updated 06:10 am EDT, Wed August 27, 2014
HTC Desire 510 includes Snapdragon 410 capable of 32-bit, 64-bit processing
HTC has launched an entry-level Desire-branded smartphone capable of 64-bit processing. The Desire 510 uses the Qualcomm Snapdragon 410, a quad-core processor clocked at 1.2GHz, and though it will initially run as a 32-bit processor initially, HTC may enable its 64-bit processing once Android L starts to roll out to consumer devices in the future.
Using a 4.7-inch 854x480 display, the Desire 510 has 1GB of RAM and 8GB of storage with microSD expansion by up to 128GB. A 5-megapixel camera resides on the back of the Android 4.4 device, along with a VGA-resolution front version, with connectivity extending to Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi, DLNA support, and LTE, while its 2,100mAh battery is said to provide up to 17 hours of talk time over 3G. The Dot View case, a cover first seen with the HTC One M8, will also be available for the device.
Though unpriced and without a release date, HTC advises it will be shipping the Desire 510 in Europe and Asia, with "select carriers" also set to offer the smartphone in the United States.