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Upcoming Desire 8 phablet teased by HTC

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Upcoming Desire 8 phablet teased by HTC
The HTC Desire 8, which leaked last week for the first time, seems poised to be announced soon, as its picture was posted on HTC's Weibo account. Given the placing of its unveiling teaser, the phablet might be destined to grace the hands of Chinese users first, as so many companies are doing these days with their phablet options.

Desire 8 is said to sport a 5.5" display of undisclosed resolution, which is placing it somewhere between the upcoming 5" HTC M8, aka One 2, and the 6" HTC One max phablet. So far HTC doesn't have an offering in this screen size category, so it might fill the void soon with the Desire 8.

It was mentioned that a 13 MP camera will be gracing the handset, bidding adieu to the UltraPixel brand here, while a 5 MP shooter is rumored for the front. HTC's teaser image confirms the leaked render we saw last week, so in terms of design a seemingly polycarbonate body will be on tap, available in white, red, yellow, orange and cyan. HTC's signature BoomSound speaker setup can also be seen at the front, yet with different grill covers than what we have on the HTC One, for instance. 

There are quite a few pieces missing from the Desire 8 puzzle still, such as detailed specs and pricing, but we are certain more leaks, or the announcement itself, would quickly fill us in on those.

source: HTC via AndroidCommunity

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posted on 17 Feb 2014, 08:35 4

1. akki20892 (Posts: 3653; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


Perfect. HTC

posted on 17 Feb 2014, 08:39

2. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


I think it will be called Desire 8, not Desire 800. Because the number 8 is a lucky number to Chinese peoples.

posted on 17 Feb 2014, 08:51

3. Birds (Posts: 1028; Member since: 21 Nov 2011)


I hope this sexy little plastic thing comes to T-mobile with support for their HSPA+ because its about that time I give this Optimus L9 to my little cousin.

posted on 17 Feb 2014, 08:56

4. Kishin (Posts: 647; Member since: 30 May 2013)


This might be better than the M8 If the specs are right.

posted on 17 Feb 2014, 09:22

6. g2a5b0e (Posts: 2725; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)


The Desire series has typically been HTC's low to mid range category of devices. What makes you think it might be better than the M8? Do you mean better for the price or just better in general?

posted on 17 Feb 2014, 10:13

8. Kishin (Posts: 647; Member since: 30 May 2013)


The design looks better than these leaks I been seeing.

posted on 17 Feb 2014, 10:24 1

9. g2a5b0e (Posts: 2725; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)


So, you think it will be better because you think it looks better? That's pretty lame. I'd rather have a very capable ugly phone than a less capable beautiful phone. Just my opinion.

posted on 17 Feb 2014, 09:18

5. newbey123 (Posts: 451; Member since: 19 Mar 2012)


If this is this good, I hope the new Max is better, because I would prefer the aluminum M8 design.

posted on 17 Feb 2014, 09:22 1

7. Birds (Posts: 1028; Member since: 21 Nov 2011)


I might be weird but I love sturdy plastic with the paint all the way through it. It feels more premium than aluminum to me. LOL.

posted on 17 Feb 2014, 11:12

10. silencer271 (Posts: 231; Member since: 05 Apr 2013)


First HTC I've wanted in years.

posted on 17 Feb 2014, 13:54

11. miguelmeza14 (Posts: 55; Member since: 20 Apr 2013)


Specs according to LlabTooFer:
Codename: A5
Processor: Quadcore Snapdragon 400 1.2Ghz (MSM8926)
Display: 5.5 inch 720p resolution
Cameras: 13mp/5mp
8GB ROM
1GB RAM
microSD support
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth 4.0
Android 4.4.2
Sense 6.0
On screen Buttons

posted on 17 Feb 2014, 16:38

12. afegit (Posts: 38; Member since: 12 Feb 2014)


I dont understand why HTC didnt use this design for their flagship, instead doing a Samsung and looking the same with the One 2. This company gon get rekt by SS again this year

posted on 17 Feb 2014, 17:22 1

13. 7Superman9 (Posts: 76; Member since: 17 Sep 2013)


So you mean like every other manufacturer who use the same flagship design year after year and have a bigger market share than htc.....
Cause they're obviously not successful right???

posted on 17 Feb 2014, 23:02 1

15. g2a5b0e (Posts: 2725; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)


According to this guy, Samsung is only company that keeps that same look for a flagship two years in a row. ***facepalm***

posted on 17 Feb 2014, 17:50

14. Millenialssux (Posts: 14; Member since: 22 Jan 2014)


Bezels on this thing suck! Wasted space making a phone bigger than it has to be. No wonder HTC is not long for this world.

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