HTC has taken the wraps off its latest Desire 820 smartphone, which features an octa-core, 64-bit processor, as the company looks to boost its position in the mid-tier mobile market.
HTC is using the Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 processor for the phone, which it said makes it ideal for handling multiple workloads, ranging from streaming media, downloading content, accessing social media and using numerous apps.
The firm also integrated 4G LTE Cat 4 connectivity, which theoretically allows speeds as high as 150Mbps, as it touted speed and performance as key selling points of the device.
The Desire 820 has a 5.5in HD screen and, to appeal to the ‘selfie’ craze, the phone has an 8MP front-facing camera. The rear-facing camera has 13MP.
The phone will come running the slightly older Android 4.2.2 operating system, has dimensions of 158x79x7.7mm and weighs 155g.
Unsurprisingly HTC chief executive Peter Chou said the phone was one of its best ever and would appeal to all kinds of buyers. “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," he said.
No exact pricing information for the smartphone was made available. V3 contacted HTC for comment on this but had recieved no reply at the time of publication.
Furthermore, availability in specific regions has not been announced, only that it will arrive "in selected territories worldwide". V3 has also asked for more information on this.
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