HTC Desire 820 With 5.5-Inch Display, 64-bit Snapdragon 615 SoC Launched

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HTC Desire 820 With 5.5-Inch Display, 64-bit Snapdragon 615 SoC Launched
HTC has launched its latest mid-range smartphone in the Desire series - the HTC Desire 820 - at its pre-IFA 2014 event, featuring a 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 processor with integrated 4G LTE Cat. 4 connectivity. HTC announced the smartphone will be available worldwide beginning late-September.

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 Desire 820 and Desire 816 in comparison)

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 internal 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.

(Also see: HTC Desire 820 and Samsung Galaxy Grand 2 in comparison)

"With the HTC Desire 820, we've combined the most advanced technology with the best possible entertainment experience and bold, distinctive design, to deliver a handset that is both desirable and affordable," said Peter Chou, HTC.

HTC has said that with the Snapdragon 615 processor, the HTC Desire 820 will offer 'lightning-fast Cat 4 4G connectivity at speeds of up to 150Mbps.' It also supports HTC's Dot View case which will provide 'instant access to your phone without opening the cover.'


IFA 2014 in Pictures
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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
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