HTC is expected to launch its first mid range 64 bit smartphone, the Desire 820 in India next week on September 23. The handset was first showcased at IFA 2014, where it managed to win several accolades. The handset will be Desire 816’s successor with a new chipset and dual shot styling. HTC Desire 820 is powered by 64 bit Snapdragon 615 SoC with 2 clusters of 4 cortex A53 cores (total 8) clocked at 1.5 GHz and 1 GHz respectively. Android won’t be supporting 64 bit code till the arrival of Android L, (and HTC promises a timely update) but the new ARMv8 architecture will show performance enhancement and better power efficiency even with 32 bit code. Other hardware is very similar to HTC Desire 816. You get the same 5.5 Inch IPS LCD display flanked by HTC Boomsound speakers, 2 GB RAM, 16 GB internal storage and 128 GB MicroSD card support. The HTC Desire 816 had a more than decent 13 MP shooter at the back and perhaps the Desire 820 is also using the same quality 13 MP rear/ 8 MP front camera this time. Both front and back camera can record full HD videos. The dual shot styling adds another color highlight to the main body colour. The battery capacity is 2600 mAh similar to Desire 816. We will be present at the India launch event on September 23rd to bring more details and our initial impressions of Desire 820. Stay tuned!
|Model||HTC Desire 820|
|Display||5.5 inch, 1280 X 720 HD|
|Processor||(1.5 GHz Quad Core + 1 GHz Quad Core) Snapdragon 615 Octa Core|
|Internal Storage||16 GB, Expandable|
|OS||Android 4.4.4 KitKat, Upgradeable to Android L|
|Camera||13 MP/ 8 MP, Full HD video Recording|
|Price||To be Announced|