HTC has officially announced the HTC Desire 820, the successor to the HTC Desire 816 and the company’s latest 64-bit octa-core Android smartphone.
“Our new HTC Desire model gives entertainment lovers exactly what they are looking for; a powerful, fast, stylish smartphone that delivers their favourite content on a big screen at a competitive price said Peter Chou, HTC Corporation. “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”.
The Desire 820 features a unibody design made from robust polycarbonate similar to HTC’s other recent devices including the company’s flagship HTC One (M8) and, as previously mentioned, the HTC Desire 820 features a 64-bit 1.5GH Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 octa-core processor that also supports 4G/LTE Cat 4 connectivity. This mid-range HTC flagship also features a 5.5-inch HD 720p screen, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage which can be expanded by up to 128GB via a microSD card, and a 2,600 mAh battery. Other connectivity features include Bluetooth 4.0, DLNA, dual-band Wi-Fi 802.11n, and the company’s HTC Connect technology.
The Desire 820 is also equipped with a 13-megapixel f2.2 28mm rear camera with a BSI sensor and 1080p video recording capability, a powerful 8-megapixel front-facing camera with the same BSI sensor and 1080p video recording support, and dual front stereo speakers with built-in amplifiers to work with HTC’s BoomSound technology. Other exclusive HTC features include HTC Zoe, and the HTC Sense UI with Blinkfeed that runs above the latest Android 4.4.2 KitKat operating system.
The HTC Desire 820 will be available in a variety of color options including Marble White, Tuxedo Grey, Santorini White, and Milky-way Grey. It supports the company’s Dot View case that gives the user access to information and functions without ever opening the case.
HTC did not specify a release date or price for the Desire 820 only saying that it will be “available in selected territories worldwide” and that “regional availability will be announced locally.”