The mid-range HTC Desire 830 has been officially announced in Taiwan alongside the Desire 825. As with last year’s Desire 820, the new range features the same plastic build and bright accent colors, but the BoomSound stereo front-facing speakers have received a minor facelift.
The Desire 830 specs include an upgraded 5.5-inch Full HD display, octa-core Mediatek Helio X10 chipset clocked at 1.5 GHz with 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB ROM (with microSD card expansion). What’s more, the Desire 830 is HTC’s first mid-ranger to arrive with OIS on the 13 MP primary camera. The front-facing camera is a 4 MP UltraPixel sensor and both front and back cameras have an f/2.0 aperture.
The Desire 830 has a smallish 2,800 mAh battery, up from 2,600 mAh in the Desire 820. With any luck the combined battery optimizations of Android 6.0 Marshmallow and the more efficient chipset will offset the lack of capacity. At this point we’re not sure if the Desire 830 will support Mediatek’s new Pump Express Plus charging technology.
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The Desire 830 is currently only scheduled for a Taiwanese release on May 6, although it will likely make it to other markets in the months to come. The Desire 830 price is NT$9,990 in Taiwan, which converts to around $310 (although straight currency conversions don’t always mean much). There is currently only an orange or blue version.
Thoughts on the Desire 830? Is HTC headed for a resurgence this year?