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HTC unveils the Desire 820s, another 64-bit mid-ranger with MediaTek inside

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HTC unveils the Desire 820s, another 64-bit mid-ranger with MediaTek inside
Earlier this September, the HTC Desire 820 made a debut at IFA 2014. It boasted a 64-bit capable Snapdragon 615 in tow, alongside a 5.5” 720p display, 2GB of RAM, a 13MP rear and a respectable 8MP front-facing shooter – it still ranks among the best upper mid-range devices money can get you at the moment. Subsequently, HTC unveiled a mini version of this mid-ranger, which was believed to tote a more affordable price tag while retaining the same overall specs.

Well, HTC today unveiled yet another variation of the Desire 820 via its Weibo account. Dubbed the HTC Desire 820s, it also comes with a 64-bit chipset on board, though this time around Qualcomm's offering was dropped in favor of MediaTek. Thus, the SoC in the Desire 820s is believed to be a1.7GHz octa-core MT6752, comprising Cortex-A53 cores and a Mali T760 GPU chip that chews through the graphics. As far as the rest of the specs are concerned, we are once again dealing with a 5.5-inch display, most probably a 720p one, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of storage right out of the box, front-facing BoomSound speakers, and LTE support. The 13MP rear and the 8MP front-facing cameras are also in store.

Although HTC has not unveiled any pricing or availability of the slate, we suspect that it is intended to be sold in China or other local markets – thus, don't keep your fingers crossed that the Desire 820s will be available in a store near you (provided that you are not a denizen of China, of course).


source: HTC (translated) via GForGames

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posted on 04 Nov 2014, 04:43 1

1. h27_Venom (Posts: 76; Member since: 16 May 2014)


i dont know if it me but haven't they started to do the same thing what samsung is doing..!! this strategy has allowed them make some profit...

posted on 04 Nov 2014, 06:13 6

3. phil2n (Posts: 487; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


So "Another day another HTC?"

posted on 04 Nov 2014, 14:54 1

9. mojtaba_mn (Posts: 268; Member since: 22 Feb 2013)


yes and it so better than another day and another more 3 phone from samsung

posted on 05 Nov 2014, 09:04

10. MarcVS24 (Posts: 5; Member since: 16 Oct 2014)


It's true that more and more mid-range devices are coming out. However, HTC is bringing 64bit chipsets to the mid-range segment and this is something new. I would prefer this device to the newly released Galaxy A5:
versus.com/en/htc-desire-820s-vs-samsung-galaxy-a5

posted on 04 Nov 2014, 05:17

2. bugsbunny00 (Posts: 2004; Member since: 07 Jun 2013)


when will others get higher mp other than Sony and moto droid turbo.

posted on 04 Nov 2014, 06:49

4. Lauticol (Posts: 335; Member since: 25 Jun 2011)


I actually like the design of new HTCs like this or the Desire EYE

posted on 04 Nov 2014, 06:51

5. tiara6918 (Posts: 2027; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)


Just make the price even cheaper this time htc

posted on 04 Nov 2014, 08:08

6. Scarambay (Posts: 85; Member since: 18 Jan 2013)


The icons in HTC's Sense are hideous; especially the messaging, app drawer, browser and the camera ones. Same goes for the quick settings in the notification drawer. Eww!

posted on 04 Nov 2014, 09:06 1

7. amats69 (Posts: 1388; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)


LOL seriously?

posted on 04 Nov 2014, 14:39

8. mojtaba_mn (Posts: 268; Member since: 22 Feb 2013)


so hot this phone i like it to much but the original i buy

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