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HTC's new Desire phones reportedly release later this quarter (update: images)

Get ready to meet the Desire 10 Pro and Desire 10 Lifestyle.
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HTC is hard at work on a new pair of new Desire smartphones that are reportedly releasing later this quarter.

The new phones will be branded as the Desire 10 Pro and Desire 10 Lifestyle. This new info comes care of an insider with information on what the company is planning, shared with VentureBeat.

The Desire 10 Lifestyle will be a 5.5-inch smartphone with a variety of different colors, each with a special metallic trim on the edges and around the camera lens, flash and antenna cutouts. Matte and solid colors are the name of the game when it comes to design.

When it comes to specs the phones should be running Android 6.0 Marshmallow skinned with HTC Sense. The Lifestyle phone is supposedly the lower-tier version of the line, with a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor and 720p resolution. The rear main camera is said to be 13-megapixel with single LED flash, while the front camera offers 5-megapixel resolution. Both are capable of 1080p video recording.

Supposedly the phones will be launching at the end of September, but there are no definitive dates or prices for either model just yet, nor specs for the Desire 10 Pro. Either way, they both seem like pretty svelte models that would serve any smartphone user well.

Update: Sure enough, Evan Blass (the famed leaker who wrote the VentureBeat piece) has obtained renders of the other model, the Desire 10 Pro, in both black and white. These definitely won't share much in common with the flagship HTC 10 -- they're much flashier with their metallic trim, and the fingerprint reader has moved to the back.


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