2 new HTC Desire phones tipped to launch this quarter

We haven't seen a lot from HTC's Desire line in the last year, with the most recent being the US debut of the Desire 530, but according to a new report, the company has not one but two new devices coming before the end of the current quarter. The two phones are said to be the Desire 10 Lifestyle mid-ranger, and the more high-end Desire 10 Pro. It's not clear if HTC will unveil these at IFA 2016, but there's a strong chance they'll be available by the end of September.

This information comes from VentureBeat, which was only able to get spec details on the Desire 10 Lifestyle. It's said to be outfitted with a 5.5-inch 720p display, a quad-core Snapdragon processor, and a choice of either 2GB of RAM and 16GB of storage, or 3GB of RAM paired with 32GB of storage. Both cameras are said to feature 1080p video capabilities, with 13MP and LED flash on the rear, and 5MP on the front.

As for the design, HTC seems to be retiring the "micro splash" speckled paint look from previous Desire devices, with the Lifestyle instead featuring a solid matte finish with metallic gold trim on the edges and around things like the camera lens and flash.

While there's no word on the specs for the Desire 10 Pro, we at least know they'll be a step above what's listed for the Lifestyle. HTC's BoomSound is a safe bet for both models, and they'll probably ship running Android 6.0 Marshmallow re-skinned with the HTC Sense UI.

Hopefully we'll get pricing and release date info soon, along with the Desire 10 Pro's specs. If HTC's previous Desire models are any indication, both these new releases will be quality Android devices.

SOURCE VentureBeat