HTC Desire 820 Release Date: Chinese Version Of HTC Handset Gets 1.26M Pre-Registrations, Could This Be The Best-Selling Android Handset This Quarter?


Since the HTC Desire 820 release date was announced, Android fans have been intrigued of its reportedly ‘iPhone 6-like’ design, as well as the 64-bit chipset.

And this week, pre-registrations for the device have gone live in China. 

Dubbed as the HTC Desire 820s, the Chinese variant of the smartphone was launched earlier this month, and now HTC China is holding a pre-registration process to get the handset when it actually gets released.  In the report by Focus Taiwan , the HTC website has already amassed more than 1.26 million pre-registrations for the device.

This only shows how popular the Taiwan-based manufacturer still is in China in spite of tough competition in Samsung and LG, as well as local brands like Huawei, Xiaomi and Lenovo.  Of course, those 1.26 million people who registered do not have any obligations to buy the product.

In the report, only those who have pre-registered have the chance to buy the Desire 820s when stocks arrive.  In the report, HTC China will only release 50,000 units at a time, of which the first 5,000 units will be sold at a much cheaper price tag.

The buyers of the first 5,000 units will get a CNY 400 or $65 discount, and considering the device only costs $293 or CNY 1,799, it’s already a huge discount.  In case you missed the HTC Desire 820s launch, it boasts the same 5.5-inch display of the Desire 820, as well as the HD (1280 x 720) resolution.

It also includes a 2GB RAM, 13MP primary camera and 8MP front shooter, 16GB of built-in storage and LTE connectivity.  The only difference it has from the original is the MediaTek MT6572 which is advertized to be faster than the Snapdragon 615 of the Desire 820.

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