HTC has launched two new smartphones, HTC 10 evo and Desire 10 Pro, in India. The HTC Desire Pro is priced at Rs 26,490 and will be available from December 15. Aimed at the style enthusiasts, the HTC Desire 10 Pro comes with metallic frame, fingerprint scanner and a 150-degree ultra wide-angle selfie camera. It will be available in four color options — stone black, polar white, royal blue and valentine lux. Though the smartphone comes with top-of-the-line specifications as well. Also Read - HTC Desire 20+ launched with 48-megapixel quad rear camera setup
The HTC 10 evo is more of a premium smartphone with features like metal unibody, water and dust resistance with IP57 certification, and is bundled with USB Type-C dual adaptive earphones , which the company calls BoomSound earphones. HTC says the adaptive audio technology adjusts the audio output based on the ambient noise to offer custom experience. Just like the HTC 10, the HTC 10 evo also comes with support for Hi-Res 24-bit audio. The smartphone will be available in gunmetal, glacial silver and gold color options. The HTC 10 evo will be launched in India by end of the next month. Right now, the company hasn’t announced the price of the smartphone. Also Read - HTC Wildfire E Lite listed on Google Play Console
HTC Desire 10 Pro specifications
The smartphone boasts a 5.5-inch full HD (1080p) IPS display with Corning Gorilla Glass protection. Under the hood is MediaTek’s 64-bit Helio P10 octa-core processor paired with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of onboard storage. It also comes with support for microSD card for storage expansion up to 2TB.
For smartphone photography enthusiasts, the HTC Desire 10 Pro comes with a 20-megapixel rear camera with f/2.2 aperture, LED flash and laser auto-focus. For selfies, it comes with a 13-megapixel front-facing camera with f/2.2 aperture. The HTC Desire 10 Pro draws its juice from a 3,000mAh battery and in terms of connectivity; it supports dual-SIM, 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11n, Bluetooth 4.2 and GPS.
On the software front, the HTC Desire 10 Pro runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow with HTC’s own Sense UI layered above. One of the highlights of the smartphone, is the support for 24-bit Hi-Res audio and Dolby-enhanced BoomSound speakers. We have seen the same audio module on the company’s flagship HTC 10 smartphone.
At this price point, the HTC Desire Pro will compete against the likes of OnePlus 3 and Honor 8. Priced at Rs 27,999, the OnePlus 3 smartphone flaunts a 5.5-inch full HD (1920×1080 pixels) Optic AMOLED display along with Corning’s Gorilla Glass 4 protection. Under its hood, runs Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 820 quad-core processor. For photography, the OnePlus 3 sports a 16-megapixel rear camera with f/2.0 aperture, Phase Detection auto-focus (PDAF), Optical Image Stabilization (OIS), and Electronic Image Stabilization (EIS), and 4K video recording capabilities. Up front, there is an 8-megapixel fixed-focus selfie camera with f/2.0 aperture and 1080p video recording capabilities.
The OnePlus 3 is powered by a 3,000mAh battery which is claimed to survive the day on a single charge. The battery also supports Dash Charge, which promises up to 60 percent charge in only 30 minutes. Connectivity options for the OnePlus 3 include dual-SIM card support (nano), 4G LTE support, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.2, NFC and GPS. On the software front, the smartphone runs on OxygenOS based on Android Marshmallow 6.1.
The Honor 8, priced at Rs 29,999, comes with a 5.2-inch full HD (1920×1080 pixels) display, Kirin 950 octa-core processor, and 4GB of RAM. The smartphone also offers 32GB onboard storage, which is expandable up to 256GB using a microSD card. On the software end, it runs on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow 6.0 wrapped under Huawei’s EMUI 4.1.
The smartphone has a dual-camera set up featuring 12-megapixel sensors. One of them is a RGB sensor that allows the camera to collect rich colors, while the other is a monochrome sensor that captures more light. By working together, the Honor 8′s camera is able to capture crisper and detailed photos. The camera also lets you take DSLR-like bokeh effect. Powered by a 3,000mAh battery, the connectivity options of the phone include 4G LTE with VoLTE support, Wi-Fi 802.11a/c, NFC and Bluetooth.
HTC 10 evo specifications
The smartphone comes with a 5.5-inch full HD display. It runs Android 6.0 with HTC Sense and is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 810 processor clocked at 2GHz along with 3GB of RAM. It comes with 32GB of onboard storage and supports expandable storage up to 2TB.
The smartphone sports a 16-megapixel rear snapper with 29.3mm wide angle lens, f/2.0 aperture, PDAF, optical image stabilization (OIS) and dual-LED flash. The rear camera also supports 4K video recording and 120fps slow motion video recording capabilities. Up front, the smartphone houses an 8-megapixel selfie camera with support for HD video recording.
The HTC 10 evo is armed with a 3,200mAh battery along with support for Quick Charge 2.0 for fast charging. Connectivity options include 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 4.1, NFC and USB Type-C port for charging and data transfer.