Taiwan-based manufacturer HTC Corporation recently unveiled a budget-friendly Android smartphone dubbed as HTC Desire 510. The 4G LTE-enabled device will sport a 64-bit capable quad-core processor, 1GB RAM and 4.7-inch display.
While the release date hasn’t been determined yet, the phone will be made available in terra white and meridian grey colors. Select wireless companies in the U.S. will reportedly carry it as well as in select regions in Europe and Asia.
Powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 clocked at 1.2GHz, Desire 510 will be among the few Android smartphones to support 64-bit architecture. But given it currently runs Android 4.4 KitKat, which doesn’t support 64-bit, owners may still not be able to take full advantage of the processor.
Additionally, since the phone only has 1GB of RAM, its performance will surely be bottlenecked even if HTC would roll out update to Android L, the first Android version to support 64-bit architecture, shortly after its release.
What owners can actually get from this phone is its elegant design, the ability to connect to 4G LTE networks, and battery efficiency. In a report, HTC claims Desire 510 delivers 17 hours of talk time and 646 hours of standby time.
As expected of budget-friendly devices, the phone has a default storage space of 8GB. It has a microSD card slot that supports up to 128GB of external storage. The primary camera is 5 megapixels while the secondary is VGA.
Here are key specifications of HTC Desire 510:
- OS: Android OS, v4.4.2 (KitKat)
- Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 410
- CPU: Quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A53
- GPU: Adreno 306
- RAM: 1GB
- Internal: 8GB
- Card slot: 128GB (microSD)
- Display: 4.7 inches
- Resolution: 480 x 854 pixels (~208 ppi pixel density)
- Battery: Li-Po 2100 mAh battery