HTC Desire 820 with 5.5-inch display, 64-bit Snapdragon 615 processor, 8MP front camera officially announced

As expected, HTC has officially took the wraps off the HTC Desire 820, the successor of Desire 816 at the IFA 2014 tradeshow last week. The smartphone is the company's first phone to come with 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 processor. The Desire 820 comes in range of colours including Marble White, Tuxedo Grey (matte), Santorini White, Milky-way Grey, Tangerine White, Saffron Grey, Flamingo Grey, Blue Mist and Monarch Orange.

HTC Desire 820

According to HTC, the Desire 820 will roll out globally starting September-end. HTC will also be selling the Dot View cover for Desire 820 separately. Dual-SIM variant of the smartphone will be available in select markets. With the release of Android L, Desire 820 will completely utilize the 64-bit capabilities of the processor, as Android L brings support for 64-bit SoCs.

On the specifications front, HTC Desire 820 comes with a 5.5-inch HD display, Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 (MSM8939) processor (4 x 1.5GHz + 4 x 1.0GHz), Adreno 405 GPU, 2GB RAM and Android 4.4 KitKat with Sense 6 UI on top. The smartphone also comes with dual-front facing speakers and is 7.74mm thick, weighting 155 grams.

Other specifications include an 13MP rear camera with LED flash, 8MP front facing camera, 16GB internal storage with expandable upto 128GB using microSD card and 2,600 mAh battery. Connectivity series include 4G LTE Cat.4 / 3G HSPA+, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0 with APTx, DLNA and GPS / GLONASS.

HTC Desire 820