HTC Desire 820 India Launch Expected at September 23 Event

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HTC Desire 820 India Launch Expected at September 23 Event
HTC has started sending invites for an event scheduled on September 23 in New Delhi, where the company is widely-expected to launch the HTC Desire 820 smartphone in India.

Notably, the invite doesn't contain any mention of what HTC intends to launch at the event. There is also no word on the expected pricing of the new Desire-series smartphone from HTC.

(HTC Desire 820 and Desire 816 In Comparison)

The Desire 820 was unveiled earlier this month at IFA and is the company's first smartphone featuring a 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 processor with integrated 4G LTE Cat. 4 connectivity.


At the global unveiling of the Desire 820, the Taiwanese handset maker had confirmed that the handset will be rolled out globally starting late-September. The company is also likely to launch Dot View cases for the Desire 820, considering the smartphone supports these cases.

(HTC Desire 820 and Samsung Galaxy Grand 2 In Comparison)

The smartphone is the successor to HTC Desire 816 (Review | Pictures). It supports dual-SIM (Nano-SIM) and runs Android 4.4 KitKat with HTC Sense UI skinned on top.

The HTC Desire 820 features a 5.5-inch HD (720x1280 pixels) display. The smartphone packs a 64-bit octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 SoC (1.5GHz quad-core + 1.0GHz quad-core) coupled with 2GB of RAM. The Desire 820 packs 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.

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.

Prior to this, the Taiwanese giant confirmed an October 8 event in New York. The invite for the event saw the words 'Double exposure' tipping that the company might unveil something camera-specific at the event, or may be the unveiling of a brand new product.

  • Design
  • Display
  • Software
  • Performance
  • Battery Life
  • Camera
  • Value for Money
  • Good
  • Stellar camera performance
  • Fast performance
  • Attractive design
  • Bad
  • Bad battery life
  • Attracts fingerprints and scratches
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 615
Front Camera8-megapixel
Rear Camera13-megapixel
Battery Capacity2600mAh
OSAndroid 4.4.4
Resolution720x1280 pixels

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Ketan Pratap Ketan Pratap cover&nbspdaily news and rumours at Gadgets 360. He attended IIMC (Indian Institute of Mass Communication), majoring in English Journalism. Ketan is a determined dreamer who believes in the power of hard work. When not working, he loves to explore new cities. More
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