HTC Desire 820 to launch in India today: 6 Best Things About the Mid Ranger

Earlier this month, HTC launched the world's first 64-bit Qualcomm CPU-powered handset - Desire 820, at the IFA tech show in Berlin.Featuring some high-end specifications, it received positive reception from the mainstream media worldwide.

Now, HTC is ready to launch its best mid-range handset in India today. The launch will take place in Delhi later in the afternoon.

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HTC Desire 820 to launch in India today: 6 Best Things


As mentioned before, the main USP of the Desire 820 is that the 64-bit Qualcomm-powered chipset makes the device future proof. Moreover, the handset will be among the few devices to get the latest Android L update in a timely manner. The phone also comes integrated with 4G LTE modem, which means that you could dream of downloading multimedia content at blazing fast speed.

Apart from its fitted processor, the Desire 820 boasts a giant 5.5-inch HD screen. Notably, it features an 8-megapixel front-facing camera to capture better group shots. The device's rear-facing camera is also powerful - a 13-megapixel shooter with f/2.2 aperture.

The original Desire 816 was a successful device, so a successor has to outperform in every aspect. The device will indeed face tough competition from the likes of Samsung Galaxy Mega 2, Apple iPhone 6 Plus and Galaxy Note 4.

Here is brief description of top 6 features of HTC Desire 820:

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The Desire 820 looks similar to its predecessor - the Desire 816. It has identical flat and rounded corners, and HTC's trademark BoomSound speakers flanking a 5.5-inch 720p display.The chassis is itself made out of shiny polycarbonate plastic with HTC's new "double shot" styling.

The Desire 820 has a 5.5-inch Super LCD2 display with a resolution of 1280 x 720-pixels with 267ppi. The large screen should be enough to enjoy multimedia content to the fullest.

Processor and RAM

The HTC-made Desire 820 is powered by Qualcomm's new 64-bit chipset- the Snapdragon 615. This is an octa-core processor combining four 1.5GHz cores and four 1.0GHz cores coupled with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of native storage. The performance should be satisfactory, given its powerful processor.

The Desire 820 houses a 13-megapixel camera with f/2.2 aperture, auto-focus, Live Makeup and Photo Booth. The phone's back camera is fully capable of recording videos in 1080p format.

On the front side, it comes packed with an 8-megaoixel shooter that helps in to capture solo poses and group shots effortlessly.


Like its predecessor, the Desire 820 packs in a 2,600mAh battery. Unfortunately, the batter is non-removable in nature. The handset supports 4G LTE and a dual-SIM version is set to hit Indian market. The Desire 820 does support nano-SIM and the Micro-SD cards.

The Desire 820 will get the Android L update. So far the device runs on the Android 4.4 (KitKat) with Sense 6.0 later on top.

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