Sprint announced that the HTC Desire 510, HTC’s first 64-bit smartphone that was announced back on August 27, will be available for purchase this Friday, September 19. You also have the option of buying it from Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile on September 22 and 23, respectively.
The Desire 510’s claim to fame is its quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processor, which features Qualcomm’s 64-bit technology, running at 1.2GHz. Other than that, we’re looking at a decidedly midrange smartphone with its 1GB of RAM and 4.7-inch 854 x 480 pixel display.
You’ll find 8GB of internal memory, though the MicroSD card slot allows for expandable memory up to 128GB. Don’t expect BoomSound or any depth sensor trickery, as you’ll find a speaker on the back of the Desire 510 and 5-megapixel rear-facing camera. Even so, to complain about these aspects would be missing the point of the Desire 510, which is a cheap phone that offers an impressive processor.
Even more impressive is how much the Desire 510 will cost across Sprint and its two prepaid subsidiaries. Sprint will offer the Desire 510 contract-free for $216 or $0 down and 24 monthly payments of $9 through Sprint Easy Pay. Both Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile, meanwhile, will offer the handset for $100 contract-free.