We already know quite a bit about the HTC 10, the upcoming flagship from the Taiwanese manufacturer though a fresh new revelation has pointed to interesting display tech to find application in the handset.
It’s the Super LCD 5 that HTC seems to be banking on to light up the front of its device, which in turn is being considered to be an improvement over the LCD display that we have known so far. The main difference here is that unlike traditional LCD, there is zero air gap between the display and the screen on top of it.
The immediate benefit of such a setup is that the display is more vivid and clear. Also, this leads to reduced glare while the display too appears closer to the user. Other benefits of the Super LCD include lower power consumption along with better outdoor visibility. Worth mentioning, the HTC One M9 comes with a Super LCD 3.
And lest anyone has any doubt about the reliability of the information, the revelation to this effect comes from none other than the usually consistent Evan Blass of @evleaks fame. The tipster has also stated the newest HTC handset will feature a 3,000mAh power source that coupled to the less demanding display should make for credible backup times.
For comparison’s sake, the HTC One M9 makes do with a 2,840mAh battery. The Galaxy S7 too features a 3,000mAh battery while the S7 Edge comes with an even bigger 3,600mAh juice pack. The G5 comes with an even smaller 2,800mAh battery though it is the Sony Xperia X Performance with its 2,700mAh battery pack can be considered to have the least sized power source among the latest Android flagships.
The rest of the details that we know of the HTC 10 so far is pretty much along what the competitors – read the Samsung Galaxy S7/S7 Edge and LG G5. This includes the Snapdragon 820 chipset, 4 GB of RAM along with a user expandable 32 GB of internal storage.
Further, the HTC 10 will have a USB Type-C port which is also what the G5 comes with while the S7 duo lacks (the latter reverting to using micro-USB port instead). As for its display, it’s going to be 5.1-inch of display panel while analysts seem divided on whether the Android phone will have the ‘always-on’ display as the latest Samsung and LG flagships have come with. The S7 duo offers always-on displays thanks to the super AMOLED screen which is already known for its power efficiency. Meanwhile, LG has been able to pull that off even though the G5 is LCD based and which has led to many to believe HTC too might consider offering always-on displays on its 10 phone.
HTC also rumored to pack in innovating camera tech in the 10 which includes a 12 UltraPixel primary camera complete with optical image stabilization and laser autofocus. There might also be a 5 UltraPixel front shooter as well to appeal to selfie enthusiasts.