Saying that “the latest and greatest technology shouldn’t be reserved for those with the highest budget”, HTC announced a new phone to join the Desire lineup. The Desire 510 is said to be the current most budget-friendly smartphone housing high speed 4G LTE connectivity. The phone is reported to be available in Europe, Asia as well as through selected US carriers, though its launch date and price tag are still unknown.
HTC Desire 510 4G LTE Smartphone
HTC is marketing the new Desire 510 as a device that will meet all the needs and expectations of smartphones users offering their flagships’ high technology at affordable price. So, it is nice to see specs like 4G connectivity (so far available in top-end flagships) and built-in storage than can be expanded up to even 128 GB via microSD cards. But, simultaneously we shouldn’t forget that low price means some sacrifices. In the case of the Desire 510 they are 8GB of built-in storage, only 1GB RAM, 5-megapixel main camera, additional 0.3-megapixel front-facing shooter that captures VGS images, and a 4.7-inch display featuring the poor FWVGA, 854x480p resolution.
Going further into tech parameters disclosed in today’s HTC’s press release, the phone will house the 64-bit 1.2 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 410 processor, support 3G, 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, microUSB, Bluetooth, GPRS/EDGE connectivity and run Android 4.4 Kitkat with HTC Sense and Blinkfeed out of box. The phone will be powered by a 2,100 mAh removable battery that is said to deliver 17 hours of talk time and even 646 hours on standby 3G mode.
The device is reportedly scheduled to hit the market in two color schemes: Terra White and Meridian Grey, both sporting the HTC’S beloved polycarbonate chassis and Dot View case that enables you to answer your calls without opening the case. There are some rumors on the street that the Desire 510 will debut this fall, but when exactly, no one knows. But, since official launch announcement was already released and the world saw the complete list of specs, we may except it to be launch pretty soon.
Concluding, when considering its specs and alleged but still unspecified affordable price tag, the supporting LTE connectivity Desire 510 seems to be a serious competitor for other affordable and similarly equipped devices like for instance the LG’s L Fino and L Bello. And since they aren’t scheduled to be introduced to the US mobile market, there’s a great chance for the Desire 510 to become successful on the US mid-range devices market.