HTC is launching two new smartphones as part of its mid-range Desire 10 series. And while they definitely don’t have the specs to compete with high-end phones like the HTC 10 or Samsung Galaxy S7, they do have a few premium touches.

For example, both the HTC Desire 10 Lifestyle and Desire 10 Pro have stereo speakers and “metallic” cases with gold contours. In fact, both phones looks pretty much identical… although, as the name suggests, the Pro offers much better hardware.

The HTC Desire 10 Lifestyle is expected to be available in late September, while the Desire 10 Pro is coming in November. US pricing and availability haven’t been revealed yet.


Here’s a run-down of the specs for each phone:

HTC Desire 10 Pro

  • 5.5 inch, 1920 x 1080 pixel IPS display
  • MediaTek Helio P10 octa-core ARM Coortex-A53 processor
  • 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage or 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage
  • microSD card reader
  • 20MP rear camera with laser autofocus and electronic image stabilization
  • 13MP front camera
  • 3,000 mAh battery
  • LTE Cat 6 support
  • 802.11a/b/g/n WiFi
  • Bluetooth 4.2
  • Fingerprint sensor

HTC Desire 10 Lifestyle

  • 5.5 inch, 1280 x 720 pixel Super LCD display
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 quad-core ARM Cortex-A9 processor
  • 2GB of RAM and 16GB of storage or 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage
  • microSD card reader
  • 13MP rear camera
  • 5MP front camera
  • 2,700 mAh battery
  • LTE Cat 4 support
  • 802.11b/g/n WiFi
  • Bluetooth 4.1

In other words, while the two phones look a lot alike, the Lifstyle model has a slower processor, lower-resolution display, lower-resolution cameras, no fingerprint scanner, and a smaller battery, among other differences.

It’ll also probably be significantly cheaper.

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