(IFA 2014) HTC Announces Desire 820
HTC announced their new mid tier device, the HTC Desire 820 at IFA after teasing it in their invite. The device is the second device in HTC’s arsenal which is 64-bit ready. The Desire 820 is the follow up to the popular Desire 816 which was quite popular among Asian consumers.
Unlike the HTC One (M8), the Desire 820 is decidedly mid ranged. It comes with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 which is one of the first 64-bit Octa-core chips from Qualcomm to hit the consumer market. The processor is clocked at 1.5 GHz (4 cores at 1.5 GHz and 4 more at 1.0 GHz) and is supported by 2 GB of RAM with an Adreno 405 graphics processor. The Desire 820 comes with 16 GB of internal storage which is expandable by an additional 128 GB via a microSD card slot.
The smartphone comes with a 5.5-inch HD 720p Super LCD2 display with a 720 x 1280 pixel resolution and a pixel density of 267 pixels per inch. On the optics side of things, HTC’s mid ranger comes with a 13-MegaPixel camera and a front facing camera with a whopping 8-MegaPixel camera. It comes as no surprise that HTC has touted this device as being perfect for selfies.
The device will come with WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n with DLNA and WiFi Direct support. It will be sporting 4G LTE connectivity in addition to 3G and a few sensors: Accelerometer, Proximity and compass. the Desire 820 will be powered by a non-removable 2600 mAh Lithium Polymer battery which HTC touts a 22 hour battery life on 3G connectivity. HTC now signature BoomSound speakers also come in tow. All of this is fitted in a slim plastic body measuring 157-7 x 78.7 x 7.7 mm coming in at only 155g.
HTC says the device should be available in the fall with some markets getting a dual SIM variant. However, there are no details yet of its pricing.