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This article was published on February 17, 2014


HTC teases its ‘Desire 8’ Android smartphone on the Chinese social network Weibo

HTC teases its ‘Desire 8’ Android smartphone on the Chinese social network Weibo
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Chinese site MyDrivers recently leaked a photo and some specs for a new HTC handset called the Desire 8 – and now the Taiwanese smartphone maker has all but confirmed its industrial design.

On its Weibo account, HTC has published a teaser image for what rumors have described as a new, mid-range Android handset with a 5.5-inch display, a 13-megapixel rear-facing camera and a 5.5-megapixel counterpart fitted on the front. While those specs are still unconfirmed, the digital poster does feature the same handset photo originally leaked by MyDrivers.

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It appears to have an all-plastic construction, with a volume rocker and lock button on the right-hand edge. It’s a clean design that would fit in with the high-end HTC One and its sleek, metal design – which the company appears to be reusing for its successor later this year. The Desire 8 also has front-facing grills – six holes for each – both on the top and bottom of the device, making a ‘BoomSound’ dual-speaker set up a distinct possibility.

Weibo (Via AndroidCommunity)

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