HTC has announced the new ‘flagship of the mid-tier line’, if we can call it like this, the HTC Desire 820. The new smartphone comes as an improvement to the Desire 816, which has been unveiled this February at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. The Desire 820 borrows a few of the same features, sporting HTC’s BoomSound audio and dual speakers.
Albeit pricing hasn’t been made official, it’s said to be competitive; so judging by its specs, it’s the company’s best smartphone in the mid-range line-up. Let’s have a look at some of its main features and technical specifications:
- 5.5-inch screen, LCD display which offers a resolution of 1280×720 at 267ppi
- 8 megapixel front-facing camera for selfie lovers and the same 13-megapixel rear camera of the Desire 816
- Qualcomm 64-bit capable multi-core processor, among the first phones to come with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 615 processor ( includes integrated Cat 4 LTE, supporting download speeds up to 150Mbps)
- Larger 2GB RAM (up from 1.5GB on the 816)
- Support for aptX, which claims CD-like quality sound over Bluetooth
- 2,600 mAh unit battery
- 16 GB of internal storage, but the microSD card slot can extend the capacity by a further 128 GB
- 4G LTE cellular networks, Wi-FI 802.11 a/b/g/n and Bluetooth 4.0
- 157.7 x 78.74 x 7.74 mm and 155 grams
The Desire 820 will be available in white, grey, orange or blue colors. The 64-bit support will become more visible once Android L gets officially released, as it’s said to increase the performance and also improve the battery. HTC CEO Peter Chou said the following with regards to the announcement:
“Our new HTC Desire model gives entertainment lovers exactly what they are looking for; a powerful, fast, stylish smartphone that delivers their favourite content on a big screen at a competitive price. With the HTC Desire 820, we’ve combined the most advanced technology with the best possible entertainment experience and bold, distinctive design to deliver a handset that is both desirable and affordable”.
Stay updated as we’ll soon have our very own hands on with the HTC Desire 820 to see it in all its beauty.