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HTC Desire 820 is official – a 64-bit Snapdragon 615-powered King of the Midland

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HTC Desire 820 is official – a 64-bit Snapdragon 615-powered King of the Midland
HTC made a splash at IFA 2014 by introducing the HTC Desire 820 - the new flagship smartphone for the mid-range segment. Just like the rumors spelled, the Desire 820 packs a potent 64-bit octa-core Snapdragon 615 processor, which will instantly usher its owners into the 64-bit Android era as the Android "L Version" update becomes available.

Even if it had a regular 32-bit processor, though, the 4G-enabled HTC Desire 820 would have ended up one of the best mid-range Android phones to exist. Featuring the Desire series' recognizable plastic build in the form of a two-tone color unibody, the phone offers a 5.5-inch 720p display and HTC BoomSound speakers for excellent multimedia experience.

Known for its love of busting spec sheets, HTC adorned the Desire 820's front panel with an 8-megapixel (that's right!) camera for high quality selfies and software that lets you merge friends' photos with yours, apply digital makeup, and capture several moments in a single image. The rear camera is no-less impressive - it has a 13-megapixel backside-illuminated sensor with support for rapid-fire photography and continuous shooting.

To top the phone off with style, HTC built in support for the peculiar Dot View case, which marries retro sheen with swipe gestures and a choice of 18 graphical themes.

The HTC Desire 820 will be on the market by the end of September - early October, at an undisclosed "affordable" price. It will be available in a extensive set of matte and glossy two-tone colors: 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).


source: HTC
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posted on 04 Sep 2014, 02:49 6

1. Furbal (Posts: 403; Member since: 22 Sep 2012)


That's a nice looking phone. I wonder what armv8 has in store for these midrange phones

posted on 04 Sep 2014, 03:08 7

5. LiyanaBG (Posts: 376; Member since: 07 Nov 2013)


Very Beautiful design HTC. loving the color combinations

posted on 04 Sep 2014, 03:12 2

8. JakeLee (banned) (Posts: 1021; Member since: 02 Nov 2013)


I agree on both.

posted on 04 Sep 2014, 02:50 2

2. htcforlife (Posts: 57; Member since: 15 Apr 2014)


Excited!

posted on 04 Sep 2014, 02:50 12

3. Ashoaib (Posts: 2428; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)


if someone want to learn how to make beautiful phones... then should take classes from htc

posted on 04 Sep 2014, 03:51 1

11. T.Law (Posts: 361; Member since: 10 May 2014)


Even apple is taking cues from HTC.

posted on 04 Sep 2014, 03:03

4. JakeLee (banned) (Posts: 1021; Member since: 02 Nov 2013)


It's good to see PA not saying it to be a 64-bit product anymore.

However, the L update will take roughly half a year AFTER the NexusX' launch, and then another three years for the a meaningful number of apps to become 64-bit ones.

Until then, 64-bit on Android will do nothing beside occupying storage/RAM in addition to draining the battery for running the 32-bit "guest OS".

TBH, consumers are way better served with the last batch of 32-bit hardware therefore.

posted on 04 Sep 2014, 03:12 8

7. nokia12 (Posts: 351; Member since: 19 Nov 2013)


its because of you uninformed trolls, that trolls get a bad name...

you just saw the word 64 bit and went crazyyy ...

"TBH, consumers are way better served with the last batch of 32-bit hardware therefore."

did you not see this has Cortex A53 instead of Cortex A7 ? cortex A53 is 30 % more powerful in performance in single threading in 32 bit regular apps than cortex A7.. this one has 8 cores so theoretical multi core performance would be off the charts, practicality is debatable but good for future proofing,.

did you not see this one has Adreno 405 GPU ? instead of the same old weak Adreno 305 which one can have for even in 50-100 $ off contract phones ?

please look beyond the words 64 bit

posted on 04 Sep 2014, 03:11

6. lalalaman (Posts: 387; Member since: 19 Aug 2013)


I wish it is priced at $400 or less for its affordable title

posted on 04 Sep 2014, 03:19

9. HugoBarraCyanogenmod (Posts: 401; Member since: 06 Jul 2014)


Price it $299 without contract and go hungry marketing

posted on 04 Sep 2014, 03:47

10. thelittleprince96 (Posts: 6; Member since: 26 Aug 2014)


I just bought the 816.ughhh is HTC copying Sony now by these rapid upgrade releases?

posted on 04 Sep 2014, 04:20

12. mafiaprinc3 (Posts: 357; Member since: 07 May 2012)


get the pricing right HTC and get rid of some of that top and bottom bezel, really unnecessary

posted on 04 Sep 2014, 07:38

13. newbey123 (Posts: 451; Member since: 19 Mar 2012)


Wow, very impressive midrange device. Good job HTC. Best midrange device available.

posted on 04 Sep 2014, 10:46

14. RandomUsername (Posts: 554; Member since: 29 Oct 2013)


You missed the opportunity to call it King of Midgard!

posted on 04 Sep 2014, 12:05

15. julian6.0 (Posts: 26; Member since: 29 Jan 2014)


Yes very nice hopefully it will get priced correctly. Hopefully 300-350$.

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