HTC Desire 310 Mid-Range Android Handset Announced

HTC has officially named the successor to the mid-range Desire Android smartphone series and announced that the Desire 310 is due to arrive this spring.

The Chinese HTC website broke the news of the Desire 310, the follow-up to the Desire 300 released September 2013, confirming its existence after rumours broke when the device was inadvertently mentioned online by the mobile manufacturer back in January 2014. At the time we thought the device was another region-specific model for China but it turns out HTC has plans for Europe with this new model.

Along with confirmation of the name, specs have been revealed including a 4.5-inch 854 x 480 display with a 1.3GHz quad-core CPU, a gig of RAM, 4GB of storage and dual-SIM capabilities. The HTC Desire 310 will also include Wi-Fi and 3G connectivity, Bluetooth, GPS, a 5-megapixel rear-facing camera and a 0.3-megapixel front camera.

This will likely place the HTC Desire 310 alongside earlier models as an affordable, budget-friendly handset with a respectable processor and recent Android version 4.1 Jelly Bean. The handset is reported to become available in the UK in April.

For the full-fat HTC Android experience you may wish to get to grips with the HTC One (2014) which was recently revealed.