News by Luke Jones on Saturday November 29, 2014.
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HTC has confirmed the launch of the Desire 620, the company's latest budget/mid-range smartphone that features a 64-bit processor. We leaked the device earlier in the week, but there are actually two different variations of this same smartphone available, each one rocking a different processor.The first is the handset we told you about this week, that Desire 620 lacks the all metal unibody of the One M8 flagship (plastic is the name of the game here), although those front facing speaker grills probably do have BoomSound's underneath. In terms of specs, the Desire 820 is said to have a 5-inch 720p display, a quad core 1.2GHz 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 400, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of on board space, a micro SD slot, and a 2100 mAh juicer. The device also comes with LTE connectivity. Other specs will include Android 4.4 KitKat with HTC's own Sense 6 skin, while this handset will certainly get Android 5.0 Lollipop eventually. It also has an 8 megapixel rear lens and a 5 megapixel front facer (EYE Experience?). The second device is called the HTC Desire 620G and that handset is identical in every single way apart from the fact it rocks a 1.3 GHz octa-core MediaTek MT6592 processor, while this version also lacks the LTE connection. The 620G is likely to be reserved for the Chinese market while the rest of us get the Qualcomm packing LTE Desire 620. The Desire 620 will launch in Taiwan on December 1st and will cost $225, while the MediaTek handset will land in the middle of December and will be more affordable at $160. HTC has yet to signal its intentions for an international roll out, but I imagine the new smartphone will find its way around the world eventually, especially the Qualcomm version.
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