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(Pocket-lint) - You might not know it, but the HTC Desire 816 has been very well received in Asia. Updating the mid-range wonder is the newly-announced HTC Desire 820, introduced at IFA 2014 today.

The HTC Desire 820 offers a large 5.5-inch 1280 x 720 display, BoomSound speakers, Sense 6 and the rest of the HTC treats.

But one of the key updates in the HTC Desire 820 is the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 chipset. This new hardware for mid-range devices is 64-bit, so will see the Desire 820 ready to accept any 64-bit software advances in the future, such as those ushered in by Android L.

Taking a step-up over the Desire 816, there's now an 8-megapixel front-facing camera, exceeding HTC's own flagship One M8 in the front-facing megapixel count. That might make it a selfie superphone, combined with software features like Live Makeup.

The rear camera isn't neglected either, with a 13-megapixel sensor with f/2.2 aperture.

If you like colour options, then the Desire 820 will sate your, erm, desire: Marble White, Tuxedo Grey, Santorini White, Milky-way Grey, Tangerine White, Saffron Grey, Flamingo Grey, Blue Mist, and Monarch Orange colours are all offered.

We're quite taken with the Santorini White (above), which is suitably Hellenic.

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The HTC Desire 820 will be available from the end of September. We believe it's principally going to aimed at Asian markets.

Writing by Chris Hall.