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HTC 10 "Thank You" gift is now arriving to customers who pre-ordered

Those customers in the USA who pre-ordered the phone from HTC.com are now receiving their present: an official HTC USB-C cable from the OEM itself.
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June 13, 2016
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HTC’s latest flagship smartphone may not be a One, but it’s certainly a 10 – in many ways, perhaps. The device, which has received near-universal praise for its premium metal build and powerful parts inside, comes at a time when its maker needs to score some serious sales to survive the stressful slump it has been slugging through. Sadly the fruits of its labor have yet to be realized, but from the very beginning HTC wanted to thank those customers who expressed early interest in the device.

Multiple reports around the web indicate that the Taiwanese OEM is now shipping its promised thank you gift to those customers in the USA who pre-ordered the phone directly from its website, HTC.com:

HTC 10 Gift

As can be seen in the above picture from Phone Arena, the mystery token of appreciation is none other than an extra USB Type-C cable. While this might initially seem as a bit of a disappointment to those expecting something like a case or free Vive for example, given how many problems there are currently with third party USB-C cords, getting a free official one directly from the manufacturer of the device it’s intended for is a definitively decent doing.

With an extra USB-C cable, it is therefore possible to leave one at work, school, or even in the car, and keep the original one safely at home. The fact that it’s even packaged in an official product box no less, as opposed to simply throwing a random cord into an envelope, also serves to indicate HTC wanted to make the presentation as professional as possible.

For those who need a recap of the HTC 10, specs include the following:

Display5.2-inch Super LCD 5 display with curved-edge Gorilla Glass
2560 x 1440 resolution
564ppi
Processor2.2GHz quad-core 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor
RAM4GB
Storage32/64GB of on-board storage
MicroSDYes, up to 2TB
Fingerprint sensorYes
SIM typeNano SIM
ConnectivityUSB Type-C
3.5mm stereo audio jack
Bluetooth 4.2
Wi-Fi: 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4 & 5GHz)
NFC
DisplayPort
DNLA
Miracast
Google Cast
AirPlay
HTC Connect
SoftwareAndroid 6.0 Marshmallow
HTC Sense
CamerasRear: 12MP HTC UltraPixel 2 (1.55µm pixel size) with laser autofocus, OIS and f/1.8 aperture
Front: 5MP (1.34µm pixel size) with OIS and f/1.8 aperture
SoundHTC BoomSound Hi-Fi Edition
Dolby Audio 4
BatteryNon-removable 3,000mAh battery
Quick Charge 3.0 compatible with cool charge
Dimensions and weight145.9 x 71.9 x 3.0 – 9.0mm
161 grams
ColorsCarbon Grey, Glacier Silver and Topaz Gold

And of course, videos of our official review of both the handset and the accessories for it can be seen below:

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Were you one of the customers in the USA who pre-ordered from HTC.com? Did your free gift arrive yet? What do you think about the present in-and-of-itself? Leave a comment below!