Desire 510 to launch on Cricket Wireless next week

Meet HTC's first budget-friendly LTE smartphone. Photo: HTC.

Meet HTC’s first budget-friendly LTE smartphone. Photo: HTC.

Cricket Wireless has announced that it will start selling HTC’s latest premiumĀ budget-friendly smartphone from Friday, September 19, on any of its no-contract, prepaid plans for just $149.99 upfront.

Besides being stacked on the shelves in its own bricks-and-mortar stores, Cricket Wireless states that the handset will also be available from over 2,800 GameStop shops nationwide by the end of October. This is due to the partnership signing of both companies earlier this week.

The Desire 510 packs a 4.7-inch capacitive touchscreen with a resolution of 480 x 854 pixels, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 chipset powered by four 1.2GHz Cortex-A53 cores, an Adreno 306 GPU, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of internal storage (expandable up to 128GB via microSD) and a 2,100 mAh Li-Po battery.

Straight out the box, the handset will run the latest build of Android 4.4 KitKat skinned with version 6.0 of HTC’s famous Sense user interface — which includes a ton of fantastic software tweaks, such as, BlinkFeed, Zoe, Sense TV and color-coded themes, to name but a few.

If you’d like to view the full press release — click the source link below.