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IFA 2014: HTC Desire 820 Goes Official, Features 64 Bit Support, More RAM and Storage Than Desire 816

Just like it was rumored and leaked, HTC announced the Desire 820 smartphone during IFA 2014 and this model is a phablet in fact with a 64 bit supporting processor on board. It’s meant to be the follow-up to the Desire 816, that launched 6 months ago.


The 820 is expected to hit the stores at the end of the current month, with a pricing around $350. It comes with an octa core Snapdragon 615 processor, with 64 bit support and big.LITTLE architecture. This means the model is Android L-ready and it will be able to perform better and not drain the battery. We get 4 cores clocked at 1.5 GHz and 4 cores at 1 GHz. The handset keeps the polycarbonate shell and the BoomSound speakers of the predecessor, as well as 13 MP camera and the 5.5 inch 720p display.

It gets more RAM now, 2 GB and upfront there’s an 8 megapixel selfie shooter, that sounds pretty good. Storage-wise we get 16 GB instead of 8 and the battery is the same, at 2600 mAh. This model measures 7.74 mm in thickness and HTC calls its design double shot, which is basically a multi tone unibody design technique.