News by Luke Jones on Tuesday December 09, 2014.
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HTC raised the curtain on the solid mid-range Desire 620 back last month, and the handset is expected to land in the company's Taiwan homeland this month. Any brief worries that this would be an Asian exclusive smartphone have quickly been dashed as HTC confirmed the Desire 620 is also bound for Europe in January.The handset will get excellent support in the United Kingdom where it will be carried by O2, EE, Three, Carphone Warehouse, and other major retailers and carriers. The device will arrive for a price of £220 (around $345), and that price has also been confirmed for Germany.
The 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.
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