A smaller version of the HTC Desire 820 has now gone on sale in China. The HTC Desire 820 Mini ditches the 5.5-inch 720p display of the original in favor of a slightly smaller five-inch version, but it keeps the same resolution and like most phones in this class, has marginally downgraded internal components within that plastic frame.
If you like the phone, but don’t need it at full power, this may be a good alternative. According to the company’s Tmall listing, the processor has been changed from a 64-bit Snapdragon 615 for a quad-core Snapdragon 400 clocked at 1.2Ghz. It also features 1GB of RAM and 8GB of storage with microSD expansion.
You’ll be happy to know that the Android KitKat device also has an eight-megapixel rear camera capable of 1080p video recording, a five-megapixel front version, front-facing speakers and this device supports various China-specific LTE standards. Another cool feature is that it can also accept dual SIM cards to use multiple networks. HTC has priced the Desire 820 mini at 1,399 yuan (about $230), so it is about $100 cheaper than the full-size version. Right now we don’t know if the mini version of the mid-range smartphone will be making its way to other major markets, but it is sure to hit other markets nearby China.