HTC’s Desire 820 has a 64-bit Snapdragon 615 octa-core processor

Photo: HTC.

Photo: HTC.

HTC didn’t disappoint when it announced the new Desire 820 at IFA in Berlin this morning. Despite being a midrange device, this handset has a super speedy 64-bit Snapdragon 615 octa-core (that’s eight cores!) processor. It’s also one of HTC’s largest Desire handsets with a 5.5-inch display, and it’s available in a number of pretty colors.

HTC doesn’t just know how to make stunning flagships out of aluminum; it’s also great at creating midrange devices out of plastic that look and feel high-end. Its latest Desire lineup is proof of that, and the Desire 820 continues the vision with a glossy polycarbonate shell that sports smooth, rounded edges, and attractive colored accents.

The Desire 820 is pretty impressive on the inside, too. In addition to that Snapdragon 615 processor, it packs a 5.5-inch 720p display, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of storage, and a microSD card slot. There’s also a 13-megapixel camera on its back with an f/2.2 aperture, an 8-megapixel camera on its front, and a 2,600mAh battery.

The Desire 820 also carries HTC’s trademark BoomSound speakers, and its popular Sense 6 user interface, which sits atop of Android 4.4.3 KitKat. It will be available in glossy marble white, matte tuxedo grey, glossy milky-way grey, glossy tangerine white, glossy Santorini white, glossy flamingo grey, glossy saffron grey, glossy blue mist, and glossy monarch orange.

HTC hasn’t confirmed the Desire 820’s price tag yet, but we’ll know more when it goes on sale worldwide in the coming week.