HTC Desire 820 and Desire 820q released in India; Prices start at Rs. 22500

Nearly a month after HTC first announced the HTC Desire 820 in India, the company has finally released the handset into the market.


HTC has announced the launch of the HTC Desire 820 in India. The handset, which is the company’s latest phablet, is powered by a 64 bit processor and is available in octa core and quad core variants. The device has a 5.5 inch display with resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels.

The HTC Desire 820 is powered by the octa core Snapdragon 615 processor clocked at 1.5 GHz along with 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of internal storage. The quad core version called the HTC Desire 820q, is powered by the Snapdragon 410 processor clocked at 1.2 GHz and comes with just 1 GB of RAM.

The HTC Desire 820 has a massive 13 MP rear facing auto focus camera with a BSI sensor, f/2.2 aperture and LED flash. There is also a front facing 8 MP camera. The device runs on the latest Android KitKat version with the HTC Sense 6 UI. The octa version of the handset is priced at Rs. 24990 and the quad core version is priced at Rs. 22500.

Speaking about the launch, Chia-Lin Chang, President of Global Sales and Chief Financial Officer, HTC, said, “Our new HTC Desire model gives entertainment lovers exactly what they are looking for; a powerful, fast, stylish smartphone that delivers their favourite content on a big screen at a competitive price. With the HTC Desire 820 and HTC Desire 820q, we’ve combined the most advanced technology with the best possible entertainment experience and bold, distinctive design, to deliver a handset that is both desirable and affordable.”

HTC Desire 820 specs:

  • 5 inch display
  • 1280 x 720 pixels resolution
  • 1.5 GHz octa core Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 processor
  • Adreno 405 GPU
  • 2 GB RAM
  • 16 GB internal memory
  • 13 MP primary camera
  • 8 MP front facing camera
  • Google Android v4.4 KitKat
  • 2600 mAh battery