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HTC 10 comes with ‘Ice View’ mode to access Phone Services through Vive VR Headset



In the last few weeks, we have seen many rumors about the HTC One M10 which is now said to be called as HTC 10. We also got the first look of the device from the leaked images were can see the refreshed design without the front HTC logo. Though there is no official date, According to Evan Blass, the device will be unveiled on April 19th in London and the will be made available in the U.S starting from May 9th.

Talking about the specifications, as we earlier mentioned in the earlier articles, the device will be powered by Snapdragon 820 SoC coupled with Adreno 530 GPU and 4GB of RAM. It will be available in 32GB, 64GB, and 128GB storage variants and there is still no confirmation about the MicroSD card slot. Coming to the display, the latest rumors suggest the 5.15-inch display to come with Quad HD resolution while we earlier that to be limited to Full HD.

HTC 10 Ice View 1

Source: @Onleaks

The Quad HD will be a good option because the HTC 10 is said to support HTC Vive VR headset. The leaked screenshot of the device showing ‘Ice View’ mode in the Personalize settings is rumored to enable the phone services to be used with the Vive VR headset. While only a small percentage of apps support VR mode in Android, the Ice View mode is rumored to control even calls & messages. At MWC 2016, HTC has announced that the Vive supports “Vive Phone Services” that enables the user to access basic features like calls, messages, and notifications.

HTC opted for a USB Type-C port while Samsung has skipped this new technology on their latest flagship Galaxy S7 & S7 Edge. The IP68 certification makes the HTC 10 water and dust proof that makes the device usable even after it is immersed in the water for 30 minutes and upto 1-meter depth. Talking about the Virtual Reality, Samsung has the Gear VR that can be paired with Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge for viewing the VR content and LG 360 VR Headset is one of the six friends of LG G5 that were showcased at the launch event.

Unlike the Gear VR, the LG 360 VR headset comes with its own 1.88-inch IPS display with a pixel density of 639ppi. It connects with the LG G5 through the USB Type-C cable and also makes it look simple and sensible to watch the content. Now with the Vive VR headset, there will be even more powerful hardware and the Ice View will be a better option to control the device apart from experiencing the VR content. Stay tuned for more updates in the coming days.

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