The HTC Desire 610, which was announced along with the HTC Desire 816 during the Mobile World Congress last February, seems destined for release in the United States. According to @evleaks, the mid-range smartphone is bound for AT&T. A new leaked photo shows the smartphone fitted with AT&T apps, complete with a 4G LTE status bar that show the carrier’s logo.
The device has been available in Europe since May. The reviews have mostly been positive across the pond, and it’s not hard to see why. If European tech geeks are to be believed, the HTC Desire 610 is a worthy competitor to the likes of the Google Nexus 5. The phone,which runs on Android 4.4. KitKat, has a 4.7-inch 960 x 450 pixel display, 1 GB of RAM on a 1.2GHz quad-core Snapdragon 400 chipset, 8GB internal storage, 8-megapixel camera, HTC’s Sense 5.5 user interface, and Boomsound speakers (same as in the HTC One M8).
“The HTC Desire 610 offers an outstanding combination of performance and entertainment at a price that makes it possible for everyone to enjoy an exceptional smartphone experience,” said Philip Blair, HTC’s EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) president, in a press release.
It’s still not clear if and when the device would be launched through AT&T. However, @evleaks claims that the AT&T-branded HTC Desire 610 would be out sometime this year. When it does, we expect the same mid-range price that the smartphone commanded in Europe. When the phone went for pre-orders in the UK last April, British carrier Clove offered SIM-free and unlocked units for 235 pounds (about $400).