While most experts and smartphone aficionados focus their attention on the upcoming HTC One+, aka One 2 or M8, you shall know that this is not the only phone that the Taiwanese manufacturer has been working on lately. In fact, in the last quarter of 2013 the company released a few mid-range phones all belonging to the Desire lineup and apparently HTC is planning to go further in that direction. It looks like the latest addition to the series will be the new 5.5-inch HTC Desire 8 phablet.
HTC Desire 8 to be the second largest HTC smartphone after the One Max…
The phone, first mentioned by Chinese website MyDrivers and later confirmed by Engadget, is expected to be officially unveiled on March 18th in Beijing. There is also a chance that we won’t have to wait that long and the handset will show up at MWC later this month in Barcelona.
The render of the HTC Desire 8 seems to present a pretty stylish piece of equipment. The phone is most likely made of plastic and appears to be quite slim and hopefully light too. Rumored features include, first of all, a 5.5-inch phablet-size display, which if true will make the Desire 8 the second largest HTC smartphone right behind the One Max.
The handset will allegedly pack a 13-megapixel rear camera with LED flash as well as a 5-megapixel front-facing shooter with beautification mode. Apparently, the Desire 8 will sport dual speakers though it’s unclear if BoomSound will be present.
There are no capacitive keys and surprisingly, onscreen buttons are nowhere to be seen to. The only possible explanation seems to be that the render is simply wrong. Otherwise, we can’t really imagine how we could operate the phone. The HTC Desire 8 is said to hit the market wearing five distinguish colors: white, red, yellow, orange, and cyan.