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HTC is upping its Desire game: HTC Desire 10 news and rumors

Purported HTC Desire 10 Pro in leaked renders has gold trim, premium look

HTC may be best known for its flagship devices like the HTC 10, but the real moneymakers are in the midrange market, and rumors suggest the company is working on a new device to dominate that sector called the HTC Desire 10.

In fact, according to notorious leakster Evan Blass, also known as @evleaks, there will be not one but two HTC Desire 10 models, called the Desire 10 Pro and the Desire 10 Lifestyle. Here’s everything we know about the HTC Desire 10 so far.

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Design

HTC’s Desire lineup hasn’t been ugly, but the Desire 10 looks to really step things up. In fact, Blass has tweeted what looks to be press renders of the new phones, showing a pretty spectacular design. While it seems like there will be color options, one of those that was tweeted is in black with gold trim, giving it a very premium look. Blass also tweeted a white version with gold trim.

The renders also show a somewhat small camera bump for the rather large camera sensor, which is located on the top left of the device’s back. Also on the back is a HTC logo, which is located smack-dab in the center of the phone. The front carries on the minimalistic look of the back, resembling an iPhone to a degree. Either the screen will extend pretty far down toward the bottom of the phone, or the Android control buttons are hardware-based rather than software-based.

Previously, Blass tweeted an image of only the camera, and it seems as though the new pictures are simply full versions of those camera pictures.

Release Date

If you’re holding your breathe for the new Desire phones, you may not have to hold it much longer. According to the most recent leaks, the two Desire 10’s will be released at some point in September, according to the Evan Blass report in Venture Beat. Previously, Blass only said that the device would be released in ‘Q3 2016.’

Sure, we don’t yet know exactly when the devices will be released, however if the rumors are anything to go by we at least won’t need to wait more than a month and a half.

Rumored Specs

Details about the Pro are pretty scarce, but Blass has once again come to the rescue and offered some details about the “Lifestyle” variant of the phone. According to Blass, the phone will include a 5.5-inch, 720 x 1,280 pixel display, as well as a design with metallic gold trim around key elements like the camera lens.

Other specs, according to Blass, include a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor and a 13MP rear-facing camera, with RAM/storage configurations of 2GB/16GB or 3GB/32GB. The front-facing camera will reportedly be a 5MP one, and the phone will have Boomsound speakers.

Roland Quandt of WinFuture.de has confirmed some of the above, as he tweeted on Monday that the phone would boast a 5.5-inch HD display, a 1.6GHz unspecified quad-core processor, 3GB of RAM, 16/32GB of expandable storage, and a 2700mAh battery.

We don’t yet have any information about the price of the phone, but hopefully it will end up being more successful than the HTC 10 — T-Mobile stopped selling the 10 only two months after the device launched in the U.S.

Updated on 08-15-2016 by Christian de Looper: Added information about leaked press render.

Updated on 09-19-2016 by Lulu Chang: Added information about leaked specs.