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HTC Desire 820 official

HTC Desire 820 official

HTC has revealed its latest attempt to regain ground in the battle for smartphone supremacy, in the shape of the Desire 820.

A capacious 5.5–inch effort, its USP is some impressive processor tech that's aimed at keeping it at the top of the pile for some time to come.

The main draw is its 64-bit compatible processor (available in quad-core and octa-core variations).

This means it’ll be able to handle games and apps that push the phone’s processor to the limit, although users won’t see it in action until Google releases its Android L software, which packs in 64-bit support.

HTC has promised it will offer Desire 820 users an upgrade to Android L when it lands.

HTC has also been talking up its so–called big.LITTLE tech, with four 1.5GHz cores to handle hefty tasks and four smaller 1.0GHz cores for everyday gubbins. The mobile-maker reckons this should boost battery life.

Elsewhere, the rear camera clocks in at 13 megapixels, with the front–facing lens offering an impressive eight megapixels. That should keep selfie fanatics happy.

There’s 16GB of storage, RAM is up to 2GB compared to early 2014’s Desire 816 and HTC’s BoomSound tech is also on board.

The Desire 820 is due to hit shelves later this month, with prices yet to be confirmed.

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