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BARCELONA, Spain -- The lesser of HTC's two new phones here at Mobile World Congress is the Desire 610.

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Like the bigger Desire 816, it's a curvy plastic phone in the vein of the iPhone 5C.

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Its 4.7-inch screen has a 960x540-pixel resolution, so it's not HD.

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HTC's packed in an 8-megapixel camera. We didn't get much chance to try it in our brief hands-on, but our full review will reveal more.

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It's a thin and light effort, with HTC's usual attention to detail.

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Inside is a quad-core processor -- it's no slouch.

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It has 4G LTE, so downloads won't hang about either.

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Android 4.4 KitKat, Google's latest software, is on board. HTC has put all its usual bumf on there too, like BlinkFeed.

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BoomSound! Boom! Sound! That's what HTC calls its dual, front-facing speaker system.

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There's the other speaker.

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The HTC Desire 610 will make its debut globally sometime in Q2, so the next few months.

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While the back is glossy, the sides are matte for better grip.

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The phone we saw was actually a prototype. The final version may be very slightly different to this handset.

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The Desire 610 comes in an array of fun colours. For megatonnes more mobile coverage, check out our MWC 2014 home page.

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