HTC Desire 820 has 64-bit support and big cameras on front and back



HTC is getting in on the IFA fun this morning by announcing the Desire 820. The headlining feature of the HTC Desire 820 is Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon 615 octa-core processor with 64-bit support. Android currently does not support 64-bit, but as soon as Android L is released the Desire 820 will be able to take full advantage of it.

The other big features of the Desire 820 are the cameras. HTC has managed to put a 8MP camera on the front of the device. This should help you take some great selfies and wefies. On the back they have a 13MP camera. Other specs include a 5.5-inch HD display, 2GB of RAM, and 2600mAh battery. The Desire 820 will be available later this Fall in a wide variety of colors. No pricing or availability was given.

What do you think of this new Desire? Is 64-bit support or big front-facing cameras things that you look for?

Joe Fedewa
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  1. Yes!_! Ive never owned any current htc phone (dont include that old school htc android i had from sprint back in ’09, dont even remember the name), BUT, the 820 definitely has my attention, more so than the note 4 does. I currently own a galaxy s5. Wonder when US carriers will have the desire 820 available to us good ole consumers? ???

    1. The M8 is even better than the S5, but if you do jump ship to HTC do it for the M9 next year. Will have all this and more.

  2. Do not know if anybody in Canada will ever see one, but a 64 bit processor is interesting.

  3. “wefie”? please god no

    1. I didn’t even know it was a word until Samsung said it yesterday

      1. I’m pretty sure they pulled the word out of their bum.

  4. Android L and 64 bit could make this phone the one to beat going into next year. Do we know how 64 bit effects performance and battery life? Will it impact performance like 64bit did the iphone 5s? Could this double the speed over the competition?

  5. Wonder if T-Mobile will be getting this.

  6. I would consider getting the 820 phone, but I’m worried if HTC is going back to the single camera setups or will they carry the Duo cameras as a flagship. They have jumped up the MP on their latest phones going to other countries. I just think a solid setup for an M9 would be a 13-16MP camera, with 2-6mp duo camera and already solid Sense software… htc has won me as a solid customer with my HTC one HK edition…My wife has an iPhone 5C and I’ve explained to her that her camera is better on the sharpness range and balance range on a consistent basis, but she always turns to taking pictures off of my phone in low lit areas, family gatherings, and selfies with me and our children. I’m thoroughly impressed with the battery life on HTC phones now considering they have gone the route of non-removable(which i was not too confident about)…

    Im just totally impressed and giving thumbs up to the quality they are putting out… a lil worried we wont see much more of their quality past another couple years if they keep tanking.

    1. I’m not reading all that..⬆⬆⬆⬆

  7. Just like most of their phones, it looks really nice if they kill the logo bezel bar.

  8. I think the Desire line is what could help HTC turn things around financially. The styling is poppy while remaining simple. Pair that with the reasonable prices the line sees and it could, potentially, bring more people to HTC devices.

    Also, stop using the non word “wefies”.

  9. Is that not like homage to the iPhone 5c aesthetically?

    1. doesnt matter, it functions better, its more powerful, its more capable, it has a bigger screen, its colorful, and its running android with 6sense, the best UI out there, idc if it looks like a iphone 5c

      1. Whoa there lil fella lol no need to go crazy, I agree on every point you made. Hence me saying “aesthetically”. Lay off the juice.

  10. In other words this phone is everything the m8 should have been

    1. Dont worry, itll be on the M9 next year, all this and more. Wasnt available for the M8. Besides the M8 is an awesome phone by itself .

  11. Got my attention

  12. Not sure what everyone is so excited about. 64 processor…yes, interesting but until L comes along it is useless. HD screen instead of QHD. Only 2GB of ram. Not to mention the battery size. No Thanks,

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