It might be time to say hello to the HTC Desire 820 and the HTC Desire 620, fellow Malaysians!
HTC announced their new mid tier device, the HTC Desire 820 at IFA after teasing it in their invite. 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.
The Desire 620 is a more affordable alternative if the Desire 820 is out of your price range. You have two choices with the Desire 620. You can either get the first option that is powered by a Snapdragon 410 processor with 4G or you can choose the second option which features a MediaTek’s 1.7GHz MT6592 Octa-Core processor.
The Desire 620 features a 5 inch HD 720p display as well as 1GB worth of RAM and 8GB internal storage which is expandable via microSD. The device is equipped with an 8 megapixel camera which is paired with a 5 megapixel front shooter. Powering the Desire 620 is a 2100 mAh capacity battery.
Both the Desire 620 and the Desire 820 will feature dual SIM capabilities and HTC’s signature BoomSound front speakers. Price wise, there hasn’t been any word on the amount of money you will need to fork out for the Desire 820. However, the Desire 620 might be around MYR 550 to about MYR 770 depending on the inclusion of the 4G connectivity. This estimation is based on the price the device is going for in Taiwan. When we get more solid numbers, we’ll be sure to let you know.