HTC announces Desire 10 Pro and Lifestyle: Bringing flagship features to the mid-range

HTC continues to advance its Desire line with many features found in its flagship HTC 10. Audio, camera, and customization experiences are found on both new Desire 10 models.

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The HTC 10 serves as the flagship in the Desire line that's being offered up by HTC as affordable. With the new Desire 10 models, HTC continues to blur the lines between flagship and mid-level devices.

The new HTC Desire 10 Pro and Lifestyle are inspired by the Art Deco movement, with bold colors and geometric metallic lines following the same contours as the HTC 10. All models include gold metallic lines embedded throughout with Stone Black, Polar White, Royal Blue, and Valentine Lux (very light blue).

The specifications of the HTC Desire 10 Pro and Lifestyle include:

Specification Desire 10 Pro Desire 10 Lifestyle
Screen size/resolution 5.5-inch 1080p IPS 5.5-inch 720p Super LCD
Processor MediaTek Helio P10, octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400, quad-core
RAM/storage 3/4GB and 32/64GB with microSD 2/3GB and 16/32GB with microSD
Rear camera 20 megapixel, f/2.2 13 megapixel, f/2.2
Front camera 13 megapixel, f/2.2, selfie panorama 5 megapixel, f/2.8
Battery 3,000mAh 2,700mAh
Unique features HTC BoomSound audio profile for headsets, rear fingerprint scanner HTC BoomSound Hi-Fi, Hi-Res audio certified
Dimensions 156.5 x 76 x 7.86mm, 165g 156.9 x 76.9 x 7.7mm, 155g

Audio is an important feature on these devices, with the Pro focused on the headset experience and Lifestyle focused on the stereo speakers. The Desire 10 Pro has a new selfie panorama mode to capture up to 150 degrees in one image, including the ability for screen flash.

Both phones launch with Android Marshmallow and have a software experience similar to what we see on the HTC 10. This includes the latest version of HTC Sense with themes and freestyle mode.

The HTC 10 Desire Lifestyle will launch in select countries in September, while the Desire 10 Pro will appear starting in November. There are currently no plans for either phone to appear in the US.

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