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Affordable HTC Desire 610 officially launching at AT&T on July 25

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Affordable HTC Desire 610 officially launching at AT&T on July 25
HTC today confirmed the existence of a Desire 610 for AT&T. Even more, the company unveiled that AT&T will start selling the handset on July 25. It didn’t say how much the device would cost, but we’re expecting AT&T to offer it for a low price anyway. The 610 costs around €300 in Europe, so maybe its US price will hover around $300 (unlocked).

Initially announced by HTC in February, the Desire 610 is by no means a One M8 (which is available at AT&T since March). The 610 is made out of plastic, and features: a 4.7-inch display with 540 x 960 pixels, LTE, BoomSound stereo speakers, quad-core Snapdragon 400 CPU clocked at 1.2GHz, 1GB of RAM, 8MP rear camera, 1.3MP front-facing camera, and 8GB of expandable internal memory.

The handset seems to be running Android 4.4 KitKat with Sense 6.0 UI. Weighing 145 grams and measuring 143.1 x 70.5 x 9.6 mm, the new Desire includes a 2,040 mAh battery.

Update: AT&T now has a “coming soon” page ready for the Desire 610 - check it out here. The smartphone will cost only $199.99, no contract required - that's cheaper than we assumed! 


sources: HTC USA, Twitter

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posted on 15 Jul 2014, 22:37

1. santy (Posts: 55; Member since: 02 Dec 2011)


where does it say 199 without contract

posted on 16 Jul 2014, 02:47

5. Landmarkcm (Posts: 465; Member since: 11 Aug 2009)


http://about.att.com/newsroom/htc_desire_610_with_4g_lte_available_at_att_on_july_25.html

posted on 15 Jul 2014, 23:20

2. md227a (Posts: 127; Member since: 20 Mar 2012)


Hope it has an unlockable boot loader. I might pick one up at that price.

posted on 15 Jul 2014, 23:34

3. AfterShock (Posts: 2984; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)


That's 635 competition if true.

posted on 16 Jul 2014, 03:09

6. Landmarkcm (Posts: 465; Member since: 11 Aug 2009)


This blows the 635 out of the water! This is direct competition for the Moto G & especially the Moto G LTE!!

posted on 16 Jul 2014, 02:47

4. Landmarkcm (Posts: 465; Member since: 11 Aug 2009)


I am now very much leaning towards returning my Moto G LTE for this!! And will pop my Cricket wireless sim into this baby. Glad to read this. Def a great price!!

posted on 16 Jul 2014, 03:37

7. Landmarkcm (Posts: 465; Member since: 11 Aug 2009)


The only thing I am not liking as much is how much taller this is compared to the Moto G, But it is thinner. I will have to decide if the camera etc is better. The G has good sound too. Although this will have the front speakers.

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