Could the Desire 820 be making a pitstop in China en route to Berlin?


We’re beginning to see initial signs suggesting that HTC’s upcoming flagship smartphone of 2014, the Desire 820, is on its way. Earlier today the Taiwanese company took to Weibo to share a collection of six striking photographs all allegedly captured on the handset and published with the number ‘820’ plastered over the top.

As Weibo is the most accessed social networking website in China, we have reason to believe that the company will be releasing a dual-SIM variant of the handset in this specific Asian market. Other leaks indicate that a single-SIM model will launch in Europe, North America and South America.

Over the past few weeks we’ve seen several reports claiming that the Desire 820 will be HTC’s first 64-bit smartphone. If so, it’ll pack Qualcomm’s brand new octa-core Snapdragon 615 processor which consists of four 1.8GHz Cortex-A53 cores and four 1.0 GHz A-53’s, the latest Adreno 405 GPU and a mighty 3GB of DDR3 RAM.

As with all rumors, we have to take these alleged specifications with a pinch of salt until HTC provides us with some solid evidence with regards to what it has in store for its next flagship smartphone — but thankfully we only have to wait another three weeks to find out as the company is expected to unveil the device at this year’s IFA consumer trade show in Berlin.