HTC Embraces MediaTek Chips, Launches the Desire 310

HTC Desire 310Traditionally, HTC has used Qualcomm’s Snapdragon processors to power its smartphones. However, the latest device from the firm which brought us the HTC One shuns the super-popular chips for one from MediaTek. This up and coming Chinese company produces chips used by many manufacturers around the world, most notably Huawei and ZTE.

The phone in question is the Desire 310, which long-time HTC fans will realise falls into the company’s budget range. It’s the first time HTC has used a MediaTek processor, which fits in with the lower price point of the Desire range. This doesn’t mean it’s not worth your attention though, as i still has four cores, and a clock speed of 1.3GHz.

As you’d expect, the rest of the phone’s specs won’t be setting any records. The screen is 4.5-inches in size and has a 480×854 pixel resolution, while the rear camera has 5-megapixels, but no flash, and the camera above the screen has a basic VGA resolution. HTC has provided the Desire 310 with 4GB of internal memory, 512MB of RAM, plus a microSD card slot.

Android 4.2.2 is installed with BlinkFeed on the primary homescreen, and other features include a 2000mAh battery. HTC hasn’t provided a launch date for the Desire 310 yet, or if it’ll be coming out in Europe, but it’s a possible candidate for the low-end of the UK’s Pay As You Go market.

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