HTC Desire 820 has a mini version that's $100 cheaper

HTC Desire 820 has a mini version that's $100 cheaper
Last month, we told you that HTC may have been readying a cheaper and less advanced variant of its Desire 820 smartphone. Well, we were right: the budget version of the Desire 820 is now available to buy in China under the name of HTC Desire 820 mini.

As its name suggests, the Desire 820 mini is smaller than the original 820 (which sports a 5.5-inch display). The new handset comes with a 5-inch 720p screen, but keeps the front-facing speakers and the overall look of its bigger brother. The Desire 820 mini is sold via Tmall - one of China’s largest online retailers - and costs around $228 (1,399 yuan), thus being about $100 cheaper than the Desire 820.

Unlike the Desire 820, the 820 mini isn’t powered by a 64-bit Snapdragon 615 processor, instead relying on a Snapdragon 400 chipset. That aside, the new smartphone features Android 4.4 KitKat, LTE, dual SIM capabilities, a 5MP front-facing camera, 8 MP rear camera, 1 GB of RAM, and 8 GB of expandable internal memory. It’s not clear if HTC intends to release the Desire 820 mini in other markets, but we’ll let you know when we find out more about this.


source: Tmall

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9 Comments

1. ishan.heru

Posts: 69; Member since: Aug 31, 2014

Sony plz teach all the companies how to make a mini version !!

3. Birds

Posts: 1172; Member since: Nov 21, 2011

This is the mini version of a budget phone lol. This phone shares nearly identical specs with the 2014 moto G and also this phone is dirt cheap. The pricing of this phone is justifiable considering it has a newer chipset, boom sound, and probably LTE as well as a camera that is mosyt likely capable of 1080p recording and pretty high end selfie smaller on the front.

2. Birds

Posts: 1172; Member since: Nov 21, 2011

This could be a hit on a prepaid carrier but 1.5 GB of ram sounds a bit nicer on paper.

4. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

5" is hardly a mini phone...

8. Felix_Gatto

Posts: 942; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

It's a mini phablet.

5. edelxander

Posts: 58; Member since: Oct 01, 2013

below 5" is a mini or compact version.. sony still lead in compact version of smartphone IMO

6. B-power

Posts: 258; Member since: Feb 22, 2014

A mini version of a phone is a smaller version of that phone let's say a 6 inch phone got a mini that mini may be 5.2 inches still a mini. And ooh I like this one except 1GB of ram that kills it.

7. NotAGeek

Posts: 279; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

Another crap of "mini" phone.Why no snapdragon 410?

9. rinque85

Posts: 20; Member since: Mar 12, 2014

Bring this to the good ole US of A and i'm in for a few. The family lines needs a good upgrade.

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