2013 called, HTC, and, well, you can fill out the rest. But let’s not jump to conclusions, and go too hard on the financially and creatively struggling Taiwanese OEM. Maybe these new whispers on the upcoming mid-range Desire 10 Lifestyle aren’t entirely accurate.
Perhaps @LlabTooFer’s inside information is incorrect, which would probably be a first given the near-flawless track record of this trustworthy though not particularly active and productive leakster. Or, and this is actually a way less far-fetched theory, maybe the HTC-knowledgeable tipster meant to tweet out the “stylish affordable device” in question will pack a Snapdragon 400-series processor.
As in, a 410, 430 or even 435, the latter two of which saw daylight only a few months back, as opposed to the 2013-released original SD400, powering among others the decrepit HTC One mini.
With a 5.5-inch 720p screen, up to 3GB RAM and 32GB internal storage, 13/5MP cameras, BoomSound Hi-Fi Edition stereo speakers, pre-installed Android 6.0 Marshmallow and, say, an SD430 SoC, the HTC Desire 10 Lifestyle would arguably provide plenty of bang for your buck in the $150 to $200 range, no matter if it looks as premium as the Desire 10 Pro rendered above or slightly cheaper, all-plastic build included.