HTC Australia has just announced that their budget 4G LTE phone, the recently-announced Desire 510 will be heading to Telstra on pre-paid for a wallet-friendly $179.

The Desire 510 features a 4.7-inch FWVGA screen (854×480), a quad core 1.2 Ghz Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 and a 5MP rear camera. As with its stablemates, it’s running HTC Sense 6 with BlinkFeed and comes with Android 4.4 on board. It’s been awarded Telstra’s “Blue Tick” rating. This means its recommended for rural and regional use on Telstra’s networking, meeting certain standards for reception.

HTC’s announced the phone’s Australian RRP at $249, but Telstra will be offering it at $179 to their pre-paid customers. It’s available in White (above) and Dark Grey (below)


You want specs? We’ve got specs:

  • 4.7-inch FWVGA (480 x 854)
  • 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 quad-core
  • 1GB RAM
  • 8GB storage, expandable up to 128GB via MicroSD Card
  • 5MP rear camera, VGA front facing
  • WiFi 802.11n
  • Android 4.4 (Kit Kat)
  • HTC Sense 6
  • 2100mAh Li-Po removable battery
  • Dimensions: 139.9 x 69.8 x 9.99 mm
  • Weight: 158g
  • Connectivity:
    • GSM/GPRS/EDGE: 850/900/1800/1900MHz
    • HSPA: 850/900/2100MHz
    • LTE: 800/1800/2600MHz
  • Micro SIM enabled

The phone is available in Telstra stores now, and while we’re still waiting to hear about other retailers we’ve definitely seen the phone pop up in one retailers listings.

What do you think of the Desire 510? Tell us in the comments!

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Before discovering the Nexus One, Jason thought he didn't need a smartphone. Now he can't bear to be without his Android phone. Jason hails from Sydney, Melbourne or Brisbane depending on his mood and how detailed a history you'd like. A web developer by day with an interest in consumer gadgets and electronics, he also enjoys reading comics and has a worryingly large collection of Transformers figures. He'd like to think he's a gamer, but his Wii has been in a box since he moved to Sydney, and his PlayStation Vita collection is quite lacking. Most mornings you'll find him tilting at various windmills on Twitter - follow @JM77 and say hi!
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Lincoln Mah

Snapdragon 410 = 64 bit?


Lincoln Mah yes