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HTC 10 "Thank You" gift is now arriving to customers who pre-ordered
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:
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 HTCwanted to make the presentation as professional as possible.
For those who need a recap of the HTC10, specs include the following:
|Display||5.2-inch Super LCD 5 display with curved-edge Gorilla Glass|
2560 x 1440 resolution
|Processor||2.2GHz quad-core 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor|
|Storage||32/64GB of on-board storage|
|MicroSD||Yes, up to 2TB|
|SIM type||Nano SIM|
3.5mm stereo audio jack
Wi-Fi: 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4 & 5GHz)
|Software||Android 6.0 Marshmallow|
|Cameras||Rear: 12MP HTCUltraPixel 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
|Sound||HTC BoomSound Hi-Fi Edition|
Dolby Audio 4
|Battery||Non-removable 3,000mAh battery|
Quick Charge 3.0 compatible with cool charge
|Dimensions and weight||145.9 x 71.9 x 3.0 – 9.0mm|
|Colors||Carbon 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!