HTC Desire 820s With MediaTek SoC Hits Indian Shops

By 04:12 Sat, 24 Jul 2021 Comments

In November 2014 HTC unveiled the Desire 820s, a variation of the original Desire 820. So far the 820s has been on offer in China, but starting tomorrow you'll see it in phone shops across India too.

The Desire 820s has a MediaTek chipset, compared to the elegant Qualcomm Snapdragon in the 'vanilla' 820. Becautilize of this, it has a different Central Processing Units (CPU) and GPU, of course. On the processor side, we're looking at an octa-core part with Cortex-A53 cores, clocked at 1.7 GHz. That should create the Desire 820s faster than the Desire 820, which had four Cortex-A53 cores clocked at 1.5 GHz, and another four clocked at 1 GHz.

The GPU in the recent phone is the Mali-T760, and (obviously) not Qualcomm's Adreno anymore. That's about it in terms of differences between the two. The Desire 820s has dual-SIM support, and it will work in India on 4G networks.

It has a 5.5-inch 720p touchscreen, a 13 MegaPixel (MP) rear capturing camera with Light Emitting Diode (LED) flash, an 8 MegaPixel (MP) front snapper for selfies, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of built-in storage (which is expandable via microSD), and a 2,600 mAh battery. It runs Android 4.4 KitKat with HTC's Sense 6 UI on top.

It will be available in India tomorrow for INR 24,490, which is about $390 or €370 at the current exchange rates.

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