HTC 10
[Representationa Imagel] HTC 10 series set for launch in India this week. In Picture: HTC 10 Android-based smartphones are displayed during the launch event in Taitung, Taiwan April 12, 2016.REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

Taiwanese consumer electronics major HTC is reportedly planning to launch the flagship 10 series smartphone in India later this week.

Last month, after the official unveiling of the HTC 10 and 10 Lifestyle, there was some confusion whether the former model will be made available in the country as the India website listed only the 10 Lifestyle variant. For this, HTC was panned on social media sites by fans. Later, the company formally released a press release that said that the marquee HTC 10 series will be made available in India, but had refrained from announcing the official launch date.

Now, HTC has begun sending out invites to media outlets for an event on May 26 in India hinting the company will finally reveal the official price and release date of the HTC 10.

For the uninitiated, HTC 10 and 10 Lifestyle share most of the features, but differ in two key aspects. The former boasts the powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 SoC (System-on-Chip) backed by sumptuous 4GB RAM, whereas the latter comes with low-end Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 processor and features 3GB RAM.

The rest of the specification such as screen, camera, battery capacity, build quality and design language remains the same in both the devices.

The key attribute of HTC 10 series is their camera hardware. They boast 5MP front snapper with f/1.8 aperture and OIS, making HTC 10 series devices the only smartphones in the market to boast front camera with Optical Imaging technology.

On the back, they come with a 12MP primary camera with f/1.8 aperture, second-generation laser autofocus, dual-tone LED, OIS (Optical Image Stabilisation), auto HDR.

HTC 10 series feature dual-textured metal shell with a layer of protective glass on the back with chamfered metal frame around the edge. On the front, they sport 5.2-inch QHD (2560x1440p) super LCD 5 display having pixel density of 564 ppi(pixels per inch), physical home button which also doubles up as a fingerprint-based unlock button, HTC BoomSound Hi-Fi system with Dolby audio technology and a 3000mAh battery.

Key specifications of HTC 10 and 10 Lifestyle:

Models HTC 10 HTC 10 Lifestyle
Display 5.2-inch QHD (2560x1440p) Super LCD 5 screen with curved edge Gorilla Glass
  • Pixel density: 564 ppi (pixels per inch)
5.2-inch QHD (2560x1440p) Super LCD 5 screen with curved edge Gorilla Glass
  • Pixel density: 564 ppi (pixels per inch)
OS Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow with Sense v8.0 UI Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow with Sense v8.0 UI
Processor 64-bit class 2.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 quad-core CPU 64-bit class Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 octa-core CPU
GPU Adreno 530 Adreno 510
RAM 4GB 3GB
Storage 32GB/64GB, expandable up to 2TB 32GB, expandable up to 2TB
Camera
  • Main: 12MP (HTC UltraPixel 2 with 1.55μm pixel) camera, Laser Autofocus, BSI sensor, Optical Image Stabilization (OIS), ƒ/1.8 aperture and, 26mm focal length (80° wide angle), Dual tone LED flash, Self timer up to 10 seconds, Face detection, Pro mode with manual control and 12 bit RAW format support, Auto-HDR, Panorama, Continuous shooting up to 8 fps,Zoe capture, Hyperlapse, Slow motion video (720P@120 fps)
  • Front: 5MP (1.34μm pixels) camera with Autofocus, BSI sensor, Optical Image Stabilization (OIS), ƒ/1.8 aperture, 23mm focal length (86° wide angle), Live make-up, Auto selfie (smile selfie, still selfie), Voice selfie, Self timer up to 10 seconds, Auto-HDR, Full HD 1080p video recording
  • Main: 12MP (HTC UltraPixel 2 with 1.55μm pixel), Laser Autofocus, BSI sensor, Optical Image Stabilization (OIS), ƒ/1.8 aperture and, 26mm focal length (80° wide angle), Dual tone LED flash, Self timer up to 10 seconds, Face detection, Pro mode with manual control and 12 bit RAW format support, Auto-HDR, Panorama, Continuous shooting up to 8 fps,Zoe capture, Hyperlapse, Slow motion video (720P@120 fps)
  • Front: 5MP (1.34μm pixels) camera with Autofocus, BSI sensor, Optical Image Stabilization (OIS), ƒ/1.8 aperture, 23mm focal length (86° wide angle), Live make-up, Auto selfie (smile selfie, still selfie), Voice selfie, Self timer up to 10 seconds, Auto-HDR, Full HD 1080p video recording
Battery 3000mAh;
  • Talk time on 3G/4G network: up to 27 hours
  • Standby time on 3G/4G network: up to 19 days
  • Power saving mode
  • Extreme power saving mode
  • Quick Charge 3.0 with cool charge
  • Up to 50% charge in 30 min
3000mAh;
  • Talk time: up to 21 hours
  • Standby time: close to 504 hours
  • Power saving mode
  • Extreme power saving mode
  • Quick Charge 3.0 with cool charge
  • Up to 50% charge in 30 min
Network 4G-LTE 4G-LTE
Add-ons Fingerprint sensor, single-SIM (type: nano) slot, Bluetooth v4.2, Wi-Fi (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac; dual-band: 2.5GHZ & 5GHZ), USB Type C v3.1 (Gen 1), HTC BoomSound Hi-Fi Edition, Dolby Audio, GPS + GLONASS + Beidou and supports -- DLNA, AirPlay and Miracast Fingerprint sensor, single-SIM (type: nano) slot, Bluetooth v4.2, Wi-Fi (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac; dual-band: 2.5GHZ & 5GHZ), USB Type C v3.1 (Gen 1), HTC BoomSound Hi-Fi Edition, Dolby Audio, GPS + GLONASS + Beidou and supports -- DLNA, AirPlay and Miracast
Dimensions 145.9x 71.9 x 3.0 - 9.0 mm 145.9x 71.9 x 3.0 - 9.0 mm
Weight 161 g 161 g
Colours glacier silver and carbon gray carbon gray, topaz gold and glacier silver
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