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



1. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Perfect. HTC

2. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

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

3. Birds

Posts: 1172; Member since: Nov 21, 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.

4. Kishin

Posts: 706; Member since: May 30, 2013

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

6. g2a5b0e unregistered

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?

8. Kishin

Posts: 706; Member since: May 30, 2013

The design looks better than these leaks I been seeing.

9. g2a5b0e unregistered

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.

5. newbey123

Posts: 704; Member since: Mar 19, 2012

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

7. Birds

Posts: 1172; Member since: Nov 21, 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.

10. silencer271

Posts: 254; Member since: Apr 05, 2013

First HTC I've wanted in years.

11. miguelmeza14

Posts: 61; Member since: Apr 20, 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

12. afegit

Posts: 45; Member since: Feb 12, 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

13. 7Superman9

Posts: 86; Member since: Sep 17, 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???

15. g2a5b0e unregistered

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

14. Millenialssux

Posts: 36; Member since: Jan 22, 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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