Taiwanese smartphone maker HTC has today finally unveiled its new smartphone – Desire 10 Pro in India. This launch is also accompanied with the announcement of the international version of the Sprint-exclusive Bolt, which has been christened Desire 10 evo.
While the company had announced the Desire 10 Pro globally alongside the Desire 10 Lifestyle a couple months ago, the smartphone has finally made its way to our country. It mostly packs in features similar to the international model but with the addition of a dual-sim tray. Let’s dive deeper and take a look at complete specifications of the HTC Desire 10 Pro, before moving on to Desire 10 evo.
Desire 10 Pro
The latest addition to HTC’s smartphone arsenal, the Desire 10 Pro, follows the design guidelines of its elder brethren. The metallic frame of the smartphone is accented with a gold trim which runs all along the edges, camera and antenna lines. This complements the matte back of the phone to give it a more elegant and premium feel. It also comes jam packed with top-of-the-line specs.
HTC Desire 10 Pro sports a 5.5-inch full-HD (1920 x 1080) IPS display, with a pixel density of 440 ppi and Gorilla Glass protection. As of the internal specs, the smartphone is powered by a 1.8GHz octa-core MediaTek Helio P10 processor (64 bit) coupled with 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of onboard storage. You can also increment the storage up to 2 TB, thanks to the addition of a microSD card slot.
On the camera front, Desire 10 Pro can be referred to as a powerful beast. It packs in a 20-megapixel rear camera with a f/2.2 aperture and 27.8mm focal length. It also uplifts the experience with laser autofocus, BSI sensor, and numerous shooting modes. With the Pro mode, you can take manual control and click photos in RAW format. The selfie camera, on the other hand, is a 13-megapixel shooter with similar focal length and aperture as the front one. However, it introduces a super-wide 150° selfie panorama mode to enable you to capture more in one click.
As for connectivity options, the Desire 10 Pro is 4G LTE enabled and supports Cat 6 LTE with download and upload speeds of 300 Mbps and 50 Mbps respectively. Other options include Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, GPS/ A-GPS, Bluetooth v4.2 and NFC. It also packs a fingerprint scanner on the back and a 3,000 mAh battery with fast charging. Charging and audio are supported via legacy micro USB 2.0 and 3.5 mm headphone jack.
The smartphone runs on Android Marshmallow 6.0 with Sense UIon top. The Nougat 7.0 update is expected to arrive soon. The phone will be made available in four different color variants, namely Stone Black, Polar White, Royal Blue, and Valentine Lux. And finally, Desire 10 Pro will go on sale for Rs 26,490, starting December 15.
Desire 10 evo
Earlier this month, HTC initially debuted its flagship smartphone (sorta) in partnership with telecom carrier Sprint. But, the Desire 10 evo has finally gone international with the announcement at today’s event. This is a better version of the company’s flagship device — HTC 10 (yes, I’m talking about the iPhone clone!)
The HTC 10 evo sports a unibody metallic frame which packs a 5.5-inch Quad HD (2560 x 1440) IPS 3 display with a pixel density of 534 ppi and curved-edge Corning Gorilla Glass 5. The smartphone is powered by the Snapdragon 810 octa-core processor clocked at 2.0GHz – still an underperforming chipset when much superior Snapdragon 820/821 SoC are available. This is coupled with 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of internal storage, which can also be expanded up to 2 TB.
As of the camera, the HTC 10 evo hosts a 20-megapixel rear shooter with a f/2.0 aperture, phase detection autofocus, BSI sensor, OIS and dual LED flash. It also supports the Pro mode with manual control, long exposure, and RAW format and 4K video recording. The front cam is a measly 8-megapixel shooter with f/2.4 aperture, BSI sensor, voice selfie and 1080p recording.
However, the highlight of the phone is that it is IP57 certified. This rating makes the Desire 10 evo resistant to dust and splashes of water. It has also been called the first HTC smartphone with metal unibody and dust, water resistance. And following in line with this year’s trend of nixing the 3.5mm headphone jack, the evo 10 doesn’t have one. You are required to use the USB-C port to fulfill your music cravings.
This is also HTC’s first smartphone to be powered by Android Nougat 7.0, running Sense UI on top. It includes the prominent features, such as multi-window support and free unlimited Google Photos storage. As for connectivity, the phone has support for Cat 6 LTE, Bluetooth 4.1, NFC, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4 & 5 GHz), DLNA, Miracast and more. The fingerprint sensor on this device has been moved to the front.
The smartphone is powered by a 3200mAh battery which also supports QuickCharge 2.0 technology. It also supports BoomSound adaptive audio technology — something which is exclusive to HTC. The phone will come in three color variants — silver, gold and gunmetal. It will officially be launched in India by the end of December