Pair of HTC 10 Desire smartphones in pipeline for possible September launch

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The news about T-Mobile shelving the HTC 10 does not paint a pretty picture for the struggling smartphone manufacturer that was hoping this year’s flagship might help turn things around. The company will now set its sights on  the impact new Nexus models may have as they are the supplier for this year’s round. Today sources indicate HTC has some new mid-range devices being prepped for a September launch, the HTC Desire 10 Pro and the HTC Desire 10 Lifestyle, that may help shore up the business as well.

Both of the devices are meant to target the mid-tier market, so we do not expect the hardware and features to be anything truly noteworthy. A good sign of that is the display of the Desire 10 Lifestyle which will apparently only run at 720p resolution on a 5.5-inch screen. That particular device will apparently run on a Snapdragon processor and will come with either 3GB or 2GB of RAM matched up with 32GB of internal storage or 16GB of storage respectively.

As far as cameras go, the Desire 10 Lifestyle is thought to come with a 13MP rear-facing camera and a 5MP front-facing camera. Both should be capable of recording full 1080p HD video even if the device is unable to display it. HTC has carved out a niche reputation for providing quality sound in their smartphones and the Desire 10 Lifestyle is no exception. Sources indicate the device is getting something called Boomsound Hi-Fi Edition stereo with 24-bit audio capability. HTC may ship some higher quality than normal earbuds to help enhance the audio experience for buyers.

From a design standpoint, the Desire 10 Lifestyle is expected to have a metallic gold trim on the edges and various hardware elements. The case is expected to be a solid, matte finish available in several colors.

Of the two devices, the Desire 10 Lifestyle is believed to be the one with the lower specifications of the two. Details about the Desire 10 Pro are not yet known, but they will probably be only marginally better. HTC appears to be targeting a launch date in late September. No information on markets or pricing has been revealed yet.

source: VentureBeat


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Raised in North Carolina, Jeff Causey is a licensed CPA in North Carolina. Jeff's past Android devices include an HTC EVO, a Samsung Note II, and an LG G3, and a Motorola Moto X Pure Edition along with a Samsung Galaxy Tablet 10.1. He currently uses a Samsung Galaxy S8 and (very rarely) a Nexus 7 (2013). He is also using a Verizon-branded Motorola Moto Z Play Droid supplied by his job. Jeff used to have a pair of Google Glass and a Moto 360 Sport in his stable of gadgets. Unfortunately, his wife and kids have all drunk the Apple Kool-Aid and have i-devices. Life at home often includes demonstrations of the superiority of his Android based devices. In his free time, Jeff is active in his church, a local MINI Cooper car club, and his daughter's soccer club. Jeff is married, has three kids, and a golden retriever.