: Mar 11, 2016

That looks really bad :O I have seen other M9s around but they never looked like yours. In fact, most looked as good as new. Your phone is crazily scratched.

27. tiara6918

Posts: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

I think it's paint scrapping off leaving holes. This is why I hate chamfered edges

31. perfectnine

Posts: 201; Member since: Mar 11, 2016

No wonder you had such a strong opposition to chamfered sides. That really looked damn s**tty.

35. dimas

Posts: 3296; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

Had an m7 and never had issues like that in my pocket. You're presenting a problem that can happen to every phone in the world even the curved ones.

39. perfectnine

Posts: 201; Member since: Mar 11, 2016

My m7 had something like that, but that was because of my foolishness of putting it together with coins and keys and placing it on jagged flooring (idk how to call floors with mini stones). Still it didn't look as bad as tiara's m9. Some manufacturing problem maybe?

50. Djz89

Posts: 440; Member since: Aug 25, 2014

that is horrible, just horrible

46. amats69

Posts: 1527; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

The black one is badass! https://youtu.be/xVvFv0FCDGc

47. barondebxl

Posts: 180; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

Absolutely nothing special about this design that we haven't seen before. And the home button reassembling Samsung is not a good look.

2. tiara6918

Posts: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

Why did they have to design the front like that? I don't want to switch to another brand as I have been loyal with htc for three years but the 10 is just ugly af, really looks like a cheap china phone

13. perfectnine

Posts: 201; Member since: Mar 11, 2016

Just switch to another brand hahah.

15. tiara6918

Posts: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

I honestly don't want to. Still a fan of htc but definitely not the 10. I wonder if their next butterfly would look like this

17. perfectnine

Posts: 201; Member since: Mar 11, 2016

Haha what if you checked it out in real life and it feels damn good? Would you consider buying it? :O I wish they exported their butterfly 3 to places outside japan. Perhaps they would be doing better financially :x

26. tiara6918

Posts: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

Maybe. But I probably would watch the event tonight to see how the performance is

20. medtxa

Posts: 1655; Member since: Jun 02, 2014

Samsung home button just doesnt look right on it.. At least make it capacitive to look different.. And htc still not learn about symmetrical design.

28. perfectnine

Posts: 201; Member since: Mar 11, 2016

Perhaps you are mistaken. It is indeed a capacitive home key+fingerprint sensor.

25. nithyakr

Posts: 161; Member since: Jun 20, 2014

Get the Black one. That should take care of the front! That's why I go for black phones! So that the screen, sensors, front camera all will blend with the phone, and most of the time stay hidden!

3. legiloca

Posts: 1675; Member since: Nov 11, 2014

Those nailes... I just wanna cut them off!

4. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

To be fair, he did cut them off in the last pic :3

16. legiloca

Posts: 1675; Member since: Nov 11, 2014

more like the camera angle made it look "trimmed"

6. Jimrod

Posts: 1605; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

Looks big.

10. Emmanuelz

Posts: 222; Member since: Aug 01, 2013

Big ass bezels and it looks like a gs4 rip HTC

12. perfectnine

Posts: 201; Member since: Mar 11, 2016

Here comes the obligatory "rip htc" post.

36. apakalo1

Posts: 67; Member since: Nov 19, 2015

If you are looking for GARGANTUAN BEZEL, just go to iPhones

49. legiloca

Posts: 1675; Member since: Nov 11, 2014

70+% SoB ratio baby.. you can't teach that!

11. megathaszrul89

Posts: 203; Member since: Jan 08, 2015

It looks great. But the longer i inspect the photos, it looks generic and,plain? :)

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