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 4:43:38 PM
Who exactly was forcing you to buy big? There are hundreds of phones out there, only a few are over 5 inches. Most are between 4 and 5. Let them make all flavors so people can buy what suits them.
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