Update: HTC Desire 820s runs MediaTek processor.
HTC Desire 820s with dual sim support is now available in India for Rs. 24,890 as per Mumbai based mobile retailer, Mahesh Telecom.
HTC unveiled the Desire 820s in November last year with similar specifications as the Desire 820. The Desire 820s has a 5.5-inch HD display with 720 x 1280 pixels resolution and runs Android 4.4 KitKat with HTC's Sense 6 UI on top. The smartphone has a 13 MP rear camera with LED flash, and an 8 MP front camera, just like the Desire 820. It has a 1.7GHz 64-bit octa-core
Qualcomm MediaTek SoC processor, coupled with 2GB of RAM. The smartphone has 16 GB internal storage expandable up to 128 GB via microSD card.
Connectivity options included in the HTC Desire 820s are Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPRS, EDGE, 3G and 4G LTE support. It comes with inbuilt proximity, accelerometer, compass, and ambient light sensors. The smartphone comes with HTC BoomSound, Dual frontal stereo speakers with built-in amplifiers. It is backed by a 2600 mAh battery. The HTC Desire 820s will compete with devices like the Xiaomi Mi 4, Huawei Honor 6 and Lenovo Vibe X2 4G.
“Our customers are gradually looking for bigger screens, faster processors, network speeds and outstanding battery life. They are creating and consuming rich video content and want greater freedom to personalise their smartphones. We know they love the flexibility that comes with expandable memory,” said Mr. Faisal Siddiqui, President, South Asia, HTC. Further to which he added, “At a very remarkable price, the HTC Desire 820s dual sim delivers the latest technical features with an outstanding user experience in a sleek, chic, slim package.”
The phone's predecessor, the HTC Desire 820, was launched in India in October alongside the quad-core Desire 820q for Rs 24,500 and Rs 22,500 respectively. The Desire 820 is powered by Qualcomm’s 64-bit octa-core Snapdragon 615 SoC which has a 1.5GHz quad-core ARM Cortex A53 processor and a quad-core 1GHz Cortex A53 processor with 2GB RAM while the Desire 820q has a 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 SoC featuring a 1.2GHz quad-core CPU with 1GB of RAM. Both the smartphones run Android 4.4 KitKat with the Sense UI skin on top.