While HTC didn’t announce the Desire 8 (seen above) yet, the company confirmed its existence, as well as its upcoming release in China. But what about the rest of the world? Well, the Desire 8 might be launched in North America, as well as in Europe.
According to HTC ROM developer LlabTooFeR (who provided reliable information in the past), the Desire 8 is codenamed A5. Reportedly, the handset has versions for AT&T and Sprint, so it should be released in the US via the two carriers at some point. There will also be dual SIM models, but these are probably made for Asia and Europe.
Both AT&T and Sprint have offered plenty of HTC smartphones in the past, and they still do, so they can certainly add another HTC device to their lineups.
LlabTooFeR says that the HTC Desire 8 features a 5.5-inch display with 720 x 1280 pixels, LTE, a quad-core 1.2GHz Snapdragon 400 processor, 13MP rear camera, 5MP front-facing camera, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of internal memory, and MicroSD card support. Like the HTC M8 / One 2 (which could be officially unveiled next month), the Desire 8 seemingly runs Android 4.4 KitKat with Sense 6.0 UI and on-screen buttons. All in all, this looks to be a decent mid-range device. We can only hope that HTC will price it accordingly.