Not one full day has passed since HTC reannounced the Desire 310, this time seemingly for Europe, and we already know how much the smartphone will cost and when it will be in stores.
In Germany and Austria, HTC has priced the Desire 310 at €159, whereas in the Netherlands it will cost €169. In Switzerland you’ll need to pay 179 CHF. The handset will be out in the Netherlands on April 10, while in the other aforementioned countries it should become available sometime in mid-April (note that this may also mean April 10, or another date close to it).
With this pricing, it’s clear that HTC is gunning for the Moto G’s sales, though that is a higher-end model that comes with a higher-res screen. On the other hand, the Desire 310 has a microSD card slot for expanding its internal storage space, something which the Moto G lacks. So if that’s important to you, the new HTC lower-midranger is a great fit. However, in terms of software updates the Moto G clearly wins, already having been updated to Android 4.4 KitKat while the Desire 310 will launch running Android 4.2 Jelly Bean – and don’t count on it ever being updated past that.
The HTC Desire 310 comes with a 4.5-inch 480×854 touchscreen, a 5 MP fixed focus (!) rear camera, a VGA front camera, a 1.3 GHz quad-core processor, 4 GB of internal storage, microSD card support, 21 Mbps HSPA, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, and a 2,000 mAh battery.