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.