HTC Desire 10 Lifestyle seen from all angles ahead of official unveiling

HTC Desire 10 Lifestyle seen from all angles ahead of official unveiling
HTC has dropped plenty of hints ahead of its September 20th event. Therein, we're expecting to see the Desire 10 Pro and Desire 10 Lifestyle. Thanks a to a new leak from German blog WinFuture, we have a bunch of legit-looking press renders of the latter, along with a comprehensive list of the device's purported specs. 

With just a day to go until HTC takes the wraps of the Desire 10 Lifestyle, most of the key details have been leaked ahead of schedule. The Lifestyle looks set to nestle into the mid-range category, combining a high-end look akin to the HTC 10 with some notably average internal hardware. 

According to WinFuture's big leak, the HTC Desire 10 Lifestyle will retail for upwards of €349 ($390). and will get a 5.5-inch SuperLCD display of 720 x 1080 resolution. Even though it isn't meant to be a top-end device, most handsets with large displays include at least a full-HD res. At 720p over 5.5 inches, pixels will be clearly noticeable, and at $400, the Desire 10 Lifestyle will certainly be discarded as an option by those with a liking for vibrant, sharp panels. 

Elsewhere, the device could be treated to a Qualcomm Snapdragon SoC clocked at 1.6 GHz. Previous HTC Desire 10 Lifestyle specs revealed by AnTuTu have pointed to the Snapdragon 400 — a quad-core SoC which is efficient, though not particularly powerful. There's expected to be 2 or 3 GB RAM, 16 or 32 GB of storage dependent on the configuration, and a 13-megapixel main shooter with flash and auto-focus. The device's 2700 mAh battery, meanwhile, should have little difficulty in keeping the above hardware running for a decent length of time. 

The report also shares a few more press renders of the handset, which you can see in the gallery below. It's not a bad-looking slab with its mostly-metallic finish, by any means. But for a $400 asking price, it's unlikely to win hearts on style alone. We'll wait for the official announcement before passing definitive judgements, though. 

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12 Comments

1. csoulr666

Posts: 116; Member since: Nov 04, 2013

As much as I love HTC, this phone will be DOA if it comes at price of $390.

12. FriendlyFoe09

Posts: 82; Member since: Jan 09, 2012

HTC and Sony are the two smartphone makers that make the strangest business decisions.

2. Acdc1a

Posts: 473; Member since: Jan 21, 2016

Why does HTC just not get it? Moto gives us a 5.5" full HD display and Snapdragon 617 for $199 and this is the best they can come up with? Damn.

3. ProblemSolver15

Posts: 372; Member since: Jun 14, 2010

Yeah...nah, HTC. This isn't going to splash here in the States at all.

4. JesseJames

Posts: 226; Member since: Feb 22, 2015

Yay, another really nice htc mid range device at a really high price point.....yet again. Come on htc, its like you're not even trying. There is just way too much competition out there for someone to buy this at $400.

5. zunaidahmed

Posts: 1183; Member since: Dec 24, 2011

199-249USD would be more of a right price point for this phone. 400USD? Even the iPhone SE is better than this s**t.

6. Herro

Posts: 4; Member since: Sep 19, 2016

With a price like $400, I have to believe that the Desire 10 Pro price is being mixed up with the Desire 10 Lifestyle price. I can't imagine anyone paying $400 for a phone with the specs shown in the article.

7. Joosty

Posts: 469; Member since: Mar 14, 2013

DOA...Pay $50 more for a Pixel lol.

11. LionStone

Posts: 1048; Member since: Dec 10, 2010

Wanna bet?

8. skips

Posts: 471; Member since: Oct 04, 2015

And there was this nerd on previous Desire 10 article trying to convince me that we don't need anything more than SD400 because "you won't see improvements", good specs are pointless. THIS is what I meant. For anything other than flagships, we get s**tty specs and a price which is way over the top. Typical HTC, jfc. With this price, I easily, looking at the competition, expect at least 1080p display with an 600-series chipset. Where the hell are they using the money on this time? $400 price tag. For extremely dated specs. And not even that much of an attractive design. Not to mention that tacky ass black-gold color scheme. I'm done. Do they really think they will attract any customers with a 2013 midrange phone, while there is a flagship-level OnePlus 3?

9. bassembm

Posts: 143; Member since: Dec 27, 2015

"and will get a 5.5-inch SuperLCD display of 720 x 1080 resolution " ??? are you sure about this resolution ?

10. drflint4u

Posts: 13; Member since: Mar 01, 2015

Htc never learns. 2700mah with a 5.5 inch screen while other Chinese competitors are offering 1080p with 4000mah and above. They just want to fail

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