Having experienced drops in sales over the last few years, Taiwanese tech giant HTC is teasing its launch for its newest handset.
According to an article on VentureBeat, tipster Evan Blass said it's highly likely that two Desire 10 models will come out this year,namely, HTC Desire 10 Pro and HTC Desire 10 Lifestyle, the latter being the lower-spec device.
On the other hand, Chinese startup OnePlus gained immense fame due to its reliable yet affordable handsets. Dubbed as the "flagship phone killer", the recently released OnePlus 3 is doing remarkably well in the market. It's been speculated that their OnePlus 4 is set to launch later this year.
Know Your Mobile reports the OnePlus 4's specs are considerable improvements from the current OnePlus 3 having 6GB RAM and 64GB built-in storage.
With the HTC Desire 10 and OnePlus 4 purportedly coming with similar specs and price tag, which of the two will be a better smartphone choice for you? Here's our detailed comparison:
INTERNALS - RAM, STORAGE, PROCESSOR, OPERATING SYSTEM
Rumors has it that the OnePlus 4 will feature high-end specs including 8GB RAM powered by the Snapdragon 830. The HTC Desire 10, meanwhile, will run on the Snapdragon 617 coupled with 3GB RAM.
Where the OnePlus 3 failed is perhaps on the lack of a microSD support; its sibling is expected to offer a massive 256GB external storage together with 64GB or 128GB built-in storage. GSM Arena reported that the HTC Desire 10 will come in two configurations & will vary by market: 3GB RAM/32GB internal storage or a 2GB RAM/16GB built-in storage.
Out-of-the-box, OnePlus 4 will probably rollout preinstalled with Android 7.0 Nougat while the HTC Desire 10 will likely run on Android 6.0 Marshmallow with a Nougat update being released in the future.
EXTERNALS - DISPLAY, CAMERA, AUDIO, AND DESIGN
Both devices will feature a 5.5-inch AMOLED display with HD resolution of 1080p.
A whopping 4000mAh battery is said to be included in the OnePlus 4 with wireless charging capability. Furthermore, it's supposedly fitted with either a 21MP or 23MP main camera capable of laser autofocus, optimal image stabilization (OIS), eye sensor, amongst others; its front shooter will be at least 8MP.
HTC Desire 10's rear camera is likely to feature a 13MP backside-illuminated (BSI) sensor with a single LED flash while its front-facing shooter is said to offer 5MP resolution with BSI sensor. Both cameras will be capable of full HD 1080p video recording. HTC phones are known for its audio quality and the Desire 10 will be no exception as it will come with HTC's BoomSound Hi-Fi stereo speakers with 24-bit system audio and higher quality earbuds out-of-the-box.
From the looks of it, the OnePlus 4 has higher-end specs than the HTC Desire 10; hence, the former will be more expensive than the latter. But as far as their specs are concerned, both devices will be within the $400 price range.