Taiwanese smartphone maker, HTC on Tuesday (23 September) launched a couple of advanced 64-bit CPU based Desire 820 series devices and a mid-range handset Desire 816G in India.
The new HTC Desire 820 originally got unveiled at the recently concluded IFA (Internationale Funkausstellung Berlin) 2014, Germany. It is the world's first Android smartphone to ship with advanced 64-bit architecture based chipset, making it future-proof for upcoming Android L series software.
Another advantage of boasting 64-bit CPU is the efficient management of RAM, as the phone will be able to assign a function to separate quad-cores based on the priority and thereby device's performance can be maintained even during multi-task operations.
Other stipulated features include 5.5-inch HD display, Android 4.4 KitKat OS with Sense UI, 2GB RAM, 16GB inbuilt memory (expandable up to 128GB), 13.0-megapixel camera with BSI sensor, F/2.2, 28 mm lens, 1080p video recording and to impress selfie enthusiasts, the company has incorporated a 8.0-megapixel front camera with BSI sensor, full HD recording capability for high-definition video chatting.
On the other hand, Desire 820Q is a watered down version of the aforementioned model. It comes packed with 64-bit 1.2GHz Snapdragon quad-core CPU, 1GB RAM and other features, which are similar to the original Desire 820.
HTC also announced a mid-range smartphone, Desire 816Q, a cheaper dual-SIM version of Desire 816, which was launched in April for ₹23,900.
It sports a 5.5-inch HD (720x1280p) screen and runs on the Android 4.4 KitKat OS with custom Sense UI powered by faster 1.3GHz MediaTek quad-core CPU, 1 GB RAM and 8GB inbuilt memory (expandable up to 128GB).
The company has confirmed that Desire 816G will hit stores next month for ₹18,990, whereas the Desire 820 and 820Q might set foot in India by mid-November, but price details of the devices are still under wraps.
Key Specifications of HTC Desire 820, 820Q and 816G:
|Model||HTC Desire 820||HTC Desire 820Q||HTC Desire 816G|
|Display||5.5-inch HD (1280x720p) screen||5.5-inch HD (1280x720p) screen||5.5-inch HD (720x1280p) screenPixel density: 267 ppi (pixels per inch)|
|OS||Android with HTC Sense||Android with HTC Sense||Android 4.4 KitKat with Sense UI|
|Processor||64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 series Octa-core CPU (1.5GHz quad-core +1.0GHz quad-core)||64-bit 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 series quad-core CPU||1.3GHz MediaTek quad-core processor|
|Storage capacity||16GB, expandable up to 128GB||16GB, expandable up to 128GB||8GB, expandable up to 128GB|
|Camera||Main: 13.0-megapixel camera with BSI sensor, F/2.2, 28 mm lens, 1080p video recordingFront: 8.0-megapixel with BSI sensor, full HD video recording ability||Main: 13.0-megapixel cameraFront: 8.0-megapixel camera||Main: 13.0-megapixel camera with Flash supportFront: 5.0-megapixel camera|
|Battery||2,600 mAhTalk time: up to 22.4 hours (3G)Standby time: close to 424 hour (3G)||2,600 mAhTalk time: up to 22.4 hours (3G)Standby time: close to 424 hour (3G)||2,600 mAh|
|Network||2G, 3G & 4G-LTE (in select markets),||2G, 3G & 4G-LTE (in select markets),||2G & 3G|
|Add-ons||Dual-SIM slots (type: Nano), Bluetooth v4.0 (with aptX enabled), Wi-Fi (802.11 a/b/g/n; dual band: 2.4 & 5 GHz), micro-USB v2.0,dual frontal stereo speaker with built-in amplifiers(HTC BoomSound technology) Internal GPS antenna + GLONASS,||Dual-SIM slots (type: Nano), Bluetooth v4.0 (with aptX enabled), Wi-Fi (802.11 a/b/g/n; dual band: 2.4 & 5 GHz), micro-USB v2.0,dual frontal stereo speaker with built-in amplifiers(HTC BoomSound technology) Internal GPS antenna + GLONASS,||Dual-SIM (type: Nano), Bluetooth v4.0, Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g/n), GPS, micro-USB, microSD card slot, FM Radio,|
|Dimensions||157.7 x 78.74 x 7.74 mm||157.7 x 78.74 x 7.74 mm||156.6 x 78.7 x 7.9 mm|
|Weight||155 g||155 g||158 g|
[Image Credit: HTC Blog]