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.


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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