HTC launches the Desire 10 Pro in Taiwan for price of $405 approx

Following the launch of the mid-range HTC Desire 650, HTC has gone ahead and released the Desire 10 Pro for higher end users, a segment right below the premium level where you’d find the company selling you HTC 10.

The Desire 10 Pro features an elegant look and feel, with smooth corners and metal bands running across the device. The inside of the phone contains the Helio P10, a Mediatek octa core SoC coupled with a massive 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal memory (expandable memory up to 2TB), all running on a 3000mAh battery.

The Desire 10 Pro houses a 5.5-inch 1080p IPS display, with Gorilla Glass protection against scratches and minor drops. The main camera comes in at a resolution of 20MP and the front facing camera is 13MP. If you wanted a camera-centric device from HTC that’s good on performance, then here’s what HTC got you.

But on the software front, the Desire 10 Pro only gets you Marshmallow, although you can expect the Android Nougat update in Q1 2017. HTC is already in the middle of pushing out Android 7.0 update for its current flagship, the HTC 10, this week or next. Screenshots of the HTC 10 running Nougat show an almost stock build. Whereas, last year’s flagship the One M9 is also anticipating the update to Nougat soon.

The Desire 10 Pro retails at NT$12,400 ($405, or Rs 26,500) and can be ordered from HTC’s website.