HTC Desire 10 Has Premium Design For The Price Of Budget Phone

It might have appeared that HTC forgot its Desire line-up of budget phones recently. That really is not the case as the company launched the HTC Desire 10 earlier today. Mind you the Desire 10 looks sexy.

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The HTC Desire 10 comes in two variants, Pro, and Lifestyle, just like the flagship HTC 10. Both share a common, metallic design while the specs differ. The Pro is more powerful than the lite Lifestyle variant. HTC has been known for its designs and the Desire 10 isn’t an exception with its gold contour design.

First let’s take a look at the Desire 10 Pro. It features a 5.5 inch FullHD display, has a 20MP rear camera with laser AF and 13MP front camera. MediaTek Helio P10 octa-core processor runs the show with 4 gigs of RAM. That’s enough power to handle everything smoothly, at least on paper. It gets a sufficiently big 3,000 mAh battery. It’s a complete connectivity package with dual SIM (region dependent), 4G LTE and NFC.

The Lifestyle version, on the other hand, gets a toned down spec sheet. There’s still that 5.5 inch display albeit with a lower 720p HD resolution. The cameras are reduced to 13MP on rear (without laser AF) and 5MP on the front. The biggest cut is the processor. The Desire 10 Lifestyle has a quad-core Snapdragon 400 processor and 3GB RAM. It will come with a 2700 mAh battery. It has Dolby Hi-Res 24-bit audio which the Pro doesn’t have.

Both, the HTC Desire 10 Pro and Lifestyle, feature fingerprint sensor on the back. Both the phones will come in funky colors: Stone Black, Polar White, Royal Blue and Valentine Lux. The Lifestyle variant will start shipping first in select markets for about £249 (in UK) with Pro arriving next month. There’s no word on US availability.