64-bit capable HTC Desire 510 coming to Sprint, Boost, Virgin Mobile and Cricket

by: Andrew GrushAugust 27, 2014

HTC Desire 510 white

Late last night HTC formally announced the Desire 510, a new budget handset powered by a 64-bit capable Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processor. At the time they didn’t release very many details about when the handset would come to the US, only that a “selection of carriers” would see the device.

Now HTC has confirmed the handset will soon arrive to Sprint, Virgin Mobile, Boost Mobile and Cricket. In addition to arriving to Sprint and several postpaid carriers in the United States, the Desire 510 will also debut in Canada through Fido, Telus, Rogers, Virgin Mobile and Videotron.

So what can we expect from the device? In addition to the Snapdragon 410 CPU, the Desire 510 offers 1GB RAM, 8GB storage, microSD, a 5MP rear cam, a 2100 mAh battery, LTE, Android KitKat out of box, and a 4.7-inch display with a resolution of 854 x 480. Aside from the horribly low display resolution, the Desire 510’s specs aren’t half bad and could make for a fairly solid competitor for the Moto G — provided the price is right.

What do you think, anyone out there interested in picking this one up or is the display a deal-breaker? How much would you be willing to pay for the Desire 510?

  • MadCowOnAStick

    Could’ve competed with the iPhone if the screen resolution was better.

    • cee

      …and had an OS optimised for specific hardware, had a 64-bit OS, had any 64-bit applications. Had anywhere near a camera sensor of the iphone, IPS LCD…
      The list is endless

      • MadCowOnAStick

        Android L

        and lolololol, camera sensor of the iPhone, good joke. It sucks.

        • cee

          That’s why professional photographer and videographers choose the iphone over every other phone on the market.

          That’s why more professional images and videos are made with the iphone than all the HaemorRoid phones put together.

          Better luck next time.

          • MadCowOnAStick

            That’s why professional photographers use those freaking huge cameras -_-

          • cee

            Yes we do use those huge freaking cameras, I use hasselblads and canon.
            I don’t use nikon because the pixels on a 40mp 35mm sensor are less sensitive with less tonal range than the 22mp on the same sized 35mm sensor.
            If I want more than 22mp I get out the ‘Blad with it’s larger sensor.
            Go ask a professional rather than watch a video on youtube, you might learn something.

  • cee

    So HaemorRoiders, this is what a marketing ploy looks like, no 64-bit operating system, no 64-bit software, one gig of ram.


    • Roby

      Cuz the OS can totally not be upgraded to Android L which will support 64-bit.

      • cee

        Oh so you hope roid L will support it. Seeing as you haven’t even got an os to use it, or any apps, this IS marketing.

        Since you still struggle to get apps to work on tablets without stretching pixels, I see zero apps coming to market that will be 64-bit.

        Maybe in five years roid will be ready for 64-bit, until then, it will be like Win64, no applications that can take advantage of it.

        Like I said, jjust a marketing ploy.