The U Ultra is, by far, HTC’s biggest contribution to the smartphone world in 2017, but the company has another device up its sleeve. Named the One x10, it’s a bit hard to guess say for sure if it’s a successor to the HTC 10, or if they’re bringing their “One” moniker back. In either case, it’s not a flagship device, though it may look like it.
The One x10 shares a similar look to the HTC 10, and the Bolt, with its design intrinsic HTC design language. It’s a bit more rounded than the 10 and doesn’t share its super chamfered edges. What it does share with the 10 is the circular camera package with the duel tone flash just to the right. One major departure from both the 10 and the Bolt is the fact that the fingerprint scanner is located on the back, rather than the front. Many would hope that this would mean that the company would use the extra room up front to bring back HTC’s signature “Boom Sound” speaker, but that’s not the case. The front is completely clean except for the ear piece up top. The volume and power button are both on the right side.
As for the specs, the One x10 is rocking a 5.5 inch display at 1080p resolution. It’s not the sharpest, but it’s employing Super LCD technology. Powering it is the Octa-core Mediatek Helio P10 SoC (that’s 4 Cotrex A53 cores clocked at 1.8 GHz, and 4 Cortex A53 cores clocked at 1.0 GHz.) Accompanying this is the Mali- T860 GPU. This is all backed up by 3 GB’s of RAM. As for the camera, it’s sporting a 16 megapixel camera at f/2.0 aperture, which is good for recording up to 1080p video. On the front, we have an 8mp camera at f/2.2 aperture. And for those wondering, it does have a headphone jack. It’ll come with 32 GB’s of storage with the option o expand it to 256 GB’s
The main feature of this phone is the large 4,000 mAh battery. HTC boasts two days battery life from the device, but we hear this claim from a lot of companies. Since the One x10 is using a less powerful processor and a less pixel dense display, it may actually live up to this claim, though, individual mileage will vary. So, if you’re planning on picking one up, then you’d be disappointed to know that, for the time being, this device is only available in Russia. It was launched there and we don’t know if HTC plans on releasing to other markets. It’s priced at around 355 USD, which is a good price for a device this stunning. What do you guys think of HTC’s new device? Let me know in the comments below.