If there was ever an admittance that quad-core processors are now ten a penny than this latest product announcement by HTC is it. The old observation of Moore’s law was that computing power would double ever 2 years, now it seems that has been cut significantly. It was barely 10 months ago when quad-core chips were the preserve of the highest of high-end smartphones and now HTC are promising to offer such delights for a price more historically associated with the low-end.
Behold the HTC Desire 310 which comes with a familiar looking design consisting of rounded edges and a rubber feel on the back. HTC’s Desire 310 crams a 4.5 inch display into its rather small looking chassis, and within that display is a resolution of 854 x 480. The quad-core chip under the hood which is causing such a stir is the MediaTek MT6582M, which has been clocked at 1.3 GHz and is helped along by a reasonable 1GB of RAM.
Combine all that processing power with 4GB of on-board storage expandable via the microSD card slot, dual-sim capabilities, a 2000 mAh battery, all the usual connectivity and 5 megapixel and 0.3 megapixel cameras and you have a contender for the budget smartphone of choice, which was only recently won by the Moto G.