HTC to release Desire 510 smartphone next month


Manufacturer’s cheapest 4G device to cost just £149 SIM-free when it is made available at operators and retailers 

HTC has unveiled the Desire 510 smartphone, which it says is its cheapest 4G device to date.

It will be available in the UK from mobile operators and retailers from next month for around £149 SIM-free. Exact availability details will be announced closer to launch.

The Desire 510 is powered by a quad-core 1.2GHz processor, running the Android 4.4 KitKat OS as well as HTC’s own Sense UI sitting on top.

It has a 4.7-inch touchscreen, five megapixel rear and VGA front cameras, 1GB of RAM and 8GB of internal memory that can be expanded by 128GB with a microSD card.

HTC CEO Peter Chou 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 that 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.”