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HTC’s latest flagship smartphone, the 10, supports Apple’s AirPlay right out of the box. Celebrating the tenth year since the Taiwanese handset maker’s been making smartphones, the new HTC 10 was unveiled this morning and is the world’s first Android device with built-in native support for Apple’s wireless media streaming technology.

Owners of the new phone can swipe with three fingers up anywhere on the screen to bring up HTC’s Connect overlay, which allows them to choose AirPlay as their streaming destination for photos, music and videos.

While Android devices have long had the ability to support AirPlay with third-party apps, HTC’s deep integration of AirPlay support lets owners of the device stream their media to a big screen TV through the Apple TV without a dedicated app.

By the way, number ten means “perfection,” “totality”, “power” and “freedom” according to HTC. Here’s Chialin Chang, HTC’s President of Smartphone and Connected Devices Business, discussing the features of the device.

HTC’s new device sports chamfered edges, optical image stabilization on both the front and rear-facing camera, personal audio profiles, rapid charging technology and other perks. It has a 5.2-inch display and a 3,000 mAh battery, uses a USB-C port and is driven by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 820 processor with four gigabytes of RAM.

The HTC 10 is available to pre-order today from HTC.com. The contract-free device starts at $699 and will begin shipping next month. To learn more about this phone, check out the official website.

Source: HTC

  • Joshua The-Legend Wiebe

    I smell a patent infringement..

    • Benedict

      Why?

    • Michael Stair

      Apple and HTC have a settlement and are allowed to use Apple patents and vise versa

  • Joey_Z

    4 inch android phones are coming.

    • Benedict

      because this one is 5,2″.. ok…

      • Joey_Z

        Didn’t make myself clear.
        The back side of HTC 10 still reminds me the iPhone 6, therefore thinking about another thing that Androids can follow after Apple’s move. Not some phones with 3 year old specs in it, nor mini versions of 6 inch phones that still holds a 5 inch screen. Maybe a phone with latest spec on older design. Some entertainment worth to watch out.

      • Benedict

        Funny.. The iphone 6 therefore reminds me of the 3 year old HTC One which even has the same or better specs (FullHD, 2 GB Ram, …)
        Sony and Samsung did this with mini versions before.

      • Joey_Z

        unfortunately it’s not just from me. I hear this from hardcore HTC fans all the time… Wish they could’ve kept the speakers on the front… instead of going Apple’s way

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  • Jackson Grong

    The number 10 stands for 10 times more inspired by the iPhone.

    • Benedict

      HTC had this design (metal body with antenna lines) 1,5 years before the iPhone (see HTC One (Feb. 2013)). So Apple took the design – like always.
      I just can give you the advice not to claim things, which Apple “invented” or had before. In 99% of those you’ll be wrong.

      • Joey_Z

        Samsung had gold phones 15 years before iphone, but it didn’t sell… Metal body with antenna line is one thing, looking exactly the same is another.

      • Benedict

        Yea, HTC One didn’t sell alot in the Apple Store…but outside your little 12% market share world it looked different..

      • Joey_Z

        I’m curious where that 12% comes from, by brand or OS? Globally or the US only? Flagship phones or also counting in $50 budget phones in India? As far as I’m aware, Annual sale of HTC One M9 is less than iPhone 6’s opening weekend…

      • Eddy Castro

        -Insert clap emoji here-

  • Copy paste

    • Benedict

      Looks alot like the predecessor but better..

      • Eddy Castro

        SLLAAAAAYYYYYY

  • tariq

    I always thought phone companies would stop at number 8 or 9 and start a different trend.. but it seems like this numbering system is going to be here for a while lol

    • TechToch

      The companies will stop that if apple did it

      • tariq

        yeah, thats true. LG already made an SE version of their new phone

      • george

        Sony has been making 4 inch phones for years.. Apple didn’t do anything new.

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  • Bill

    Awhile back I got an HTC phone. It had an option to connect directly to my iCloud account to pull data from my backup such as contacts, photos and text messages. Neat. However, you’re required to turn off two-factor authentication for it to work…no big deal, just do it then turn it back on, right? Well, I am almost positive I did turn it back on after migrating data.

    However, a short time later, say three months, someone gained access to my iCloud account and locked two of my three iDevices with a ransom. I got the email from Apple saying someone accessed my account as it was happening (this was 3 AM eastern time, mind you, I just happened to be awake luckily) and immediately went in on my MacBook Pro and changed the password, then had to completely erase the other two devices to get past the lock the other person had put on them. Damn lucky they didn’t quite have enough time to lock my Mac.

    Coincidence? Maybe…maybe not. I have no way of knowing of course, but I sent an email to the person from a throwaway address and ‘played dumb’ since their lock screen had an email to contact them for the passcode, asking how to unlock my stuff. They wanted money, of course, and their reply emails were automatically generated based on the time stamps being within one second of my email and the spelling/grammatical errors suggest English wasn’t their native tongue.

    A google search led me to a reddit page where the same thing had been reported by another user, as well as someone on MacRumors, all three of us at the same time on the same date.

    Like I said, I don’t know if it had anything to do with HTC, and I didn’t ask the other people if they had any similar circumstances but I found it kind of odd nonetheless.

    The question that sticks in my mind is- how does a person even know that a particular email address is even associated with Apple? If I pull a random string of say “blahblah2016” at gmail dot com, ok, I have a random email address, but how do I know the owner of that address even uses Apple stuff? Weird.

    Apparently this unscrupulous person had to actually contact Apple and pretend to be me, pretending he ‘forgot my password’ to iCloud so he could then go in and change it. (Again, I am pretty sure I did turn on 2-factor after having turned it off to migrate, but the possibility is there that I didn’t) so that begs the next question: Just how in the hell did someone get enough of my personal information to ‘verify’ with Apple that they were me?

    Anyways- ALWAYS make sure you have 2-factor turned on and don’t automatically assume a big name company will not use your data for other means!

  • 5723alex .

    A camera with a bump and antenna strips ?

    • Benedict

      HTC did it since 2013 this way…

    • felixtaf

      Camera bump is inevitable these days with thinner phones… But antenna lines look much better than iPhone’!!!

  • n0ahcruz3

    Ive read on BGR this phone has 2 day battery life

    • felixtaf

      With 3000mAh battery and QHD display? Na.. Maybe in power saver mode or with very light usage.

      • Benedict

        I wouldn’t doubt that. The Galaxy S7 has the same 3000 mAh capacity and provides a browsing time of over 9 hrs. 2 days battery life will not be a problem.
        Moreover the HTC 10 is able to reduce the display resolution to 1080p for apps which do not profit from QHD. So it will last even longer…

      • n0ahcruz3

        Idk i didnt really read the whole article i only saw the headline.. But if that were true i might try that over the iPhone 7. I’ll still use my 6 as a backup of course