AT&T recently announced that it will soon offer two brand new smartphones, including the HTC Desire 610 and the Windows Phone 8.1-powered Lumia 635.
The HTC Desire 610 (above) offers some of the features of the flagship HTC One (M8), but in a low-cost package. The device is equipped with front-facing BoomSound speakers, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor clocked at 1.2GHz, 8GB of storage, a 4.7-inch display with an 854 x 480-pixel resolution, 1GB of RAM, an 8-megapixel camera, a 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera and a 2,040mAh battery. The device will be available for just $199.99 off contract, or for as little as $8.34 per month with an AT&T Next 18 plan. It will also be available with AT&T’s GoPhone prepaid plans.
The Lumia 635 is one of the very first Windows Phone 8.1 devices to hit the market. It offers a 4.5-inch display with an 854 x 480-pixel resolution, a quad-core Snapdragon 400 processor clocked at 1.2GHz, 512MB of RAM, 8GB of expandable storage, a 5-megapixel camera and a 1,830mAh battery. It will retail for $99.99 with AT&T’s GoPhone prepaid plans stating on July 25, though on August 8 the device will be available for $139.99 without a contract and with black and orange covers. It can also be acquired for $5.84 per month with an AT&T Next 18 plan.
It’s pretty amazing how affordable smartphones are becoming off-contract. The Desire 610 and the Lumia 635 should suit budget-minded Windows Phone and Android fans just fine.