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HTC launches MediaTek powered Desire 820s

News by Luke Jones on Tuesday November 04, 2014.

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HTC's more aggressive handset strategy continued today with the company launching a new smartphone, although this is mere a variation of one of HTC's other devices. The new Desire 820s is a variation of the recently launched Desire 820, a handset that was launched at IFA back in September. The new version will land aside a growing 820 range that also now includes a Mini version.

The Taiwanese company launched the 820s via its Weibo account and it comes with one difference compared to the original Desire 820. The new handset comes with a 64-bit MediaTek chipset that is a 1.7GHz octa-core MT6752, comprising Cortex-A53 cores and a Mali T760 GPU that tackles the graphics. The normal Desire 820 also gets a 64-bit processor, but that smartphone gets Qualcomm's new Snapdragon 615 SoC.

As for other specs, the Desire 820s is identical to its stable-mate, getting a 5.5-inch display with a 720p resolution, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of storage right out of the box, front-facing BoomSound speakers, and LTE support. There is a 13 megapixel camera around the back while a 5 megapixel snapper sits on the front.

HTC has not revealed price of availability, but considering this was launched on Weibo and it features China's favoured MediaTek technology, I assume this will be an Asian exclusive.

source: HTC (Translated)

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