The HTC 10 was launched internationally with great fanfare yesterday, but there’s been nothing but confusion when it comes to the handset’s India release. The company is yet to clarify which version of the phone will be arriving in India.
First things first, the HTC 10 is currently being sold in a regular version and a lower-specced Lifestyle variant. The first offers a quad-core Snapdragon 820 processor, 4GB of RAM and 32GB or 64GB of in-built storage. The second goes for an octa-core Snapdragon 652 SoC, 3GB of RAM and 32GB of room.
HTC’s India website is currently listing the Lifestyle model of the flagship device. This should have been enough to confirm that this version is making its way to country. However, a spokesperson for the brand has stated that this is not set in stone and an official announcement regarding the phone will be made soon.
In a head-scratchingly odd move, the company has decided to change the specs of the HTC 10 Lifestyle on its India page. The list now includes the same specs as the standard variant, complete with Snapdragon 820, 32GB or 64GB of ROM and 4GB of RAM.
This brings up two possibilities. Either the HTC 10 is set to be launched as the HTC 10 Lifestyle in India or the manufacturer made spec edits but forgot to change the name of the handset itself. It’s a baffling scenario, made more complicated by questions on what this means for other markets outside of the subcontinent.
A quick summary of the specs of the HTC 10:
– OS: Android 6.0 Marshmallow-based HTC Sense
– Display: 5.2-inch Super LCD 5, 2560 x 1440 pixels
– CPU: Snapdragon 820/Snapdragon 652
– Camera: 12MP rear, 5MP front
– Memory: 32GB/64GB, expandable till 2TB
– RAM: 3GB/4GB
– Battery: 3000mAh
– Weight: 161g
– Size: 145.9 x 71.9 x 3.0 – 9.0mm
– Connectivity: 4G, Wi-Fiac, Bluetooth, microUSB 2.0, GPS, GLONASS, NFC