HTC 10 system update tweaks camera and cellular connectivity on the phone

HTC 10 system update tweaks camera and cellular connectivity on the phone
The unlocked HTC 10 is being shipped this week, and the Verizon version (which is a U.S. exclusive until May 10th) will be shipped by May 5th. But even as the units sit in boxes ready to board a plane or a truck that will ship them to their final destination, HTC is sending out a system update for its new flagship handset.

The update improves the camera by making low-light images sharper and clearer. Photos taken outdoors will be improved, and the laser auto-focus will work better. Additionally, the HDR feature "has a wider range of light sensitivity." Purple noise that appeared in Pro Mode should no longer be an issue.

The update also improves cellular connectivity in areas where there is a weak signal. Smart MIMO (multiple input-multiple output) will enhance Wi-Fi connectivity.

Unlocked HTC 10 models in Europe will get first crack at the update, followed by unlocked models sold directly by HTC (which includes AT&T customers). It isn't known when the system update will reach carrier-branded variants of the HTC 10 in the U.S.

via Phonescoop

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1. rubyonrails3

Posts: 375; Member since: Oct 01, 2014

As far as I know Taiwan have got this first and now it seems European version is also getting. And I thought US version will get update first. Else I would have bought Taiwan variant as they getting update first now. I need only band 3 and all good phones have that band so other region is not an issue for me

19. ylchuang612

Posts: 1; Member since: Apr 25, 2016

You're right, being the country that HTC located. Taiwan version release at 4/15.I got 10 since 4/15,and I have got 1 system update and 2 htc camara update(play store). After updating htc camara several times, the focus speed(updated on 5/2) andnight shoting ability(updated with system update) were greatly improved.

2. w1000i

Posts: 251; Member since: Jul 22, 2015

Also GCC countries received it 1.30.401 This phone has a potential and HTC trying to tames it

18. AhmadAlsayegh

Posts: 326; Member since: Jul 18, 2011

from your comment, i take it that you're from the GCC. has this phone been released by any chance in the GCC? so far nothing in Bahrain!

3. sarcastic_nerd unregistered

I heard s7 got a similar update to improve camera. Would like to see a new comparison. S7 and htc 10 did miserably in the PA shootout. Getting beat by G5 can be the worst thing for them since g5 is using the same camera as the G4. The worst mistake htc is doing is to take ISO too high and samsung is being too conservative on the shutter speed. If they fox that, g5 will be left in dust considering these have better hardware.

5. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

Well based on what i read they adressed all the fault in the HTC 10 with this update. And lets agree its was doing great job already beside the detail lost in low light because of the high iso.

16. sarcastic_nerd unregistered

They haven't addressed tne high ISO and max 1/8 s shutter speed yet. Hoping for that to be resolved soon.

7. greenfieid

Posts: 6; Member since: Apr 22, 2016

having updated hardware dont make it better. S7 camera is pretty good, especially the autofocus, but its pretty much the same, maybe somewhere little better or worse than S6. G4 camera on the other hand was (to me at least) better than S6 (especially at photos). So i dont see a downside to g5 using g4 camera hardware.

17. sarcastic_nerd unregistered

The reason s7 camera is not that good is because of bad auto mode settings. If you see G5 vs s7 vs htc 10, you'll see that G5 usually has twice the shutter time of s7 in most shots. That means s7 captures equal amount of light in half the time. Imagine what will happen if s7 opens its shutter for as long as G5. S7 or htc 10 destroy g5 at identical settings. The only reason G5 is even considered to be a good shooter is because of its auti mode. And most reviews agree that s6 was better than g4 in auto mode. And g4 was better due to manual mode. Using same hardware as last year is not a good thing since s7 and 10 offer much better. They just have to tune the camera and they're doing that.

14. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

yeah, lets do another blind camera battle between G5, S7 and htc10 (dont bother to include iPhone, p9, and 6p since they cant win anyway)

4. scarface21173

Posts: 702; Member since: Aug 17, 2014

HTC 10 seems to be the phone making a lot of noise at the minute. I hope it's a success for them.

6. Eclectech

Posts: 355; Member since: May 01, 2013

See See...I knew a software update would fix things. Can't wait to get my HTC 10 and bid my Galaxy S6 adieu.

8. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3109; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

PA please give us an update for the camera

9. Babert

Posts: 165; Member since: May 08, 2013

i'd like to see the new camera match up!

10. rkoforever90

Posts: 477; Member since: Dec 03, 2011

Please do an updated camera review guys

11. Gadgetex

Posts: 199; Member since: Nov 10, 2013

Not sure what the idiots at HTC decided to less the HTC 10 in Taiwan and Asia with less LTE Bands compared to the HTC 10 Unlocked version that they sell on HTC store in America. No wonder they always lose out on sales. Had they sold it with more LTE Bands in Asia,without Facebook pre-installed on it and offered a dual sim version it would have sold better. Always something missing or wrong from HTC which kills their sales. Not buying their smartphone until they get it right with their specs

12. Muayyad

Posts: 240; Member since: Oct 05, 2012

Taiwanese version works with tmobile's LTEnglish just fine.

13. Muayyad

Posts: 240; Member since: Oct 05, 2012

Damn auto correct

15. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Has there been any blind camera comparison between the HTC 10, Galaxy S7, and iPhone 6s? Really want to see what 1000s think instead of one iPhonearena author's opinion.

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