HTC Desire 830 leaked with hands-on images and specs in tow

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After a couple of years in the mobile wilderness, HTC finally looks armed to do battle at the top end of the smartphone market with its new flagship. As we sit and wait for the HTC 10 to hit stores, it's easy to forget that the Taiwanese firm has been working on other devices beyond its most cherished new handset. It was rumored that the company would unveil a new mid-range Desire alongside the HTC 10 at its big showcasing earlier this month, though this never materialized. Now, a device believed to carry the Desire 830 moniker has been leaked in all its glory, complete with snaps from all angles and those oh-so-important specs. 

As you'll likely expect, the Desire 830 isn't kitted out with anywhere near the might of the HTC 10. Nevertheless, its internals don't look too terrible, while the design is inoffensive if a tad on the plain side. Thanks to the folks at French blog NowhereElse, we can finally feast our eyes on the elusive mid-tier Desire, which looks to be clad in a plasticky material. 

From the photo (left), we can see that the outer shell is rather glossy as part of a largely generic design. The accompanying CPU-Z results, which you'll find in the gallery below, point out a 5.46-inch display of 1080 x 1920 along with a 1.3 GHz MediaTek MT6753 SoC and 3 gigs of RAM. Additionally, there appears to be 32 GB of on-board storage, though it's unknown whether the handset will support expansion through a microSD slot. 

The port at the bottom looks to be of the traditional micro-USB variety rather than USB Type-C, though this should be cleared up by HTC when the device is launched in an official capacity. Given these clear, hands-on images currently doing the rounds, it seems very possible that the HTC Desire 830 will be announced imminently, and we'll let you guys know just as soon as it's officially unveiled. 

Do you like what you see of the HTC Desire 830? Check out the remainder of the leaked images below sure to share your thoughts, as ever, via the comments. 

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17 Comments

1. realhumanbeing

Posts: 53; Member since: Oct 18, 2014

They should refresh their desire series. It's starting to look all too familiar.

4. rkoforever90

Posts: 466; Member since: Dec 03, 2011

Just change the color to gold like Samsung doing with j series

2. Adsr14

Posts: 118; Member since: Aug 08, 2015

I hate seeing mtk6753's everywhere. If you're going midrange Chinese for the price why not go for mtk6752??? The Mali 720 sucks big time.

5. XDAdam

Posts: 276; Member since: Feb 03, 2016

You need less coffee bro.

3. Adsr14

Posts: 118; Member since: Aug 08, 2015

Wait neither htc or mediatek is Chinese sorry my mistake.

6. goingtocanada

Posts: 28; Member since: Mar 05, 2016

If they put SD 652 here. I woud get one for sure. Gorgeous one btw.

7. zunaidahmed

Posts: 1185; Member since: Dec 24, 2011

Thumbs up, snapdragon 652 would be so much better than this crap, it's probably similar performance to the top of the line mediatek SoC (helio x20)

8. amats69

Posts: 1527; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

that front design with slimmer top and bottom bezel will perfectly fit for the HTC10.

9. aikoo

Posts: 129; Member since: Feb 27, 2016

Design wise, I'd buy this before I buy the HTC 10.

10. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

they miss the chance to put SD830 inside Desire830 :-/ they should wait till next year and do that

11. volcano

Posts: 348; Member since: Jan 25, 2013

it looks like a phone designed for teens

12. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2266; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

well looks better then 10...

13. WPX00

Posts: 511; Member since: Aug 15, 2015

Stop putting low end chips in your mid range products taht you sellat mid-high trange prices, HTC. This device,given its position at the highest sot of the Desire food chain, should have either a Helio or Snapdragon 6 series.

14. WPX00

Posts: 511; Member since: Aug 15, 2015

In fact, this is what Htc's lineup SHOULD look like if they want tobe successful. HTC 10 - 5.2QHD, S820, 12UP cam, $599 HTC 10 Lifestyle - 5.2QHD, S652, 12UP cam, $499 HTC Desire 830 - 5.5FHD, S650, 16MP cam, $399 HTC Desire 630 - 5.2FHD, S625, 16MP cam, $299 HTC Desire 825 - 5.5HD, HelioX10, 13MP cam, $199 HTC Desire 625 - 5.2HD, HelioP10, 13MP cam, $149 Done, plain and simple. Their name recognition and wider avaialbility will justify their prices against eg Xiaomi, but they also cant charge as much as Samsung, who can get away with pricing identical phones to competitors $100-200 extra. HTC cant, but it can with only $50 extra.

15. egyptian3030

Posts: 30; Member since: Nov 21, 2015

Who would like to have some question regarding htc Desire 830 is welcome as I have one unit to review for htc.

16. Hyperreal

Posts: 361; Member since: Oct 08, 2013

So mediatek processor is for all markets or Asia only?

17. egyptian3030

Posts: 30; Member since: Nov 21, 2015

I'm in meddle east region and my phone processor is Mediatek Also. I think yes The phone speed is OK and while gaming its temperature reach around 40:42 C

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