New HTC Desire 510 packs in a 64-bit Snapdragon processor and 4G LTE speeds

HTC Desire 510

HTC wants everyone to experience fast 4G LTE connections, and has announced the 4G Desire 510 smartphone, a mid-range device which should have a competitive price tag upon release. What’s even more interesting is the processor inside the Desire 510. It’s the quad-core Snapdragon 410, which features Qualcomm’s 64-bit technology, running at 1.2GHz. This makes it one of the very first to use the new style chip.

The Snapdragon 410 processor runs Android 4.4 KitKat and HTC Sense, complete with the BlinkFeed news aggregator over the top. It’s all displayed on a 4.7-inch touchscreen with an 854 x 480 pixel resolution. There’s 1GB of RAM, and 8GB of internal memory, but HTC has been kind and added a MicroSD card slot to increase this by up to 128GB. We think that should be enough space to keep people going for a while.

A 5-megapixel camera sits on the rear of the Desire 510, but don’t expect any of HTC’s depth sensor trickery, or even a flash unit. The basic approach continues around the front with a VGA camera above the screen. However, to complain about these aspects is to miss the point of the Desire 510. It’s going to be a relatively cheap phone offering an impressive processor – so it should be good for some gaming – and the fastest current data speeds. The spec sheet is completed by a 2100mAh battery, Bluetooth 4.0, DLNA, Wi-Fi, and GPS.

HTC’s planning a wide international release for the Desire 510, and states it’ll be coming to Asia, Europe, and selected networks in America soon. We’ll probably find out more precise details during the IFA tech show next month, where HTC is holding an informal event. The Desire 510 is most likely the official name for the HTC A11, leaked earlier this month, and hinted for launch on the Sprint network.