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HTC Desire 310 brings quad core performance to entry-level, confirmed for UK launch

A new HTC phone has gone official, the Desire 310, which is targeted at the entry-level segment offering a quad core processor along with various entertainment-focused features. The handset made its appearance on the company’s Chinese website a few days back and it has now been officially unveiled in Taiwan.

The HTC Desire 310 will follow the usual norms which are seen in most affordable smartphones. The device will have dual SIM slots and support 2G as well as 3G HSPA networks. The handset falls in the 4.5-inch segment and it offers visuals in FWVGA 854 x 480p resolution. At 11.25mm thick, the device shares a similar design with the Desire 610 that’s targeted at the mid-range segment. The phone doesn’t have BoomSound speakers like the other 2014 Desire smartphones, but it does tag along BlinkFeed and Video Highlights.

HTC Desire 310

The HTC Desire 310 is powered by Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean and it relies on a 1.3GHz quad core processor to deliver the steam. The downside here is that the phone only offers 512MB of RAM. A 0.3MP camera sits on the front, while a 5MP snapper with 1080p video support can be found on the rear. The smartphone has a 2000mAh battery.

The HTC Desire 310 will go on sale in Taiwan through various carriers starting next month. It will be available in color options of black, white and red. According to Pocket-lint, the phone will also land in the UK this April through O2, Vodafone and Carphone Warehouse.

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Key specs of the handset:

– Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean with Sense UI
– 4.5-inch FWVGA screen
– 1.3GHz quad core processor
– 4GB ROM, 512MB RAM
– 131.44mm x 68.03mm x 11.25mm dimensions
– 140 grams weight