HTC D820mu popped up on TENAA (China's equivalent of the FCC) back in October. It was confirmed later on that this handset is in fact HTC Desire 820 Mini, as we suspected. The device launched in China about 2 weeks ago and it was listed for sale for 1,399 Yuan ($229). This handset is already discounted, only 2 weeks after its launch. You can now get HTC Desire 820 Mini via Tmall for 999 Yuan ($163). This is a much more appealing device for this handset in my opinion and the 1,399 Yuan price which was a bit too much if you ask me. Anyhow, for those of you who live in China and like the device, you can now buy it at a discounted price. We have no idea how long will this offer last though, so if you're interested it would be best to get it as soon as possible, this is a really good price.
Let's see what you get for this price. HTC Desire 820 Mini features a 5-inch 720p (1280 x 720) display along with 1GB of RAM and 8GB of expandable internal storage. This handset is powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 410, a 64-bit quad-core processor clocked at 1.2GHz which comes with an Adreno 306 GPU for graphics processing. On the back of this handset, you'll find an 8-megapixel camera flanked by an LED flash while there's a 5-megapixel camera located on the front of the device. 2,100mAh battery ships with the device and Android 4.4 comes pre-installed with HTC's Sense UI on top of it. Keep in mind that this is a 4G LTE capable smartphone and it supports 2 SIM cards.
For all intents and purposes this is a mid-range handset. Its original 1,399 Yuan price was somewhat pricey, but this 999 Yuan price might be the sweet spot for this handset. You get a solid mid-range offering by HTC with 4G LTE capability and dual-SIM support. Qualcomm's Snapdragon 410 chip is a really capable piece of technology and 1GB of RAM should be plenty enough to multitask away. This is of course not a high-end device so don't expect such performance out of it, but Sense UI is a rather optimized Android skin at this point and I really do believe this is a solid handset and the price is spot on at the moment.