HTC Desire 820
The HTC Desire 820 launched at IFA 2014 in BerlinHTC

HTC has unveiled the Desire 820, the latest in its mid-range Desire selection, at the IFA trade show in Berlin.

The Desire 820, set to go on sale around the world in late September, shares several key components with the 816 model launched earlier this year.

Like the Desire 816, HTC's latest offering has a 5.5in display screen and 720 pixel resolution. What it improves upon is the processors – a Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 – and memory, with 2GB of RAM and 16GB storage.

With an eight-megapixel front-facing camera, and software that allows advanced picture customisation, the 820 is designed for high-quality selfies. Its rear camera has sophisticated night-time function.

The phone runs Android 4.4 KitKat, though HTC says it will be updated to Android L to take full advantage of its premium processor's capabilities.

"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 HTC CEO Peter Chou.

"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."