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HTC Ireland have just announced the new HTC Desire 10 Lifestyle. This limited edition handset will be available only on the HTC Ireland e-store from late October and will have an expected price of €319. The new handset will also come with Hi-Res audio certified inbox earphones included which is a nice touch.


The HTC Desire 10 Lifestyle also includes HTC’s BoomSound Hi-Fi Edition like the set up found in the HTC 10 released earlier this year. It will have 24-bit Hi-Res audio built in as well that delivers an improved audio performance on both the external speakers and headphones.

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The phone will be available in the following colours: Stone Black, Polar White, Royal Blue and Valentine Lux.

Here are the official specs for the device:

  • Dimensions: 156.9 x 76.9 x 7.7mm, 155g
  • Display: 5.5-inch, HD (720p) Super LCD Gorilla Glass
  • Processor: quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400
  • RAM: 2GB or 3GB
  • Storage: 16GB or 32GB, expandable
  • Rear camera: 13 MP, f/2.2
  • Front camera: 5MP, f.2.8
  • Battery: 2,700-mAh, fast charging
  • Other features: HTC BoomSound Hi-Fi Edition, Hi-Res certified, Dolby Audio
  • Operating system: Android 6.0 with HTC Sense

HTC also announced the HTC Desire 10 Pro with improved specs like a 1080p screen over the Lifestyle’s 720p and improved front and rear camera optics but it’s unclear whether this device will be launching in Ireland. We’re trying to find out of HTC if they have an update on this.

You can find the official press release below:


The HTC Desire family takes its biggest leap since the original Desire with the HTC Desire 10 lifestyle

HTC, a leading innovator in mobile and virtual reality technology, today unveiled the HTC Desire™ 10 lifestyle. This smartphone brings stunning design and flagship-level features to HTC’s widely praised Desire family of smartphones. The HTC Desire 10 lifestyle includes the legendary HTC BoomSound Hi-Fi Edition, made popular on the flagship HTC 10, plus 24-bit Hi-Res audio that delivers powerful, crystal-clear audio performance on both the external speakers and headphones.

The HTC Desire 10 lifestyle captures the spirit of luxury and modernism: bold, precise, geometric metallic lines – influenced by the same contours as the world-renowned HTC 10.

The HTC Desire 10 lifestyle evolves what you can expect from a HTC Desire.

“HTC’s Desire line has always stood for fresh, youthful, and fashionable designs that are focused on delivering a great experience,” said Chialin Chang, president of the Smartphone and Connected Devices Business at HTC. “Today, our Desire line is about to make its biggest leap since the original Desire. Inspired by many of the same innovations that have made the flagship HTC 10 so popular, we’re bringing these innovations to the Desire 10, making it the most brilliant Desire ever. With a brand new, modern luxurious design inspired by the HTC 10 and features that outshine even some of the top flagship phones in the industry, the HTC Desire 10 will have you rethinking what to expect from a HTC Desire.”

Bold and iconic new metallic contours

The HTC Desire 10 lifestyle is made to shine with a high-contrast metallic gold contour design that elegantly outlines and defines the smartphone’s soft warm matte finish. This bold, polished outline distinctively wraps the edges of the device, encasing the HTC Desire 10 lifestyle’s 5.5” HD (720p) screen, and contrasting with the eye-catching body in one of four distinct colour themes: Stone Black, Polar White, Royal Blue and Valentine Lux1.

Awesome, flagship-level sound

Fans of the world-famous HTC BoomSound™ Hi-Fi Edition in HTC 10 will love the HTC Desire 10 lifestyle. Featuring High-Res audio support, the HTC Desire 10 lifestyle plays your favourite music, movies, and games with awesome, crystal-clear, high-resolution sound quality through stereo external speakers or to your headphones with a powerful, built-in amplifier that has to be heard to be believed.

Great audio deserves great earphones so the HTC 10 Desire lifestyle comes with the best Hi-Res audio certified inbox earphones yet.

Amazing imaging experience

Designed with a 5MP front facing camera and Auto Selfie and Voice Selfie Modes, the HTC Desire 10 lifestyle will allow you to snap away without pressing a button. Precision engineering continues with a 13MP camera on the HTC Desire 10 lifestyle and built-in BSI sensors that increase the amount of light captured in every shot.

As unique as you

The HTC Desire 10 lifestyle shares the same unparalleled personalisation as HTC 10. Built upon the latest version of HTC Sense, the HTC Desire 10 lifestyle model is fully customisable to your unique personality. HTC Freestyle Layout frees you from an onscreen grid and lets you get creative. Drag icons, stickers and widgets anywhere. Layer them, overlap them, group them and more. You can even link stickers to apps, and get rid of onscreen icons entirely. The home screen is yours – use it your way.

Express yourself further with HTC Themes, giving you access to thousands of professional looking themes, each with its own icons, background, sounds and more.

Performance matters

The HTC Desire 10 lifestyle offers up to 3GB of RAM and 32GB storage space, and if that’s not enough, the model offers SD card support for up to 2TB of expandable memory.

Powering all these photos, games, and more is a quad-core processor, keeping everything running smoothly. Even at these speeds, battery is never an issue, with a 2,700mAh battery to keep you snapping photos, surfing the web, and having many hours of fun between charges.

The HTC Desire 10 Lifestyle is a limited edition handset, it will be available on the HTC Ireland e-store from the end of October at an approximate price of €319*. Price includes high res earphones in the box.

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John Reilly

John is Founder and Editor-in-Chief of TheEffect.Net. His favourite gaming series is Uncharted and his favourite film is Interstellar. He is also known to quote 'Father Ted' and Keith Lemon more than is normal.

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