The Taiwanese company HTC finally made available for preorders in Australia its HTC 10 flagship mobile phone. The launch of the mobile device on Australian market is reportedly set for May 3.
With the HTC 10, the Taiwanese company is aiming to recover from the lost momentum with its previous flagships phones. Especially the HTC One M9 received a lot of critics for its lack of differentiating factors and killer features.
Since the first HTC One, the Taiwanese company has seen considerable drops in its revenue and profit. But with its new HTC 10, it does hope to win over customers on Australian market and bounce back to more profitable sale numbers.
According to Modern Readers, earlier speculation suggested that HTC 10 will launch on Australian market a bit late. The mobile device manufactured by the Taiwanese company was available of pre-order in most of the countries, including the United States, on April 12, the same day as its unveiling.
Tech Times reports that the HTC 10 features a 5.2-inch QHD Super LCD screen, USB-C connector, a 12-megapizel rear camera, dual BoomSound stereo speakers and a sizable 3,000 mAh battery. The mobile phone runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow and is powered by a Snapdragon 820 processor paired with 4GB RAM.
The HTC 10 comes in two storage space variants, with 32GB or 64GB internal memory with microSD. The phone's camera comes with interesting features such as the optical image stabilization, Ultrapixel technology and laser autofocus.
The mobile phone received mostly favorable reviews from tech experts. However, the large majority of analysts agree that the Taiwanese company barely can compete with rivals such as LG and Samsung.
For those customers shopping on a budget, who don't want to pay the premium price for the top Android handsets on the market right now, HTC's offering is a good option. But at present, no Australian carriers had chosen to offer the HTC 10 on a more affordable plan.
Without contract and unlocked, the HTC 10 mobile device is going to cost about $1,080 AU, or about $830 USD. This may sound like a premium price tag, but it is still about $100 AU cheaper than the Galaxy S7 from Samsung.