Press renders for the HTC Desire 8 was previously leaked a while back, but nothing was mentioned about the actual specs it would be rocking. Now, thanks to another leak by @evleaks, we know that the upcoming mid-ranger will feature 5.5 inch HD Super LCD 2 display, 1.6GHz quad core Snapdragon 400 processor, 1.5GB RAM and 8GB of internal storage. It will also run Android 4.4 KitKat out of the, likely with the newest version of Sense, HTC’s custom UI layer.
The rest of the specs are decent, but unremarkable, although HTC has managed to lift some of the more premium features from their flagship phones down to the lower end phones. The HTC Desire 8 will have a 13mp rear-facing camera and 5mp front camera, and will likely have a number of camera-centric features, much like it did with phones like the Desire 600. It will also have BoomSound, which is HTC’s way of maximizing the audio experience without a headset by using large loudspeakers that have been positioned toward the front.
Pricing has been unofficially revealed to be 1,800 yuan in China, which amounts to slightly less than Php13k after straight conversion or about Php16-17k after import dues have been included in the final SRP. Keep in mind that’s just a guesstimate though. All in all, the Desire 8 is a fairly decent phone from one of the most respected, albeit struggling brands in the industry. Hopefully, HTC will be able to focus on more low end phones so they can gain back more market share.
HTC Desire 8 Specs
- 5.5″ HD Super LCD 2 display (720 x 1280 resolution, 267ppi)
- 1.6GHz quad core Snapdragon 400 processor
- Android 4.4 KitKat with Sense UI
- 1.5GB RAM
- 8GB internal storage, expandable via micro SD
- 13mp rear-facing autofocus camera with LED flash
- 5mp front camera
- Price: 1,800 Chinese Yuan (Php13k after straight conversion)