HTC unveiled the MediaTek version of its Desire 820 phablet on social networking site Weibo. The HTC Desire 820s is based on an MT6752 chipset, which promises more power than the Snapdragon 615 in the original version announced a couple of months ago.
The MediaTek chipset has eight 64-bit enabled CPU cores, Cortex-A53, clocked at 1.7GHz. The Snapdragon has the same layout but is clocked lower – half of the A53s are at 1.5GHz, the other half at 1GHz (a sort of big.LITTLE solution).
The GPU is different too – Mali-T760, instead of the Adreno 405. The Mali cores are the same as in Samsung's top Exynos 5433 chipset, though it's not clear how many of them they are.
Anyway, the rest of the HTC Desire 820s is the same – a 5.5" 720p screen, 2GB of RAM and 16GB of storage, 13MP main camera and 8MP selfie camera and LTE connectivity. A version of this device, Desire 820us, was certified by Chinese wireless authority TENAA.