The new HTC 10 isn’t short of headline-grabbing features. But it’s one that slipped under the radar during the device’s launch event on April 12th that may be its most impressive.
The new handset from the Taiwanese mobile-maker offers support for Apple AirPlay straight out of the box, making it the first Google Android–based smartphone to do so.
It means that if users have kit such as an Apple TV or an AirPlay enabled speaker system, they can easily stream content to those products without having to tinker around with the settings.
The idea is to make things a lot more seamless whether you own an Android or Apple–based gadget.
HTC’s Darren Sng, vice president of product marketing, said the company was now ‘platform-agnostic’.
This is a clever approach at a time when users increasingly want all of their high–end tech to work together in a fuss-free way.
As well as Apple AirPlay, the HTC 10 comes laden with a string of impressive features, including a 12-megapixel Ultra Pixel camera with optical image stabilisation, fast laser autofocus, 4K video shooting and Android 6.0.
It also has a bright Quad HD screen, with a new Ice View case letting you see messages and key information even when the device is tucked away. Pre–orders start today, April 13th, at Carphone Warehouse.