As expected, HTC is launching its first smartphone featuring a 64-bit processor based on ARMv8 architecture. And as expected, it’s a mid-range device rather than a phone with bleeding edge specs.
The HTC Desire 510 is powered by Qualcomm’s 1.2 GHz Snapdragon 410 processor, making it the first phone announced to feature Qualcomm’s new entry-level chip based on ARM Cortex-A53 technology. But we’ll have to wait until 2015 to see Qualcomm’s faster processors based on ARM Cortex-A57 designs.
Meanwhile, other specs for the HTC Desire 510 certainly paint a picture of a phone that’s more exciting for its expected low price than for any other reason.
The HTC Desire 510 features a 4.7 inch, 854 x 480 pixel display, 1GB of RAM, and 8GB of storage. It has a 5MP rear camera, a 0.3Mp front-facing camera, a microSD card reader, 802.11n WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, and GPS.
The phone supports 4G LTE and GSM/WCDMA 2G and 3G networks and it’s powered by a 2100mAh battery. The HTC Desire 510 runs Google Android 4.4 KitKat with HTC Sense software including BlinkFeed and support for HTC’s Dot View case.
Pricing and network support will likely vary by region.