HTC 10 up for pre-order already; priced at $830 with a free selfie stick
posted by Ben R. / Mar 29, 2016, 10:18 AM
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.
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.
- 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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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.
posted on Mar 29, 2016, 10:35 AM 25
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wAAAAAAAYYYYYY to much coin
posted on Mar 29, 2016, 10:36 AM 2
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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
posted on Mar 29, 2016, 10:37 AM 13
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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.
posted on Mar 29, 2016, 10:58 AM 1
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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.
posted on Mar 29, 2016, 12:35 PM 0
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Forget this crap... The phone price in the US is $650.. You will see!
posted on Mar 29, 2016, 11:11 AM 7
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.
posted on Mar 29, 2016, 3:40 PM 0
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even in hell that price is unacceptable! good joke htc!
posted on Mar 29, 2016, 11:14 AM 0
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This should be priced at $599. They would still make a hefty profit and people would actually buy this phone.
posted on Mar 29, 2016, 12:02 PM 1
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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.
posted on Mar 29, 2016, 12:17 PM 6
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.
posted on Mar 29, 2016, 1:42 PM 0
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