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
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
). It features a 5.5-inch HD (720x1280 pixels) display.
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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.
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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.'
: 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.