On the list of phones that made their debut in the first half of 2016, the HTC 10 was actually among the highly-priced models with a price tag of $700.
However, with time, especially with other companies constantly coming in with newer handsets that boast equally compelling hardware specs and features as the HTC 10, yet at lower price tags, the company has been forced to lower the phone’s price on several occasions just so as to boost its sales.
The latest move to discount the HTC 10 by up to $150 could be an attempt by the Taiwanese tech giant to take advantage of the issues that have come Samsung’s way with respect to the Galaxy Note 7. The Note 7 was recalled after several issues involving fires were reported on the initial handset. The company later released replacement units, but the story was still the same and now, it has decided to halt the production and selling of the phablet, something that leaves the field open for the likes of HTC 10.
One thing you need to keep in mind is that the deal on HTC 10 is not here to stay, rather, it is limited. Furthermore, the phone’s availability is also limited, with some carriers having not stocked it at all. In fact, the phone has been unable to fight the likes of Samsung Galaxy S7, LG G5, iPhone 7 and many others in the smartphone industry, partly because of the huge price tag, yet there is nothing special on offer. In fact, the HTC 10 is not a phone you will take to the shower like the Samsungs and LGs of this world, however, for a discounted price of $549, it might tempt some buyers into seeing it as a worthy option.
HTC 10 is powered by a customized version of Android Marshmallow, but an update to Android Nougat should be coming really soon. Since it is a 2016 flagship, you get all the latest flagship hardware and features – similar to what the likes of Galaxy S7 and LG G5 come with. These include a 5.2-inch QHD screen with 1440p resolution, a Snapdragon 820 SoC, 4GB RAM, 32GB expandable storage and a 3000mAh battery unit, which is backed by Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 3.0 technology. The phone has a world-class 12MP snapper at the back that packs all the perks you can dream of, be it OIS, dual-tone LED flash, PDAF and so on. As for the front, you get a capable 5MP snapper that should also do the job perfectly.
If you have been unable to meet the $700 asking price of the HTC 10, make sure you take advantage of this limited deal.