HTC has announced the HTC Desire 820 today at IFA2014. Powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 processor, with integrated 4G LTE Cat 4 connectivity and 64-bit, multi-core CPU,  the phone also has a 5.5” high definition screen. The phone also packs HTC’s BoomSound front facing stereo speakers.

Our new HTC Desire model gives entertainment lovers exactly what they are looking for; a powerful, fast, stylish smartphone that delivers their favourite content on a big screen at a competitive price” said Peter Chou, HTC Corporation. “With the HTC Desire 820, we’ve combined the most advanced technology with the best possible entertainment experience and bold, distinctive design, to deliver a handset that is both desirable and affordable”.

For high quality selfies, the HTC Desire 820 features an 8MP front-facing camera. Enhancing the imaging experience, it also offers software that allows you to merge your features with those of a friend, real time Live Makeup, which allows you to preview the image and set the desired level of skin smoothing before the image is captured and Photo Booth, where you can capture several moments in a single image. The phone’s rear camera has a f/2.2 aperture and a 13MP BSI sensor.

HTC Desire 820

The HTC Desire range features HTC’s “double shot” colour technology which allows them to create a two-tone colour unibody with distinctive colour trims around the camera, buttons and flash.

The 820 is available in Marble White, Tuxedo Grey, Santorini White, Milky-way Grey, Tangerine White, Saffron Grey, Flamingo Grey, Blue Mist, and Monarch Orange and is manufactured using HTC’s  unibody design from polycarbonate.

HTC Desire 820

The HTC Desire 820 also supports HTC’s Dot View case, providing instant access to your phone without opening the cover that has a range of functions from answering calls and receiving and dismissing notifications with a swipe.

There are no details on availability or pricing in Ireland but we’ll update the article as we get them.