With T-Mobile letting the HTC 10 go from its stores quick, the Taiwanese manufacturer might have to rely on a mid-range phone to bring the money line just a bit higher. Perhaps a mid-range phone or two.
VentureBeat‘s Evan Blass is reporting that HTC is working on a Desire 10 Lifestyle as well as a Desire 10 Pro. A source has disclosed specifications for the Lifestyle variant — a moniker that was associated with a spec downgrade on the HTC 10 Lifestyle.
The display will span 5.5 inches at a 720p resolution and it will show off whatever Android Marshmallow has in store. An unknown quad-core Snapdragon processor will run along with either 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage or 2GB of RAM and 16GB of storage.
BSI camera sensors are on both sides of the phone. The rear one is rated at 13 megapixels and is supported by a single LED flash while the selfie shooter is rated at 5 megapixels.
What lacks in the engine comes support on the features side: there is some “BoomSound Hi-Fi Edition” stereo speaker action going into this phone, though, with up to 24-bit audio. High-quality earbuds will also be included in the box.
Both phones should be launched just before October. Rumorers currently point to the HTC-made Google Nexus devices being introduced in October.
Historically, HTC has had a better time for itself in the budget and mid-range sector, but in a hyper-competitive field that features the OnePlus 3, the ZTE Axon 7 and the Alcatel Idol 4S, it’s going to be doubtful where the Desire 10 Pro may have to hit to be sustainable. As for the Desire 10 Lifestyle, we’ll have to see if it will beat Chinese manufacturers’ price choppers with an intense focus on audio.