HTC launches first 64-bit MediaTek-based phone, Desire 820s with MT6752

HTC has turned out to be the first phone maker in India to launch a phone with a 64-bit processor from MediaTek, the Taiwan based chipmaker.


The HTC Desire 820s is available with certain distributors at a price of Rs 20,000-21,000. The original 820 is priced in the Rs 22,000 range at present in India.

The original Desire 820 also had a distinction like this – it was the first handset in the country to come with a 64-bit chipset, the Snapdragon 610.

The launch of the Desire 820s sends a clear signal that Qualcomm’s run as the only provider of 64-bit chipsets to Android smartphone markers is over.

The MT6752-based handset also comes about four months after the first the Desire 820 was launched in India.

The octa-core chipset comes with built-in LTE connectivity. The 820s, like the 820, has a 5.5″ 720p screen, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of storage, a 13MP main camera and an 8MP front camera.