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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