HTC Desire 10 Pro and Desire 10 Lifestyle not coming to the U.S. and Canada


Officially unveiled less than a week ago, the new HTC Desire 10 lineup is unlikely to hit shelves in the United States or Canada. Although there will be ways to purchase either of the two smartphones in these countries, they won't be available through official means.

According to a HTC official, “the Desire 10 announcement is currently focused on global markets outside of the U.S. and Canada.” So there you have it, folks. The Desire 10 Pro and Desire 10 Lifestyle will not make their debut in North America anytime soon.

However, while HTC is focusing on other markets with the release of the new Desire 10 family, we shouldn't rule out a possible launch in North America later on.

Another aspect that could make HTC change its mind would be based on customers feedback, though we're not sure whether it would make a difference since the Taiwanese company might not be technologically ready to bring these smartphones in the U.S. and Canada.



Of the two, the Desire 10 Pro is the better geared smartphone. It comes with a MediaTek Helio P10 chipset inside, 3GB or 4GB of RAM and either 32GB or 64GB of internal memory. There's also a 20-megapixel camera on the back, which features f/2.2 aperture, laser autofocus, and dual-tone flash.

HTC Desire 10 Pro sports a decent 5.5-inch display that supports full HD (1080) resolution. It also includes an impressive 13-megapixel selfie camera with f/2.2 aperture, as well as a 3,000 mAh battery.

On the other hand, the Desire 10 Lifestyle has a similar 5.5-inch display, but a slightly lower HD (720p) resolution. Under the hood, there's a 1.6GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor, 2GB or 3GB RAM, and 16GB or 32GB of storage.

HTC Desire 10 Lifestyle packs a 13-megapixel rear-camera and a 5-megapixel camera in the front. The smartphone is powered by a 2,700 mAh battery and runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow right out of the box.

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Desire 10 pro
  • Display 5.5" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 20 MP / 13 MP front
  • Processor MediaTek Helio P10, Octa-core, 2000 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh(19h 3G talk time)
Desire 10 lifestyle
  • Display 5.5" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 400, Quad-core, 1600 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2700 mAh(24h 3G talk time)

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7 Comments

1. Doakie

Posts: 2478; Member since: May 06, 2009

Doesn't really matter. Wouldn't sell well in the USA anyways.

2. Clars123

Posts: 1076; Member since: Mar 16, 2015

Like anyone was going to buy it anyways...Im so done with Htc. The Pixel phones might get enough people to remember them to give their next flagship a chance

3. eman99

Posts: 409; Member since: Aug 03, 2010

Probable rebranded as the nexus lineup

4. Marienx

Posts: 115; Member since: Aug 27, 2013

Ok... And again... who cares?

5. Fona13A unregistered

Way to go HTC so we're stuck with your hipster fashion line models, which has the same Snapdragon processor Alcatel uses in a sub-fifty dollar phone...

6. dmitrilp_

Posts: 330; Member since: Sep 12, 2016

I love the border edges, love the back, the front top bezel not so much, they could have done better with the processor but overall the phone it's nice, hope it does come to North America.

7. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2262; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

no boom sound fail.

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