HTC this morning announced two brand new smartphones coming later this year – the HTC Desire 10 Lifestyle coming in late September and the HTC Desire 10 Pro coming in November. Both devices are updates to the mid-range Desire line but have flagship-level features.
“HTC’s Desire line has always stood for fresh, youthful, and fashionable designs that are focused on delivering a great experience,” said Chialin Chang, president of the Smartphone and Connected Devices Business at HTC. “Today, our Desire line is about to make its biggest leap since the original Desire. Inspired by many of the same innovations that have made the flagship HTC 10 so popular, we’re bringing these innovations to the Desire 10, making it the most brilliant Desire ever. With a brand new, modern luxurious design inspired by the HTC 10 and pro-like cameras, and including features that outshine even some of the top flagship phones in the industry, the HTC Desire 10 will have you rethinking what to expect from an HTC Desire.”
Both the HTC Desire 10 Pro and Desire 10 Lifestyle share similar looks inspired by the Art Deco movement in art and design. Made to shine with a high-contrast metallic gold contour design that outlines and defines the smartphone’s soft warm matte finish. This bold, polished outline distinctively wraps the edges of the device and contrasting with the eye-catching body in one of four distinct color themes for both models: Stone Black, Polar White, Royal Blue and Valentine Lux.
The specs are where the two devices differ the most. The HTC Desire 10 Pro is for those where specs matter and features such things as a fingerprint sensor, a 20MP rear camera, a 13MP selfie camera, HTC BoomSound, an octa-core processor, and expandable memory.
The HTC Desire 10 Lifestyle has slightly less powerful guts but features a quad-core processor, HTC BoomSound featuring High-Res audio support, a slightly larger screen, and a 13MP rear camera and 5MP front camera.
If you’re thinking of picking one of these new HTC Desire 10 models up and you’re in the US, you might be out of luck at the moment as both of these devices have only been announced for markets outside the United States. Whether or not they make it to our shores remains to be seen.