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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 “One” and “One Max” smartphones. With Samsung and Apple pretty much assaulting the high-end of the market with the Galaxy S4 and iPhone 5S respectively, HTC has only been left with table scraps.
 
Reuters 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 Engadget and MyDrivers, the new mid-tier smartphone will feature a plastic body instead of the metal body featured on the One, One Max, and One Mini.


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.

Sources: Engadget, MyDrivers



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RE: No, no, NO!
By kmmatney on 2/12/2014 1:41:54 PM , Rating: 2
I went from an iPhone 4S (3.5") to a 5.5" screen. I was a bit of a shock at first using a phone that big, and I spent the first month thinking I made a mistake buying a phone that big. However I eventually got used to it, and probably can't go back to a smaller phone. I can't really say I like Android - I hate the fragmentation, lower battery life, and buggy ROMs, but I'm not sure I can go back to a smaller screen. Certainly 5" is my lower limit now.


RE: No, no, NO!
By bug77 on 2/12/2014 5:20:34 PM , Rating: 2
Now that you've mentioned it, how does fragmentation affect you on your first Android phone? And how many buggy ROMs have you had to deal with?


RE: No, no, NO!
By Reclaimer77 on 2/12/2014 6:21:03 PM , Rating: 2
Yeah I didn't want to say it, but his post seemed like a fanboi diversion than an actual honest first-time evaluation from an Android user.

Too cherry-picked imo. Not credible.


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