While HTC has already cleared the air on this, it's still worth mentioning that the it's the same global variant - which is powered by Snapdragon 820 and has 4GB of RAM - that has been launched in India.
For the uninitiated, after the device was officially unveiled by HTC early last month, there were reports that some regions - including India - will get a downgraded variant (dubbed HTC 10 Lifestyle) instead.
The device will go on sale in the country starting June 5, with the first 500 buyers getting an Ice View HTC 10 cover for free. Available color options for the phone include Glacier Silver and Carbon Grey.
Aside from the 10, HTC also launched the One X9 smartphone for INR 25,990 (around $385) in India. The device is powered by MediaTek Helio X10 SoC, and sports a 5.5-inch full HD display. It comes with 3GB RAM and 32GB expandable storage, and packs in a 3,000mAh battery.
In terms of camera, the phone features 13MP rear unit and a 5MP front shooter. Measuring 53.9 x 75.9 x 7.99mm and weighing in at 170g, the One X9 runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow out-of-the-box.
The HTC Desire 628 and Desire 825 have also been launched in India, carrying INR 13,990 (around $210) and INR 18,990 (around $280) price tags.
Helio X10 comes in Turbo and Non Turbo versions. And even turbo version which is used in X9 is available in smartphones costing less than $200. So yeah, charging a bomb for that chip with very outdated and weak GPU is idiotic at best.
Nah u r wrong!! Samsung was laggy till galaxy s4 After that i never purchased sammy phones. Neither recomended anyone. And htc is faster and has the smoothest ui on android. If u dont believe go compare any phone Last time i did it desire...
You got price cut in US but rising in India ??? How ridiculous it is?????