HTC had previously confirmed it would be launching the Desire 820 at IFA 2014 along with a 64-bit wearable device. The first part is now official with the launch of Desire 820.
The HTC Desire 820 has a 5.5-inch HD (1280 x 720 pixels) display, which is similar to the Desire 816. The phablet is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 615 octa-core processor where four Cortex A53 cores are clocked at 1.5 GHz per core and four clocked at 1.0 GHz. It has Adreno 405 GPU. It comes with 2 GB of RAM which is now a standard affair with most Android phones and phablets. It has 16 GB of internal memory which can be expanded by adding a microSD card.
Desire 820 runs on the latest Android 4.4 Kitkat with HTC Sense 6 UI on top of it and it will also get updated to Android L when it releases in fall. It comes both in single SIM and dual SIM variant. It weighs only 155 grams and is 7.74 m thick, which makes it pretty sleek. Other features include HTC BoomSound and dual front speakers with built-in amplifiers.
The Desire 820 has a 13 megapixel rear camera with LED flash which has f/2.2 aperture and a BSI sensor. It comes with a 8 megapixel front-facing camera for selfies. On the connectivity options, it has 4G LTE Cat.4/3G, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.0 with aptX and GPS. It packs in a 2,600 mAh battery under the hood.
The phablet will come in Marble White (glossy), Tuxedo Grey (matte), Santorini White (glossy), Milky-way Grey (glossy), Tangerine White (glossy), Saffron Grey (glossy), Flamingo Grey (glossy), Blue Mist (glossy) and Monarch Orange (glossy) colour variants. Dot view covers for Desire 820 will be sold separately by HTC and it will be sold in September itself globally. No word on pricing yet.