The HTC 10 was made official this morning. Now that the device is officially official, we are learning about all kinds of details for the company's latest flagship device. Including the pricing and availability. The HTC 10 will be priced at $699 and available at Sprint, Verizon and T-Mobile stores. There is also a developer edition that is available at HTC's website, just as there has been in recent years with the HTC One M7, One M8, One M9 and the One A9. The developer or unlocked version will work on T-Mobile or AT&T as well as MVNO's that support their networks.
HTC seems to be checking all of the boxes here with the HTC 10. We're looking at a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor, which is the highest-end processor available on the market right now. That is paired with the Adreno 530 GPU, which promises a 40% increase in performance over the Adreno 430 which was paired with the Snapdragon 810 last year in the HTC One M9. On top of that, we have 4GB of RAM along with 32GB of storage on board here. Which has been the same specs we've seen in the recently announced Samsung Galaxy S7, Galaxy S7 Edge and LG G5, all shown off back in February at Mobile World Congress. We also have a 5.15-inch 2560x1440 resolution Super LCD5 display here. This marks the first time that HTC has gone with a QHD resolution display on a global flagship. HTC used a QHD display on their Butterfly 3, which released in the fall of 2015 for Japan only.
Pre-Orders are beginning today, and there's no word just yet on when exactly they will be shipping. However we have heard that it would ship in Mid-May. Which is about a month from now. It's not terribly long, but it would be nice to see it available sooner. Of course, if you pre-order from T-Mobile, you'll likely see your HTC 10 appear well before the official street date. As we've seen with many of their recent smartphone launches. If updates are more your thing, it's a good idea to check out the unlocked or developer edition over on HTC's website, which does work with both AT&T and T-Mobile here in the US. The HTC 10 is also continuing on with the Uh-Oh protection, so if you smash the screen, the company will replace it free of charge.
The HTC 10 turned out to be a pretty great device, with the chamfered edges and physical home button and all. We're excited to get our hands on this device, soon.