Once a smartphone market leader, HTC has for long been struggling to maintain its market share and make profits. The company has been trying hard to keep its business working by focusing on lower-range smartphones that have a mass market appeal. However, it has tough competition to beat in this segment. In order to compete its rivals, the company has come up with an upgraded version of the Desire 828 dual SIM, which was launched in India back in December last year.
The updated version of the smartphone gets a bumped up staorge capacity. So, the 2GB RAM and 16GB internal storage variant is now available in 3GB RAM with 32GB of internal storage variant, as per Mahesh Telecom. This is the only noticeable change, and other specifications remain the same. The refresh features a 5.5-inch full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels) display, and is powered by an octa-core MediaTek MT6753 chipset with Mali-T760 GPU.
In the camera department, you get a 13MP rear camera with optical image stabilization (OIS), BSI sensor, and 1080p video recording, and an Ultrapixel front-facing camera with f.2.0 aperture, 26.8mm lens, and 1080p video recording.
Connectivity options include of 4G LTE support, Dual SIMs, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS and more. Sadly the new version does not come with a software upgrade and come with the same Android 5.1 (Lollipop) with HTC Sense UI as was seen on previously launched version.
Other features include HTC BoomSound, Dual frontal stereo speakers with built-in amplifiers, Dolby Audio, and a 2800mAh battery.
The HTC Desire 828 dual SIM is available in Dark Gray and Pearl White color options. The new variant is priced at Rs. 19,990, which is the same as the price of the original 2GB RAM version. At this price the phone will be competing with the Moto X Style and Xiaomi Mi5 to name a few.