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HTC 10 flagship phone focuses on audio performance

Compared to HTC's previous flagship phone, the One M9, the new 10 features a bigger 5.2in display which now boasts Quad HD (2560 x 1440 pixels) resolution. It's fitted in a brand new unibody design.

HTC has put a huge emphasis on the audio performance of its latest handset. Its BoomSound speaker design has had a significant tweak, with tweeter and woofer now positioned at the top and bottom of the phone for improved audio quality.

HTC has also introduced a new Personal Audio Profile system, which uses different test tones to create an audio performance tuned specifically for your audio preferences. You even get a pair of hi-res-certified headphones packaged with the phone so you can take advantage of its compatibility with high-resolution audio files.

The HTC10 also sports improved cameras compared to the previous One M9, with a 12MP design on the front and a 5MP on the rear, both of which feature optical image stabilisation.

The phone comes in two storage variants, 32GB or 62GB, but you can always expand the memory via a microSD card.

At its heart lies a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 quad-core processor and 3000mAh battery which HTC claims can offer up to 27 hours talk time. With Quick Charge 3.0, HTC claims you can achieve a 50 per cent charge in 30 minutes.

MORE: HTC 10 hands-on review

Andy Madden

Andy is Deputy Editor of What Hi-Fi? and a consumer electronics journalist with nearly 20 years of experience writing news, reviews and features. Over the years he's also contributed to a number of other outlets, including The Sunday Times, the BBC, Stuff, and BA High Life Magazine. Premium wireless earbuds are his passion but he's also keen on car tech and in-car audio systems and can often be found cruising the countryside testing the latest set-ups. In his spare time Andy is a keen golfer and gamer.