The HTC Desire family’s got a new member, and its goal is to offer 4G LTE connectivity on the cheap.
The HTC Desire 510 features a design similar to other recent Desire devices, like the 816 and 610, but it lacks the BoomSound front-facing speakers of its higher-end siblings. That doesn’t mean that it’s completely lacking, though, as HTC saw fit to include “incredible build quality” and LTE connectivity.
The HTC Desire 510’s full spec sheet is as follows:
- 4.7-inch FWVGA (854×480) display
- 1.2GHz quad-core Snapdragon 410 processor
- 5-megapixel rear camera
- VGA front-facing shooter
- 8GB of storage
- microSD slot with support for 128GB cards
- 1GB of RAM
- 2100mAh battery
- 139.9 x 69.8 x 9.99mm
- Terra White and Meridian Gray color options
- 4G LTE support of the 800/1800/2600MHz variety
- Android 4.4 KitKat
- HTC Dot View case support
- HTC Sense with BlinkFeed
HTC says that the Desire 510 will launch in parts of Asia and Europe as well as “select carriers” in the US, one of which might be Sprint. There’s no word on how much it’ll cost, but HTC says that the Desire 510 is its “most affordable LTE smartphone to date.”
Overall the HTC Desire 510 looks like a pretty nice entry-level smartphone. It may not have a super high-res display, but it does offer a nice-looking design and 4G LTE connectivity, and it could be a pretty compelling device so long as HTC follows through on its affordability promise.