HTC Desire 10 Pegged for September Launch: Is a Cheaper HTC 10 in the Making?

It is a common practice followed by the smartphone makers to launch devices in the lower-end, mid-range and flagship levels. However, the lines between these grades have faded lately with manufacturers launching mid-range devices with flagship specs.

HTC Desire 10: Is a Cheaper HTC 10 in the Making?

Still, the manufacturers can distinguish between the mid-range models and high-end ones with some features that are unique only to the flagship devices. When it comes to smartphone manufacturers, HTC is one that is struggling with a limited selection of flagship devices and numerous mid-range models.

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We have seen many Desire and One labeled smartphones in the mid-range market segment from HTC with better screens, good cameras, and features such as BoomSound. However, these mid-range devices as well as the flagship devices have a similar HTC Sense user experience.

HTC Desire 10: Is a Cheaper HTC 10 in the Making?

HTC Desire 10 to be launched this quarter

As per the Twitter-based leakster Evan Blass, the Taiwanese manufacturer is prepping to launch a Desire 10 smartphone late this quarter. This hints at a September launch of the smartphone.

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HTC Desire 10: Is a Cheaper HTC 10 in the Making?

Dual-LED flash on HTC Desire 10

Though the details of the HTC Desire 10 and its features are not known for now, the leakster suggests that the smartphone boasts a rear camera that is similar to the one on the company's flagship HTC 10. This tips that the Desire 10 could have laser autofocus and dual-LED flash as well.

Desire 10 could be a mid-range HTC 10

The Desire 10 smartphone is likely to come bundled with many features that the HTC 10 flagship includes. Obviously, being a mid-ranger, the alleged Desire 10 might be made of plastic instead of featuring metal.

HTC Desire 10: Is a Cheaper HTC 10 in the Making?

HTC's position

The HTC 10 is a good phone, but it is not a commercial success like its rivals - Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge. The manufacturer is struggling hard to sell 1 million units by the year's end, claims a recent report while 26 million units of the Galaxy S7 have been sold till date.

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Maybe, HTC is planning to launch the Desire 10 to make a better phone available at a lower price tag. We need to wait for the Desire 10 to be announced officially or more rumors and leaks to surface online to know more about the smartphone.


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