HTC A5 / Desire 8 to have seven color versions?


As we told you earlier this week, HTC’s upcoming Desire 8 seems to be codenamed A5. The handset’s existence was confirmed by HTC China, but official details on its availability and pricing are yet to be revealed.

According to @evleaks, the new smartphone should have five color versions: white, black, red, purple and yellow. We heard that there would be orange and cyan models, too, so that's a total of seven possible color versions.

@evleaks also reveals some alleged specs of the A5 / Desire 8, which are a bit more interesting than the previously rumored ones. Notably, the new device is supposed to have 1.5GB of RAM instead of 1GB, while its processor should be a quad-core Snapdragon 400 (MSM-8928) clocked at 1.6GHz, not at 1.2GHz.

That aside, we should expect the Desire 8 / A5 to feature a 5.5-inch 720p SuperLCD2 display, BoomSound speakers, 5MP front-facing camera, a 13MP rear camera on the back, 8GB of internal memory, and MicroSD card support. Android 4.4 KitKat with Sense 6.0 UI should be on board.

It’s said that HTC will launch the new Desire not just in Asia, but also in Europe and the US. AT&T and Sprint might sell the handset Stateside at some point, but there is no confirmation on this yet.

source: @evleaks

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15 Comments

1. aayupanday

Posts: 582; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

Somehow this phone looks better the the New One...

5. AfterShock

Posts: 4147; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

I am feeling same way.

13. Skoms

Posts: 118; Member since: Feb 03, 2014

This looks good.

7. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

New and fresh look.

8. mafiaprinc3

Posts: 585; Member since: May 07, 2012

i second that,looks better than the htc one also

10. Kyokado

Posts: 115; Member since: Jul 11, 2013

Where did butterfly models fly off to?

2. X.E.R.O. unregistered

Hey PA, can you confirm if this phone will appear in MWC or will it come out the same time as the 'All New One'? Thanks!

14. Florin.T

Posts: 318; Member since: Dec 16, 2013

Unfortunately, there's no way to confirm this at the moment. But it's probably safe to assume that this Desire will be available at about the same time as the New One.

3. tweetgadget

Posts: 72; Member since: Feb 05, 2014

i guess the price is double of moto g price..

4. tweetgadget

Posts: 72; Member since: Feb 05, 2014

i guess the price is double of moto g price..

6. WindowsiDroid

Posts: 138; Member since: Jul 22, 2013

I wish HTC will price it right but if they don't, no one will buy it.

9. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Sexy killer looks...

11. andhraking17

Posts: 61; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

this is an awesome and perfect mid range phablet. if htc doesn't price it too much, then i will definitely buy it.

12. RodStiffington

Posts: 32; Member since: Feb 20, 2014

Love the A5 design, specs and slim profile. 5.5 inches seems big for the Desire series of phones at their price point (below the One series). I could see this phone hitting post-paid US carriers in the $399 range. The A5 also seems to have a glossy finish as opposed to the matte, soft polycarbonate. Anyone else feel this is HTC's answer to the iPhone 5c?

15. zachattack

Posts: 621; Member since: Jul 31, 2013

this, does not look better than the new one. Need to go right on ahead and get your eyesight checked.

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