HTC to Add Two Mid-Range Smartphones to Its Desire Series

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Following a small setback in the smartphone arena, in August 2016, HTC announced its plans of launching two midrange smartphones – the Desire 10 Lifestyle and the Desire 10 Pro to its Desire series.

Reliable tweeter Evan Blass of VentureBeat has posted some interesting pictures and specifications of these handsets. The actual launch of both devices is slated to be towards the end of September this year. The Desire 10 gadgets are anticipated to be variations of the Taiwanese manufacturer’s 2016 flagship HTC 10 smartphone.It is expected that the HTC Desire 10 Pro will illustrate some higher end specifications when compared to that of its twin launch HTC Desire 10 Lifestyle. For example, while the snapshot of the Pro shows the inclusion of a fingerprint scanner on the rear, the Lifestyle does not indicate the possibility of this being one of its features. More details are available about the latter than the former at present although images of both are available online.

From the leaked images, it appears that both the Desire 10 Lifestyle and the Desire 10 Pro will have golden trims at the edges with a matte finish. This extends to areas surrounding other hardware components such as the flash and the camera as well. In addition to these features, reports featured on Android Police indicate that the HTC Desire 10 Pro will depict chamfered corners on both its front and back.  The two handsets are likely to come with metallic bodies to account for a good score in the looks department and to contribute towards their sturdiness. However, at the time of writing this article, there is no way of deciding how big or bulky the devices will be. This is because at present there is no information available on their sizes and weights although there are expectations of both of them to be quite sleek. While talks are that the Desire 10 Pro will come in black and white color options, all that is known about the HTC Desire 10 Lifestyle is that there will be only solid color choices to take your pick from.

HTC to Add Two Mid-Range Smartphones to Its Desire Series

On the display front, the Lifestyle device is slated to arrive with a screen size of 5.5inches and support 720 x 1080 resolution. We still have no clue if the screen will incorporate IPS or AMOLED technology and what the pixel density will actually be. Although no specs have leaked out so far regarding the screen of the Pro, given the fact that it is projected to come with better configuration than the Lifestyle, there are chances of a slightly bigger screen with enhanced pixel resolution and density. But, nothing is confirmed at the moment.

Once again we do not have sufficient details about the cameras of the HTC Desire 10 Pro. However, the images show that like its HTC Desire 10 Lifestyle counterpart, the rear or primary camera showcases a slight protrusion. Yet, it is believed that the rear shooters of both smartphones use backside illuminator (BSI) sensors and can be used to record 1080p videos. Additional information about the Lifestyle handset suggests the possibility of offering a 13MP snapper on the rear and a 5MP snapper on the front. One has to wait and see how these values will get replaced in the Pro device.

Discussing about under the hood configuration, we once again currently have only limited information and that pertains to the Lifestyle as can be guessed.Even though the exact processor details are not known, gossips ascertain the most likely possibility of a Qualcomm Snapdragon processor. There are very good chances of the same type of processor being present in the Pro as well. Other hardware details of the Lifestyle show the probability of two versions of the same. One version is projected to include a 2GB RAM and 16GB ROM for internal storage. The other version is a little more advanced with 3GB RAM and 32GB built-in storage. In both cases, there will be scope to increase the existing memory. It is yet to be revealed how much the ceiling limit for storage expansion would be.

The manufacturer is expected to offer both handsets with Android 6.0 Marshmallow installed out of the box. If this is so, you can take advantage of many updates to old features, as well as gain access to new ones introduced in the Marshmallow version.

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