Leaked HTC Desire 728 packs front-facing BoomSound speakers into a simple form factor

Meet the HTC Desire 728. Photo: Anzhuo

Meet the HTC Desire 728. Photo: Anzhuo

The Desire 728, an upcoming edition to HTC’s midrange smartphone lineup, has leaked out ahead of its official debut with a simple, stylish design and front-facing BoomSound speakers.

A series of leaked images reveal the Desire 728’s form factor just weeks after it was first spotted in a TENAA filing. The device has a subtle look with a silver bezel sandwiched between its glass display and soft-touch plastic back.

All three of the Desire 728’s physical buttons are located on its right side, while a pop-out door covers its SIM and microSD card slots on the left. There’s also a headphone jack on its top edge, a trademark HTC logo on its back, and BoomSound speakers above and below its display.

The Desire 728 is running HTC’s latest Sense 7 software on top of Android 5.1 Lollipop, and it’s powered by a MediaTek MT6753 chipset, 2GB of RAM, and 16GB of internal storage. It also has a 13-megapixel camera on its back, a 5-megapixel camera on its front, and a 2,800mAh battery.

It’s not totally clear when or where the Desire 728 will be available yet, so we’ll have to wait for HTC’s announcement for that — but it seems that’s all we’re missing at this point.