HTC Desire 10 Lifestyle in a nutshell: Specs, UK info and more

HTC is ready to launch the Desire 10 Lifestyle on September 20, along with its more premium brother the Desire 10 Pro. Here’s everything you need to know about the the HTC Desire 10 Lifestyle, including specs, leaked features, and the potential UK price and launch date based on current rumours.

What is the HTC Desire 10 family, and what’s the difference between the Lifestyle and Pro models?

We’re big fans of the HTC 10, an all-round slab of brilliance in a tough-yet-attractive metal unibody. That’s why we’re eagerly awaiting the September 20 launch of the new HTC Desire 10 phones, a pair of good-looking 5.5-inch mobiles that should come with an affordable asking price.

Rumours point to the HTC Desire 10 Pro and Desire 10 Lifestyle both packing a rather big 5.5-inch design. You can expect a white or black finish from both phones, with a nice bit of gold trim to help them stand out from the crowd.

However, while the Pro and Lifestyle will look very similar, the Lifestyle will feature more basic specs and features to drag down the asking price. This means the HTC Desire 10 family will be rather likeMotorola’s Moto G4 handsets, with a very similar look and feel but differing specs.

What are the HTC Desire 10 Lifestyle specs?

These are the rumoured specs for the HTC Desire 10 Lifestyle. We’ll update with the actual specs when the Lifestyle is announced.

Screen size 5.5-inches
Screen resolution 1280×720 HD
Fingerprint sensor? TBC
Processor Snapdragon 400
Memory 2/3GB
Storage 16/32GB
MicroSD? Yes
Cameras 13MP + 5MP

What are the HTC Desire 10 Lifestyle’s best features?

The HTC Desire 10 Lifestyle is going to sit somewhere between budget and mid-range, packing quite basic specs but hopefully still offering a solid camera experience and an attractive design.

Its 5.5-inch display with HD resolution means it’ll be a decent choice for anyone who wants to enjoy video on the go, although visuals won’t be quite as crisp as on the Moto G4 or the Desire 10 Pro. Meanwhile HTC’s patented BoomSound speakers should hopefully pump out some good-sounding audio, straight at your face.

The Desire 10 Pro is rumoured to come packing a fingerprint sensor on the back (backed up by leaked images), and we’re hoping that the Lifestyle also comes with a scanner for quick and secure unlocking. However, like the Moto G4, this cheaper handset might trim the sensor to save a few quid.

Packed inside the Desire 10 Lifestyle we’re expecting a pretty basic Snapdragon 400 processor, backed by 2GB or 3GB of RAM. This should hopefully run Android Nougat acceptably, although you can expect some chug from the latest games.

As for the cameras, there’s likely going to be a 13-megapixel snapper poised on the rear of the Desire 10 Lifestyle. We’re hoping that it’s a reliable shooter for everyday photos, along with the 5-megapixel selfie camera.

What is the HTC Desire 10 Lifestyle’s UK price and release date?

The HTC Desire 10 Lifestyle will launch on September 20 at 8am UK time. We’ll be covering the event live, so check back for more news and the full official specs as they’re announced.

As for a possible UK price and release date, we’re expecting the Lifestyle to be available either late September or early October 2016, with an asking price of around £200. Again, we’ll update when we have official confirmation from HTC.


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