As expected, HTC on Tuesday unveiled the Desire 10 Lifestyle and Desire 10 Pro smartphones. The company has not provided pricing details of the new mid-range smartphones in its lineup, though it says the Desire 10 Lifestyle will become available in select markets from September itself, while the Desire 10 Pro will become available in November.
The highlight of the HTC Desire 10 Lifestyle and HTC Desire 10 Pro is their design. The company is touting the matte finish bodies and the metallic gold contours. Both HTC phones also come with BoomSound stereo speakers. The two phones will be available in Stone Black, Polar White, Royal Blue, and Valentine Lux colours – with availability depending on the market.
Both smartphones run Android 6.0 Marshmallow with the company's Sense UI on top. In some regions, including India – where the smartphones are listed – they will be available in dual-SIM (Nano-SIM) variants.
The HTC Desire 10 Lifestyle is a more basic version of the Desire 10 Pro, however, it sports support for 24-bit Hi-Res audio and HTC BoomSound Hi-Fi edition stereo speakers. It foregoes the fingerprint sensor seen on rear panel of the Desire 10 Pro however.
The HTC Desire 10 Pro sports 5.5-inch full-HD (1080x1920 pixel) IPS LCD display with Gorilla Glass protection, and a pixel density of 400ppi. It is powered by 1.8GHz octa-core MediaTek Helio P10 processor. There are two variants, one with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of inbuilt storage, or 4GB of RAM and 64GB of inbuilt storage. The storage is expandable via microSD card (up to 2TB).
The Desire 10 Pro packs a 20-megapixel rear camera with laser autofocus, a BSI sensor, an f/2.2 aperture, and Auto HDR mode. It also sports a 13-megapixel front-facing camera with a BSI sensor, an f/2.2 aperture, and Auto HDR. Connectivity options Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, GPS/ A-GPS, Bluetooth v4.2, NFC, and 4G LTE Cat. 6 (with support for Band 40 used by some LTE networks in India). It is powered by a 3000mAh battery that's rated to deliver up to 19 hours of talk time on 3G networks. It measures 156.5x76x7.86mm and weighs 165 grams.
The HTC Desire 10 Lifestyle on the other hand sports a 5.5-inch HD (720x1280 pixels) Super LCD display with Gorilla Glass protection and a pixel density of 267ppi. It is powered by a 1.6GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor. It comes in two variants 2GB of RAM and 32GB inbuilt storage, and 3GB of RAM and 64GB inbuilt storage – once again expandable via microSD card (up to 2TB).
The HTC Desire 10 Lifestyle bears a 13-megapixel rear camera with a BSI sensor and an f/2.2 aperture, while the front sports a 5-megapixel camera with a BSI sensor and an f/2.8 aperture. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, GPS/ A-GPS, Bluetooth v4.1, and 4G LTE Cat.4 (with support for Band 40 used by some LTE networks in India). It sports a 2700mAh battery that's rated to deliver up to 24 hours of talktime on 3G networks. The Desire 10 Lifestyle measures in at 156.9x76.9x7.7mm and weighs in at 155 grams.