HTC Announces Desire 820 with the 64-bit Snapdragon 615 Soc, 5.5-inch Display

by Chetan Bhawani 7

HTC Desire 820

The latest addition to the Desire family of HTC is the HTC Desire 820, which the company unveiled at IFA 2014 event at Berlin. Although this won’t be the first device to run on a 64-bit processor, HTC will be happy to announce this as the first smartphone to use the Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 processor.

Talk about what is being portrayed as the best thing – the HTC Desire 820 is running on MSM8939 (Snapdragon 615), which has an octa-core CPU and to break it down – out of the eight Cortex-A53 cores, four will clock at 1.5 GHz, while other four at 1 GHz. This is along with Adreno 405 GPU, 2GB RAM and the interesting part here would be the Android L integration on this SoC, which is based on 64-bit architecture. According to HTC, a version of Android L will be designated to run on 64-bit SoC devices, and that will take advantage of the processing done by the 64-bit Snapdragon 615.

HTC Desire 820 PhoneFor a 5.5-inch display it has, the 720p resolution won’t be that great. The camera inclusion is quite good because on the rear, HTC has placed a 13-megapixel camera with f/2.2 aperture for the real quick capturing, while the front has nothing bad either – an 8-megapixel front facing camera for the selfies. Above and below the display, the BoomSound speakers from HTC are seen.

Offering the Cat 4 LTE connectivity apart from the other basic connectivity options, the Desire 820 doesn’t look like one of the mid-range devices as it offers quite a lot, and is for those early adopters who wanted to try out the performance of a 64-bit processor on a smartphone. The internal storage in the device is 16GB and the expansion is possible by up to 128GB with MicroSD card. HTC has packed in a 2600 mAh battery.

According to HTC, a Dual-SIM variant will also be available, when the smartphone becomes available for sale in the market during of end of September. Nothing has been mentioned about the price, but as is the case with HTC, the design is beautiful and there are several color options – glossy marble white, matte tuxedo grey, glossy santorini white, glossy milky-way grey, glossy tangerine white, glossy saffron grey, glossy flamingo grey, glossy blue mist and glossy monarch orange.

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  • SurajHodi

    Its Future Depends on Price ONLY.

    • That is such a true statement it has the quality specs and has put its best on the table. Its not an unpopular brand that people will stay away from. It is a solid brand that is liked by consumers so the only thing that can get one to choose desire over something else is pricing!

  • Shanky Yadav Jungly

    Phone phone itself everything

    • Joshua Akinsola


  • Now that we approach the wide release of lollipo , I’m exciting to see how a new HTC fares. Some pretty hefty flagships have been released and pricing is everything. The 500-575$ price range should be implented but the phone also holds high specs. If they plan on releasing full flagship price, they shouldn’t expect sales to be through the roof. Its lost market after others releases metal devices, and consumers would love to pay the same for something better.

  • Suraj Racharla

    Another 5.5 inch diplay phone that HTC has launched and it is also 64 bit. I heard pc that are 64 bit but this techology has also come into phones!!! I am not sure if this is the same thing but if it is that is amazing. The phone has high specs and it is worth the money but not good as soemthing worth the money like the Moto G. This phone wont sell alot but i am expecting HTC to meet their target if it is a resonable one.

  • congrats to th htc desire 64 bit 820 for getting a total of 1.26 million pre-registrations thus far. Preorders are piling up incredibly and your preorder might not even be successful! Its hectic!