AT&T’s HTC Desire 610 launches July 25th for $200 off contract

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AT&T and HTC are coming together to provide an affordable 4G LTE smartphone if you’re in the market for one. That smartphone is the Android-based HTC Desire 610, which is one of the first in HTC’s new line of mid-range handsets that they hope will bring them back into consistent growth.

AT&T has announced that the device will be launching July 25th — that’s a good week and a half from now — for just $200. And that’s not two-year contract pricing either: you can plop $200 down and walk away without having to sign a single sheet of freedom-breaking paper. You can get it via AT&T Next with $0 down and $8.34 per month if you prefer to go that route, which still isn’t a bad wad of change to walk away with for a smartphone.

You should already know that $200 won’t get you a ton. Expect a 4.7-inch 960 x 540 display, an 8 megapixel camera, a 1.2GHz quad-core Snapdragon 400 chipset, 8GB of internal storage, 1GB of RAM, a 2,040 mAh battery and more. That should be enough to give you a solid experience that won’t make you pull your hair out, but you might want to stop into an AT&T store when it’s available to get a good look for yourself. Otherwise, the online order link should go live right here whenever that day rolls around.

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  • blest

    Interesting gift

  • joe23521

    Can this be unlocked to use overseas?

    • Tony Lai

      I think AT&T will allow unlocking once the phone is paid off, or the contract is up. In this case, I am sure you can unlock this phone.

  • stolnheartdealr

    Moto G is still way nicer, and there’s a 4G option for not much more.

  • toomuchgame441

    Better than the Moto G

    • Marc Perrusquia

      No moto g has more storage for the same price, a 720p screen, water resistance, and stock android. And for a little more you can get the LTE variant, which while cutting the storage down to 8gb also adds a micro sd card slot.

      • toomuchgame441

        This has Sense 6 tho… It wins.

      • Dwight

        Micro SD slots aren’t viable replacements for internal storage after kit kat

      • Tony Lai

        I dont remember Moto G has water resistance ahah.

  • alex

    Better than the S4 mini, which is double the price.

  • Mark2468

    Damn, not bad for a starter phone, good gift for a tween or grandparent and even yourself if you’re on a budget.

  • steveb944

    Too bad it’s not for T-Mobile, otherwise I’d buy.

    • Marc Perrusquia

      If you’re on a budget get the moto g it’s in the same price range as this and is a bit better. Unlocked and compatible with gsm carriers like T-Mobile.

      • steveb944

        I just wanted to support HTC. We already have a G in the house.