HTC has launched the Desire 820s for Indian users, pricing it at Rs. 25,500 (MOP Rs. 24,890). The smartphone isn’t actually new, as it has been announced back in November, after the Desire 820 and the Desire 820q. However, it has been available exclusively on the Chinese market and it is now being rolled-out to its second huge market – India.


You will be able to get the HTC Dot View case along with the purchase of the HTC Desire 820s, as well. Speaking of its specs, they are basically identical with the ones of the Desire 820. The single most important difference being the 64-bit 1.7GHz octa-core MediaTek processor with 4G LTE connectivity and Mali T760 GPU instead of the 64-bit octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 SoC (1.5GHz quad-core + 1.0GHz quad-core) of the original. Let’s have a look at all its specs:

  • 5.5-inch HD (720×1280 pixels) display
  • 64-bit 1.7GHz octa-core MediaTek processor with 4G LTE
  • 2GB of RAM
  • 8 megapixel front facing and 13 megapixel main cameras
  • Android 4.4 KitKat with HTC Sense and HTC BlinkFeed
  • 16GB internal storage expandable via microSD card (up to 128GB)
  • Wi-Fi, FM radio, Bluetooth, GPRS/ EDGE, GPS/ A-GPS, 3G and 4G LTE
  • 2,600 mAh battery

The handset comes with dual SIM slots and HTC’s signature BoomSound front facing speakers. At this price, this is a midranger which will go into competition with the likes of OnePlus One, Xiaomi Mi 4, Lenovo Vibe X2 and others. HTC faces a tough task, since its device doesn’t really have any outstanding features to boast with, while the above-mentioned handsets have. However, this doesn’t mean they won’t be able to sell, especially if they bundle it with some carrier plans.

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