The Desire 510, the successor to the budget Desire 500 launched last year, will be rolled out with mobile carriers and retailers in Europe and Asia, while will be also available with select carriers in the US. HTC, as of now, has not revealed any price details for the Desire 510, or dates of availability.
HTC Desire 510 runs Android 4.4 KitKat with the company's proprietary HTC Sense UI with BlinkFeed, Zoe and other features. The new Desire smartphone from HTC features a 4.7-inch (480x854 pixels) FWVGA display. It is powered by a 1.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processor (with 64-bit support) that's coupled with an Adreno 360 GPU and 1GB of RAM.
It comes with 8GB of built-in storage that can be expanded via microSD card (up to 128GB). The HTC Desire 510 features a 5-megapixel rear camera without flash, and also includes a 0.3-megapixel front-facing camera.
Apart from 4G LTE support, the Desire 510 includes 3G, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Micro-USB, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, Glonass, 3.5mm audio jack, and GPRS/ EDGE connectivity options.
It is backed by a 2100 mAh battery, that is rated to deliver 17 hours of talk time and 646 hours of standby time on 3G network.
The Desire 510 will be available in Terra White and Meridian Grey colours. The company notes that the smartphone sports a polycarbonate chassis and also supports HTC's Dot View case.
Commenting on the launch, Peter Chou, CEO, HTC Corporation said, "The industry has been talking about the 4G effect for so long now that it's easy to forget that only a small selection of top-end devices are taking advantage of the technology. Owning the latest and greatest technology shouldn't be reserved for those with the highest budgets. People today should expect their smartphones to double as mobile entertainment hubs. This means ensuring that they're fully loaded with the latest movies, TV shows and albums, by taking advantage of the super-fast network speeds available. The HTC Desire 510 does this and more, making it the perfect mobile media device."