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HTC Desire 820 With 5.5 Inch HD Display Launched

HTC has expanded its portfolio of Desire range of smartphones and launched today mid-range HTC Desire 820 smartphone at IFA in Berlin. The Desire 820 is the successor to the popular HTC Desire 816. It comes with the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 64-bit, multi-core processor with 4G LTE connectivity.


The HTC Desire 820 features a 5.5-inch HD (720×1280 pixel) displays and an 8MP front-facing camera and a rear 13MP camrea with BSI sensor and f/2.2 aperture, which is claimed to capture quality images in both daylight and low light. It also incorporates Face Fusion software, which allows you to merge your features with those of a friend or celebrity for a completely original look; real time Live Makeup, which allows you to preview the image and set the desired level of skin smoothing before the image is captured and Photo Booth, where you can capture several moments in a single image.

The Desire 820 is driven by Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 ( 1.5 GHz, Octa-Core CPUs & 1.0 GHz, Octa-Core CPUs) coupled with 2GB RAM and 16GB internal storage which can be extended upto 128GB via microSD card. It is packed with 2600mAh battery and measures 157.7 x 78.74 x 7.74 mm. It has weight of 155 grams. This smartphone runs on Android KitKat 4.4 OS with HTC Sense on top of it.

For connectivity, the Desire 820 offers options of 3.5 mm stereo audio jack, Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi: IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n (2.4 & 5 GHz)  DLNA and micro-USB 2.0 (5-pin) port.

With the Snapdragon 615 processor, the HTC Desire 820 claims to offer 4G connectivity at speeds of up to 150mbps. This smartphone also has front-facing stereo speakers and two powerful, dedicated amplifiers of HTC BoomSound.

The HTC 820 has unibody design, and the polycarbonate device is not only stylish but also boasts the excellent build quality. It will be available later this fall in Marble White, Tuxedo Grey, Santorini White and Milky-way Grey color variants.

Speaking at the launch event, Peter Chou, HTC Corporation, said “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”.


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