HTC Desire 10 Pro and Desire 10 Lifestyle to be released in September


If you haven't been impressed by HTC's latest Desire smartphones (including the Desire 825, Desire 630, and Desire 530), perhaps some of the next-gen models will pique your interest. According to Venture Beat, this September, HTC should release not one, but two Desire 10 smartphones. More exactly, the upcoming handsets are expected to be called Desire 10 Pro and Desire 10 Lifestyle.

Reportedly, the Desire 10 Lifestyle is an Android Marshmallow phone with a 5.5-inch, 720 x 1280 pixels display. The device will be powered by a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor (unknown model), having up to 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of internal memory. On the photography and video fronts, the Desire 10 Lifestyle will offer a 13 MP rear camera with LED flash, and a 5 MP selfie camera, both with back-illuminated sensors and 1080p video recording. Moreover, the phone should feature Boomsound Hi-Fi Edition stereo speakers, shipping with some high quality earbuds. It's said that the new handset will come in several matte color variants, each having "a metallic gold trim" around the camera lens and antenna cutouts, and on the edges. The Desire 10 Lifestyle will certainly not look like the speckled Desire 825, 630, and 530.

Details about the Desire 10 Pro are completely absent, but we imagine that, given its Pro moniker, this will be more advanced than the Desire 10 Lifestyle.

Unfortunately, right now, there are no photos to show any of HTC's upcoming Desire phones. Also, it's not clear what ties the two new devices have with the HTC 10 flagship (pictured above), other than borrowing half of its name. 

Over the years, HTC released so many different (or just slightly different) Desire smartphones that we kind of lost track of them. While the first models - starting with the original Desire from 2010 - were high-end products, pretty much all the recent ones offer mid-range features at best, and that's because HTC started focusing on the One series. Thus, it makes sense for the Desire 10 Pro and Desire 10 Lifestyle to fall into the same mid-range at best category, though we admit that we're mildly intrigued by the Pro (due to its name alone), and we're looking forward to seeing what it's all about.

Update: Evan Blass revealed two renders showing the HTC Desire 10 Pro in black, and white (rear fingerprint scanner apparently included) - check them out below.

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