By Jay Jay
HTC's Desire 820- the first phone from HTC’s stock with a 64-bit processor, is set to get a new twin, albeit with minor modifications.
As per China’s Telecommunication Equipment Certification Center’s website, a new model named HTC D820ws has been certified recently.
A quick look at the Desire 820ws’ specifications suggest that it bears almost complete resemblance to its former namesake, except for LTE-capability and a speed of 1.7 GHz.
Given its speed, which is an upgrade from the 1.5 GHz of the standard HTC Desire 820, speculation is rife that the Desire 820ws may contain a 32-bit processor. Even though there has been no official word from HTC in this regard, given its certification status, HTC may look at the Mobile World Congress in March as a juicy launch date if they are to launch the phone outside China, which at this point looks unlikely.
HTC Desire 820, launched just two months ago, was the first 64-bit smartphone from the HTC stable. It came with 16GB internal storage (expandable to 32GB), a 2GB RAM, 13MP/8MP camera and a 5.5” screen.
The only major the newly certified version and the previous one is that this sports a MediaTek processor while its previously released sibling sports a Snapdragon 615.