After releasing a quad-core variant of the Desire 820, HTC has unveiled a its new variant with a MediaTek processor. Images of the HTC Desire 820s featuring a 1.7GHz octa-core MediaTek MT6752 processor were posted on the company's official Weibo account. The MediaTek MT6752 processor comprises of eight 64-bit Cortex A53 cores along with a powerful Mali-T760 GPU. The other aspects of the device are similar to that of the Desire 820 such as a 5.5-inch HD display, 2GB of RAM, and 16GB of internal storage.
The HTC Desire 820s is equipped with a 13-megapixel primary camera with autofocus, LED flash, and Full HD 1080p video recording. There is an 8-megapixel front-facing camera but unlike the Desire Eye, it doesn't use an autofocus lens or an LED flash. It comes in various colour options and features 4G LTE connectivity.
In the past, HTC had introduced a MediaTek variant of the Desire 816 in the form of the Desire 816G, which was priced comparatively lower when compared to the original one.