Taiwanese smartphone maker, HTC, launched the world's first 64-bit Qualcomm CPU-powered handset - Desire 820 - at IFA (Internationale Funkausstellung Berlin) 2014 in Germany on Thursday, 4 September.
"Our new HTC Desire model gives entertainment lovers exactly what they are looking for; a powerful, fast, stylish smartphone that delivers their favourite content on a big screen at a competitive price" said Peter Chou, HTC Corporation.
"With the HTC Desire 820, we've combined the most advanced technology with the best possible entertainment experience and bold, distinctive design to deliver a handset that is both desirable and affordable," he added.
As mentioned before, the main USP of the Desire 820 is that the Qualcomm's 64-bit architecture-based chipset, makes the HTC phone future-proof for upcoming Android L series software as well as later updates. Future OS updates are expected to make other 32-bit architecture devices obsolete.
Another advantage of 64-bit Octa-core CPU is that device's workload can be efficiently managed, as it will be able to assign a function to separate quad-cores based on the priority.
[Note: iPhone 5S is the world's first smartphone to ship 64-bit based A7 processor. It is designed and developed by Apple for iPhones (2013 and later) only]
HTC Desire 820 sports a 5.5-inch HD display and ships with latest Android OS with Sense UI powered by 2GB RAM, Octa-core processor, 16GB inbuilt memory (128GB).
On camera front, it boasts of 13.0-megapixel camera with BSI sensor, F/2.2, 28 mm lens, 1080p video recording and to attract selfie enthusiasts, company has incorporated a 8.0-megapixel with BSI sensor, full HD-recording capability for high-definition video chatting.
The company has confirmed that the new Desire 820 will be made available in select markets by this fall. However, the details regarding specific release timeline and pricing of the device is still under wraps.
Key Specifications of HTC Desire 820:
|Model||HTC Desire 820|
|Display||5.5-inch HD (1,280x720p) screen|
|OS||Android with HTC Sense|
|Processor||64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 series Octa-core CPU (1.5GHz quad-core +1.0GHz quad-core)|
|Storage capacity||16GB, 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|
|Battery||2,600 mAhTalk time: up to 22.4 hours (3G)Standby time: close to 424 hour (3G)|
|Network||2G, 3G & 4G-LTE (in select markets),|
|Add-ons||Nano SIM (Dual-SIM also available as optional), 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,|
|Dimensions||157.7 x 78.74 x 7.74 mm|
|Colours||Marble White, Tuxedo Grey, Santorini White and Milky-way Grey|