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The HTC 10 feels good in the palm and the serrated power key on the right-side differentiates itself enough from the nearby volume rockers IBTimes UK

Taiwanese smartphone maker HTC has started shipping its latest flagship to US consumers who pre-ordered the device. The orders being shipped are unlocked HTC 10 devices directly sold through HTC's official website, while there is no clarity on the shipping dates for the devices directly pre-ordered from carriers.

The HTC 10 comes in two options of black and silver, with one variant featuring 32GB internal memory. The device is selling for a retail price of $699 (£481) in the US. However, users who wish to access the device at more affordable rates can wait for the carriers, who will offer the device on monthly plans, although the overall price with interest included may be higher than $699.

If you have an AT&T connection, then ordering from HTC is the only option. Meanwhile, T-Mobile, Sprint and Verizon will all be selling the device with the monthly plans as stated above. Some users claim to have received e-mails for their Verizon pre-orders as well.

The HTC 10, unveiled at a standalone online-only event in April, is the company's latest flagship phone on which the firm is banking heavily to steer it out of plunging revenue streaks. The device packs a 5.2in screen with Super LCD5 technology running on a Snapdragon 810 processor coupled with 4GB of RAM and a 3000 mAh battery capacity.

For those of you in the UK who have ordered for the device, check out our suggestions on some of the best smart cases you can get to protect the device.