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.
Dear HTC desire 820s Users this is the worst model ever HTC launch its nothing to explain it's very bad apps and technology HTC sucks our money by cheating model of htc 820s no updates and services it's got many phone compliant heating and hangings I...
Dear HTC! Users Please do something to upgrades of update for HTC 820s this phone is getting bad to worse I hate to buy HTC anymore with mediatek versions I'm completely frustrated about this HTC company not done any updates... I hate it
Bull shit htc desire 820 has got the lollipop update but 820s is not getting...when does it get??