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HTC Desire 8 Leaks Online With 5.5-Inch Display

by Jacob Kleinman | February 12, 2014February 12, 2014 8:30 am PST

HTC Desire 8 leak

HTC’s rumored successor to the flagship One has been getting plenty of attention lately, but today we get a look at another phone in the company’s pipeline, the Desire 8. The device first surfaced on Chinese site MyDrivers as a rendered press image, while Engadget claims an inside source quickly confirmed the leak.

The Desire 8 will reportedly offer a 5.5-inch display, a 13-megapixel rear camera, a 5-megapixel secondary camera, and front-facing stereo speakers. HTC’s upcoming mid-range phone appears to ditch its capacitive buttons in favor of on-screen controls. Engadget also suggests the device will feature a plastic design and come in white, red, yellow, orange and cyan variants.

Following another disappointing fiscal quarter this week, HTC announced its plans to target the mid-range market. Hopefully the Desire 8 can help steer the struggling company to safety, but it all depends on how much the device costs and what kind of marketing push it gets. We’re pretty attracted to this design, however, and the color choices might help it stand out a bit more. Hopefully we hear additional details soon.


Jacob Kleinman

Jacob Kleinman has been working as a journalist online and in print since he arrived at Wesleyan University in 2007. After graduating, he took a...