HTC Desire 8 may be launched by AT&T and Sprint; specs leaked
posted by Florin T. / Feb 17, 2014, 7:23 PM
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.
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So, this is what we call midrange now... Simply amazing.
posted on Feb 17, 2014, 7:26 PM 8
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Price will be on two years contract $200 I guess. Beautiful device HTC so gorgeous. They should make HTC next flagship like this design language.
posted on Feb 17, 2014, 8:49 PM 1
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It's considered a midrange phone, albeit a very nice one. I think they'll price this below $200, most likely $99 on contract as HTC is looking to regain market share in the midrange segment. HTC designs awesome phones, even midrange devices look much better/interesting than the competition's flagships (LG/Samsung).
posted on Feb 18, 2014, 6:19 PM 0
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That HTC logo placement is pure stupid. Other than that, everything's pretty good.
posted on Feb 17, 2014, 7:54 PM 0
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What's wrong with it?
posted on Feb 17, 2014, 8:42 PM 0
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My favorite phone brand has always been HTC. Their latest flagship, HTC ONE, is the BEst phone of 2013 IMO. But their terrible pricing has made me to switch my side to Sony (All my 3 phones are Sony). I could only wish for HTC to finally get their pricing right. If these specs were indeed true, this should compete with Note 2 which currently retails for US$450. I would say that's the MAXIMUM price HTC should charge. Fancy price of US$399 would guarantee a success. I bet most people digs this design over the leake HTC One 2/M8.
posted on Feb 17, 2014, 8:38 PM 0
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Sort of want... :-/ I know the 720p/quad core Snapdragon 400 combo works smooth on my Moto G but that's with a pretty stock build of Android. Sense will probably add too much overhead and this will run like crud. Bedsides the fact that I got my 16 GB Moto G for $199 it would make it too much of a downgrade to step down to 8 GB especially at a $199 subsidized price which I don't get anymore on AT&T with the new Mobile Share Value plan. If anyone is wondering why I'd need more than 8 GB is because after system updates and a couple 1.5 GB video games installed this thing would be maxed out. I just couldn't handle that. But I do like that their doing Boomsound with a plastic shell. I hate aluminum phones, way too ding prone.
posted on Feb 17, 2014, 10:53 PM 0
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