Taiwanese manufacturer HTC is expected to launch a whole new range of mid-range handsets this fall, most likely following the same design line started by this year’s flagship, the HTC 10. Currently known as Desire 10, the line-up will consist in two smartphones, HTC Desire 10 Pro and Desire 10 Life Style, which, according to GSM Arena, should be released next week, on September 20.
The company recently released a teaser video, revealing the launch date and a couple of the features we should expect from the two handsets. To be more specific, one feature, as the 18-second clip still keeps the mystery around the devices.
We’re talking about fingerprint scanners, of course, a feature that seems to become more and more popular, as manufacturers are including it on less expensive smartphones now, not just flagships. This doesn’t come as a surprise, though, as previous leaks and renders with the HTC Desire 10 series have already confirmed it. But hey, an official confirmation is always welcome!
The fingerprint scanner is placed on the back of the phones, unlike the HTC 10, which had it hidden in the physical home button.
Spec-wise, the HTC Desire 10 handsets are expected to come with a 5.5″ display, larger than the flagship, but available at a friendlier price. The Lifestyle model should pack a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels, while the Pro should take it one step higher, at 1920 x 1080.
There aren’t any details about the hardware, but both handsets should be powered by Snapdragon chips – most likely, the 400 series -, while the amount of RAM and storage will depend on the market, as the phones will offer 2 GB and 16 GB of storage, as well as 3 GB and 32 GB of storage. Finally, the microSD card slot should also be present, allowing you to expand the internal storage capacity.