HTC Announces Desire 510 Affordable LTE Smartphone
HTC has released a slew of new devices from its more “affordable” Desire line of smartphones this year and today the company has announced the latest one to come out this 2014 – the HTC Desire 510.
“Owning the latest and greatest technology shouldn’t be reserved for those with the highest budgets,” says Peter Chou, CEO of HTC. “People today should expect their smartphones to double as mobile entertainment hubs. This means ensuring that they’re fully loaded with the latest movies, TV shows and albums, by taking advantage of the super-fast network speeds available. The HTC Desire 510 does this and more, making it the perfect mobile media device.”
The HTC Desire 510 mainly boasts of LTE connectivity which HTC says makes it one of the most affordable LTE-capable smartphones in the market. It also features a 4.7-inch FWVGA display with a screen resolution of 854 x 480 pixels, a 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 quad-core processor, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of internal storage, a microSD slot that supports up to 128GB cards, and a 2,100mAh battery.
The Desire 510, which takes design queues from the company’s flagship HTC One M8, measures 139.9 x 69.8 x 9.99mm and weighs only 158 grams. The rear of the phone features the device’s 5-megapixel main camera while the front holds the front-facing VGA camera. Connectivity-wise, the Desire 510 supports the aforementioned LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, and Bluetooth 4.0. The phone runs on Google’s latest Android 4.4 KitKat with HTC’s own Sense UI and BlinkFeed interfaces.
Lastly, the HTC Desire 510 will be available in either Terra White or Meridian Grey and will begin rolling out in select markets and carriers in Europe, Asia, and the US in the next few months. Information on specific availability and pricing in each region will be announced locally at the time of launch.