HTC Desire 820 with Octa-core CPU, 64-bit support launched

Taiwan-based manufacturer HTC announced another mid-range Android smartphone with decent specs on Wednesday–the HTC Desire 820. The device has already been rumored for weeks so the announcement served as a confirmation of how good the specs are.


HTC Desire 820 is the first mobile phone to sport the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 615, which has a CPU with eight Cortex-A53 cores and 64-bit support. This is the second phone from the company that supports 64-bit architecture, the first being HTC Desire 510.

The phone weighs at 155 grams with dimensions 157.7 x 78.74 x 7.74 mm and 5.5-inch display with 1280 x 720 pixels resolution. So, the display will not be stunning considering the size of the screen.

It comes with 16GB internal storage and a microSD card slot. The manufacturer also gave the phone 2GB RAM to complement its powerful processor. It will reportedly run on Android 4.4 KitKat so owners may not be able to enjoy the benefits of 64-bit architecture unless HTC rolls out Android L update.

While a mid-ranger, it packs 13 MP primary camera and 8 MP secondary camera. It will also bring the company’s proprietary UI, HTC Sense, on top of Android’s built-in interface.

The battery is reported rated at 2,600mAh, which can last up to 23 hours talk time over 3G. Pricing and availability details are not available as of writing but the company said it will be made available by end of September.