Sep 04 AT 5:43 AM Alex Wagner 7 Comments

HTC Desire 820 boasts octa-core processor, 8-megapixel selfie camera


Remember that octa-core 64-bit smartphone that HTC teased recently? Well it’s now official, and it does indeed have the processor that HTC said it would.

The HTC Desire 820 is powered by a Snapdragon 615 processor, an octa-core CPU with 64-bit support. The chip’s got four 1.5GHz cores for heavy duty tasks and four 1GHz cores for less intensive tasks.

HTC has also highlighted the Desire 820’s front-facing cam, which is of the 8-megapixel variety. That ought to make it worth a look for you selfie fans. Meanwhile, the Desire 820’s rear shooter is a 13-megapixel cam with an f/2.2 aperture.

The full spec rundown on the Desire 820 is as follows:

  • 5.5-inch 720p display
  • Octa-core Snapdragon 615 processor
  • 13-megapixel rear, 8-megapixel front cameras
  • 16GB storage
  • microSD slot with support for cards up to 128GB
  • 2GB of RAM
  • Embedded 2600mAh battery
  • 4G LTE
  • HTC BoomSound front-facing speakers


While Android can’t really take full advantage of the 64-bit support that comes with the Snapdragon 615, the inclusion of that chip could make the Desire 820 attractive to those folks that want to be on the bleeding edge of hardware. And the good news for those folk is that the Desire 820 ought to be fairly easy on the wallet thanks to its mid-range feature set.

Via: Engadget

Source: HTC

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