HTC's "Mid-tier" Smartphone Shift to Arrive in March with the 5.5" Desire 8
February 12, 2014 11:38 AM
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HTC's new mid-tier offering to sport a plastic body, 13MP rear camera
On Monday, it was reported that HTC was looking to
bring some much-needed attention to the mid-tier market
after focusing much of its attention for the past year on the flagship “
” and “
” smartphones. With Samsung and Apple pretty much assaulting the high-end of the market with the
respectively, HTC has only been left with table scraps.
indicated that HTC is targeting $150 to $300 price bracket to claw back some market share, and the newly leaked Desire 8 looks to fit that bill. According to
, the new mid-tier smartphone will feature a plastic body instead of the metal body featured on the One, One Max, and
The Desire 8 will come with a 5.5” display, although the resolution isn’t known at this time (we’re assuming it’ll be at least be 720p). Other features include a 13MP rear camera, 5MP front-facing camera, dual stereo speakers, and dual-SIM capability. The smartphone will be available in red, yellow, orange, blue, and green.
The Desire 8 is said to be launching on March 18th in China, so we’ll have to wait until at least then to get an idea of U.S. availability.
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RE: No, no, NO!
2/12/2014 1:24:59 PM
Hey those are good zingers!
Brandon I'm not "bashing" him for not wanting a big phone. But his OP is him screaming at HTC for releasing a big phone...I mean come on. Ridiculous.
Variety is whats so great about the Android market. All phones have basically the same internals, just pick and choose the features and form factor you want.
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