HTC announces the Desire 310 – the company's first MediaTek smartphone


HTC today officially lifted the veil off the entry-level HTC Desire 310. Just as we suspected, the successor to the Desire 300 is the first HTC phone powered by a MediaTek SoC. The one in the Desire 310 is a quad-core MT6582M system chip, clocked at 1.3GHz.

The HTC Desire 310 is a dual-SIM device, which comes with 1GB of RAM and 4GB of internal memory. The storage space is further expandable via a microSD card. The 4.5-inch display of the Desire 310 features a resolution of 480 x 854 pixels, which means that the device has a low pixel density of 218ppi. The smartphone also comes with a 5MP rear camera, capable of 1080p video recording.

Software-wise, this new HTC device comes with Android 4.2.2 out of the box. The BlinkFeed home screen, which made its debut along with the HTC One, is also featured in the Desire 310. In addition, the so-called Offline Reading mode allows users to create a personalized article feed that automatically downloads the content once the smartphone connects to a Wi-Fi network, making the feature "an ideal option for those on a limited data plan."

According to the manufacturer, the HTC Desire 310 will be available from April. We also heard that the device might show up in Europe and other regions, too. It is rumored that the device will be priced at $232 (169 euros). What does this mean? Well, if the pricing is true, the HTC Desire 310 can't provide as much bang for the buck as the Moto G, but you already saw that coming, didn't you?

source: HTC (1), (2) via Engadget

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