HTC Desire 820 is official – a 64-bit Snapdragon 615-powered King of the Midland
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).
HTC Desire 820
“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”.
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The HTC Desire 820 will be available with mobile operators and major retailers worldwide beginning at the end of September 2014.
1. Furbal (Posts: 332; Member since: 22 Sep 2012)
That's a nice looking phone. I wonder what armv8 has in store for these midrange phones
5. LiyanaBG (Posts: 346; Member since: 07 Nov 2013)
Very Beautiful design HTC. loving the color combinations
3. Ashoaib (Posts: 2292; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)
if someone want to learn how to make beautiful phones... then should take classes from htc
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.
7. nokia12 (Posts: 325; 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
6. lalalaman (Posts: 367; Member since: 19 Aug 2013)
I wish it is priced at $400 or less for its affordable title
9. HugoBarraCyanogenmod (Posts: 212; Member since: 06 Jul 2014)
Price it $299 without contract and go hungry marketing
10. thelittleprince96 (Posts: 5; Member since: 26 Aug 2014)
I just bought the 816.ughhh is HTC copying Sony now by these rapid upgrade releases?
12. mafiaprinc3 (Posts: 325; Member since: 07 May 2012)
get the pricing right HTC and get rid of some of that top and bottom bezel, really unnecessary
13. newbey123 (Posts: 436; Member since: 19 Mar 2012)
Wow, very impressive midrange device. Good job HTC. Best midrange device available.
14. RandomUsername (Posts: 490; Member since: 29 Oct 2013)
You missed the opportunity to call it King of Midgard!
15. julian6.0 (Posts: 26; Member since: 29 Jan 2014)
Yes very nice hopefully it will get priced correctly. Hopefully 300-350$.