HTC lifts the lid on Desire 820S in China – sports 64-bit MediaTek CPU

Back in September at IFA 2014, HTC lifted the lid on the Desire 820, a mid-range offering with a 64-bit capable Snapdragon 615 processor under the hood. Other specs include a 5.5-inch 720p screen, 2GB of RAM, a 13-megapixel rear-facing camera, and an 8-megapixel front-facing camera. Just recently, the Taiwanese phone maker officially unveiled the Desire 820S on its Chinese-speaking Weibo account.

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Normally, when manufacturers add an “S” to a device’s moniker, one would think that this new version would be a scaled down version of the original device. This isn’t the case here. Like the Desire 820, the Desire 820S sports a 5.5-inch screen. So what’s the difference? Instead of a 64-bit Snapdragon CPU by Qualcomm, it sports a 64-bit 1.7GHz octa-core MT6752 (8 Cortex-A53 cores) with a Mali T760 GPU by MediaTek.

Other specs include 2GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage, BoomSound speakers, and LTE support. The device also comes with a 13-megapixel rear-facing camera and an 8-megapixel front-facing camera, making the smartphone ideal for selfies.

Find the device interesting? Unfortunately, it is likely that the Desire 820S will be a Chinese exclusive.

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