HTC unveils the Desire 820s, another 64-bit mid-ranger with MediaTek inside

HTC unveils the Desire 820s, another 64-bit mid-ranger with MediaTek inside
Earlier this September, the HTC Desire 820 made a debut at IFA 2014. It boasted a 64-bit capable Snapdragon 615 in tow, alongside a 5.5” 720p display, 2GB of RAM, a 13MP rear and a respectable 8MP front-facing shooter – it still ranks among the best upper mid-range devices money can get you at the moment. Subsequently, HTC unveiled a mini version of this mid-ranger, which was believed to tote a more affordable price tag while retaining the same overall specs.

Well, HTC today unveiled yet another variation of the Desire 820 via its Weibo account. Dubbed the HTC Desire 820s, it also comes with a 64-bit chipset on board, though this time around Qualcomm's offering was dropped in favor of MediaTek. Thus, the SoC in the Desire 820s is believed to be a1.7GHz octa-core MT6752, comprising Cortex-A53 cores and a Mali T760 GPU chip that chews through the graphics. As far as the rest of the specs are concerned, we are once again dealing with a 5.5-inch display, most probably a 720p one, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of storage right out of the box, front-facing BoomSound speakers, and LTE support. The 13MP rear and the 8MP front-facing cameras are also in store.

Although HTC has not unveiled any pricing or availability of the slate, we suspect that it is intended to be sold in China or other local markets – thus, don't keep your fingers crossed that the Desire 820s will be available in a store near you (provided that you are not a denizen of China, of course).


source: HTC (translated) via GForGames

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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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10 Comments

1. h27_Venom

Posts: 76; Member since: May 16, 2014

i dont know if it me but haven't they started to do the same thing what samsung is doing..!! this strategy has allowed them make some profit...

3. phil2n

Posts: 519; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

So "Another day another HTC?"

9. mojtaba_mn

Posts: 268; Member since: Feb 22, 2013

yes and it so better than another day and another more 3 phone from samsung

10. MarcVS24

Posts: 5; Member since: Oct 16, 2014

It's true that more and more mid-range devices are coming out. However, HTC is bringing 64bit chipsets to the mid-range segment and this is something new. I would prefer this device to the newly released Galaxy A5: versus.com/en/htc-desire-820s-vs-samsung-galaxy-a5

2. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2255; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

when will others get higher mp other than Sony and moto droid turbo.

4. Lauticol

Posts: 404; Member since: Jun 25, 2011

I actually like the design of new HTCs like this or the Desire EYE

5. tiara6918

Posts: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

Just make the price even cheaper this time htc

6. Scarambay unregistered

The icons in HTC's Sense are hideous; especially the messaging, app drawer, browser and the camera ones. Same goes for the quick settings in the notification drawer. Eww!

7. amats69

Posts: 1527; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

LOL seriously?

8. mojtaba_mn

Posts: 268; Member since: Feb 22, 2013

so hot this phone i like it to much but the original i buy

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