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HTC Desire 820s with 5.5-inch Display 1.7Ghz OctaCore Processor 2GB RAM Android 4.4 Now Available At Rs 23,348

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HTC Desire 820s dual sim, a variant of the Desire 820 smartphone is now available in India, according to Mumbai-based retailer Mahesh Telecom. It has a 5.5-inch (1280 x 720 pixels) display, Android 4.4 Kitkat OS with HTC Sense 6 UI on top, features a 13-megapixel rear camera, 8-megapixel front-facing camera and dual-front-facing BoomSound speakers, similar to the Desire 820, but it is powered by a 1.7GHz Octa-Core 64-bit MediaTek MT6572 processor instead of Octa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 processor. It has Dual SIM support and 4G connectivity.

HTC Desire 820s specifications

5.5-inch (1280 x 720 pixels) display with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection
1.7GHz Octa-Core MediaTek MT6572 64-bit processor
2GB RAM, 16GB internal memory, expandable memory up to 32GB with microSD
Android 4.4 with HTC Sense 6 UI
Dual SIM
13MP rear camera with LED Flash, f/2.2 aperture, BSI sensor, 28mm lens, 1080p video recording
8 MP front-facing camera, 1080p video recording
HTC BoomSound, Dual frontal stereo speakers with built-in amplifiers
4G LTE / 3G HSPA+, WiFi 802.11a/b/g/n (2.4 & 5 GHz), Bluetooth 4.0 with aptX, GPS
2600 mAh battery
The HTC Desire 820s dual sim comes in a range of colors and is priced at Rs. 24,490. It will be available from retail stores from tomorrow, according to the retailer. It is also available from eBay at Rs. 23,348.

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MWC 2015: HTC Unveiled M9 with 5-inch Super LCD3 HD Display Snapdragon 810 SoC 3GB RAM Android 5.0

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HTC’s latest flagship smartphone, the M9 is probably one of the worst kept secrets in the tech industry. The device made numerous appearances in leaked renders and promo videos.

Nevertheless, the Taiwan manufacturer has officially announced the smartphone at its dedicated Mobile World Congress press event in Barcelona.

As it turns out most of the rumor’s that we had seen so far came out to be true. Just like its predecessor, the M9 also sports a uni-body two tone finish and HTC has decided to mostly keep the front design of its last year flagship.

The BoomSound speakers have been retained for one more term and it now comes with Dolby audio surround.

While HTC hasn’t tweaked much with the design layout on the front of the M9 (They’re keeping the big black bar that holds the company’s logo), the back and sides have seen some changes – the sides are now mirror polished while the back is hair brushed to give a distinctive dual tone look (in the silver-gold version). The HTC One M9 also features a bigger camera sensor and there’s a dual-LED flash, doing away with the Duo camera and its faux-effects. The Ultrapixel camera has been moved to the front this time, to let you take better selfies in low light conditions.

From the outset, it’s very hard to distinguish the One (M9) from its previous generation, but thankfully there are some other useful changes such as the power button, which has been moved from top of the device to the right, making it easier to access and the volume rockers are now placed right in middle on the same side.

HTC One (M9) measures 144.6 x 69.7 x 9.6mm and weighs about 157 grams, which is 3 grams lighter than the One (M8). HTC’s latest flagship smartphone sports a 5-inch Super LCD3 display with a resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels and accounts to a pixel density of 441ppi. While the panel’s size remains similar to what the M8 featured, the screen-to-body ratio has gotten a lot better in M9. There’s a layer of Corning Gorilla Glass 4 protecting the display from scratches and minor sniffs.

Talking about the processing power, the HTC One (M9) runs on Snapdragon 810 chipset that comprises of four Cortex A57 cores clocked at 2.0GHz and another four Cortex A53 cores running at 1.5GHz. All the eight cores have 64-bit support. The Adreno 430 GPU is in charge of the graphics and it should provide better performance as compared to the Adreno 420 accelerator in Snapdragon 805.

HTC One (M9) is equipped with 3GB of RAM and there’s lot of room for multi-tasking. The inbuilt storage is 32GB, but the device will allow expansion by up to 128GB through a microSD card slot.

The camera department is where all the development has happened. HTC One (M9) comes with a 20 megapixel rear sensor that is capable of capturing images at a maximum resolution of 5248 x 3936 pixels. The snapper also has the ability to automatically record videos and images simultaneously.

HTC is also including a new photo editing tool that comes with effects like double exposure. Moving on, the rear camera can also capture videos at 2160p@30pfs which is nothing but 4K resolution and FullHD videos at 60 frames per second. Furthermore, you can also shoot slow-mo videos at 120fps with 720p resolution.

On the software front, the device comes out of the box with Sense 7.0 UI based on Android 5.0 Lollipop. While there is nothing much to write about the sense UI, there are a couple of new software features that deserves a mention. With HTC One (M9) you can create your own themes – you can tweak the home screen wallpaper, choose its color, re-design the icons, set your own sounds for notifications and also choose the font that pleases you.

