It appears that announcing products even before a technology event starts has become a fashion. HTC couldn’t wait till IFA 2014 and has announced a new mid-range Android smartphone, the Desire 510, which is also the first Android smartphone to be equipped with a 64-bit processor. The HTC Desire 510 features a 1.2GHz quad-core Snapdragon 410 processor (64-bit) along with Adreno 306 GPU and 1GB of RAM.
It comes with a 4.7-inch IPS display, Android 4.4 KitKat operating system, a 5MP primary camera, VGA front-facing camera and 8GB of internal storage which can be further expanded using a microSD card slot. Additionally, it includes Wi-Fi b/g/n, Bluetooth v4.0, microUSB v2.0 port, A-GPS + GLONASS, and a 2100 mAh battery.
“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.” said Peter Chou, CEO, HTC Corporation.
HTC Desire 510 Specifications
- 4.7-inch IPS LCD display, 854 x 480 pixels,
- Android 4.4 KitKat with HTC Sense and HTC BlinkFeed
- 64-bit 1.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 410, 1GB RAM
- 8GB internal storage, microSD card slot (up to 128GB)
- 5MP rear camera, autofocus, 1080p video recording, VGA front camera
- micro-SIM, 4G LTE, Wi-Fi b/g/n, DLNA, HTC Connect, Bluetooth v4.0, and microUSB v2.0 port
- Ambient Light, Proximity, Accelerometer
- 2,100mAh removable Li-polymer battery
- 139.9 x 69.8 x 9.99 mm, 158 g
The Desire 510 smartphone will be available for purchase in selected regions in Asia and Europe as well as through chosen carriers in the United States, though there are no details about the exact pricing yet. HTC is also expected to announc the Desire 820 which will be the first smartphone in the world to utilise an octa-core 64-bit processor; Qualcomm Snapdragon 615.