HTC Desire 8 Brings Beauty To The Midrange Smartphone [Leak]


HTC’s decision to turn its focus to affordable smartphones in a bid to save its business is wonderful news for midrange handset buyers, because it means more devices like the Desire 8. Leaked by sources in China, the Desire 8 brings beautiful looks and impressive specifications to the midrange smartphone.

It may not be made of cool aluminum like the flagship One family, but the Desire 8 still looks like a premium smartphone. Its front side is dominated by a 5.5-inch display with an unknown resolution and HTC’s trademark BoomSound speakers — plus a 5-megapixel front-facing camera.

The back side is squeaky clean; it’s home only to an HTC logo, an LED flash, and a 13-megapixel rear-facing camera. It’s not an UltraPixel camera, but for a lot of users, that’s likely to be good news.

The Desire 8 looks incredibly thin, and eagle-eyed readers will notice it has no capacitive touch buttons beneath the display. Like the upcoming second-generation One, then, it looks like this model will have virtual, on-screen buttons, too. But which will come first?

Engadget reports that the Desire 8 will come in a whole host of pretty colors, including red, yellow, orange, cyan, and the white model pictured above. The date on the handset’s display in these shots is March 18, so you can expect HTC to unveil it then.

I don’t know about you, but I’m very much looking forward to it.