As its name suggests, the Desire 820 mini is smaller than the original 820 (which sports a 5.5-inch display). The new handset comes with a 5-inch 720p screen, but keeps the front-facing speakers and the overall look of its bigger brother. The Desire 820 mini is sold via Tmall - one of China’s largest online retailers - and costs around $228 (1,399 yuan), thus being about $100 cheaper than the Desire 820.
Unlike the Desire 820, the 820 mini isn’t powered by a 64-bit Snapdragon 615 processor, instead relying on a Snapdragon 400 chipset. That aside, the new smartphone features Android 4.4 KitKat, LTE, dual SIM capabilities, a 5MP front-facing camera, 8 MP rear camera, 1 GB of RAM, and 8 GB of expandable internal memory. It’s not clear if HTC intends to release the Desire 820 mini in other markets, but we’ll let you know when we find out more about this.