More than a month ago, we told you about the official launch of the HTC Desire 820, HTC’s first 64-bit smartphone and their best in midrange class. Now, the smartphone is being released for Indian customers along with the quad-core HTC Desire 820q version.


The Desire 820 has been priced at Rs. 24,990, while the Desire 820q is available at Rs. 22,500 with both devices being available from November 4.

The HTC Desire 820 features a 64-bit octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 SoC (1.5GHz quad-core + 1.0GHz quad-core) with integrated 4G LTE Cat. 4 connectivity. The dual-SIM (Nano-SIM) HTC Desire 820 runs Android 4.4 KitKat with HTC Sense UI skin.

The smartphone features a 5.5-inch HD (720×1280 pixels) display and sports 2GB of RAM. There’s a 13-megapixel (with f/2.2 lens) rear facing camera with LED flash and BSI sensor along with an 8-megapixel secondary front-facing camera perfectly suitable for selfies and video calls.

The smartphone comes with 16GB inbuilt storage that is expandable via microSD card up to 128GB. It comes with the usual connectivity options – Wi-Fi, FM radio, Bluetooth, GPRS/ EDGE, GPS/ A-GPS, 3G and 4G LTE connectivity. The handset weighs 155 grams and features a 2600mAh battery said to deliver up to 22.4 hours (3G) of talk time and 424 hours (3G) of standby time. It also comes with support for HTC’s Dot View case which will provide ‘instant access to your phone without opening the cover.’

The HTC Desire 820q has almost the same specifications as the HTC Desire 820, but features a less powerful quad-core chipset clocked at just 1.2GHz and has just 1GB of RAM instead of 2 with the Desire 820.

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