HTC Desire 820 is official – a 64-bit Snapdragon 615-powered King of the Midland

HTC Desire 820 is official – a 64-bit Snapdragon 615-powered King of the Midland
HTC made a splash at IFA 2014 by introducing the HTC Desire 820 - the new flagship smartphone for the mid-range segment. Just like the rumors spelled, the Desire 820 packs a potent 64-bit octa-core Snapdragon 615 processor, which will instantly usher its owners into the 64-bit Android era as the Android "L Version" update becomes available.

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).


source: HTC

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Desire 820
  • Display 5.5" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 615, Octa-core, 1500 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2600 mAh(22.4h 3G talk time)

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15 Comments

1. Furbal unregistered

That's a nice looking phone. I wonder what armv8 has in store for these midrange phones

5. LiyanaBG

Posts: 381; Member since: Nov 07, 2013

Very Beautiful design HTC. loving the color combinations

8. JakeLee

Posts: 1021; Member since: Nov 02, 2013

I agree on both.

2. htcforlife

Posts: 73; Member since: Apr 15, 2014

Excited!

3. Ashoaib

Posts: 3309; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

if someone want to learn how to make beautiful phones... then should take classes from htc

11. T.Law

Posts: 423; Member since: May 10, 2014

Even apple is taking cues from HTC.

4. JakeLee

Posts: 1021; Member since: Nov 02, 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: 610; Member since: Nov 19, 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: 638; Member since: Aug 19, 2013

I wish it is priced at $400 or less for its affordable title

9. HugoBarraCyanogenmod

Posts: 1412; Member since: Jul 06, 2014

Price it $299 without contract and go hungry marketing

10. thelittleprince96

Posts: 6; Member since: Aug 26, 2014

I just bought the 816.ughhh is HTC copying Sony now by these rapid upgrade releases?

12. mafiaprinc3

Posts: 585; Member since: May 07, 2012

get the pricing right HTC and get rid of some of that top and bottom bezel, really unnecessary

13. newbey123

Posts: 702; Member since: Mar 19, 2012

Wow, very impressive midrange device. Good job HTC. Best midrange device available.

14. RandomUsername

Posts: 808; Member since: Oct 29, 2013

You missed the opportunity to call it King of Midgard!

15. julian6.0

Posts: 27; Member since: Jan 29, 2014

Yes very nice hopefully it will get priced correctly. Hopefully 300-350$.

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