HTC Desire 820s with MediaTek SoC hits Indian shops
The Desire 820s has a MediaTek chipset, compared to the Qualcomm Snapdragon in the 'vanilla' 820. Because of this, it has a different CPU and GPU, of course. On the processor side, we're looking at an octa-core part with Cortex-A53 cores, clocked at 1.7 GHz. That should make the Desire 820s faster than the Desire 820, which had four Cortex-A53 cores clocked at 1.5 GHz, and another four clocked at 1 GHz.
The GPU in the new phone is the Mali-T760, and (obviously) not Qualcomm's Adreno anymore. That's about it in terms of differences between the two. The Desire 820s has dual-SIM support, and it will work in India on 4G networks.
It has a 5.5-inch 720p touchscreen, a 13 MP rear camera with LED flash, an 8 MP front snapper for selfies, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of built-in storage (which is expandable via microSD), and a 2,600 mAh battery. It runs Android 4.4 KitKat with HTC's Sense 6 UI on top.
It will be available in India tomorrow for INR 24,490, which is about $390 or €370 at the current exchange rates.