HTC Desire 820 and 820q announced in India


Desire 820

At IFA 2014 in Berlin, HTC introduced Desire 820, its first ever smartphone powered by a 64-bit chipset, which is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 615.

This week HTC India announced that the Desire 820 will be available in the Indian market as of November in two variants, the 64-bit version introduced at IFA and another one dubbed Desire 820q with almost similar hardware except for the CPU, which is a Snapdragon 410 clocked at 1.2GHz frequency and only 1GB of RAM. No disclosure on the pricing of these two models yet.

As a reminder the Desire 820 feature a 5.5-inch HD display (1280 x 720 pixels), Snapdragon 615 CPU (4 x 2.5GHz + 4 x 1.5GHz), 2GB of RAM, 16GB of ROM (internal storage) + microSD slot for up to 128GB, 13MP rear camera, 8MP front-facing camera, a 2,600 mAh battery, HTC BoomSound speakers, HTC Sense 6.0 UI and Android Kitkat.

There is also a third smartphone, the Desire 816G (dual-SIM with nano SIM slot) that has been announced in India this week, a version of the HTC Desire 816 but with lower specs. The phone packs a 1.3GHz quad-core MediaTek processor, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of internal storage, HTC BoomSound speakers, 13MP rear-camera and a 2,600 mAh battery.

The price of the HTC Desire 816G is Rs 18,990, about £190 / $310 / 240 Euro.