Earlier today HTC officially unveiled the HTC 10, dropping the One moniker and giving its design language several notable tweaks including switching up the speaker layout and beautiful chamfered edges that surround the phone’s whole chassis. At the time, HTC revealed there would be two different variants of the HTC 10, one with a Snapdragon 820 and the other with an unspecificed Qualcomm processor. Now we can finally confirm that this model will come equipped with a Snapdragon 652, in a move similar to what we saw with the LG G5.
According to its official page at HTC India, the new phone is formally called HTC 10 Lifestyle, though HTC seems to refer to it as just the “HTC 10” throughout its specs/info page. So what’s different here aside from the processor? Not much actually. You still have the same great audio, camera, QHD display, and the 3000 mAh battery. The design also remains unchanged.
There may be some minor tweaks to this versions software, and a different processor could equate to slightly different battery life, but overall this is the same phone — minus a processor change and the jump down from 4GB RAM to just 3GB.
For now this model has only been confirmed for India, but we imagine it could very well make its way to other regions as well, particularly emerging markets. For our readers in India, does the lack of the Snapdragon 820 bother you? Share your thoughts in the comments.