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New images of HTC Desire 8 and HTC D310w show up

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New images of HTC Desire 8 and HTC D310w show up
HTC China posted new images which are showing the upcoming Desire 8 smartphone (codenamed A5), revealing that the device should be officially announced on February 24. That’s also the day when Mobile World Congress 2014 starts, so the handset might make an appearance at the show in Barcelona next week.

We previously saw a white version of the Desire 8, and now HTC unveiled a dark purple model. Up to five other color versions might be available later this year, including black, red, yellow, orange and cyan.

Like the HTC M8 / All New One, which will be announced on March 25, the Desire 8 seems to run Android 4.4 KitKat with Sense 6.0 UI. It is quite a large handset, sporting a 5.5-inch 720p display. Other features reportedly include a 13MP rear camera, 5MP front-facing camera, quad-core Snapdragon 400 processor, 1.5GB of RAM, and 8GB of expandable internal memory. It’s said that AT&T and Sprint could launch the Desire 8 in the US at some point.


Another new HTC smartphone that’s been pictured today is the HTC D310w. As we assumed in January, the D310w is a modest handset. It runs Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, offering a 4.5-inch display with 480 x 854 pixels, quad-core 1.3GHz processor (probably made by MediaTek), a measly 512MB of RAM, VGA front-facing camera, and a 5MP rear camera.


HTC might launch the D310w in China soon, and it will probably included this one in its Desire series, too.

sources: HTC (Weibo), Tenaa

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posted on 21 Feb 2014, 17:55 6

1. Birds (Posts: 1023; Member since: 21 Nov 2011)


I need me some desire 8 in my life. Such a sexy phone...

posted on 21 Feb 2014, 17:56

2. newbey123 (Posts: 450; Member since: 19 Mar 2012)


Thats pretty dang sexy and a killer device. Still think I am going to hold out and see what the M8 and M8 are like before I upgrade.

posted on 21 Feb 2014, 18:00 3

3. mr.techdude (Posts: 555; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)


That HTC D310w is sooooo ugly, it looks like the iPhone 3gs from front and side view. Yup and it confirms that ridiculous bezel is gonna be on all HTC devices

posted on 21 Feb 2014, 18:35

4. Kishin (Posts: 637; Member since: 30 May 2013)


Whats with the on-screen buttons..

posted on 21 Feb 2014, 18:37 2

5. Doakie (Posts: 1306; Member since: 06 May 2009)


I've been a nay sayer for the Desire 8 since I first saw it a week ago or less. But honestly being that the M8 has such a giant waste of space at the bottom of the phone I'd be more interested in the Desire 8. But nothing of HTCs that has leaked recently would have me consider selling my Note 3. Honestly I've considered selling it and buying a Nexus 5, maybe even a Moto X. If they had done incremental updates to the M7, deleted the capacitive buttons and just made it all 5.0-5.2" screen with on screen buttons with the Boomsound speakers underneath; I'd be ALL over it. But they screwed the pooch this time around.

posted on 21 Feb 2014, 20:41 1

6. kobainez (Posts: 302; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


Dat bottom bezel is pretty BIG

posted on 21 Feb 2014, 20:53

7. eman99 (Posts: 238; Member since: 03 Aug 2010)


I need this phone

posted on 22 Feb 2014, 00:00 1

8. mmmanuuu (Posts: 237; Member since: 05 Nov 2013)


I can see 4 bezels only ! Please show the pic of a phone !

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