HTC might be busy with the production of the Google Nexus 2016 handsets, but this doesn’t mean the Taiwanese tech giant isn’t working on its own line of smartphones.
According to the latest reports, the Google Nexus 2016 phones should be out this September. Apparently, these phones will not be the only high-profile handsets to come to the market. HTC is also planning to bring a fresh line of smartphones in the Desire lineup, this time, an HTC Desire 10 Lifestyle and an HTC Desire 10 Pro.
If the reports are to be believed, the two HTC Desire 10 handsets will be out this quarter, but probably during the month of September – just about the same time Google is expected to unveil the Nexus 2016. Of course, both HTC Desire 10 phones are coming into the mid-range family and probably entry-level market, which means they probably get to go head to head with the Nexus 2016 Sailfish, especially the HTC Desire 10 Pro variant.
The new handsets have very limited details doing rounds, especially the HTC Desire 10 Pro. But as for the Desire 10 Lifestyle, a report from Venture Beat says that the phone will feature a special metallic trim on the sides as well as around the lens of the camera, flash, and antenna lines. This is crowned by a matte finish and a variety of solid colors, giving the phones a typical HTC look.
Coming down to the display, the HTC Desire 10 Lifestyle will pack a huge 5.5-inch display screen, but this will only manage a 720p resolution. Under the hood, the low-end Lifestyle will reportedly come with a quad-core Qualcomm processor, but there is no mention of the amount of RAM to expect. The back of the phone is said to come with a 13MP snapper and LED flash while the front will pack a 5MP selfie camera. Both lenses can record up to 1080p videos.
Even though Android Nougat is nearing its official launch, the HTC Desire 10 Lifestyle will stick with Android 6.0 Marshmallow. As for the HTC Desire 10 Pro, there is nothing much to say about from the fact that it will be the top-tier variant of the two. If this is the case, expect the same size screen, but with a 1080p resolution, a mid-range octa-core processor, and even better camera specs.
The rest of the details of these two phones are still unknown, but they should be out sooner than later, especially if the September launch date is to materialize.