HTC has taken the wraps off HTC Desire 820, the successor to the popular Desire 816 handset which it unveiled at the Mobile World Congress event earlier this year. The Desire 820 comes with an impressive hardware specification, which the company touts will set “a new benchmark for mid-range smartphones.” Also Read - HTC Desire 20+ launched with 48-megapixel quad rear camera setup
The Desire 816 was received fairly well by consumers and critics, and the Desire 820 is taking the baton forward. The handset comes with a 5.5-inch 720p display. It is powered by a 64-bit 1.5GHz octa-core Snapdragon 615 with 2GB of memory. Of course, there isn’t much use of a 64-bit processor right now but that should change with the arrival of Android L later this year. On the connectivity front, it supports LTE connectivity, along with support for HSPA+, Wi-fi a/b/g/n (2.4/5GHz), and Bluetooth. The handset also has a dual-SIM variant for select markets. There’s a 2,600mAh battery powering the device, the company claims that it will be good for 22.4 hours of 3G talk time, or up to 424 hours of 3G standby. Also Read - HTC Wildfire E Lite smartphone design leaks online
The smartphone comes with 16GB of internal storage, which can be expanded up to 128GB via a microSD card. Much like HTC’s flagship handset HTC One M8, and Butterfly series, Desire 820 also sports company’s signature BoomSound speakers. On the camera front, there’s a 13-megapixel shooter and an 8-megapixel camera, which works with HTC’s Face Fusion software. Also Read - HTC Wildfire E Lite listed on Google Play Console
As with other phones in the Desire series, the Desire 820 uses a “double-shot” unibody with two tones for buttons, flash and camera. The company is offering it in nine colors including, Marble White (glossy), Tuxedo Grey (matte), Santorini White (glossy), Milky-way Grey (glossy), Tangerine White (glossy), Saffron Grey (glossy), Flamingo Grey (glossy), Blue Mist (glossy), and Monarch Orange (glossy). It also carries a Dot View case which you may remember from HTC One M8.
The Desire 820 will become available for sale by the end of September but there is no word on pricing just yet.