Yesterday, after the official unveiling of the HTC 10, reports surfaced suggesting an under-powered variant of the flagship. This particular variant will be powered by a Snapdragon 652 SoC instead of the Snapdragon 820 SoC featured in the standard HTC 10. Later we saw the SD652 version of HTC 10 listed on HTC’s Indian website which led to speculations that the country will be one of those which wont be seeing an official launch of SD820 powered HTC 10.
However, a HTC spokes person cleared the air by stating that the fact that HTC 10 Lifestyle has been listed on company’s Indian website instead of the standard HTC 10 should not be taken as the ultimate decision of the smartphone’s availability. Thus, we’ll have to wait a bit to get the official confirmation regarding the launch of HTC 10/HTC 10 Lifestyle in India. Note that the spokesperson further announced that the official statement regarding the matter will surface in the near future, however no exact date/time was specified.
For the ones who haven’t heard of the aforementioned smartphones, HTC 10 features a 5.15 inch large display with 1440 X 2560 pixels QHD resolution. It proves to be a perfect smartphone for multitasking and gaming as it features 4GB RAM and powerful Snapdragon 820 Processor which is world’s fastest mobile processor yet. HTC 10 will come standard with all-metal unibody design along with always-on display introduced with Galaxy S7 series and LG G5. HTC 10 will be powered by HTC Sense 8 UI running on Android 6.0 Marshmallow OS. As far as network and connectivity are concerned, it has Single SIM with 2G, 3G, and 4G LTE networks support. As far as the camera department is concerned, we have a 12MP sensor with large pixels (1.55µm), a bright f/1.8 aperture and OIS. The camera can shoot 12-bit RAW, 4K 2160p videos and Hi-Res audio. Moving on to the selfie shooter, HTC 10 comes with a 5MP sensor (1.34µm pixels) and f/1.8 aperture.with Optical Images Stabilization which gives best selfie capturing experience ever with sharp and bright images. In addition to that, a 3000 mAh in-built battery acts as a power source.
The HTC 10 Lifestyle will be unveiled in some specific regions around the globe. This smartphone will be featured with Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 SoC instead of the SD820 chipset residing in the standard version of the flagship. In addition to that, the Lifestyle variant will host 3GB of RAM, 32 GB of internal storage capacity (expandable upto 2TB via microSD slot) and Cat.6 LTE speed (300Mbps down, 50 Mbps up) instead of the Cat.9 LTE speed (450 Mbps down, 50 Mbps up) featured in the standard version. Note that the HTC 10 comes with a larger, 4 GB of RAM and offers a 64 GB ROM option alongside the 32 GB.
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