HTC unveils the Desire 820

HTC, despite dealing with not-so-great financial figures this year, announced its mid-range flagship phone at IFA 2014 as expected. The device is the second one to pack a 64-bit processor under the hood after the budget-friendly Desire 510.

Apart from its distinctive processor, the smartphone will sport 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of internal storage, with microSD support up to 128 GB.

For multimedia purposes, the device will come with a 5.5-inch 720p display and HTC's own Boomsound speakers. For the selfie lovers, the Desire 820 will offer a 8 MP front camera, allowing for high quality images. To add more, the 13-megapixel rear camera will support continuous shooting and rapid-fire photography. 

HTC's trademark Dot View case will also be compatible with the Desire 820.

However, the main selling point of the smartphone will be its processor, the 64-bit octa-core Snapdragon 615, which will allow its owners to enjoy the full benefits of “Android L”, the next iteration in Android OS that fully utilizes 64-bit processors.

It is expected that the device will be available in markets by the end of September at an “affordable price”. The Desire 820 will come in a broad range of colors: Marble White, Tuxedo Grey, Santorini White, Milky-way Grey , Tangerine White, Saffron Grey, Flamingo Grey, Blue Mist, and Monarch Orange.

Source: HTC | image via phonearena

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Yeah the HTC One M8 is only 5 inches. I really hope that was a typo. This would make it bigger in size than an LG G3, but with a lot less screen resolution.

Does it come with any 64-bit software? If not, then what's the point? How will they handle upgrading from 32-bit software to 64-bit software?

What I'm hoping for is that they'll announce a sucessor to the HTC One M8 with a 64bit CPU but it is once again depressing we see great phones being held back from world wide availability because some pencil pushing mouth breather at HTC's head office would sooner procrastiante with 'exclusives' than just pushing the handsets and getting as many sold each quarter.

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