HTC Desire 310 with quad-core MediaTek chip briefly listed on European site

HTC Desire 310 with quad-core MediaTek chip briefly listed on European site

mob canvasHTC has expanded its Desire range with the unveiling of a new mid-range smartphone, the Desire 310.

HTC had on Wednesday temporarily listed the new smartphone on its European site without pricing and availability details. Soon after, the HTC Desire 310 page on the site was pulled, and is currently still down, with no word on the global rollout of the device.

The HTC Desire 310 is company’s first smartphone powered by a MediaTek chipset, the quad-core MT6582M clocked at 1.3GHz. The dual-SIM smartphone features a 4.5-inch display with a resolution of 480×854 pixels. The HTC Desire 310 runs Android 4.2.2 out-of-the-box, while there is no word on BlinkFeed feature on the device.

It comes with 512MB of RAM and also includes 4GB of inbuilt storage, though there is no mention of expandable storage in Desire 310. It sports a 5-megapixel rear camera, while there is a VGA front-facing camera. The HTC Desire 310 comes with Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, Micro-USB, EDGE, GPS and 3G connectivity options. The smartphone packs a 2000mAh battery and measures 131.44×68.03×11.25mm. The HTC Desire 310 was first spotted by PhoneArena.

Earlier, HTC introduced a new mid-range smartphone, the Desire 400 dual-SIM which was listed on company’s Russian and Ukrainian sites.

The HTC Desire 400 dual-SIM runs Android Jelly Bean OS with HTC Sense UI on top featuring BlinkFeed. However, it’s not clear at this stage whether the OS version in the Desire 400 dual-SIM smartphone is Android 4.2 or Android 4.3.

The HTC Desire 400 dual-SIM as the name suggests comes with dual-SIM functionality and supports micro-SIM instead of regular SIM. It comes with a 4.3-inch WVGA display with a 480×800 pixels resolution. It is powered by a quad-core 1.2GHz Snapdragon 200 processor along with 1GB of RAM, according to the Russian site, which also lists an 8-megapixel rear camera with LED flash and BSI sensor, apart from a 1.6-megapixel front-facing camera.

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