HTC Desire 8 tipped as upcoming mid-range phablet


More mid-range devices is basically what HTC executives said the company would be doing this year, in order to try and boost sales, as well as financial numbers. The Desire line-up is already a successful one, but today’s leak reveals a future possible upcoming HTC phone, dubbed the Desire 8, which could very well end up being a mid-range phablet.

The specs indicate a 5.5-inch display (somewhat larger than the rumored five-inch display on the upcoming 2014 One), however, with an unknown resolution (and we hope for 720p). The camera is tipped to be a 13MP shooter (a standard one, not the UltraPixel kind), paired with a 5MP front-facer. BoomSound speakers are visible on the top and bottom and dual-SIM operation is also among the features hinted by the report.

Though not clear from the render above, the shell should be a plastic one, with multiple color options (including white, red, cyan, orange, and yellow).

However, there are no visible Android buttons on the device, which could indicate one of two things: they will be moved to the screen (like rumored for the 2014 One) and hidden while in BlinkFeed, or it is a render mistake.

March 18 and Beijing seem to also be featured on the render, in which case, the phablet might miss MWC this year.

Source: MyDrivers
Via: Engadget

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