Mar 05 AT 4:35 PM Dima Aryeh 6 Comments

Desire 610 coming to AT&T in HTC’s push for the mid-range

HTC Desire 610

HTC’s new focus on the mid-range is starting to show. The company recently announced two new mid-range devices, the Desire 816 and the Desire 610. The Desire series has been known as HTC’s mid-range line for quite a while, and it’s nice to see a few new  devices popping up in the Desire family.

HTC has made no announcements about either new Desire model coming to the U.S., but according to a new rumor, the Desire 610 is going to be released on AT&T. As we discussed on yesterday’s podcast, every manufacturer has multiple devices in carrier stores, ensuring that they’re able to sell more devices and earn more profits than HTC. Now HTC will have something to offer in addition to its All New One.

The Desire 610 features a 4.7-inch qHD 960×540 display, 1.2GHz quad core Snapdragon 400 processor, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of storage with a microSD slot, an 8-megapixel rear camera and a 2,040 mAh battery. It’s definitely a decent device, though the screen resolution screams low-end. I do wish AT&T offered the Desire 816 instead, which I actually quite like. What do you think of AT&T potentially carrying the Desire 610? Would you recommend it to anyone? Tell us in the comments!

Source: @evleaks

Dima Aryeh is a Russian obsessed with all things tech. He does photography, is an avid phone modder (who uses an AT&T Galaxy Note II), a heavy gamer (both PC and 360), and an aspiring home mechanic. He is also an avid fan of music, especially power metal.

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  • Arthur

    This will probably be no less than $99 on contract with AT&T meaning unsubsidized we are looking at no less than $350 to $450 when it is pretty much a wannabe HTC version of the Moto G. The New HTC One on contract should be between $199 and $249 so your not going to be saving much upfront.

  • joseph barrow

    Any sign of the desire 816 launch in europe?specifically Vodafone?

  • Galen20K

    I predict T-Mobile will carry the Desire 816 in addition to the All New htc One.

    • donger

      sure hope so.

  • Paul Atreides

    This is where HTC can flourish.

  • nauman

    THIS IS THE PROBLEM WITH HTC…THEY MAKE GOOD PHONES BUT with RIDICULOUS PRICING…..WITH NO FUTURE UPDATES
    EVEN LOW END SAMSUMG PHONES GET OTA UPDATES

    Htc please learn from motorola and give latest updates fast even to low end and midrange and dont price low end device to mid range and midrange to semi high end price

    Only htc flagship phones that is htc one or one x have been priced relevent

  1. ArthurGuest 1 year ago

    This will probably be no less than $99 on contract with AT&T meaning unsubsidized we are looking at no less than $350 to $450 when it is pretty much a wannabe HTC version of the Moto G. The New HTC One on contract should be between $199 and $249 so your not going to be saving much upfront.

  2. joseph barrowGuest 1 year ago

    Any sign of the desire 816 launch in europe?specifically Vodafone?

  3. I predict T-Mobile will carry the Desire 816 in addition to the All New htc One.

  4. Paul AtreidesGuest 1 year ago

    This is where HTC can flourish.

  5. naumanGuest 1 year ago

    THIS IS THE PROBLEM WITH HTC…THEY MAKE GOOD PHONES BUT with RIDICULOUS PRICING…..WITH NO FUTURE UPDATES
    EVEN LOW END SAMSUMG PHONES GET OTA UPDATES

    Htc please learn from motorola and give latest updates fast even to low end and midrange and dont price low end device to mid range and midrange to semi high end price

    Only htc flagship phones that is htc one or one x have been priced relevent