Another Desire 820 model gets unveiled - D820ws, possibly hums with a MediaTek 6595

Another Desire 820 model gets unveiled - D820ws, possibly hums with a MediaTek 6595
The HTC Desire 820 was announced a couple of months ago, as the first Android smartphone to bear a 64-bit processor under its hood – namely, the Snapdragon 615. Not long after that, rumors started spinning about HTC planning to release a budget version of the handset and in October – the Desire 820 mini was launched in China, with a smaller, 5" screen, and a Snapdragon 400 SoC.

You'd think that HTC would produce two Desire 820 models and call it a day, but no – at the start of this month, we heard about the Desire 820s – yet another 64-bit enabled Android smartphone, however, this one has a MediaTek MT6752 humming inside it. So, was HTC done with the Desire 820 line now? It appears not...

Spotters have noticed yet another HTC model, dubbed D820ws, pass certification at the Chinese agency TENAA. This model appears to have the very same specs as the 64-bit enabled 820 phones – 5.5" screen, 720p resolution, 13 MP / 8 MP cameras, 2 GB of RAM, 16 GB of storage (only expandable to 32 GB, though), and even the same dimensions - 6.21 x 3.10 x 0.30 inches (157.7 x 78.74 x 7.74 mm). The documents list its CPU to be clocked at 1.7 GHz and that the phone is LTE-capable. Speculation suggests that this Desire 820 may be a 32-bit, MediaTek-powered variant of the handset and that the chip in question is the MT6595.

A powerful CPU in its own right (an MT6595-powered smartphone topped AnTuTu's list of best performers for Q3 2014), but is this one Desire 820 too many? It will most probably be a model, limited to eastern markets only, though, there is no official word on price or availability.


source: TENAA via GSMDome

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9 Comments

1. Martin_Cooper

Posts: 1774; Member since: Jul 30, 2013

HTC goin full Samsung mode. Flood the market. If you forgot HTC you did that some years ago and failed miserably. Lets see if history repeats its self.

2. HugoBarraCyanogenmod

Posts: 1412; Member since: Jul 06, 2014

Please tell me how many phone HTC flooding? One m8, one e8, desire 816, desire eye and this. Please tell me more, because I know HTC release only 5 phone this year

6. Guaire

Posts: 890; Member since: Oct 15, 2014

Desire 310 Desire 316 Desire 510 Desire 516 Desire 610 Desire 616 Desire 816 Desire 820 Desire 820 (with MT6752) Desire Eye One E8 One M8 (didn't count Harman Kardon edition etc.) One M8 (WP) One M8 Eye One Mini 2 Butterfly 2

7. Rajanvir

Posts: 56; Member since: Dec 11, 2013

Desire 316 (only for china) Desire 510 (only for North America) Desire 610 (only for North America) Desire 816 (Discontinued) Desire 820 (with MT6752) ONLY FOR ASIA One E8 (only for Asia) Butterfly 2 (only for Asia) AND YOU ARE TRYING TO SAY HTC WANT TO BE LIKE SAMSUNG

8. Guaire

Posts: 890; Member since: Oct 15, 2014

I didn't try to say anything just gave a list of HTC devices released on 2014. I'm not sure whether or not it's complete list even. It's not a pissing contest. Anyway One E8 not for Asia only, maybe some of them too, I don't know. Who cares 816 discontinued? That wasn't the point. Point is HTC released much more than 5 devices in 2014.

9. alexandrecastro

Posts: 26; Member since: Feb 23, 2014

What are you talking about ? Desire 510 is available in europe Desire 610 is available in europe Desire 816 is available in europe One E8 will be launch in europe in few weeks ( goo.gl/4YIfcV )

3. maherk

Posts: 6965; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Nothing wrong with giving so many options for us the costumers. A $20 in price difference can be a big deal for some, and it is working quite well in 3rd world countries. People here in Lebanon, the hard working class of them, usually go with Samsung because they ll find a model that fits their needs and priced exactly at the same price they are looking to pay. Let's hope HTC succeed in their attempt, because no one will want a company that releases the best looking devices out there to be gone, and i am pretty sure that HTC will rise again after they finally ditched the UP sensors.

4. Rajanvir

Posts: 56; Member since: Dec 11, 2013

HTC is just a little bit confused between Mediatek and Qualcomm.Thats why they testing both of them in China and india with their mid range smartphone.Lets hope Mediatek can got what they really want(our trust)

5. Guaire

Posts: 890; Member since: Oct 15, 2014

MT6595 has only 3 variant, 2GHz MT6595M, 2.2GHz MT6595 and lastly 2.5GHz MT6595T. I suppose that Desire 820ws is just for WCDMA, TD-LTE rest same as others.

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