HTC Desire 8 will be announced on February 24, specs leaked in the meantime

HTC is set to unveil a new Desire-branded midranger soon, but this one is quite a looker. That’s unlike most of the other handsets sporting that brand recently, which have all been pretty much forgettable.

The Desire 8 breaks with that tradition, though, as it does in terms of naming – it does seem that it will be called ‘just’ Desire 8. So one number instead of the usual three after the Desire name.

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That’s not all that’s new about the Desire 8. This will be the first Desire phablet, coming with a 5.5-inch screen. We first told you about it last week, when the picture you see above got leaked – it depicts the Desire 8, as you’d expect. We also found out then that the handset will come with a 13 MP rear camera and a 5 MP front camera.

Today we have all the rest of its specs to talk about, though. It will come with a 5.5-inch 720p HD touchscreen, a 1.2 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor (MSM8926), 1 GB of RAM, 8 GB of internal storage, microSD card support, 4G LTE (select variants), Wi-Fi 802.11 ac, Bluetooth 4.0, and it will run Android 4.4.2 KitKat with HTC Sense 6 on top. It will have on-screen Android buttons too.

HTC is set to make the Desire 8 official in Beijing, China, on February 24 (that’s next Monday). This comes straight from HTC’s official Sina Weibo account, so it doesn’t get more legit than that.

The Desire 8 won’t be an Asia-only affair, though, with models planned for Europe, Africa, and the USA too (and with 4G LTE support). Sprint and AT&T will both get their own variations as well.

Via LlabTooFeR and Engadget

Author: Vlad Bobleanta

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