HTC has started sending out invites for an event on September 23 and while there’s no mention of what the OEM plans to launch, we’re more than certain that the Desire 820 will be the star of the show. The phone in question is the new flagship in the series and it comes with the latest processor from Qualcomm.
The HTC Desire 820 is the first phone to carry the Snapdragon 615 SOC and it’s the second from the company to offer 64-bit support. The processor used here has an octa core configuration and it’s based on the Cortex A53 clocked at up to 1.5GHz. The chipset also features the new Adreno 405 GPU and tags along 4G LTE connectivity, but we doubt it’ll be enabled in India.
The phone is basically a beefed up version of the Desire 816. Apart from a minimalistic and eye-catchy design, the handset has some pretty attractive features. It flaunts a 5.5-inch HD display with Boom Sound speakers on the front.
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A 13MP snapper is on the rear with an LED flash, while the front packs an 8MP imager for taking selfies. The innards are pretty beefy as well, with 2GB of RAM, 16GB storage and a 2600mah battery. HTC notes that the phone will accept up to 128GB microSD card for those with high storage needs.
Quick overview of the HTC Desire 820 specs:
– OS: Android 4.4 KitKat
– Processor: Snapdragon 615, 1.5GHz octa core
– Display: 5.5-inch 1280 x 720 pixel HD LCD
– RAM: 2GB
– Storage: 16GB internal, 128GB expandable
– Connectivity: Dual SIM, HSPA+ 42Mbps, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS
– Camera: 8MP front, 13MP rear
– Battery: 2600mAh
Along with the HTC Desire 820, we might also see the 64-bit Desire 510 smartphone with Snapdragon 410 arrive in India on September 23.