HTC has something special planned for IFA, and it looks like it might be a 64-bit capable phone. Dubbed the Desire 820, it might be everything you want a mid-range device to be, with a big screen and massive battery. Additionally, it seems HTC finally has some wearables ready for us, maybe even one they previously dismissed.
The Desire 820 isn’t going to win a place on many best-of lists, but it may make a respectable showing in the mid-range market. A slightly behind-the-curve Snapdragon 410 processor is believed to be on-board, and while not a GHz monster like the Snapdragon 800-series — it’s still octa-core and 64-bit capable. the phone also has a 5.5-inch screen at 720 x 1280 resolution, an 8MP camera up front, and a 13MP shooter around back. 1.5GB RAM and 8GB memory compliment a 2600mAh battery.
As for wearables and/or smartwatches — HTC might have two in tow at IFA. Internally coded WWY and CWZ, the two wearables strike a nice balance for HTC. The WWY is said to have a 32 x 100 pixel, 1.8-inch screen, suggesting it will be long and thin. It’s water resistant, and has a 100mAh battery. Think of Samsung’s Gear Fit when you consider what this one is about.
As for the CWZ, not much is known about that. It’s a smartwatch, running Android Wear, and leak specialist UpLeaks says it will be available in many mature markets (USA, Japan, Brazil, Korea, Taiwan) in September.
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