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HTC 10 (aka One M10) release date, price: Best selfie camera with OIS feature hinted


HTC smartphones are displayed in a mobile phone shop in Taipei April 8, 2013. HTC Corp reported a record-low quarterly profit on Monday that missed analysts’ estimates after the delayed launch of its 2013 flagship smartphone model, the HTC One, further undermined sales amid tough competition from Samsung Electronics and Apple. (Representational photo)REUTERS/Pichi Chuang

The upcoming HTC 10 aka HTC One M10 could boast of featuring one of the  best cameras you have seen so far on a mobile phone — that’s what leaks have hinted at. Now, it has emerged that the the Taiwanese technology giant will introduce optical image stabilisation (OIS) feature on the selfie camera.

Photographer Kisha Bari posted a photo on Twitter with the caption: “My selfie using the world?s first OIS Selfie camera. Celebrating the new HTC10 with HTC. #powerof10” (sic), and it was shared on Reddit. The post has been removed from Twitter, but it is still found on Google Cache (via GSMArena).

The HTC 10 will be the first phone to have a selfie camera with OIS if latest talks turn true. The company was one of the first to introduce the feature to the rear camera through its HTC One. Bringing the feature to the front-snapper will be lauded, as many high-end devices from major smartphone manufacturers don’t have this technology in the main camera.

Interestingly, the company’s teaser has also hinted at “camera” as the USP of its upcoming HTC 10. LlabTooFeR has claimed in a tweet that the device will mount a Sony IMX377 12MP main camera and a 5MP UltraPixel front-snapper.

[Read: HTC 10 round-up: Release, specifications, pricing, other details]

The HTC One M9 successor is expected to have a 5.2-inch screen with 1,440×2,560 pixels, a 64GB/128GB internal memory (with microSD card slot), and a 3,000mAh battery. However, GFXBench listing (via Winfuture) has the device with a 5.1-inch touchscreen with 2,560×1,440 pixels, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor, an Adreno 530 GPU, Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow, a 32GB internal memory, a 4GB RAM, a 4GB RAM, a 12MP main camera and a 5MP front-snapper.

[Read: HTC 10: 3 variants of flagship device expected]

The Taiwanese company has confirmed that the HTC 10 will be unveiled simultaneously in New York, London and Taipei April 12. MyDriver (via PhoneRadar) has reported that the next-generation device will be available in three variants — one with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 processor priced at 3,799 Yuan (around $583/Rs. 38,900), a 32GB internal storage and a 3GB RAM with a price tag of 4,999 Yuan (around $786/Rs. 51,200), and a 128GB internal memory and a 4GB RAM at 5,888 Yuan (around $904/Rs. 60,300).

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