Last week saw HTC announce two midrange smartphones in the shape of HTC Desire 10 Pro and Desire 10 Lifestyle, two phones that have sparked some huge interest among fans.
There might, however, be a problem with those living in the U.S. and Canada as the two phones might not make it to North America. Apparently, the sales of HTC Desire 10 Pro and Lifestyle will be focusing on other regions other than North America.
When asked when the two phones will be ready for purchasing in Canada, a HTC spokesperson responded by saying that the announcement of the Desire 10 Pro and Lifestyle is focusing on the global market outside Canada and the U.S. However, this doesn’t in any way confirm that the HTC Desire 10 lineup will not be making it to these two North American powerhouses.
In essence, what the company could be saying is that this initial launch of the phones will not be focusing on availing the phones in North America, instead, these markets could see the phones arrive at a later date. Still, this is not the best news to reveal an HTC fan who was looking forward to having any of the phones as soon as possible.
In case you haven’t heard of the two, the HTC Desire 10 Pro is the high-end variant of the two, packing a 5.5-inch Full HD screen with 1080p resolution. There is a MediaTek Helio P10 SoC that is paired with a RAM of 4GB. You get 64GB of onboard storage, which can be expanded via a microSD card of up to 256GB. HTC included a 20MP sensor on the back of the phone alongside a 13MP selfie camera. To keep the phone alive, there is a 3000mAh battery unit with support for fast charging.
Coming down to the HTC Desire 10 Lifestyle, you get the same screen size, but with an HD 720p resolution. Under the hood, there is a Snapdragon 400 SoC that is paired with a 3GB RAM. This phone comes in with 32GB of onboard storage, which can also be expanded via a dedicated microSD card slot. This slot can hold up to 256GB. Unlike the Desire 10 Pro, you get a 13MP snapper on the back and a 5MP selfie camera. The battery unit is also smaller at 2700mAh, with no support for fast charging.
Both phones have Android Marshmallow out of the box, but the company’s Sense UI is running on top of the stock OS. The two have different release dates, with the HTC Desire 10 Lifestyle leading the way with an end-of-September deadline while the Desire 10 Pro will follow up later in November. Like the dates, the prices are still vague, but we expect the entry-level model to cost about $330 while the Pro model may cost about $400.