HTC has recently announced its new Android smartphone- HTC Desire 510, which is packed with the mid-range specs and LTE support. The highlighting point is it has a 64-bit supporting Snapdragon 410 SoC. It is claimed to be a affordable LTE smartphone by the company as well.
To talk about the specs of the HTC Desire 510, it features a 4.7-inch FWVGA (480 x 814 pixels) capacitive display, which has a pixel density of 201 ppi. The handset sports a sleek profile with dimensions 139.9 x 69.8 x 10 mm and weighs 158 grams, which is quite heavy. The phone will have 8 GB of internal memory, with an option of expandable storage upto 128 GB via microSD card. It has 1 GB RAM, and for the processing power, there will be a Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 chipset complied with a Quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex A-53 CPU, and an Adreno 306 GPU for gaming and graphics. As already mentioned, the SoC is designed to support 64-Bit. For the photography and videography options, this smartphone will have a 5 MP primary camera with geo-tagging (it does not have a Flash, by the way) which can capture videos upto 1080p @ 30 fps, and a VGA secondary camera for video calls and selfies. The juice will be provided by a Non-removable Li-Ion 2100 mAh battery mAh battery, which is claimed to give a talktime of 17 hours in 3G. For the connectivity options, there will be LTE support, microUSB v2.0, Bluetooth 4.0, WiFi and NFC. The HTC Desire 510 also has Qualcomm’s Quick Charge technology. It will run on Android 4.4.2 KitKat operating system with the HTC Sense UI over it, and we expect it to get the Android L in future, since the processor may be put that way. The phone will be available in Vanilla White, Jet Black, Dark Grey and Deep Navy Blue color options.
While not having a LED Flash is the downside of this phone, the battery and LTE support are decent features to have for a mid-ranger, given the specs. The handset will be available in the UK from September for £149 SIM-free, which is not so good but still, is better than many mid-rangers out there. It will soon be available for selected carriers in the US, and will be rolled out with carriers and retailers of Europe and Asia as well.