HTC’s new Desire 510 is its most affordable smartphone with LTE to date


The HTC Desire 510. Photo: HTC.

HTC will be unveiling new devices at IFA 2014 in Berlin next month, but like a lot of companies, it can’t help but tell us about them well in advance. Its latest is a new addition to the midrange Desire lineup called the Desire 510, and it’s the Taiwanese company’s most affordable smartphone with LTE to date.

The Desire 510 looks very similar to its siblings in HTC’s latest Desire family. It’s made from glossy polycarbonate plastic with rounded edges and a slightly curved back. It runs Sense 6 on Android 4.4 KitKat, and it offers trademark HTC features like BlinkFeed. You won’t find BoomSound or an UltraPixel camera here, however.

What you will find inside the Desire 510 is a 4.7-inch FWVGA (480×854) display, a 1.2GHz quad-core Snapdragon 410 processor, 1GB of RAM, and 8GB of internal storage. The device also boasts a microSD card slot, a 5-megapixel rear-facing camera, and a 2,100mAh battery.

The Desire 510 will be available in Terra White and Meridian Grey, and it’s compatible with HTC’s Dot View case.

HTC hasn’t confirmed the Desire 510’s price tag or release date yet, but the company does say this will be its most affordable smartphone with LTE so far. We hope to hear more about it from IFA 2014, which kicks off in Berlin on September 5.