HTC has been beefing up the number of lower-priced devices it makes, and the latest is the Desire 510. Announced on Tuesday, the inexpensive smartphone will be available in the United States on Sprint and some of its prepaid affiliates, like Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile. No price has been announced, but this one’s looking to be cheap to pick up.
The Desire 510 is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processor that comes with an LTE modem for fast wireless connectivity, which is a nice feature in a budget phone. The Snapdragon 410 uses cores that are 64-bit capable, but you’ll have to wait and see if there will be an upgrade from the pre-installed version of Android 4.4 with Sense UI in order to take advantage of it. The most disappointing spec? A 4.7-inch display running at 854 x 480 resolution, which will be the reason many opt for a more expensive device. Full specs are here.
The phone will also come with its own Dot View case, but it will have limited features compared to the model for the HTC One M8.
There will probably be a slew of variants, depending on region, with a number of small differences in supported frequencies and price, but it’s looking as if this one is destined to be relatively cheap. Just how inexpensive it is will go a long way toward determining how well it does.