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HTC 10 launched, but India likely only getting the Snapdragon 652-powered HTC 10 Lifestyle

The HTC 10 is official, butting looks like India is sadly only getting a toned down version called the HTC 10 Lifestyle. Disappointed?

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HTC has finally launched its flagship HTC 10 and at least on paper it looks like an impressive device. If however you are waiting to buy the smartphone, you will be disappointed. HTC doesn’t seem to be bringing the flagship smartphone to India, and instead it is bringing a less powerful variant called the HTC 10 Lifestyle. Not surprisingly, people aren’t taking too kindly to HTC’s decision. Also Read - HTC U20 5G, HTC Desire 20 Pro announced in Taiwan

The HTC 10 and the HTC 10 Lifestyle are identical to look at, but the difference lies in two of the most important aspects of a smartphone — processor and RAM. Where the flagship smartphone is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 820 chipset paired with 4GB of RAM, the watered down variant is powered by Qualcomm’s 652 chipset paired with 3GB of RAM. While the rest of the specifications remain the same, there doesn’t seem to be a valid reason behind HTC’s decision. Also Read - HTC Desire 20 Pro will launch on June 16; expected to pack Snapdragon 665 SoC

Users on social media were less than amused and not surprisingly vent it out on HTC. Also Read - HTC Desire 20 Pro receives Bluetooth SIG and Wi-Fi Alliance certification

 

 

 

 

 

This isn’t the first time HTC has launched a flagship smartphone globally, but launched a different variant in India. Last year, HTC launched One M9 with Snapdragon 810, but it chose to launch the One M9+ in India, which was powered by MediaTek’s Helio X10 chipset. That said, the One M9+ did have some better specs like a QHD display, Duo camera and a fingerprint scanner.

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  • Published Date: April 12, 2016 7:40 PM IST
  • Updated Date: April 12, 2016 7:44 PM IST


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