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HTC Desire 820: a premier smartphone powered by Snapdragon 615

Sep 19, 2014

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HTC recently announced the HTC Desire 820, their first smartphone to be powered by the new 64-bit capable dual quad core Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 615 processor.

Slimmer than its predecessor, at just 7.74mm thick and weighing only 155 grams, the HTC Desire 820 packs a lot of premium features into its compact frame such as an integrated 4G LTE modem, and an impressive 5.5-inch HD 720p display, encased in a two-tone color polycarbonate case that's available in an array of colors. Pairing HTC’s distinctive style with one of Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon processors truly sets this device apart.

The Snapdragon 615 processor is the first commercial 64-bit dual quad-core (1.5 GHz quad-core + 1.0 GHz quad-core) processor with Integrated World Mode LTE. With fast 4G LTE download speeds, having a Snapdragon 615 processor means you can spend more time doing and less time waiting.

But what really makes the Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 stand out is its 64-bit capabilities, which supports your device for the upcoming wave of cutting-edge and memory-intensive applications and new computing environments.  And the integrated  Adreno™ 405 GPU uses Hardware Tessellation to generate an incredible amount of visual detail in 3D imagery without paralyzing refresh rates.

For any photo lovers out there, the Desire 820 also comes equipped with a 13MP camera for capturing high-performance images. This allows the smartphone to take incredible photos in both daylight and low-light settings. Users can also hold down the shutter button for continuous mode shooting. There’s even a lineup of features for selfie enthusiasts: set the desired level of image smoothing in Live Makeup before taking a photo, or get a little creative with Face Fusion and merge your best features with those of a friend for a completely new look.

Whether it’s soundtracks on streaming videos or listening to the latest hit songs, the Desire 820 offers rich, clear audio through front-facing speakers and duo HTC BoomSound amplifiers. And with the Snapdragon processor’s Fluence audio technology to help reduce background noise with noise cancellation and suppression technology, everything sounds clearer no matter if it’s you or the person you’re calling. Plus, with Qualcomm Miracast™, you can wirelessly connect the HTC Desire 820 to your compatible 1080p HDTV and make it a part of your home theater experience.

HTC says they will offer the HTC Desire 820 in Marble White, Tuxedo Grey, Santorini White and Milky-Way Grey. It is expected to go on sale later this fall, with availability varying by country and region.