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

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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Desire 610
  • Display 4.7" 480 x 854 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.3 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 400, Quad-core, 1200 MHz
  • Storage 8 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2040 mAh(15.8h 3G talk time)

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7 Comments

1. santy

Posts: 60; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

where does it say 199 without contract

5. Landmarkcm

Posts: 507; Member since: Aug 11, 2009

2. md227a

Posts: 222; Member since: Mar 20, 2012

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

3. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

That's 635 competition if true.

6. Landmarkcm

Posts: 507; Member since: Aug 11, 2009

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

4. Landmarkcm

Posts: 507; Member since: Aug 11, 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!!

7. Landmarkcm

Posts: 507; Member since: Aug 11, 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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