Last year, HTC unveiled the HTC 10, the company’s flagship for 2016 that dropped the gimmicks and simply focused on being a flagship smartphone with noteworthy features and specs.
iPhone shipments might be declining and iOS might be losing market share to Android, but Apple continues to dominate the smartphone market where it matters the most: profit. As per BMO Capital Markets analyst Tim Long, Apple managed to grab 104 percent of the total profit generated by the smartphone market in the third quarter of 2016. An impressive feat considering iPhone shipments only accounted for 12 percent of the total smartphones shipped in Q3, 2016.
When it comes to flagship smartphones, HTC is one of the companies that most people expect to see something great emerge.
Earlier today, HTC unveiled the HTC 10, its flagship handset for at least the first half of 2016. While the phone does sport some impressive specs, the most interesting part in its spec sheet is the support for Apple’s AirPlay standard out of the box. Yes, HTC has actually licensed AirPlay from Apple so as to incorporate it on the HTC 10.
HTC 10 Unveiled With 5.2-inch Quad HD Display, Snapdragon 820 Chipset, and Optically Stabilised Selfie Camera
HTC, once widely considered as the only OEM in the Android ecosystem to rival Apple in terms of build quality, today unveiled its latest flagship handset: the HTC 10. While the design of the handset is an amalgamation of the HTC One A9 and the One M8/M9, it is tough to deny that the fact that the 10 looks like HTC’s best Android smartphone till date.
At the tail-end of October, HTC announced a new Android-based smartphone, the One A9. Immediately, it was apparent that the new phone took plenty of design cues from Apple’s iPhone 6.
In the year 2013, HTC released a smartphone with a metal unibody design which featured prominent antenna lines on its back. That handset would eventually lead into yearly successors in the One M8, and, most recently, the One A9.
HTC was long considered as among the top OEMs in the smartphone industry for the unique design of their handsets. The company had in the past constantly pushed the boundary in terms of build quality and design through its smartphones.
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