HTC 10 up for pre-order already; priced at $830 with a free selfie stick

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.  

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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. 

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  • Display 5.2" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 820, Quad-core, 2200 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh(27h 3G talk time)

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27 Comments

1. Good-Is-Better

Posts: 105; Member since: Nov 12, 2015

HTC died and people refused to bury it. Now HTC has decided to bury it own self. We will attend your memorial HTC, that's the least we can do.

16. engineer-1701d unregistered

With a price tag like that, this will be the least bought HTC phone in history

26. MSi_GS70 unregistered

exactly and that selfie stick can use two for cross top of grave.. my god free selfie stick sht .. HTC just gtfo

2. willy.4

Posts: 72; Member since: Oct 14, 2015

wAAAAAAAYYYYYY to much coin

11. Vrils

Posts: 42; Member since: Sep 17, 2011

Samsung Galaxy S7 costs in UK at least £560 LG G5 is £500 so HTC 10 could not come less than £500

3. true1984

Posts: 865; Member since: May 23, 2012

fyi the S7 is the same price in romania, also romania has a pretty messed up VAT. so while this will most likely be the price in romania its unlikely to be the same anywhere else

4. 14545

Posts: 1835; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

Interesting, thanks for the info. It still amazes me where HTC gets off thinking they have the devices worthy of 700 dollars USD if that is where it ultimately lands.

7. perfectnine

Posts: 201; Member since: Mar 11, 2016

perhaps this device is really worthy of that value. just wait and see.

17. engineer-1701d unregistered

Doesn't matter if it's worth the money you need to sell as many as possible and get people buying HTC phones again first.

14. DoggyDangerous

Posts: 1028; Member since: Aug 28, 2015

I hope your point will be true, otherwise this is a ridiculous price for any HTC phone. I purchased a selfie stick in $10 with blue tooth remote. Free selfie stick cannot convince me to pay such a high price. I am waiting to see which one will be better, LG G5 or m10.

5. Johnnokia

Posts: 1158; Member since: May 27, 2012

Forget this crap... The phone price in the US is $650.. You will see!

27. TerryTerius unregistered

Even still, they will have a helluva time stealing sales from Samsung, Apple and LG. They have an unenviable position. They have to price the 10 high enough to actually make money off of it, but not so high that they price themselves out of the market. We shall see.

6. markpowervr

Posts: 31; Member since: Dec 22, 2015

even in hell that price is unacceptable! good joke htc!

9. true1984

Posts: 865; Member since: May 23, 2012

its the price in romania. the S7 costs the exact same in that country...

8. isprobi

Posts: 797; Member since: May 30, 2011

Not much special other than maybe 4 GB RAM. For $800+ there should be a bigger screen, more internal storage and a really good camera.

10. jsjammu

Posts: 169; Member since: Nov 13, 2014

Selfie stick is to hit yourself in the head buying this after the purchase.

12. Hoggington

Posts: 356; Member since: Feb 23, 2016

This should be priced at $599. They would still make a hefty profit and people would actually buy this phone.

13. 14545

Posts: 1835; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

I would say no more than 500. They are too much of a hasbeen now to be asking top dollar for their equipment. If they want to make a comeback, they have to give people a reason to want to buy their products, and overpricing them isn't that way.

15. Fardon

Posts: 96; Member since: Nov 24, 2014

Rule number 1: Do not trust early pre-order prices before the things even been announced.

18. monoke

Posts: 1161; Member since: Mar 14, 2015

Get rid of selfie stick. That'll bring it down to round $600! Lol.

19. TheDutchGuy unregistered

In The Netherlands the HTC One A9 is priced at 560 euro, where the more powerful S6 costs 470 euro and the G4 is 420 euro. Now this insane price for the HTC 10. Of course it's a rumored pre-order price, but I'm sure that it'll still be more expensive than the S7 and G5 after a couple of weeks/months. I don't understand why the people at HTC are shooting themselves in the foot over and over again.

20. BLSEOTB

Posts: 334; Member since: Mar 24, 2015

$650USD or bust

32. Oneiric

Posts: 5; Member since: Mar 01, 2013

its gonne be 1100$ in Turkey. 3000 lira so ur all lucky.

33. eddiep20

Posts: 14; Member since: Jan 22, 2015

cant wait for this phone

34. bossman

Posts: 264; Member since: Jan 27, 2016

This phone better be good for that price. Rather than the selfie stick, they should include the HTC RE.

36. ozabb

Posts: 50; Member since: Dec 21, 2013

yeah cos people who can afford to preorder a phone for $830 wouldnt be able to afford a $10 selfie stick

39. EnigmaticPsychotic

Posts: 70; Member since: Nov 26, 2013

Every person who uses a selfie stick should have it ripped from their hands and beaten with it.

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