Along with the HTC 10, the Taiwanese company also unveiled a watered down version of the flagship smartphone called the HTC 10 Lifestyle. Sadly, this variant is listed on HTC‘s India website. It features the same metal unibody design and features such as the BoomSound Hi-Fi Edition speakers with Dolby Audio, Hi-Res stereo audio recording, separated woofer and tweeter design with dedicated amplifier and a physical home button with fingerprint scanner embedded within. The only differences between both smartphones are the processors and RAM. It will be offered in carbon grey, glacier silver, topaz gold, and camellia red color options.
HTC 10 Lifestyle specifications and features: Similar to the HTC 10, the Lifestyle variant also sports a 5.2-inch Super LCD 5 QHD (2560x1440pixels) display covered with Corning Gorilla Glass protection. Under the hood is Qualcomm’s slightly less powerful Snapdragon 652 processor paired with 3GB of RAM. In comparison, the HTC 10 features a Snapdragon 820 chipset paired with 4GB of RAM.
The smartphone also features 32GB internal storage, a microSD card slot for further expansion, 12-megapixel (HTC UltraPixel 2) camera of aperture f/1.8 and a 5-megapixel front-facing ultra wide-angle lens of aperture f/1.8. Both cameras feature optical image stabilization (OIS) to allow you take blur free photos. The primary camera also supports 12x slow motion mode and 4K video recording.
With connectivity options such as NFC, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS and USB Type-C port, the HTC 10 Lifestyle is equipped with 3,000mAh battery and Quick Charge 3.0. The smartphone runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow wrapped under HTC Sense UI.
It is hard to explain why HTC would unveil a separate variant for the Indian market with specifications and features that are lower than the flagship HTC 10 smartphone. That said, we hope HTC rectifies this and also launches full-specced variant in India.