HTC have come to the party with a new smartphone to join the ever growing phablet market.

I personally love big phones, I currently own a LG G2 Pro and have a OnePlus One on the way that I don’t really need, but I couldn’t help myself.

Anyway back to the Desire 820: we’re looking at 5.5-inch 720P display with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 615, Octo Core processor with 2GB of RAM and 16GB onboard storage with a MicroSD card expansion slot up to 128GB.

It has a 8MP front facing camera with 13MP rear camera with BSI sensor f/2.2 28mm lens and 1080P video recording. It also has 4G LTE built in and has dual nano SIM and a 2600mAh battery.

  • The rich, clear sound pumping from the front-facing stereo speakers and two powerful, dedicated amplifiers of HTC BoomSound™.
  • The vivid, 5.5″ high definition display will put a big smile on your face as it puts big-screen entertainment front and center.

The HTC Desire 820 also supports HTC’s Dot View case providing instant access to your phone without opening the cover. The phone will come equipped with HTC Sense with HTC Blinkfeed over the top of Android KitKat 4.4 (I think).

Obviously no word on availability and pricing for Australia yet, but hopefully HTC Australia will be in contact with us soon.

Full Specs:

  • SIZE: 157.7 x 78.74 x 7.74 mm
  • WEIGHT: 155 grams
  • DISPLAY: 5.5 inch, HD720
  • Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 615, 1.5 GHz, Octa-Core CPUs & 1.0 GHz, Octa-Core CPUs
  • Android™ with HTC Sense™ HTC BlinkFeed™
  • Total storage: 16GB, Expansion card slot supports microSD™ memory card for up to 128GB additional
  • RAM: 2GB
  • NETWORK: 2G/2.5G – GSM/GPRS/EDGE: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz (SIM1 & SIM2),3G/3.5G – WCDMA: 850/900/1900/2100 MHz with HSPA+ up to 42 Mbps, 3G/3.5G – TD-SCDMA:, 1900/2000 MHz, 4G – LTE: FDD: Bands 1,3,7,8, TDD: Bands 38, 39, 40, 41
  • nano SIM (dual nano SIM)
  • Ambient Light Sensor, Proximity Sensor, Accelerometer
  • 3.5 mm stereo audio jack, Bluetooth® 4.0 with aptX™ enabled, Wi-Fi®: IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n (2.4 & 5 GHz), DLNA® for wirelessly streaming media from the phone to a compatible TV or computer
  • HTC Connect™, micro-USB 2.0 (5-pin) port
  • HTC BoomSound™, Dual frontal stereo speakers with built-in amplifiers, Sense Voice
  • Rear camera 13MP, BSI sensor, f/2.2, 28mm lens, 1080p video recording, Front camera 8MP,  BSI sensor, 1080p video recording
  • Internal GPS antenna + GLONASS, Digital Compass


If this phone is available outright in retail I guess I’ll be selling the OPO to purchase one. What do you think?

Source: HTC Blog.
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Iain Simmons

Wait for the mid-level price first…


GPE it, to nuke Sense from it, and it would be a perfect mid level device.