The Desire 820 is the first phone to run on the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 (MSM8939)
The IFA has welcomed the latest member of the Desire family as HTC presented the Desire 820 as the successive device to the Desire 816 which had been quite popular. The Desire 820 holds a special place in the HTC product portfolio since it is the second HTC phone to have a 64-bit processor and the first phone to run on the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 (MSM8939), which has an octa-core CPU with eight Cortex-A53 cores, four of them clocked at 1.5GHz and four at 1.0GHz, along with Adreno 405 GPU. The 64-bit architecture surrounds the SoC and HTC is going to update the phone with Android L which can fully make use of the 64-bit processing.
As far as the specs of the phone are concerned, there is an impressive 5.5-inch, 1280x720px display paired with BoomSound speakers. The camera setup is also quite remarkable with a 13 megapixel rear camera and an 8 megapixel front camera. Along with this the phone also offers Cat 4 LTE connectivity. The phone is going to be available at the end of this month and it also has a Dual SIM version which will only be available in selective markets. The phone can be purchased in a number of different colors including Marble White, Tuxedo Grey, Santorini White, Milky-way Grey, Tangerine White, Saffron Grey, Flamingo Grey, Blue Mist, and Monarch Orange.