If high-end Android smartphones is not your cup of tea, then meet the new HTC Desire 820, a mid-range octa-core smartphone from the Taiwanese that has 64-bit support. This device is the one that was teased by HTC just last week and was just announced hours ago at the on-going IFA 2014.
As expected, the HTC Desire 820, a followup to the current Desire 816, is the first phone to run on the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 (MSM8939) processor – an octa-core chip with eight Cortex-A53 cores, four clocked at 1.5GHz and another four at 1.0GHz, along with the next generation Adreno 405 GPU. According to HTC, the Desire 820 is powered by a 64-bit chip and will be updated to Android L, which is designed to take advantage of 64-bit processing.
It may be a mid-ranger but the specs on the Desire 820 certainly does not disappoint. It comes with a large 5.5” 720p display and beneath that is the new Snapdragon 615 processor with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of expandable storage (up to 128GB). The back is adorned with a 13MP shooter with BSI (back-illuminated sensor), while the front has a large 8MP camera. Other specs include 2600mAh built-in battery, a dimension of 157.7 x 78.74 x 7.74mm, dual-SIM support, LTE connectivity, BoomSound speakers, and runs on Android 4.4 with HTC Sense 6 – upgradable to Android L.
As for the design, HTC is boasting a slimmer profile of 7.74mm and a “double-shot” design, a multi-tone unibody design technology that improves build quality and tolerance to daily stress. It will be available at the end of September in both a single and dual-SIM configuration depending on market. The available colours are Marble White, Tuxedo Grey, Santorini White, Milky-way Grey, Tangerine White, Saffron Grey, Flamingo Grey, Blue Mist and Monarch Orange – now that’s a huge list of colour options.
If priced right, the Desire 820 will definitely be a very exciting smartphone to look forward to.