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New HTC Desire 510- Affordable phone with 4G LTE

Pros

·         Budget phone

·         4G LTE connectivity

·         Big 4.7 inch display for a budget phone

Cons

·         Mid-range specs (however matching with the price)

·         Camera is just 5 MP

 

HTC has added a new fellow in its Desire series: the Desire 510 smartphone which combines mid-range specs and LTE connectivity on a budget phone. The handset will be available in the UK from September for £149 SIM-free. It shall also be available in the US, however the prices are not yet revealed for US.  It is expected that it will be rolled out with mobile carriers and retailers in Europe and Asia, while will be also available with selected carriers in the US.

On the event of launch, Peter Chou, CEO, HTC Corporation said, "The industry has been talking about the 4G effect for so long now that it's easy to forget that only a small selection of top-end devices are taking advantage of the technology. Owning the latest and greatest technology shouldn't be reserved for those with the highest budgets. 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."

Design

The Desire 510 is going to be  the successor to the budget Desire 500 launched last year. It is expected that a 4.7-inch screen with a 480 x 854 resolution and 208ppi shall be included. On the processor side, it is going to be a 1.2GHz quad-core Snapdragon 410 processor, 1GB RAM, and 8GB of internal storage - which you can upgrade to 128GB via the microSD slot.

A 5MP rear camera and 0.3 MP VGA front snapper, with no flash perhaps are the specs of the camera. Since it is a budget phone, compromised specs should be expected and there is no justification to sniff at the specs.

Operating System

HTC Desire 510  shalll run Android 4.4 KitKat with the company's proprietary HTC Sense UI with BlinkFeed, Zoe and other features. The OS shall run smoothly with new 1.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processor (with 64-bit support) coupled with an Adreno 360 GPU and 1GB of RAM.

Memory

It comes with 8GB of built-in storage that can be upgraded up to 128GB through micor SD slot.

Connectivity

As featured, this budget phone supports 4G LTE. Besides the connectivity support includes 3G, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Micro-USB, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, Glonass, 3.5mm audio jack, and GPRS/ EDGE connectivity options.  Such connectivity options are rare for this genre of smartphones. Hence Desire 510 is positioned to be a hot seller in the market.

Battery

A 2100 mAh battery is on-board which is rated to deliver 17 hours of talk time and 646 hours of standby time on 3G network.

Colors

The Desire 510 will be available in Terra White and Meridian Grey colors. It has a polycarbonate chassis and also supports HTC's Dot View case.

Dimensions and Weight

It weighs 158 grams with dimensions of 139.9 x 69.8 x 9.99 mm. It has a plastic design boasting a 4.7” inch-screen with FWVGA display that is best for watching videos and gaming and makes even browsing the internet visually outstanding.

Price

On the price side, No figure has been unveiled so far, but it is expected to be highly affordable.

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