HTC Desire 10 reportedly coming soon - could this be a cheaper HTC 10?


When we reviewed the HTC 10, we found it to be one of the best HTC-made smartphones in years. Despite that, the handset isn't a commercial success: according to a recent report, HTC is struggling to sell 1 million units by the end of the year (to put that in perspective, Samsung sold 26 million Galaxy S7 units from March until now - though it's true that both the regular S7 and the S7 edge are included here). But maybe an affordable variant of the HTC 10 could do better sales-wise?

According to Evan Blass, HTC is getting ready to launch a Desire 10 sometime in late Q3 (which probably means September). While there are no details about the features of this alleged HTC Desire 10, Evan Blass suggests that the handset has a rear camera relatively similar to that of the HTC 10 (with a dual LED flash, and laser auto focus). 

If we're to guess, we'd say that the Desire 10 could offer many of the features that the HTC 10 has, but it may be made out of plastic instead of metal. Obviously, like all of HTC's recent Desire phones, the Desire 10 should be significantly cheaper than the HTC 10. But we'll see if we're right about this once HTC announces the new device. 

P.S.: The phone pictured above is the HTC 10.


source: Evan Blass

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20 Comments

1. rubyonrails3

Posts: 375; Member since: Oct 01, 2014

No it's not HTC 10 in picture. Laser focus sensor and flash light are on different place

3. skips

Posts: 477; Member since: Oct 04, 2015

Uhh. No? Sensor and the flashlight are exactly where they should be.

10. Epicness1o1

Posts: 303; Member since: May 30, 2013

The picture is not showing the desire 10.It is showing the HTC 10 xD

2. uzimafioso

Posts: 469; Member since: Jul 15, 2014

If a SD652 + 1080p and louder speaker setup, this might be a success under $450. I just hope it has sober color variants and no glossy plastic.

9. deviceguy2016

Posts: 826; Member since: Jun 16, 2016

Ya I remember the M9 had that cheap looking plastic when i was browsing phones at Best Buy last year, wasn't impressed with it, looks like a cheap device and went with my LG V 10

4. zex999

Posts: 92; Member since: Feb 14, 2016

Yes, it's called the OnePlus 3.

5. uzimafioso

Posts: 469; Member since: Jul 15, 2014

Pardon me but nobody wants half baked software. If you want a developer/power user friendly phone get a ZUK Z1 for $300.

6. jellmoo

Posts: 2563; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

Nothing wrong with the software. What people don't want is a device that lacks the proper bands for their region, has a terrible video camera, is running a 32bit chip, or takes 20 hours to charge.

7. SYSTEM_LORD

Posts: 1168; Member since: Oct 05, 2015

Ugh, no. There's nothing half baked about their software. I would go on to say that Motorola, HTC, and OnePlus (as of current OOS) have best mix of stock with useful features added in. OnePlus to me has the slight edge over the other two, if I must say so.

8. zex999

Posts: 92; Member since: Feb 14, 2016

And, if the official software fails you. They have the best developer community aside from the Nexus series, especially with it's easy to unlock bootloader WITHOUT voiding warranty.

12. KONICHIWA-ANNYONG unregistered

wtf is a zuk?? dafuq is up is all these random brands from china...

16. SenorThrottles

Posts: 284; Member since: Dec 23, 2015

It's Lenovo's sub brand

15. Loveneesh

Posts: 432; Member since: Jul 14, 2015

It's only cost $190 in india.

11. AlirezaMatrian1

Posts: 12; Member since: Jun 24, 2016

i think this could be a success if the price will be something like 250~350...

13. KONICHIWA-ANNYONG unregistered

I'd get it for $300, to replace my Nexus 4. But I bet it'll be more like $500, knowing HTC and their insane pricing, trying to be like one of the big players.

14. The-Invisible-Man

Posts: 13; Member since: Jul 07, 2016

htc never change design and startng to look dum oh gault

17. perfectnine

Posts: 201; Member since: Mar 11, 2016

Why should they change their designs? It is their trademark design and they should be proud of it, just like how Samsung and Sony phones being easily identifiable for their general look. Your spelling actually makes you look dumber

18. The-Invisible-Man

Posts: 13; Member since: Jul 07, 2016

I am invisible and dont look like anything and not god so not perfect spelling haha :p toleno!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

19. KONICHIWA-ANNYONG unregistered

their trademark design, is... Front - mistakable as a Samsung now, with their new addition of a home button and removal of their 'tradmark' black bar HTC logo and boomsound speakers. Yes, something so simple (a home button) was a 'trademark' Samsung design in Android, when everyone else did on-screen buttons. HTC"s trademark design was the boomsound speakers + HTC logo bark. No more. - Xiaomi is doing it too now with the home button. Back - I like HTC's back design... but it's hardly unique now. It's too Apple-y. Though, it is much more 'mascular' - thicker and rounded. (I think OnePlus took HTC's back design.)

20. perfectnine

Posts: 201; Member since: Mar 11, 2016

You see, it isn't exactly htc's fault for the front button. People thought antenna bands were Apple's designs when HTC One was actually the first phone to use that antenna band, and that was because of Apple's popularity. Same goes to the front button, as long as a button is at the front, people immediately jump to the conclusion that it looks like a Samsung. Honestly, there are only a few ways to put a fingerprint scanner/button. It is sad that you actually feel the back design of htc phones are too Apple-y, because htc has always been sticking with their back design and I don't see how their design became Apple-y. (Exception of One A9, that thing really looks like an iPhone 6s)

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