Two new HTC Desire phones reportedly coming in September


New Delhi: We’re not expecting too much from HTC at IFA 2016 next month, but the company still has a couple of desire models to get out later this quarter: the Desire 10 Pro and Desire 10 Lifestyle. The information comes from Evan Blass, who reports both devices will be released in late September.

Blass was only briefed on the Desire 10 Lifestyle specs (the more mid-range of the two, apparently), which reportedly includes a 5.5-inch 720p display, an unnamed quad-core Snapdragon chipset, 2 GB/16 GB and 3 GB/32 GB RAM and ROM options (market dependent), and a 13 MP/5 MP camera combo using BSI sensors.

BoomSound is reported to be present on the Desire 10 Lifestyle (and thus, likely also on the Desire 10 Pro). The BoomSound Hi-Fi speakers on the Lifestyle reportedly support 24-bit audio and it will ship with higher quality earbuds. The naming scheme for the new handsets follows the lead of the current HTC flagship, the HTC 10.

According to Blass, the Desire 10 Lifestyle will “feature a metallic gold trim on the edges and around key hardware elements like the camera lens, flash, and antenna cutouts.” The speckled appearance of recent Desire devices is being traded in for a matte solid finish. Both devices will run Android Marshmallow with the HTC Sense UI. The Desire 10 Pro is obviously a more high-end variant.