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Sep 5, 2014

HTC Desire 820 Has 64-Bit CPU with 8MP Front Camera Goes for the Selfie Crown

We have been getting rumors on the world’s first 64-bit smartphone for quite some time, but every source indicated the HTC Desire 820 as the first device to pack such an advanced chipset.

It turned out that HTC preferred to launch the Desire 510, a slightly cheaper handset, as the world’s first 64-bit smartphone, a few days ahead of IFA 2014 trade fair. However, the Desire 820 hasn’t been forgotten and the Taiwanese company made it official during its only press conference scheduled for this year’s IFA. Although it’s not the world’s first 64-bit smartphone, the Desire 820 is equipped with a more powerful system-on-chip than HTC Desire 510. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 chipset accommodates a 1.5GHz quad-core Cortex-A53 processor and a 1GHz quad-core Cortex-A53 CPU that handles less performance demanding operations. It also supports 4G LTE speeds, which makes it perfect for the US market where this type of technology is most common.

But this is not all, the Desire 820 also boasts a large 5.5-inch HD (720p) display and an enhanced 13-megapixel camera that features autofocus, LED flash and full HD (1080p) video recording. I may be wrong, but I think this is the same camera that got inside the HTC One E8, the plastic version of the One M8, the company’s current flagship smartphone. If this is correct, it’s a great addition for a mid-range smartphone such as Desire 820. Moreover, the Desire 820 packs 2GB of RAM inside, along with 16GB of storage, which can be further expanded up to 16GB via microSD card slot. Some of the specs mentioned until now seem more fit for a high-end device, but HTC did not stop there. One of the many selling points of the Desire 820 is the incredible 8-megapixel front-facing camera.

That should appease everyone’s taste for taking selfies. But the phone’s secondary camera can also capture full HD (1080p) videos, aside from being perfect for video calls. HTC Desire 820 is powered by a 2600 mAh non-removable battery and it will ship with the Android 4.4.2 KitKat operating system out of the box. However, we expect HTC to deliver the Android L update within the next three months since the new OS’s release. According to HTC, the Desire 820 will be available for purchase globally beginning later this month. Sadly, there’s no word on pricing options, but we expect more details to emerge in the coming days.

A dual-SIM variation will be available in some markets and customers will be able to choose from lots of different colors: Marble White, Tuxedo Grey, Santorini White, Milky-way Grey, Tangerine White, Saffron Grey, Flamingo Grey, Blue Mist, and Monarch Orange.

HTC Desire 820
Images credits to HTC


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