HTC Desire 310 – "Entry level" with quad-core processor and 4.5-inch display

HTC has today announced a new bottom-of-the-line model in the form of the Desire 310, an affordable option that arrives powered by a 1.3GHz quad-core chipset with a 4.5-inch display as your window into the portable world of fun. It all looks pretty good. If this is the new super-budget phone, we’re in. No word on price just yet, though.

The Desire 310 will arrive in orange, “sophisticated navy blue” and this white option:

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HTC says the Desire 310 launches at the end of April, with O2, Vodafone and Carphone Warehouse the initial launch partners. Here’s a thing:

HTC unveils the HTC Desire 310 for maximum value

HTC packs HTC BlinkFeed, Video Highlights and super-fast processing power into its latest entry-level smartphone

London, England 6 March 2014, HTC, a global leader in mobile innovation and design, has unveiled the new HTC Desire 310, bringing seamless multi-tasking, smooth browsing and effortless video creation to the entry-level market. Fusing a sophisticated navy blue design with a powerful quad-core processor, HTC BlinkFeed, and Video Highlights, the latest addition to the HTC Desire family, makes some of the celebrated HTC One series’ most popular features available to those who want a more affordable handset without compromising on performance.

“Everybody today wants a smartphone that can keep up with them, regardless of whether it is a flagship or entry-level model” says Peter Chou, CEO of HTC Corporation. “The latest addition to our renowned HTC Desire range combines super-fast processing and premium features at a lower price, offering users the best possible experience in this category.”

Advanced performance guaranteed
Boasting a 1.3GHz quad-core processor, the HTC Desire 310 can comfortably meet any challenge, no matter how you want to use your phone. Whether you want fast, responsive web browsing, silky-smooth graphics when watching videos or playing games, or simply the ability to switch between multiple apps, exceptional performance comes as standard with this device.

HTC BlinkFeed: Bringing your favourite content direct to your home screen
HTC’s renowned HTC BlinkFeed home screen, first introduced with the HTC One, now gives you the opportunity to join the millions of HTC users who have customised their streams to deliver more relevant, up-to-the-minute news and social updates direct to their home screens. Displayed on the Desire 310’s 4.5 inch screen, updates from your favourite news and social sites including Twitter, Facebook and China’s Sina Weibo are displayed in crisp detail and rich colour, making the information easy to digest whenever you glance at your phone.

With the Offline Reading mode, it’s now possible to view articles from your personal feed, drawn from more than 20,000 articles a day from the world’s leading media companies, making it an ideal option for those on a limited data plan. Simply add up to 120 articles to your reading list when connected to WiFi and access them later to enjoy data-free reading on the move.

Video Highlights: Your life in motion
With the HTC Desire 310, your pictures and video clips can be automatically turned into a professional-looking show reel of your best moments. Select photos taken with the HTC Desire 310’s 5MP camera, place them into your preferred sequence and choose your favourite tracks and effects to create impressive videos to share with friends and family through social networks. [i]

Availability
The new HTC Desire 310 will be available from the end of April in the UK via O2, Vodafone and Carphone Warehouse. The handset will be available to consumers in a full range of colours, subject to availability across UK retailers and operators.

HTC Desire 310 Specifications

SIZE: 132.44 x 68.03 x 11.25 m
WEIGHT: 140 g
DISPLAY: 4.5 inch, FWVGA

CPU SPEED
• 1.3GHz quad-core CPUs

PLATFORM
• Android™ 4.2
• HTC BlinkFeed™

MEMORY
• Total storage: 4GB, available capacity varies
• Expansion card slot supports microSD™ for up to 32GB additional storage (card not included)
• RAM: 1GB

NETWORK
2G/ 2.5G – GSM/GPRS/EDGE:
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
3G – UMTS/ HSPA:
900/2100 MHz HSDPA 21, HSUPA 5.76

SIM
• Regular SIM

SENSORS
• Accelerometer

CONNECTIVITY
• 3.5 mm stereo audio jack
• Bluetooth® 4.0
• Wi-Fi®: IEEE 802.11 b/g/n

CAMERA
• 5 MP camera with fixed focus
• 1080p Full HD video recording
• Front Camera: VGA
• Front Camera: VGA video recording
• Gallery with Video Highlights

MULTIMEDIA
Audio supported formats:
• Playback: .wav, .mp3, .xmf, .amr, aac .wma (Windows Media Audio 9)
• Recording: .amr, .aac

Video supported formats:
• Playback: .mp4, .wmv (Windows Media Video 9), H. 263, H.264
• Recording: .mp4, H. 263, H.264

LOCATION
• Internal GPS antenna + GLONASS

BATTERY
• Embedded rechargeable Li-polymer battery
• Capacity: 2000 mAh
• Talk time: Up to 11 hours for 3G
• Standby time : Up to 852 hours for 3G

AC ADAPTER
• Voltage range/frequency: 100 ~ 240 V AC, 50/60 Hz
• DC output: 5 V and 1 A

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