HTC launched its upgraded and refreshed Desire series of phones last week and said they would be hitting specific markets within September itself. Wasting no time at all, one of the Desire phones has landed up in India. In this case it is the HTC Desire 10 Lifestyle.
By holding back the high-end variant, HTC is training its guns for the mid-range market with this one.
Priced at Rs 15,990 the HTC Desire 10 Lifestyle is inspired heavily from the company’s flagship HTC 10 and the most evident source of it is the design. I’m saying metallic gold rims with a matte finish and the speaker grill at the bottom. The HTC Desire 10 Lifestyle also comes with BoomSound stereo speakers, same ones you find on the HTC 10.
The smartphone features a 5.5-inch HD (720×1280 pixels) super LCD display with Gorilla Glass on top. Under the hood, there’s a 1.6GHz quad-core Snapdragon 400 processor.
Like most mid-range phones, this one also comes in two variants- 2GB of RAM with 32GB of storage and 3GB of RAM and 64GB of storage. There’s also expandable memory supporting up to 2TB (theoretically) via a microSD card.
As for the optics, the Desire 10 Lifestyle comes with a 13-megapixel rear shooter with f/2.2 aperture and a BSI sensor. On the front, there is a 5-megapixel camera with a wide f/2.8 aperture.
All this is powered by a 2,700mAh battery that HTC claims can keep the phone alive for 24 hours on a 3G network.
The Desire 10 Lifestyle comes in two colors- Stone Black and Polar White and will be sold on Amazon India and HTC’s own e-store from Friday.