HTC is joining Apple in booking the month of September for the release of new consumer electronics. While Apple is set to launch its new iPhone 7 devices early on, HTC is preparing to debut its new handsets in the later part of the month.
Earlier today, famous Twitter leakster Evan Blass revealed in a VentureBeat report that someone from HTC has come forward to reveal what the Taiwanese company is planning for its September event. According to the informant, HTC is expanding its HTC 10 line with two new Desire handsets, the Desire Pro Lifestyle and the Desire 10 Pro 10.
The informant revealed the specs and features of the HTC Desire 10 Lifestyle, which based on its name will be targeting people with different lifestyles. The handset is revealed to come in different colors, but all variants will come with metallic gold trims on the edges and surrounding the camera lens, flash and antenna cutouts. Unlike the current Desire models, the Desire 10 Lifestyle will have matte, solid color finishes.
The HTC Desire 10 Lifestyle, which is a mid-range offering, is expected to sport a 5.5-inch display with 720p resolution. Underneath, the handset will rock a still unknown quad-core processor. There will be two versions based on memory, a 2GB RAM/16GB onboard storage variant and a 32GB RAM/32GB onboard storage variant, according to GSM Arena.
As for its camera system, the HTC Desire 10 Lifestyle will feature a 13-megapixel back camera with single LED flash and a 5-megapixel front camera. Both have backside-illuminator sensors (BSI) and are capable of taking 1080p videos.
While the informant revealed most of the specs and features of the Android 6.0 Marshmallow-running Desire 10 Lifestyle, the person did not discuss what consumers can expect from the HTC Desire 10 Pro, which is going to be the higher-end offering.
The revelation about HTC’s plan to debut two new Desire 10 smartphones in September comes in the wake of T-Mobile’s decision to remove its flagship HTC 10 from the market. The HTC 10 was apparently removed from T-Mobile’s site back in July, and this is only reported now after a Reddit user took notice of the flagship’s disappearance from the list of smartphones the carrier is offering. This is in spite of the HTC 10 getting the title of “the best Android flagship of 2016” from Ars Technica.