HTC Desire 820 and Desire 820q Launched in India

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HTC Desire 820 and Desire 820q Launched in India
HTC at its India 'Double Exposure' event Friday has launched the octa-core Desire 820 and quad-core Desire 820q in India, after the announcing the smartphones alongside the Desire 816G in the country late last month. The Desire 820 has been priced at Rs. 24,990, while the Desire 820q has been priced at Rs. 22,500. HTC says both phones will be available in markets from November 4.

The Taiwanese smartphone manufacturer has also launched the One (M8 Eye) in India, priced at Rs. 38,990, apart from the Desire Eye. The company launched its new budget Desire 516C handset in the country as well, priced at Rs. 12,990. The RE action camera, introduced globally last week, was also launched in India.

The highlight of the HTC Desire 820, which was globally unveiled at a pre-IFA 2014 event, is its 64-bit octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 SoC (1.5GHz quad-core + 1.0GHz quad-core) with integrated 4G LTE Cat. 4 connectivity. The dual-SIM (Nano-SIM) HTC Desire 820 runs Android 4.4 KitKat with HTC Sense UI skinned on top. The smartphone is the successor to HTC Desire 816 (Review | Pictures). It features a 5.5-inch HD (720x1280 pixels) display.

(Also see: HTC One (M8 Eye) With 13-Megapixel Duo Camera Launched at Rs. 38,990)

The smartphone packs 2GB of RAM alongside the Snapdragon 615. It features a 13-megapixel (with f/2.2 lens) rear facing camera with LED flash and BSI sensor, apart from an 8-megapixel secondary front-facing camera.

(Also see: HTC Desire Eye With 13-Megapixel Front-Facing Camera Launched in India)

The 16GB inbuilt storage on the Desire 820 is expandable via microSD card (up to 128GB). Connectivity options on the handset include Wi-Fi, FM radio, Bluetooth, GPRS/ EDGE, GPS/ A-GPS, 3G and 4G LTE connectivity.

The handset measures 157.7x78.74x7.74mm and weighs 155 grams. The HTC Desire 820 packs a 2600mAh battery which is rated to deliver up to 22.4 hours (3G) of talk time and 424 hours (3G) of standby time. It also supports HTC's Dot View case which will provide 'instant access to your phone without opening the cover.'

(Also see: HTC Desire 516C With Dual-SIM Support, Quad-Core SoC Launched at Rs. 12,990)

The HTC Desire 820q, which also features dual-SIM (Nano-SIM supoprt), has virtually identical specifications as the HTC Desire 820, but comes with a different quad-core chipset (clocked at 1.2GHz), and has just 1GB of RAM.
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Display5.50-inch
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 615
Front Camera8-megapixel
Rear Camera13-megapixel
RAM2GB
Storage16GB
Battery Capacity2600mAh
OSAndroid 4.4.4
Resolution720x1280 pixels
Display5.50-inch
Processor1.2GHz quad-core
Front Camera8-megapixel
Rear Camera13-megapixel
RAM1GB
Storage16GB
Battery Capacity2600mAh
OSAndroid 4.4
Resolution720x1280 pixels
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