So yesterday the HTC 10 was officially announced. HTC made a big deal about the design and feel of the phone and its features, like its 12MP UltraPixel camera. However interestingly enough despite it being a useful feature to have, HTC did not mention that the HTC 10 was IP53 certified, although this has since been confirmed by HTC’s Senior Global Online Communications Manager, Jeff Gordon.
In a tweet by Gordon, he confirmed that the phone is indeed IP53 certified. What does this mean? Elaborating on the rating on Droid-Life, this means that the phone is capable of withstanding sprays of water. Note that we said sprays, not splashes, meaning that taking into the shower with you and having the display or body mist up should be fine.
However if you want to go swimming against it, that would just be a really quick and easy recipe for a malfunctioning device. Granted this is nowhere near the same level of protection compared to the Samsung Galaxy S7 or S7 Edge which has an IP68 rating, but hey, we suppose it’s better than nothing, right?
The HTC 10 is currently available for pre-order via HTC’s website. It is priced starting at $700 and it is expected to officially go on sale in May.