It is not easy to stand out in the smartphone market. Globally speaking, only Apple and Samsung are in a comfortable financially speaking position. It was no wonder, for example, that HTC decided to close the doors here in Brazil and focus its operation where it really could make a difference.
And, thinking about how to differentiate itself from other manufacturers, the Taiwanese decided to embrace all possible technologies. Darren Sng (vice president of product marketing) told the SlashGear that HTC agnstica when it comes to platform and that, therefore, it was the first manufacturer of devices with the Android operating system to natively incorporate support for AirPlay, from Apple.
For those who don't know, AirPlay is a technology that allows audio and video from iPhone, iPad or iPod touch to be played on your TV (if you have an Apple TV connected to it) or on speakers that have support for AirPlay. It is a simple and easy way to do streaming from the contents of your device to a bigger screen or a better stereo.
Although there are apps on Google Play that allow you to play content from devices with Android on Apple TVs or speakers with AirPlay, HTC 10 the first competitor device to do this in a native and official / licensed manner.
Sng went further and said that if it depended on HTC, solutions like Apple Pay and Samsung Pay would also be embedded in the company's devices.
You would not want credit card companies to determine what you can put in your wallet, so why would you want a particular provider to decide what payment system you can put on your phone?
Does anyone doubt that HTC would put FaceTime on its device if Apple's communication service had its code open (as Steve Jobs promised and didn't deliver)? Or even iMessage?
In addition, the HTC 10 has a 5.2-inch screen (1440 × 2560 QHD display; about 564ppp), 32 / 64GB of storage (with the possibility of expanding via microSD), 12-megapixel rear camera and 5-inch front megapixels (both with f / 1.8 aperture), Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor, 4GB of RAM, 3,000mAh battery (which in theory lasts two days), Quick Charge 3.0 technology (50% of the battery recharged in 30 minutes), USB- C, and more. It costs $ 700 and will start selling out there from next month.
(via MacRumors, Gizmodo Brasil)