HTC fans, it’s time to rejoice as the company announced its new Android smartphone for 2017 known as the One X10. However, the device will first see the light of day in Russia, henceforth, everyone else will have to wait for his or her turn, patiently.

The design of the phone and the battery is probably the most important aspect of the One X10. No doubt, HTC has done a splendid job in this regard. For those who are unaware, the smartphone has a massive 4,000-mAh battery, and the company claims it will get users through two full days on a single charge.

The claim HTC is making seems possible as the screen resolution is low. However, we’d have to wait until the device is released before making a final judgment on its capabilities.

Known specifications

While we have no idea what the HTC One X10 will venture outside of Russia, we do know it comes with a 5.5-inch display, which is home to 1080p resolutions. In terms of the CPU, this bad boy is rocking a decent MediaTek Helio P10 processor and 3GB of RAM along with 32GB of storage.

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As for the camera, the device packs a 16-megapixel shooter at the rear, and an 8-megapixel wide-angle lens camera at the front for making video calls and taking selfies.

Fans should find the metal body and fingerprint sensor as a huge plus for a device that is not trying to push itself at the top of the food chain. It’s merely a mid-level smartphone with some hardware features found on higher end models.

Strangely enough, Microsoft has failed to mention which version of Android the One X10 is running because MediaTek-based smartphones are still driven by Android 6.0 Marshmallow.

Will the One X10 return HTC to greatness?

The handset is nothing but a smartphone designed for the middle aspect of the market. For us to determine whether or not HTC is ready to return to its former self, is to see what the company has in store to compete directly with the Samsung Galaxy S8 and other smartphones set to release before the end of 2017.

Fans in Russia should keep an eye out for the new HTC smartphone to find its way in stores this month for the cool price of $355, or 19,990 rubles. Now, as for when the device will launch outside of Russia, there’s no word at the moment. There’s a chance it might never hit Western shores, and this is something fans should bear in mind.

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