Taiwanese smartphone manufacturer, HTC, has announced two new devices in its Desire smartphone series — the Desire 10 Lifestyle and Desire 10 Pro. While the company has not revealed pricing as of yet, it said that 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 newly launched smartphones is their impressive and sleek design. HTC is touting the matte finish bodies and the metallic gold contours of its latest offerings. Both phones come packed with BoomSound stereo speakers as well.
The HTC Desire 10 Lifestyle is a more basic version of the Desire 10 Pro. But, it comes with support for 24-bit Hi-Res audio and HTC BoomSound Hi-Fi edition stereo speakers. It sports a 5.5-inch HD (720×1280 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. The phone comes in two variants 2GB of RAM and 32GB inbuilt storage, and 3GB of RAM and 64GB inbuilt storage. It features a microSD card slot for expandable memory up to 2TB.
The phone bears a 13-megapixel rear camera with a BSI sensor, while the front sports a 5-megapixel camera with a BSI sensor and an f/2.8 aperture. It supports Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, GPS/ A-GPS, Bluetooth v4.1, and 4G LTE Cat.4 as connectivity options. It packs a 2700mAh battery, rated to deliver up to 24 hours of talktime on 3G networks.
On the other hand, the Desire 10 Pro features a 5.5-inch full-HD 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. This too comes in two variants, one with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of inbuilt storage, and another with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of inbuilt storage. The storage is expandable via microSD card up to 2TB.
It packs a 20-megapixel rear camera with laser autofocus, a BSI sensor, an f/2.2 aperture, and Auto HDR mode. For your selfie cravings, there is a 13-megapixel front facing camera with a BSI sensor, an f/2.2 aperture, and Auto HDR.
Connectivity options include 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 3,000mAh battery, which is claimed to deliver up to 19 hours of talk time on 3G networks.
The smartphones run Android 6.0 Marshmallow with the company’s Sense UI on top. In some regions, including India, they will be available in dual-SIM (Nano-SIM) variants. Both the smartphones, Desire 10 Lifestyle and Desire 10 Pro will be available in Stone Black, Polar White, Royal Blue, and Valentine Lux colours – with availability depending on the market.