There’s also something called Sense home widget that displays applications on a widget in the home screen based on your location. HTC also says that they improved the BlinkFeed and it is now capable of serving up meal time suggestions. HTC Connect is another feature that the company likes to talk about – just swipe three fingers on the screen to stream videos or music at connected locations. Apart from these above mentions, there’s not much that has changed from the previous version of Sense.

HTC One (M9) has a wide range of connectivity options such as Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Wi-Fi Direct, Bluetooth 4.0, A-GPS, GLONASS, FM radio, infrared, microUSB 2.0 and NFC. The device supports VoLTE with carrier aggregation and LTE Category 6 speeds. The juice for the HTC One (M9) comes from a 2,840mAh battery and as usual the power source is not user replaceable.

HTC One (M9) will be available in a few select markets starting today and the device will be up for grabs in gunmetal grey with black accents (single tone), silver with gold accents and amber gold option (single tone).

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HTC introduced Desire 626 with 5-inch 720p HD Display 1.2Ghz Quadcore Processor Android 4.4 Smartphone

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HTC on Monday introduced the new Desire 626 smartphone. Part of the company’s mid-range portfolio, the new smartphone will first be released in the company’s home market “Taiwan” later this month for NT$5,990 ($190). There is no word on the launch in other markets at this point, but we expect to see the Desire 626 in Asia and Europe next month.

According to HTC, Desire 626 features a 5-inch 720p HD display, 1.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processor, and 1GB of RAM. The phone also packs 16GB of internal storage, microSD card slot, 2000 mAh battery and 4G LTE support. On the imaging front, HTC has included a 13MP f2.2 rear snapper with BSI sensor and LED flash as well as a 5MP front shooter with BSI sensor.

There is no confirmation on the Android version on the smartphone, but it is most likely KitKat with Sense 6.0.

With the launch of Desire 626, HTC is hoping to garner a 25 percent share of the sub-NT$5000 smartphone segment this yea

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HTC Now Rolling Out Android 5.0.1 Lollipop Update for HTC One (M8)

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HTC has finally started rolling out Android 5.0.1 (Lollipop) update for the HTC One (M8) users in India. It started rolling out to the update for unlocked smartphones countries few weeks back. Recently HTC said the One M7 and One M8 will miss its 90 day Android Lollipop promise carrier versions of the One (M8) and One (M7) will not meet 90 day goal, which is February 1st.

The Changelog is similar to the v4.16.1540.8 update that rolled out for unlocked One M8 devices in the U.S and the HTC Sense version is still 6.0. Check out the changelog

Highlights in v4.18.720.8 update for HTC One (M8)

Android 5.0 Lollipop
Lock screen and Notification: New Lollipop UI style with enhanced privacy features
Recent apps: Supporting multiple pages
Addition of search function within settings
The Android Lollipop update (v4.18.720.8) for the HTC One (M8) is 574.17MB. Have you updated your HTC One (M8) to the latest Android version ?

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HTC Launched 816G with 5.5-inch Display,Octane Processor 13MP Camera Android 4.4 At Rs 19,990

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HTC has launched a new Desire 816G dual SIM variant in India. It has the same 5.5-inch (1280 x 720 pixels) display, similar to last year’s Desire 816G Dual SIM, but this is powered by a faster 1.7GHz Octa-Core SoC and comes with 16GB of internal storage, but it has the same 1GB RAM.

Other features are similar including Android 4.4 (KitKat) with HTC Sense 6.0, 13-megapixel rear camera and a 5-megapixel front-facing camera. It has dual-front-facing BoomSound speakers, comes with dual (nano) SIM support and has 3G HSPA+ connectivity.

At the launch, Faisal Siddiqui, ‎Vice President & Country Head, India at HTC, said,

The new offering under the HTC Desire series is our next step towards a power packed combination of beautiful design and flagship performance all backed by a powerful 1.7 GHz Octa-Core Processor. The HTC Desire 816G is the best buy amongst big screen devices, packing powerful performance and innovative design perfectly at a great price.

New HTC Desire 816G dual SIM specifications

5.5-inch (1280 x 720 pixels) display
1.7 GHz octa-core processor
1GB RAM, 16GB internal memory, expandable memory up to 32GB with micro SD
Android 4.4 (KitKat) with HTC Sense UI
Dual nano SIMs
13MP rear camera with LED Flash, 1080p recording
5 MP front-facing camera, 1080p recording
7.9mm-thick and weighs 158 grams
HTC BoomSound, Dual frontal stereo speakers with built-in amplifiers
3G HSPA+, WiFi b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0 with aptX, GPS with a-GPS
2600mAh battery
The New HTC Desire 816G Dual SIM is priced at Rs. 19,990 and would be available across India.


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