The long time rumored HTC Desire 820 smartphone has been finally announced at the ongoing IFA 2014 tech show taking place in Berlin. Just yesterday, Samsung and Sony also pulled off the curtains from their latest flagship devices - the Galaxy Note 4 Edge and Xperia Z3 respectively at the same prestigious tech fair.
It is worth mentioning that the Desire 820 is the company's latest 64-bit Android smartphone. This is one of the devices which utilizes Qualcomm's Snapdragon 615 octa core CPU that has been hardly used by premium handset makers until now.
Since HTC has also promised to bring the Android L version to the phone, which is an apt software for the aforementioned Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 SoC. However, it remains a mystery as to how the combination of the two components would be of advantage to the Desire 820 smartphone.
The Desire 820 is set to launch around the globe in carrier stores and from major retailers starting early this month, though HTC did not discuss pricing details. The device will be available in glossy marble white, matte tuxedo grey, glossy santorini white, glossy milky-way grey, glossy tangerine white, glossy saffron grey, glossy flamingo grey, glossy blue mist and glossy monarch orange.
HTC Desire 820: Key Specifications
The Desire 820 sports a 5.5 inch HD display and it is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 Octa-Core CPUs clocked at 1.5 GHz and 1.0 GHz coupled with 2GB of RAM and runs on Android KitKat version.
Connectivity options include: Bluetooth 4.0 with aptX enabled , Wi-Fi, DLNA, HTC Connect, micro-USB 2.0 port . Moreover, the phone features a dual nano SIM slot. What is also an integral part of the phone is the support for 4G LTE network which runs on FDD (Bands 1,3,7,8 ) and TDD (Bands 38, 39, 40, 41 ).
Although, the handset doesn't come with the dual rear camera set-up like the one in the HTC One M8, however, it does offer a high end 13MP rear camera with BSI sensor, f/2.2, 28mm lens, 1080p video recording. Also add a monstrous 8MP frontal snapper with BSI sensor, which is capable of shooting video at 1080pixels quality.
Internal storage is seated at 16GB and it can be further enhanced up to 128 GB via microSD card.
The Desire 820 comes with a 2600 mAh Li-polymer battery, which according to the company will offer a talk time: of up to 22.4 hours on 3G network and standby time of up to 424 hours.
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For high quality selfies, the HTC Desire 820 features an 8MP front-facing camera, which is quite capable of delivering impressive shots. It also offers Face Fusion software, allowing you to merge your features with those of a friend or celebrity for a completely original look, real time Live Makeup.
The phone's rear camera, with f/2.2 aperture and a 13MP BSI sensor, is equally incredible in taking images in both daylight and low light
Power and Processor
With the Snapdragon 615 processor, the HTC Desire 820 offers lightning-fast Cat 4 4G connectivity at speeds of up to 150mbps1 . With an integrated LTE modem and the latest high performance multi-core, 64-bit processing power, entertainment lovers can revel in the ability to stream music, download films and juggle multiple social feeds or apps both smoothly and effortlessly.
The phone is also apt for gaming, watching TV or creating momentous video and photo sequences with Zoe Highlights, It also features a rich, clear sound by the front-facing stereo speakers and two powerful, dedicated amplifiers of HTC BoomSound. The vivid, 5.5" HD 720p display also puts big-screen entertainment in your pocket for the ultimate no-compromise experience.
The HTC Desire range of smartphones feature HTC's double shot color technology, which gives the phone a two-tone color unibody. Available in Marble White, Tuxedo Grey, Santorini White and Milky-way Grey and featuring HTC's iconic unibody design, the robust polycarbonate device is qiute stylish and also boasts the excellent build quality
HTC Dot View Case
The HTC Desire 820 also supports HTC's Dot View case, providing instant access to your phone without opening the cover. With a range of functions from answering calls and receiving and dismissing notifications with a simple swipe, the case can be customized to suit any situation, with the ability to create your own wallpaper by selecting images from your gallery or from 18 different themes.