HTC Desire 820s With 64-Bit MediaTek Octa-Core SoC Launched

HTC Desire 820s With 64-Bit MediaTek Octa-Core SoC Launched
HTC on Tuesday announced a variant of the Desire 820, dubbed the HTC Desire 820s, on its Weibo account. HTC hasn't detailed the price and availability of the Desire 820s, nor if it will be sold outside of China.

The Desire 820s packs almost identical specifications to the Desire 820, apart from sporting a 64-bit 1.7GHz octa-core MediaTek MT6752 processor with 4G LTE connectivity and Mali T760 GPU instead of the 64-bit octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 SoC (1.5GHz quad-core + 1.0GHz quad-core) of the original. The octa-core MediaTek SoC is coupled with 2GB of RAM, as per the Weibo post by HTC.

The dual-SIM HTC Desire 820s runs Android 4.4 KitKat and features a 5.5-inch HD (720x1280 pixels) display. It packs a 13-megapixel rear camera with LED flash, and an 8-megapixel secondary front-facing camera, just like the Desire 820.

The 16GB internal storage on the Desire 820s 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.

(Also see: HTC Desire 820s, HTC Desire 820, and HTC Desire 820q in comparison)

HTC had globally unveiled the Desire 820 smartphone at IFA in September, and then launched it in India in October alongside the quad-core Desire 820q.

The Desire 820 in India is priced at Rs. 24,990, while the Desire 820q is priced at Rs. 22,500. The company had also launched the GoPro-like RE action camera, which will be exclusive to Snapdeal for Rs. 9,990. The RE camera device will compatible with both Android and iOS devices. HTC will soon release a companion app for both Android and iOS.
  • Design
  • Display
  • Software
  • Performance
  • Battery Life
  • Camera
  • Value for Money
  • Good
  • Looks good
  • Decent cameras
  • Excellent performance
  • Bad
  • Very little has changed from the Desire 820
  • Display resolution is too low
  • Expandable storage support capped at 32GB
Display 5.50-inch
Processor MediaTek MT6752
Front Camera 8-megapixel
Rear Camera 13-megapixel
RAM 2GB
Storage 16GB
Battery Capacity 2600mAh
OS Android 4.4.4
Resolution 720x1280 pixels
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